Cleaning Hacks That Really Work
What do lemons, vinegar and dryer sheets have in common? They’re all household items, and they all make great cleaners. Roll up your sleeves and read on for some simple cleaning hacks that will help you get your home sparkling just in time for spring.
Vinegar window cleaner
Tackle your windows with an environmentally friendly blend; combine 50 percent white vinegar and 50 percent tap or distilled water in a spray bottle. For particularly pesky grime build-up, add a couple of drops of dish soap.
Microwave steam treatment
Say goodbye to scrubbing the microwave. Simply fill a bowl with one to two cups of water, two tablespoons of white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. Zap it in the microwave for five minutes, and then wipe down with a damp towel.
Baking soda sink scrubber
Baking soda is great for brightening surfaces. Combine it with citrus fruit and you’ve got the perfect natural scrubber. Take half a lime or lemon, dip it into baking soda and scrub away at any built-up grime or stains in the sink.
Vinegar showerhead cleaner
Sometimes even showerheads need a shower. Pour white vinegar into a plastic bag, wrap it around the shower head, and tie it into place. Leave it overnight, then run the shower in the morning to flush out any backed-up mineral deposits.
Lemon water stain remover
When life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade–make water stains go away, too! Use half of a lemon to clean water stains from stainless steel tap and sink fixtures. It’s natural, easy and will also make the room smell citrusy fresh.
Dryer sheet glass cleaner
Soap scum building up on your shower doors? Take a dryer sheet, sprinkle a few drops of water on it and scrub away at your glass shower doors to get them shining again.
Ready to start fresh in a brand new home? Our New Home Specialists would love to help you find the right home for you.