Cleaning tips are passed from one generation of homeowners to the next, and a lot of these are so practical they can completely change how you clean your home. These tips are shortcuts that can help us clean faster, more efficiently and tackle even the most persistent stains.
Some of these tips are even used by professional cleaning companies such as Big City Maids as they can cut the time needed to handle a cleaning task by half. In most cases, these tips involve common household items you never realized could actually help you clean.
In this article, we are going to share the 6 best cleaning tips nobody told you about – until now!
The Power of Olive Oil
Are you having trouble cleaning the fingerprints on your fridge? Simply use a drop of olive oil with a paper towel and polish your stainless steel appliances to perfection. This simple solution will help you remove all the fingerprints you couldn’t get out otherwise. Alternatively, you can use baby oil to the same end. Simply wipe the oil away with a dry paper towel and your fridge is as good as new.
Did you know white chalk can help you get rid of persistent grease stains? White chalk can help with butter, oil, salad dressing and other stains you didn’t know how to wash out. Simply rub the chalk on the stain and launder it as usual. Your clothes should come out perfectly clean. Alternatively, you can use talcum powder instead of chalk for the same effect. Let the chalk or the powder sit on your laundry for around 10 minutes before washing.
Use a Pillowcase to Clean a Ceiling Fan
Cleaning the ceiling fan is a huge challenge for many homeowners. If not done right, you could have dust and dirt from the fans all over your home (and in your lungs). However, there’s a simple solution! Use an old pillowcase to collect the dust and dirt from the blade and immediately draw the pillowcase back. This way, all the dust will be contained within the pillowcase.
Rubber Gloves are a Hair Magnet
No matter how powerful your vacuum cleaner is, there are always some hairs left behind in the carpet or on your furniture. If you have pets around the home, the problem could get even worse. The easiest way to get rid of the leftover hairs is to use a rubber glove to run it across the surface and static electricity will do the rest.
Cleaning Your Cutting Board
After using it every day, your cutting board will inevitably get dirty by all the food we cut on it every day. The color from the vegetables will get into the cuts and the board will look gross. One a simple way to clean it is to use lemon. Cut the lemon in half and clean the board with its surface. The citric acid will help get rid of both the stains and the smells, and your cutting board will be as good as new.
Make a Powerful All-Purpose Cleaner
There seems to be a product for every area of your home available on the market, and between you and me, buying all of them to clean your home can add up to a hefty sum. The solution: make your own cleaner you can use on any surface of your home. Mix a quart of warm water, four spoons of baking soda and a few drops of lemon juice. The result is a powerful cleaner that can handle almost any stain you throw at it.