Home Improvements

Household Cleaning Tips

Bathroom and Toilet

  • Use bleach to clean your toilet. Spread the bleach all across the toilet bowl, let it settle for 10 minutes, then brush around a bit, before you wash it down with water.
  • Clean your bath fittings with a little white vinegar mixed with equal quantity of water. Once you finished scrubbing them clean, wipe them off with a dry cloth.
  • You can prepare a liquid soap by diluting all the left over soap bars and use them to wash your sink.
  • If your sink doesn’t drain water well, try putting down some hot water. It will certainly clean the pipe.

Kitchen

  • Rinse glasses with vinegar water to get rid of sour smell.
  • If your plastic ware smells of the food that was last stored in it, fill it with some lukewarm water mixed with a little bit of lemon juice or vinegar.
  • You can also pour a quarter cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle for sparkling dishes.
  • To clean the stove, use baking soda to scrub the tough stains. Let baking soda settle and fight the tough stains before you wipe it clean.
  • To get rid of odor in your microwave oven, take half a cup of lemon juice and mix it with a microwave-safe dish of tap water and heat this mixture on high power setting for a few minutes. Carefully take the dish out and leave the door of your oven open to allow the air out.
  • In order to clean the white stains of your dish washing sink pour in half a cup of salt and scrub it with a lemon. Let it settle for a few minutes before you wash it down.
  • Wipe your washed sink with a clean cloth or a paper towel to prevent water from staining it.

Doors and Windows

  • To clean glass windows, sprinkle some water on the windows and wipe it with an old newspaper piece till the window cleans up.
  • You can also sprinkle a solution of white vinegar and water, put it in a spray bottle and use it as a cleaning liquid.
  • To clean your wooden doors off dust, especially within the intricate woodcarvings, use a paintbrush to dust it clean.
  • Use vacuum cleaner to clean off the dust at the base of the windowpanes.

General Household

  • Use ketchup with toothpaste to clean your copper ware. Let this mixture settle for a few minutes before the rinse.
  • In order to keep your garbage cans clean, always keep a polythene packet inside, so that the garbage gets dumped in the packet instead of the bin.
  • To clean the bin off tough stains, use bleach, toilet cleaner or laundry detergent. Let it settle for a few minutes, then use a long brush to scrub the bin clean before the final rinse.
  • To keep your wooden furniture sparkling and shining, first clean off the dirt with a clean cloth, then apply a mixture of lemon juice and a little bit of vegetable oil over your furniture with a cloth.
  • To remove dust from your sofa set, vacuum over it.
  • In order to keep your leather sofas or rexine sofas as good as new, wipe them with a shoe polishing brush that hasn’t been used for shoes.

Floor and Wall

  • Sweep and vacuum the floor to clean it.
  • To mop use a cleaning liquid that gives the floor a fresh fragrance too.
  • Use baking soda to remove tough stains from the floor.
  • Use a long broomstick to dust off the walls.
  • To keep your blinds clean, keep dusting them everyday.

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