Cleaning is never an activity that we enjoy all the time. Especially when it’s deep cleaning. Here are a few ways that you can deep clean your home that you may never have heard of and that will help speed things up.
Vinegar for Blinds
If you have stains or spots on your blinds and dusting or a damp cloth doesn’t get them out, then try some vinegar. Dab it onto a cloth and then rub down your blinds, although make sure that it won’t hurt the material or remove any finishes.
Our appliances are sometimes things we don’t often think about when it’s time to clean. An easy way to do this is brush them down with cream of tartar and then wash them off.
Vent covers can get pretty nasty and dirty if you don’t clean them every now and then. Simply remove the covers, take them to the yard, and hose them down. Let them dry off and then put them back.
Instead of having to clean your cutting board every time you use it, get this awesome UV Germ Eliminating Cutting Board. It may not be deep cleaning, but it will definitely save you time when it comes to cleaning!
Rubbing Alcohol for Microfiber Fabric
Stains on microfiber couches and cushions can really ruin your day AND your living room. Rub in some rubbing alcohol as quickly as you can and it should get most, if not all, of the stain out of your fabric.
Let’s face it: kitchen sinks can get nasty! Both the sink and the garbage disposal. Here is a great set of instructions with some material that will really get your sink back to nice and new!
If your dishwasher is giving off a funky smell, then try this fresh cleaning method! Fill the dish soap container with a bit of lemon Kool-Aid (and dishwasher soap, if you want) and run the dishwasher while empty.
Wax Vent Covers
In order to keep dust and build up off of your vent covers, rub some car wax on them. This will both keep the vents shiny and also keep it from of dust and grime!
Sometimes your cupboards get dirty, especially with little kids running around with dirty hands and fingers. A great and easy way to clean them is with a dish scrubber. Fill it with warm, soapy water and go to town!
Steam Clean with Iron
You don’t need to hire an expensive carpet cleaning business or buy a carpet cleaner in order to get your carpets back to new. Just plug your iron in, put a damp cloth underneath it, and iron the stain away!
Tiles and grout can get pretty gross and even grosser to clean, sometimes. You can use Resolve and that works, but so do some awesome homemade cleaners or mixtures with Hydrogen Peroxide.
Buildup and grime on your faucet can be gross and unappealing. Soak a rag or towel in vinegar and then wrap it around the part of the faucet that’s not looking to good. Leave it there for a while and the grime will just wipe away.
Don’t use a grubby sponge for too long, but you also don’t need to throw it out. Simply stick the wet sponge in the microwave for 2 to 5 minutes and then let it cool. After that, you should be able to use it to clean any surfaces you need!
Oil stains can be particularly nasty to get out of carpet, especially if they’ve been sitting for a while. However, this solution will get your carpets looking new again with little work on your part!
Dripping meals and bubbling desserts can make your oven look like a hotbed of culinary disaster. Make a paste out of vinegar, baking soda, and dishwashing soap and then let it sit in the over for a few hours. When you wipe it away, it should come off without a problem.
Don’t scrub and stab at all the hard and crusted on stains in your microwave. First, fill a bowl with water and add a bit of white vinegar to it. Then stick the bowl in the microwave and run it for about 4 minutes. Open the microwave, remove the bowl, and the gunk should come off with a wet paper towel.
Dryer Exhaust Vent
Not only is it dangerous to let your dryer exhaust vent get clogged, it also causes other problems. A clogged vent is a fire hazard and also makes it difficult to clean. Take a vacuum attachment and simply suck up any of the lint or other debris that may be blocking the vent.
Baseboards are something we often look over when it comes time to clean. However, they’re important to maintain clean so your walls look nice and new. An easy way to clean them is use fabric softener on a cloth and rub it on the baseboards!
Remove Water Rings
Don’t throw away your coffee table just because there’s a nasty water ring on it. You can actually remove them with little problem at all! Just take a hair dryer to it and you’ll be good in no time! I love this Conair Hair Dryer.
Take the stove grates off and put them in a Ziploc bag. Then just fill the bag with ammonia and let the grates sit for a few hours. Once you’re done, remove the grates and rinse them off and any hardened gunk should be soft and fall off right away!
Your coffee maker needs to be cleaned every now and then to get it fresh and avoid any kind of buildup. An easy way to do this is run some water and vinegar through the whole thing and then rinse it out.
Once you’ve done all of your deep cleaning, you want to keep it that way. A great idea to keep your home smelling nice and fresh is by making some homemade potpourri on the stovetop. You can make any kind, so choose a scent you love and go for it!
I’m not sure how effective this is, but it sure is easy! Just cut a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in half and throw it in your toilet overnight. The next morning, any nasty toilet rings in the bowl should be pretty much gone!
Pillowcase for Fan Blades
Dusting your fan blades can be particularly precarious because any dust you don’t get will just settle or disperse across the rest of the room. An easy solution to this is clean the blades with a pillow case, trapping any dust inside that may want to escape.
This is an easy way to clean a glass stovetop and to keep it clean. Rub some car wax across the surface to make it nice and shiny. The wax will also help wick away any spills or messes, making it much easier to clean your stovetop in the future!
Sometimes we can’t smell it, but mattresses can get pretty funky. Take care of any mild smells by making a mixture of baking soda and lavender essential oil. For tougher odors (like urine) you’ll want to turn to a chemical cleaner.
Clean the outside of the fridge with Pledge to get it looking shiny and brand-new again! You can also clean the inside and put some baking soda in it to absorbs any bad smells. If you put wax paper on the shelves, then if there’s ever a spill you can just replace the wax paper!
No need to scrub and brush at your showerhead until your fingers bleed. An incredibly easy and simple way to take care of the showerhead is by typing a bag full of white vinegar tightly around it. Then let it sit for a few hours and, when you remove it, the buildup will be gone. All you may have to do is rinse it off and you’re good!