Cleaning is never anyone’s favorite pastime, but it has to be done. This year, why not try a few cleaning hacks to help you get the job done faster? From getting rid of dust on your blinds to removing stains from your clothing, we have a hack for you that will make your life a bit easier. So break out the cleaning supplies and get started with these 14 spring cleaning hacks!
1. Know Which Clothes Go
One of the easiest ways to make your cleaning go faster is to know which clothes go. If you haven’t worn something in six months, chances are you’re not going to wear it again. Get rid of those clothes and you’ll have one less thing to clean around.
2. Use Dryer Sheets To Clean Baseboards
If you have pets, then you know that one of the hardest things to keep clean are your baseboards. No matter how often you vacuum, it seems like they are always covered in hair. To help with this problem, all you need is a dryer sheet. Simply run the dryer sheet along your baseboards and the static will help to collect all of the hair. This is a great way to keep your baseboards clean with minimal effort.
3. Pour White Vinegar Into Plastic Bag And Tie It Around The Shower Head
One hack that can help you to clean faster is to use white vinegar to clean your shower heads. This is an easy way to remove any build-up on your shower head and it will also help to prevent any new build-up from happening. Simply fill a bag with white vinegar and attach it to your shower head, letting it soak for a few hours before removing it and rinsing the shower head with water.
4. Remove Stains On Clothing With Chalk
Another great hack for removing stains from clothing is by using chalk. Simply rub the chalk over the stain and it will help to absorb the oils and dirt. Let it sit for a few minutes before laundering as usual and you’ll find that the stain is gone!
5. Clean Keyboards With Old Toothbrushes
To clean your keyboard without taking it apart, use an old toothbrush. Just make sure to unplug your keyboard first! Simply brush the bristles in between the keys and watch as the dirt and dust disappear. If you have a can of compressed air, you can give your keyboard a blast to remove any stubborn dirt.
6. Use Q-Tips To Clean Window Sills
We all know that one of the most tedious cleaning jobs is dusting window sills. You can make this task much easier by using Q-tips. Simply dip the Q-tip into some soapy water and run it along the sill. The dirt will come right off!
7. Clean Toasters With Cream Of Tartar
Cream of tartar is not just for baking. If you have a toaster that is starting to get a bit dirty, you can use cream of tartar to clean it. Simply mix the cream of tartar with water and use it to scrub the inside of the toaster. This will help to remove any build-up and make your toaster look like new again.
8. Clean Toilets With Vinegar and Duct Tape
One easy way to deep clean your toilets is to use vinegar and duct tape. Simply pour vinegar into the toilet bowl and then place a piece of duct tape over the top. Let it sit for an hour or so and then flush. The vinegar will help to break down any build-up in your toilet and the duct tape will prevent splashing.
9. Clean Cast Iron With Salt
If you have a cast iron skillet, then you know that they can be a bit of a pain to clean. However, if you use salt to clean your cast iron skillet, it will make the job much easier. Simply sprinkle some salt into the skillet and then scrub it with a paper towel. The salt will help to remove any stuck-on food.
10. Tension Rod As Spray Bottle Holder
This is a great way to save space and keep your cleaning supplies organized. Simply place a tension rod under your sink and hang your spray bottles from it.
11. Clean Stainless Steel Faucets With Lemons
Use lemons to clean your stainless steel faucets. If you have hard water, then you know how difficult it can be to keep your stainless steel faucets clean. The mineral deposits can leave spots and streaks that are difficult to remove. However, lemons are a natural way to clean these faucets and make them shine. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it on the faucet. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
12. Clean Your Own Air Conditioning Unit
Over time, your AC unit can become clogged with dust and dirt which can reduce its efficiency. Cleaning your AC unit is a simple way to help it run more efficiently and potentially save you money on your energy bill.
13. Remove Oils From Carpet With Baking Soda
To remove oils from your carpet that have been ground in, all you need is some baking soda. You can either sprinkle it on the affected areas and let it sit for a bit before vacuuming it up or you can make a paste with water and baking soda to scrub the area.
14. Remove Stains on Microfiber With Alcohol
If you have any microfiber furniture, you know how difficult it can be to keep it clean. Water leaves spots and stains quickly, making it tough to keep this type of furniture looking new. But did you know that you can use alcohol to remove those water spots and stains? Just pour a bit of rubbing alcohol onto a clean cloth and rub it into the spots. The alcohol will break down the water molecules and remove the stains quickly and easily.
These are just a few of the many cleaning hacks that can help you to get your spring cleaning done quickly and easily. With these tips, you’ll be able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather in no time. Just be sure to schedule some time for yourself so you don’t get too overwhelmed with the cleaning process.