A lot of people aren’t aware of these quick-yet-effective cleaning tips. Adding them to your arsenal can make your life easier.
I have some simple cleaning tips and tricks that I’ve collected over the last couple of months and I’m sharing them now because many of us are stuck at home; it’s the perfect time to address those tough-to-clean or oft-neglected areas in our home.
My first tip is to grab some Mr. Clean and spray it onto the aluminum siding of your house to remove mold. It works like a charm! It’s my understanding that a damp sponge dipped into baking soda also acts much like the Mr. Clean formula.
How about fetching the WD-40 from your garage and spraying it onto your stainless steel appliances? As it turns out, it’s a great cleaner that keeps them shiny and looking brand new!
Another approach is to spray 100% lemon juice onto your hard water spots, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe it away. In Arizona, I almost always find hard water spots in houses being prepped for market, so having an easy way to tackle those will come in handy (vinegar works well, too—I just prefer the fresh, citrusy scent of lemons).
When it comes to removing all things sticky, gooey, and gluey, use SOS steel wool pads. For instance, if you have a sticky price tag that just won’t come off of, say, a jar or picture frame, just dampen an SOS pad with water and scrub away!
What if you’ve left your shirt in the dryer too long and you need it to be wrinkle-free ASAP? You can actually throw a couple of ice cubes into the dryer with your shirt and let it run again for maybe 10 minutes or so. Remarkably, this helps reduce wrinkles, and it’s such a time-saver.
Lastly, I hear all the time from clients that they feel overwhelmed by always having to keep their house perfectly clean. I tell them to start by simply making their bed each day. This quick, easy task can make us feel like we’ve accomplished something tangible right away, creating positive momentum for our day.
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