Cleaning Hacks That Really Work


Newpark Plan 3 | Inland Empire | Pardee Homes

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 keep your home sparkling and shining.

Vinegar Window Cleaner
Tackle your windows with an environmentally friendly blend by combining 50% white vinegar and 50% 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 1 to 2 cups of water, 2 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 the power of citrus and you’ve got the perfect natural scrubber. Take half a lime or lemon, dip it into baking soda and scrub away 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 showerhead 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 a lemon to clean water stains from stainless steel faucets and 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 your glass shower doors to get them shining again.

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