10 House Cleaning Tips
Feb 14, 2017
One of the chores that everyone dreads the most is cleaning the house, we can all use little shortcuts to help make the chore a little faster and easier.
Some of the so-called antique ideas are great, grandma really had some fast ways to get the job done.
With all of the modern cleaning supplies on the market, we tend to overlook some of these simple ways to get the job done. Grandma was real good at taking a cleaning agent and finding more than one use for it. Most of the time, we will save time and money using the Grandma’s methods of household cleaning.
Sometimes it’s not only what we use but how to clean something, we tend to be in such a hurry that we make cleaning harder than it needs to be. The secret is to let the chemical do most of the work instead of scrubbing until our fingers are sore. Such as the first hint on the list;
Use Bar Keepers Friend to help to tackle those rust stains and lime buildups in the sink.
Wet the sink, sprinkle on Bar Keepers Friend, let sit 2-3 minutes and wipe with the dish rag and rinse.
Results; a sparkling sink that looks like it took a lot of scrubbing to get done.
A sparkling Toilet without scrubbing:
before you start to clean the bathroom, take two Alka Selzer tablets and throw them in the toilet bowl, let them sit and fiz until you are finished cleaning the rest of the bathroom, wash the bowl with the brush and flush, it sparkles like crazy.
Alka Selzer works great for getting the scum out of the crevices in flower vases too. Fill the vase with water to about a 1/2 inch from the top and put two Alka Selzer tablets (for Large vase) in the vase and let soak for about 20 minutes. Wipe the inside with a rag, getting in as many crevices as possible and rinse with hot water.
Are you tired of notes all over the refrigerator?
Glue square cork tiles on the inside of the cupboard of pantry door and tack all of your notes in a hidden place.
Color co-ordinate your storage boxes.
Pink for Easter,
Red for Christmas,
Orange for Halloween,
Blue for the 4th of July etc.
Did you run out ammonia or vinegar for cleaning the windows?
Try air freshner, it works great and leaves the room smelling fresh and clean.
Stop plastic storage containers from turning red from food made with tomato products;
by spraying them first with cooking spray.
They always stay clean and spot free.
Dusty silk flowers.
Put a 1/2 cup of salt in a paper bag,
add the silk flowers and
shake about 15-20 times,
shake off the excess salt and
your flowers are just like new.
Throw the salt and bag away, no mess-no fuss. The salt absorbs the dust on the flowers and works as a rubbing agent to remove the dust.
Sprinkle a little perfume or mans after shave on a light bulb in the room.
Inexpensive and lasts for hours.
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We found out from our experience that this is the fastest and the most efficient way of cleaning your home.