1) Clean your blender by blending soap and water.
Sometimes, simply scrubbing the blender with a sponge and running water can’t remove food particles or smells that get left behind. Try filling the blender and adding some dishwashing liquid. Turn it on and blend for a minute. You have yourself a super clean blender in just seconds!
2) Sanitize your sponges.
Even the sponge that you clean your pots, plates, and pans with need to be cleaned as well. Just place your sponge inside the microwave. Microwave it for about 2 minutes and that will kill 99% of bacteria.
3) Use the iron and damp washcloth combo.
If you have stubborn ugly stains on your carpet and no cleaning solution seems to work, try this simple trick. Mix vinegar and water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray some on the stained carpet and cover it with a damp washcloth. Put the iron on steam setting and iron the stained spot for about 30 seconds. If it’s a tough stain, repeat the procedure as necessary.
4) Line the litter box with a garbage bag.
If cleaning the litter box is your least favorite chore, clean-up is about to get easier when you line the litter box with a garbage bag. No more messy business of scooping everything up. Simply remove the bag from the box, seal shut, and throw into the trash.
5) Wash small toys in a mesh laundry bag.
Children play with their toys all the time, and you have no idea the places and surfaces these toys come in contact with. Cleaning them one by one is just time-consuming, so just throw everything inside a laundry mesh bag and wash it in the washing machine or the dishwasher.
6) Use a squeegee to remove pet hair on carpets.
Squeegees are not just limited to cleaning windows. They can be very effective cleaning tools to remove pet hair from your carpet, furniture, and car seats. Just trying running it through your carpet and you will see all the animal hair being removed. They work even better than vacuums!
7) Use vinegar to clean shower heads.
Fill a small plastic bag with white vinegar. Tie it around the showerhead and let it soak in vinegar for about 2 hours. After that, just wash it off with water. You will see that your showerhead will be gleaming like brand new again.
8) Clean window blinds with socks.
You don’t need to buy those fancy dusters or vacuums just for the purpose of cleaning your window blinds. All you need is an old pair of socks (make sure they’re clean, though), and some water with vinegar. Wear one sock like a glove on one hand, dip it in the water and vinegar mixture, and wipe off the dirt on the blinds. Use the other sock to dry it.
9) Wear a carry-all apron.
Wearing this carry-all apron will save you lots of time going back and forth just to get a specific cleaning item that you need. Simply put everything inside the pockets and you can go about cleaning the house, room by room, top to bottom. It also does a great job of protecting your clothes.
And last, but not least...
10) Place linen dust shades to protect your books.
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