We often find it really difficult for most of the people to dedicate a handsome amount of time and indulge themselves in thorough cleaning of their homes. There are a few DIY tips that can help you develop DIY habits to keep your house clean.
Carry on reading if you want to make your life easier!
1. Shower Gel Vs Soap
Dry soap deposits are the worst when they make their way to our bathroom walls. There is a simple hack, which can make your life easy and eliminate this problem once and for all. Just substitute soap with a shower gel or a liquid hand-wash and see the difference by yourself. Soaps have many oil based fatty ingredients that become a nightmare to wash once they dry. On the other hand, if you use a shower gel, it will not leave those dry deposits and your bathroom tiles would stay cleaner for a very long time. If you want to learn more ways to keep your bathroom tiles clean, then check this out!
2. Full Utilization of Dishwasher
Did you know that your dishwasher is not just for washing dishes? It can also be used to wash and clean a variety of household items like lamps, caps, brushes etc. Checkout the complete list here and make it your habit to start its full utilization today to save a lot of time and money on expensive cleaning practices.
3. Curtains and Blinds
Tired of looking for ways to keep your blinds clean. With all the dust they can accommodate, they sometimes become an entire opposite to a clean house. Check out this method, which utilizes a sock to get all the dust removed from your blinds. This technique is very handy and doesn’t require any material that you have to purchase. Add it up to your cleanliness routine!
4. Cabins and Shelves in Your Refrigerator
Check out this post, and as suggested, take Press n Seal and spread it over all the shelves and cabins in your refrigerator. This will make it extremely easy for you to clean your fridge. You can also use this technique on other appliances and cabins that often get dirty.
5. Use a Rolling Lint Brush
You can use your lint brush roller to clean many things apart from removing lint from your garments. You can try it out on lamps, shelves and even furniture items. Check out this post for more details.
6. Cutlery Stand
One of the most difficult thing to clean is your cutlery stand. What adds up to its dirt, is the fact that we often forget to wash it alongside the regular dishes. The main cause of dirt in the knife stands is the fact that they easily accommodate the food leftovers in knives. The best way to clean them is by using the smallest nozzle in your vacuum cleaner. You can also utilize your hair dryer to blow away all the dirt in the knife and cutlery stands. Check out more useful DIY Tips here!
7. Dirty Shower Curtains
A machine wash is the best way to keep your shower curtains clean. To add up to the cleanliness, always wash them with a few towels and dry them out in sunlight. This will prevent mold from appearing on them.
8. Stuffed Toys
Collect all your dirty toys and put them inside a plastic bag with a seal. Take two table spoons of baking soda for each toy and add it into the bag. Add one and a half cup water and shake the bag well so that all the ingredients are mixed up and equally distributed. If you want best results then place this bag inside a refrigerator for 50 minutes. After that, take the stuffed toys out one by one and use the smallest nozzle of your vacuum cleaner to suck out all the dirt. Now you have perfectly clean stuffed toys once again!
9. Cleaning Hidden Places
As said before, use the smallest nozzle of your vacuum to clean off spaces that are difficult to reach. However, sometimes, you just can’t reach the hidden place even using the smallest nozzle. You can use a toilet paper roll to solve this problem. Use the cardboard roll of toilet paper and place it above your vacuum nozzle like shown in the image. You can squeeze it to fit the place where you want to use it. This will help you clean even smallest of gaps and hidden places.
10. Nail Polish Hacks
Nail polish can be used to avoid your kitchen containers and holders from catching rust. Apply a small amount at the bottom and they won’t ever get that unpleasant rust. Follow this post if you wanna know more about this.
11. Use Air Conditioner to Catch Dust
There are filters in our air conditioner that catch dust inside the room. Therefore, if you want to smartly handle an interior renovation or cleaning project, then just turn the air conditioner on before starting the work. It will such up all the dirt before you start cleaning, and won’t allow dust particles to free flow in the air. It provides better cleaning results, check out this post for further information.
12. Cutlery Holders and Stands
Every jar of a product that you use repeatedly like sugar, coffee, salt, spices etc. should be kept over a tray or sheet. This way the little granules won’t spread and it would be really easy to clean it without allowing all these particles to create a mess.
13. Duct Tape and Plastic Bottles
For your furniture, a lint roller brush is often not enough. If you have a lot of dog-hairs on your sofa, then you can try rolling some duct tape on a plastic bottle. Make sure that the duct tape is double sided. Roll it off to clear dust, hair, fur or any other pieces of dirt much more quickly and efficiently.
14. Pet Utensils and Bowls
Your pets often do not care much about the amount of food they are actually eating and spilling out on the floor. There’s a simple hack that would make you never worry about this again. Just take double tape and stick it under the bowl. It won’t move much, and your pet won’t be able to spoil the cleanliness of your home.
15. Salt and Grapefruit
Did you ever try using grapefruit as a detergent? No? Try it out, it has amazing capabilities to clean your bath and sink. Just add some rock salt over it and clean your sink with a grapefruit.
Guys, this is all for today, hope today’s post will help you develop DIY habits to keep your house clean. Do share your feedback with us.
Happy House Cleaning!