There’s no greater feeling than when your house is sparkling clean from top to bottom by maintaining proper cleaning hacks, but unfortunately, mustering up the time and energy to get it to the desired stage is often rare.
According to experts at Bright Touch Cleaning, investing in cleanliness can help achieve two great aims- ensure aesthetic brilliance, as well as maintain proper health and hygiene for all members of the family.
On top of this, cleaning products can be highly expensive, not to mention harsh and irritating to those with sensitive allergies.
We’ve all seen cleaning videos online that show us how to get our sinks shining, but a lot of these videos include ‘hacks’ that involve mixing chemicals (which you should never do), and they often end up taking longer than using a store-bought cleaner.
Forget the harmful chemicals and endless amounts of time required to carry out many of the online cleaning hacks – we’ve put together a list of cleaning tips that are actually useful and that don’t need oodles of time to do. With the tips below, you’ll have your house looking its best in no time at all!
5 Most Lucrative Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know
1. Clean your kettle with vinegar
We’re all guilty of overlooking the kettle when it comes to kitchen cleaning hacks. If you can hear limescale rattling around in your kettle, it’s time to give it a scrub. One of the most effective ways to clean limescale from your kettle is by using nothing but vinegar and a toothbrush.
First, empty the water out of your kettle and try to get as much of the floating limescale out as you can. Remove the spout filter (if you can), and then mix 50% water with 50% vinegar in the kettle.
After that’s been sat for an hour, use a toothbrush to loosen the remainder of the limescale, empty the mixture, fill up the kettle with water boil it twice, empty it, and reattach the filter. It really is as simple as that!
2. Get water spots off mirrors with dryer sheets
If you use dryer sheets, rather than throwing them away straight after use, use them to remove water spots from mirrors, stainless steel taps, and shower screens. They will remove the spots and leave the surface sparkling.
3. Use wet socks to dust skirting boards
Skirting boards are often overlooked during a cleaning regime, but let there be no doubt, they are among the dustiest areas in your home. If cleaning is infrequent, you might find that the dust is stuck on and is hard to remove. In this case, go over them with a wet sock.
The dampness will pick up all the dust, even if it’s stuck on well, and the softness of the sock will ensure you’re not damaging the skirting board as you clean.
4. Clean appliances with rubbing alcohol and olive oil
Do you have a stainless steel fridge, oven, or hob? If so, you’ve probably noticed that fingerprints are a seemingly never-ending occurrence. To get rid of pesky blemishes and get your appliances looking good as new, simply mix together rubbing alcohol and a drop or two of olive oil. Apply using a microfiber cloth in circular motions and watch as the surface starts to shine!
5. Use the vacuum cleaner to dust
Dust settles almost automatically which means you need to dust frequently. This is arguably one of the least enjoyable chores and is relatively time-consuming, but you can save time by digging out your vacuum attachments and using them! Many people disregard them, but they’re great for getting dust off things like blinds.
Whether you love cleaning or loathe it, these handy cleaning hacks should reduce the amount of time you spend scrubbing and help you achieve a beautifully pristine time in next to no time at all!