When it comes to cleaning your house, it’s never enough. There are so many different surfaces that attract different kinds of mess. And, handling tricky cleanups require some handy skills.
If you’re looking for some tips and tricks to get out of the mess, you my friend are at the right place. We’ve composed a list of resolutions for the most persistent and time-taking cleaning problems. You’ve already wasted enough time and energy on those problems; don’t waste it any more, just get going.
- Bleach and water – Sanitize your cutting board
Regular sanitizing is a must for both wood and plastic cutting board. 1/2 teaspoon of bleach diluted into 2 cups of water will disinfect your board.
- Baking Soda and Vinegar – A winning combination to unclog your sink
Pour some vinegar down the drain of your sink and then sprinkle the baking soda into the drain and quickly put the drain plug into the drain. The bubbling reaction between the two helps to dissolve whatever may be clogging your pipes, then after some time a flush with hot water whisks the clog away. The result is clear pipes.
- Sandpaper – Refresh your cutting board
Wooden cutting boards tend to get worn with use, eventually leading to unsightly knife marks and often unsanitary surface. Just sand the surface down with fine-grit sandpaper, wash it, dry it and then rub it down with a bit of mineral oil.
Sanding the surface of a plastic cutting board can also revive its surface.
- Water and Vinegar – Easy way to clean your microwave
Put equal amounts of water and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl and set it on high for 5 to 10 minutes. Let it cool, then when you open it, all you have to do is wipe down the inside of the microwave with a sponge or paper towel.
- Baking Soda – Clean your couch in 20 minutes
Brush off the surface of the couch and then sprinkle baking soda on the area you want to clean. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, and then vacuum it up using the brush attachment. Baking soda can help remove any lingering smells and break up any stains on the fabric.
- Rubbing Alcohol or Olive Oil – For shiny stainless steel appliances
To give your steel appliances stained with fingerprints a good, clean shine, all you need is a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol. You can also use a few drops of olive oil and wipe it with a soft cloth.
- Microwave your Sponge – Clean your sponge
Sponges can pick up a lot of bacteria so make sure you clean them frequently. Just pop the wet sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds. You can also put your sponge in the dishwasher to get it nice and clean again.
- Baking Soda – Get rid of the food smell from the food containers
Just fill the container with warm water and add two to three teaspoons of baking soda. Let the container sit like that overnight, then hand wash it in the morning.
- Lemon – Eliminate lingering odors from your plastic cutting boards
Plastic cutting boards tends to absorb odors more readily than other materials. To freshen it up wash it well with warm, soapy water and then rub a lemon slice over the surface of the cutting board. The lemon juice will help sanitize the surface and eliminate lingering odors.