For many people, cleaning can be a real chore. If you have little spare time, the cleaning work can stack up very quickly and soon seem overwhelming. With the cost-of-living crisis, those who may have been able to afford a cleaner before, may now not be able to and will be faced with having to do it themselves.
We’re always looking for ways to simplify difficult and repetitive tasks, so we’ve compiled some of our top cleaning hacks to save you time and make your cleaning as hassle-free as possible.
Use what you already have
This is especially important at a time when everyone’s finances are under strain. Instead of investing in expensive new cleaning products such as scrubbers or brushes, you’d be surprised at how good items such as old toothbrushes are at cleaning hard to get to surfaces.
White vinegar is also a surprisingly good cleaning agent and can be used to clean most surfaces in your home. Lemon can also add shine and sparkle.
Keep your shower head free from limescale
If your shower head is getting bunged up with limescale and spraying water in different directions, a great way to get it back to tip top condition is to fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and tie it up so that the shower head is submerged in the vinegar. After an hour, you can remove the bag and run the shower to clean it out. You can then use a toothbrush to wipe away the residue.
Make the most of your old socks
A damp sock is an excellent way to clean venetian blinds, you can clean both sides of the slate at once and a clean damp sock is also surprisingly effective at cleaning skirting boards and picture frames.
Keep your windows shining
You shouldn’t clean your windows on a very sunny day as they will usually dry too quickly and result in smears.
You can get a great finish on them by using a solution of one-part white vinegar and nine parts water, wiping with a cloth then followed by a chamois leather.You could also use newspaper which you can use to rub the solution over your windows and doesn’t leave streaks.
Use mayonnaise to get rid of coffee mug stains on tables
A quick and easy way to remove those annoying circular stains on tables is to cover them in mayonnaise, leave for 15 minutes and then wipe away. You’ll then want to use a more regular cleaning spray to help get rid of the mayo.
Another trick to get rid of these water stains on wooden tables is to blow a hairdryer on them. This can take 10-15 minutes however it is a great way to get rid of them.
The smart way to clean your microwave
A great way to clean your microwave without having to use a spray is to cut up a lemon and put it into a half full measuring jug of water. Then switch on the microwave and leave until the lemon water starts to boil. This will steam your microwave with the lemon juice and all you have to do is wipe away the vapour on the inside with a cloth.
Clean stainless steel in a flash
To get marks and stains off stainless steel, simply cut a lemon in half and rub over the surface. It will also help make your home smell lovely a citrusy!
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