Did you know that the average American spends around 6 hours a week cleaning their house? If you spend a lot more time than that, then you might be exhausted! Even if you’re close to the average 6 hours, we’re certain there’s room for improvement. Wouldn’t you like to keep your home as clean as possible, with as little effort as possible as well? Read on for 5 house cleaning tips you need to know!
1. Clean Mildew With Vodka
We know you’d rather make a martini with your vodka, but we promise this is one of the best house deep cleaning tips around!
Fill a spray bottle with equal parts vodka and water. Shake it to mix, and then spray the mixture all over the unsightly (and unhealthy!) mildew in your bathroom. Leave the mixture on for 10 minutes and then return to wipe the surfaces with a clean towel.
Not only does the vodka make your bathroom look much cleaner, but it’ll effectively kill the mildew too!
2. Steam Clean Your Microwave
We’d say this is the house cleaning tip of the day, because it’ll shave off so much time and effort from this chore!
According to Rite Touch Maids, instead of scrubbing away, first mix together vinegar and water in a microwave-safe cup or bowl. Put it in and put your microwave on 5-10 minutes.
Once your microwave dings, wait 1 minute and then remove the bowl. Get a clean towel and you’ll find it’s super-easy to wipe down the microwave interior!
3. Take a Toothbrush to Your Keyboard
Ever since the pandemic hit, you’ve probably been working on your computer a lot more. Well, you’d be surprised to find out that its keyboard is home to lots of bacteria and germs!
Thankfully, it’s very easy to clean. Just mix vinegar with equal parts water, dip a toothbrush in the mixture, and scrub the keyboard, making sure to get in between the keys!
4. Save Your Carpet With White Wine
We all fear spilling red wine on the carpet; once it’s in, it’ll never get out!
But did you know you can use white wine to dilute it? Quickly our some over the spill, then blot it with paper towels.
Sprinkle some salt over the area, mix some hydrogen peroxide and Joy dish soap together, and soak the area with this mixture. Come back and blot it a little bit later and your carpet will be as good as new!
5. Clean Your Showerhead With Vinegar
Not only does your showerhead look filthy, but it harbors some serious germs as well. So how can you clean it?
Fill a sandwich bag with vinegar, attach it to the showerhead so it’s submerged, and secure it with a strong rubber band. Leave it to soak overnight and then wipe it down easily in the morning!
Use These House Cleaning Tips for an Easier Time
With these house cleaning tips under your belt, you’ll get your home spotless in no time. And make sure you share these house cleaning hacks and tips with your friends and family. They’ll surely be impressed and think you’re a godsend!
If you enjoyed these tips for cleaning your house, then keep reading our blog for more helpful tips!
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.