The Cleaning Hacks Everyone Should Know

The Cleaning Hacks Everyone Should Know

If you’re sick and tired of going through an endless cycle of household chores like you’re Bill Murray in a rather dull version of Groundhog Day – you have come to the right place. This post features a range of simple cleaning hacks that everyone should know. Among these hacks, you will find the solutions to some of the most difficult cleaning problems you face. So, if you want to save time and clean less (don’t we all?!), read on:

The Holy Trinity: If you want to save money on cleaning products and ensure that your home is cleaned safely and effectively, you need to invest in the holy trinity of white vinegar, baking soda, and lemon. There are few things, from grotty tiles to mucky windows, that cannot be adequately cleaned with these natural wonder substances.


Handy is dandy!

Wield Your Razor (Carefully!): If you accidentally get fresh paint on your clothing or any other household fabric, instead of putting them in the bin, go up to the bathroom and get a disposable razor. Lay the fabric down on the kitchen table, or another flat surface, and ‘shave’ off the dried paint in quick, sharp motions.



Invest in a Water Softener System: If you’re forever scrubbing limescale off of every surface that comes into contact with water, your life will be made so much easier by just investing in a water softener system. This will do all of the hard work for you, so you won’t have to scrub so hard in the future.


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An Old Sock Works Wonders: If you are constantly battling with dust and you’ve reached your limit on buying new dusters, an old sock could be your new best friend. Most socks are pretty good at picking up dust and by using them, you will be doing your bit for the planet, too. Old socks are particularly useful for cleaning blinds when used in conjunction with a cleaning solution of half water and half white vinegar.


Hello, new duster.

Put Your Hairdryer to Use in the Home: If you’ve lost the battle with your family and they refuse to use water coasters, don’t worry! You can get rid of unsightly water rings on your wooden tables by heating them with a hairdryer. Once you’ve got rid of the staining, rub a little olive oil into the table to rejuvenate the wood.


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Beat Bathtub Stains: If you struggle to scrub the bathtub clean, a paste containing a tablespoon of a liquid cleaner, baking soda, and a few drops of tea tree oil will make the job easy, and your bathtub will sparkle like it never has before.


I want this tub!

Salt for Iron: If you have trouble effectively cleaning iron utensils via normal means, try scrubbing them with salt and see them shine.


Don’t be salty! 😉

Catch Dust with Dryer Sheets: If you’re always dusting the baseboards behind your furniture, there is a simple hack that will cut your efforts dramatically. Simply place dryer sheets in those hard to reach places, and any dust and grime will automatically be attracted to them, which means that you can simply replace them rather than spend ages busting the dust.



There’s no doubt that if you practice these easy cleaning hacks, you’ll be spending less time cleaning and more time relaxing in no time! How fab does that sound?!

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