Who doesn’t love a good cleaning tip? Cleaning the house is a lot easier when you have a few secret weapons up your sleeve. You’ve probably gathered these tips from the wisdom and experience of family members. Perhaps your grandma knows how to make bathroom towels extra fluffy. An aunt has shared the easiest way to clean tile grout. Your mom has a famous homemade glass cleaner recipe.
But thanks to social media, we now have access to everyone’s secret cleaning tips. We’ve gathered some of our favorite quick tips and hacks from Instagram. Ready to expand your cleaning knowledge? Read on and get ready to tackle that to-do list.
1. Clean the microwave with a bowl of water and baking soda
My biggest pet peeve is definitely a dirty microwave. I clean it with some good ol’ soap and water but you can also put 1 cup of baking soda to 2 cups water in the microwaveable bowl for 6 mins. Once done, wipe down with paper towel or a disposable cloth. Also, throw that glass tray & metal rack right into the dishwasher! #cleaningtip #microwavecleaner #cleankitchen
We love this tip – the steam does most the cleaning for you!
2. Get rid of grimy shower door tracks
Shower doors are one of the hardest places to clean, but it’s nothing baking soda and vinegar can’t fix.
3. How to clean oven knobs
The post Christmas clean up has begun! A soak for these cooker knobs in some washing up liquid and water. The little brush comes in handy for all the nooks and crannies! Steps I take: 1. Removed cooker knobs and placed in warm water with washing up liquid. 2. Left to soak for 10 mins. 3. Rinsed with warm water and then cleaned away any remaining grease or debris with the little @oxo brush.
This tip is genius! Oven knobs can get covered in grime over time, removing them and cleaning all at once makes the job much easier.
4. Make your own garbage disposal cleaners
Use Ice Cubes to Deodorize a Garbage Disposal Tired of your stinky garbage disposal? Get rid of odious odors: Feed ice cubes made of vinegar down your disposal. Flip the switch to grind the cubes, then flush with cold water. #cleaning #clean #cleaner #cleaners #housekeepers #hotelcleaning #cleanandsparkling #cleaningup #cleaningtime #cleaningstyle #cleanhome #homedecor #abudhabilife #mydubai #dubai #abudhabimag #morningroutine #home #villa #livingroom #bedroom #housekeeper #firstclass #fivestarservice #housework #abudhabitag #unitedarabemirates #abudhabi #uae
No need to spend money on store-bought garbage disposal tablets. Frozen vinegar cubes work like a charm.
5. Use kitchen tongs to clean window blinds
1. Get out the tongs. This might be one of the most brilliant cleaning hacks yet if your blinds are just dusty. Get out a pair of tongs and use a rubber band to attach a Swiffer or rag to each end. Then, just clamp the tongs over each section of blind and wipe clean. This is an easy way to grip each blind individually and so much easier than trying to get my hand in-between slats. I have vinyl mini blinds so I use a Swiffer. If you have larger blinds like faux wood blinds, you might be able to use thicker micro-fiber cloths (I found those made my tongs too big to get in-between the mini blind slats). #cleaning #clean #organize #cleaner #tips #howto #homes #homedecor #housekeeping #villa #livingroom #bedroom #housekeeper #hotelservice #hotels #firstclass #fivestars #housework #cleaningmode #cleaningday #cleaningtime #cleaningday #cleaninghouse #hotellife #abudhabi #uae
Is there anything more tedious than cleaning dusty blinds? Dusting cloths attached to kitchen tongs makes this job a lot more fun.
6. A Post-It note can clean your keyboard
Use the sticky side of a Post-It note to clean the nooks and crannies of your keyboard.
7. Dust window screens with a lint roller
Here’s a unique cleaning tip from @handymanmagazine: The lint roller you keep around to remove fuzz from your work clothes can also be used as a nifty cleaning tool! You can use it to remove cobwebs and pet fur from the screens on your windows or screen doors. #diy #cleaningtip #housecleaning #housekeeping #diycleaning #cleaningideas
This is a great idea for your spring cleaning tip. While you’re washing the windows, take a moment to clean the screens as well. Use a lint roller to easily remove cobwebs and dust.
8. Freshen your cutting boards with lemon and salt
You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your cutting board is using this method. Lemon is a natural disinfectant and the salt scours the surface of the wood.
9. Clean crown molding with this broom hack
Don’t forget your walls and crown molding! Get to those hard-to-reach places with this broom hack!
10. An onion can clean your grill
Who knew an onion could be used as a cleaning tool? It’s a great natural solution for a greasy grill.
11. Use a fluffy sock when you run out of Swiffer wipes
If you’ve run out of Swiffer refills, or you’re just trying to go green – use a fluffy sock instead!
12. Use baby oil to clean stainless steel
Put some baby oil on your cloth and then wipe it on in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel. Then, using very little pressure, turn your cloth over to the dry side and softly buff the oil off. Tada! ⠀ ⠀ #TidyLiving #TidyTipTuesday #TipTuesday #Organization #Home #Tips #Lifehack #StainlessSteel #Babyoil #Cleaning #Lifestyle
If you have kids and a stainless steel fridge, than you know about the constant struggle of little fingerprints. Try baby oil!