Cleaning is something we all need to do eventually. Unless you want your home smelling and looking like a garbage dump, regular cleaning can help it stay fresh, hygiene and inviting. Sadly, there are many techniques to learn, and it can even be quite expensive if you’re forced to by all kinds of strong cleaning tools and supplies. So to help you out, here are a couple of smart cleaning tips that will help make the entire process easier.
Line Stove Tops
Stove-top liners can help reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do on your stoves. Whether it’s pasta sauce splashing around or oil getting everywhere when you’re frying something, the stains can get annoying, and unless you’re cleaning your stove after every meal you cook, it’s best to get some stove top liners that you can replace or even clean when they get dirty. They’re inexpensive; they’re simple to use and far more convenient.
Cleaning Cutting Boards
Cutting boards can get surprisingly dirty, so make sure you give them a good clean after you use them. However, wooden cutting boards can get caked in germs even with a lot of cleaning. To rinse wooden cutting boards and get them looking fresh and new, don’t use any expensive chemicals. Instead, use a lemon half and scrub salt over the entire surface to scratch away bits of food and grime. Give it a good rinse, and then let it dry.
Most people clean their sinks using a variety of different toxic products and chemicals. However, a clean and straightforward way to give your sinks a gentle wash is to cut a lemon in half, sprinkle baking soda over the exposed flesh of the lemon, then using it as a sponge to scrub stains, dirt, and grime off your sinks. Once the stains have been scrubbed off, you’re free to rinse it off, and you’ll be left with a fresh and clear sink.
Blowing the Bathroom Fan
Unless you’re diligent about opening the windows whenever you shower or bath, you’re probably going to have problems with your extractor fan clogging up with dust. A quick way to give it a clean is to use a can of compressed air to blast any loose bits of dirt and dust in the shaft of the extractor fan. Do keep in mind that you’ll need to clean your bathroom of any dirt afterward. However, you can reduce the amount of cleaning by turning on the fan before blasting it with compressed air so that it sucks up some of the loose bits of dirt.
When cleaning off certain surfaces like a fan blade, you can use the inside of a pillowcase to prevent the dust from flying everywhere. Merely place the pillowcase over the fan and then wipe it using the insides of the case, making sure to keep it closed so that all the dust sits inside of the pillowcase.
Smelly Coffee Grinder
If you often use a coffee grinder, then you’ll notice that trapped coffee grounds can create stale odors and nasty-smelling coffee. To remedy this, you can run a few grains of rice through your coffee grinder. This will dislodge any of the trapped grinds, removing any smell and bad odors from your future cups of coffee.
One of the best ways to unclog a dirty drain is to use a mix of baking soda and vinegar. You can use ½ cup of baking soda with equal parts vinegar to clear up a drain. To do this, simply pour down the baking soda then immediately follow it with the vinegar. You’ll want to cover the mixture as it bubbles with a drain plug or a wet cloth. Let it sizzle for a couple of minutes, then pour down boiling water from your kettle to clean it out.
Using Coke to Clean
Coke might not be the healthiest drink, but it’s a fantastic ingredient to use for cleaning. You can pour a can of coke around the rim of a toilet bowl, and the acidic qualities will loosen up stains which can then be flushed. You can even strip rust from different nuts and bolts and even remove grease from pots and pans using this fizzy drink.
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