Ever dread even the thought of cleaning – knowing that it’s going to consume nearly half of your Saturday when you could be doing something a lot more enjoyable? Unfortunately, it has to be done. As much as we’d like to skip house cleaning altogether, sometimes we have to get our hands a little bit dirty in order to keep germs at bay.
However, if there’s a simpler, faster way of getting it done, why not, right? Keep the following useful cleaning hacks in mind the next time you have to start scrubbing:
- Foil for scrubbing
Can’t seem to get rid of baked residue on your casserole dish? Try foil! Roll any leftover foil into a tiny ball, and dishwashing liquid, and scrub away. Knowing full well how irritating it can be to struggle with leftover crusts on a dish, this should be a quick and easy fix.
- Baking soda to polish
Can’t seem to make your silver shine like you want it to? Cover the inside of a pot with foil, place your silverware inside, mix ¼ cup baking soda and 950 ml as well as a couple of teaspoons of salt, pour the mixture over the silverware, cover with a well-fitted lid, let it sit for approximately 5 minutes, rinse with clean water, and dry.
- Pillowcase for dust
Can’t seem to reach the top of your fan blades? Place a pillowcase over the blade and pull gently. The dust will accumulate in the pillowcase instead of in the air. Quick, easy, and simple!
- Rice in coffee grinder
Love coffee but hate the cleanup? If you’re struggling to get rid of coffee grounds and any leftover odours, why not run a handful of rice through your coffee grinder? Toss the rice when used and wipe the grinder clean.
- Rubber glove for fur
We love our pets but we hate the shedding, right? Instead of spending a fortune on a glove specially made to get rid of fur on furniture, why not dampen a rubber glove slightly and run it over your couch. It works like a charm!
- Lemon on a cutting board
Can’t get rid of stains on your chopping board? Cut a lemon in half and rub it all over the chopping board surface. Let it sit for approximately 20 minutes before rinsing. You’ll be left with a stain-free chopping board.
- Dryer sheet for soap residue
Make use of a used dryer sheet to get rid of any soap residue in your shower. Simply wet it slightly and wipe away the soap. It works like a charm – costing you absolutely nothing besides the dryer sheet that you already used to keep your clothes from sticking together.
Why do it yourself when you can get someone to do it for you? Hire a professional cleaning company with experienced staff to ensure that your home and office is in tip top shape.