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10 Must-Read Cleaning tips!

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We can all use a little help cleaning sometimes! We’re so lucky to live in the age of the internet where cleaning tips can be shared with thousands of people, instead of just your neighbor Sue.

We compiled our top ten tips to share with you so hopefully, your cleaning becomes a little bit easier and you can share these same tips with your friends!

Sanitizing Sponges

You definitely get grossed out by sponges. They are just perfect for getting millions of germs. Good thing is that you can use this for scrubbing out hard-to-clean pots and pans. Put them in the microwave, wait a couple of minutes and watch as the microbes sizzle away. It’s so good to know that you’re getting rid of all those germs! This will extend the life of your sponge and you don’t need to keep buying a new one.

KITCHEN CABINET GUNK REMOVER

Cabinet doors especially around the handles can get pretty gunky over time. Fortunately, there’s a way you can do to clean it properly and achieved every surface shining and free of dust.  You can use these

2 ingredients. All you need to have is white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. Mix these together and put them into a spray bottle. Just spray down your cabinet doors and wipe them clean with a microfiber cloth and clean them with clean water. If you notice any stubborn spots, you can use a toothbrush to scrub them away.  Enjoy having sparkling cabinet doors!

CLEAN SMALL TOYS IN A LAUNDRY BAG

Did you know that you can wash anything in your washing machine other than clothes? It’s possible to clean so much more in there, including small lego pieces. You could also use this concept in the dishwasher. Just put the items you want to clean in the laundry bag and then run them through a regular cycle. The laundry bag will protect your clothes from getting damaged or snagged by the other items, and it also keeps small items from falling through the cracks and getting lost. So the next time you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean things like legos or dishes, a laundry bag might be just what you need.

COOKIE SHEET MIRACLE CLEANER

A person who loves baking knows how frustrating it can be when cookie sheets start to look stained and dirty. Thankfully, there’s a step on how to get them looking like new again. You can use vinegar and one part of baking soda.  Simply mix these together and then apply the mixture to your baking sheet. Let it sit for about an hour, and then wipe it down with a damp cloth. It’s a very simple step and you will be amazed at how well this step works.

CLEAN FAN BLADES WITH A PILLOW CASE

One of the household chores we usually do is dusting the blades of our ceiling fans. Dust is quite harmful to our health. Fortunately, there’s is the easiest way to dust your ceiling fan blades without a mess. Just slip a pillowcase over each blade and then use it to wipe away the dust. It’s that simple!

CLEANING BETWEEN OVEN GLASS

The oven’s double-pane window can collect grime over time. But don’t worry, cleaning is easier than you might think. Just make sure you have these things. You need to have a wire hanger, some Windex wipes, and a few rubber bands. The first thing to do is to straighten out the wire hanger and create a small hook at the end. Then, attach the Windex wipe to the hook with two rubber bands. Lastly, insert the hook into the oven window and use it to scrub away the grime.

The Easiest Way to Remove Labels

Simply fill a sink with hot to warm water, put in a scoop of OxiClean, and wait! After about an hour all of the labels will simply float off. This is a great tip for thift-store goers who want to get labels off their finds and people who buy in bulk.

Clean Your Iron With Salt

First turn the steam function on your iron to off! If your iron is looking a little lackluster, you can clean it with salt! Just sprinkle some salt onto a clean, dry cloth and wipe down the soleplate. The salt will help to remove any build-up on the iron, leaving it looking shiny and new. You can also use salt to clean the inside of your iron. Just put a few tablespoons of salt in the water reservoir and run the iron over a piece of scrap fabric. The steam will help to break up any mineral deposits or build-up, keeping your iron working smoothly.

Squeegie Hair!

Anyone with long hair knows the struggle of trying to get all the water out after a shower. You can try to shake your head like a wet dog, twist your hair up in a towel, or even use a blow dryer, but somehow there always seems to be a puddle of water left behind. The water drips down your back and makes you feel cold and uncomfortable, and it’s just generally annoying. But there is a solution! The next time you step out of the shower, reach for your squeegie. That’s right, a squeegie – the same thing you use to clean your windows. Just run the squeegie down your wet hair and watch all the water disappear. It’s really that simple. Say goodbye to wet hair and hello to squeaky-clean locks!

Pick Up Pet Hair With Rubber Gloves

If you’re like most pet owners, you love your furry friend but not the mess they leave behind. Vacuuming and sweeping can help to remove some of the hair, but it seems like no matter how often you clean, there’s always more. One simple solution is to use rubber gloves. The gloves will help to grab the hair, and you can then just peel them off and toss the hair in the trash. You may look a little silly, but your house will be much cleaner. And who knows, maybe you’ll even enjoy the process of giving your pet a Rubber Glove Bath.