35 Brilliant House Cleaning Tips That You Need To Know Right Now

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Do you have a love hate relationship with cleaning your house? Me too! I love to have a clean home but I wish it could just clean itself.

Cleaning takes up so much time!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could spend that time doing something else?

I have found a solution! Check out these tips and tricks that will make cleaning your house a breeze!

You will never clean your house the same way again!

No Scrubbing Required Microwave Cleaning Hack

Microwaves are amazing but they seem to always be dirty! And that cooked on spaghetti sauce is such a pain to scrub off. You have better things to do, right? Are you looking for an easier way to clean your microwave scrub-free?  Use a microwave safe bowl full of vinegar and water to steam your microwave or you can purchase an Angry Mama. Either method will steam away hardened food and make it easy to wipe away!

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of Practically Functional

Make Your Glass Oven Door Shine

Use wet and dry Magic Erasers to remove the grease from your glass oven door. Start in a small area and scrub until the entire glass is clean!

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Tip and image courtesy of Polished Habit

Clean and Polish a Stainless Steel Sink

Do you have ugly stains in your sink? Don’t want to spend money on more cleaning products or use harsh chemicals?  Use a paste of baking soda, cream of tartar & peroxide to get your sink sparkling like new!

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Tip and image courtesy of Family Handyman

Clean Your Garbage Disposal with a Toothbrush

I bet you have never thought to look under the splash guard of your garbage disposal. Funky smells can come from your garbage disposal making your kitchen an unpleasant place. Instead of removing the whole garbage disposal, use a toothbrush to brush away the grime.

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of Family Handyman

Clean Your Dishwasher

This sound counter intuitive right? Clean something that cleans for you? Yes! Your dishwasher is cleaning up all that leftover food so it makes sense that you will need to clean it and keep it fresh.

To keep your dishwasher sparkling and dishes coming out clean, run one cycle with vinegar, one with baking soda, and one with bleach if you struggle with mold and mildew. Once complete your dishwasher will sparkle like new!

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee

Clean Your Glass Stovetop With Ingredients You Already Have

Don’t want to spend hours scraping the food off your stove or let harsh chemicals fill the air? All you need is baking soda, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid & hydrogen peroxide to make your stovetop sparkle like it’s brand new! Layer the mixture on the stove, use a scrub brush to work the mixture around the stove, and then let sit for 3 minutes. Finish up by wiping it all away with a damp cloth.

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Tip and image courtesy of Happy Mama Tales

Use Car Wax on Your Glass Stovetop

Using a little bit of car wax on your stovetop will prevent future messes and spills from building up on the stove. Plus, as a bonus you stove will always look brand new!

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Tip and image courtesy of The Krazy Koupon Lady

Deep Clean Stove Burners

Stove burners can be a pain to clean. However, there is a better way than spending hours scrubbing burnt on food off your burners. Put a cup of ammonia in a zip log bag and allow the burner to soak overnight. In the morning you will find a shiny, like new stove burner!

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee

Clean your Oven Range Hood Filter

Instead of buying a new filter or wasting time by putting it in the dishwasher (only for it to not get completely clean), use a water based degreaser from the auto parts store.

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Tip and image courtesy of Family Handyman

Clean Your Toaster

Letting dirt and crumbs build up in your toaster can be dangerous. Use a paintbrush, dish soap and vinegar to get rid of all the food crumbs and dirt in your toaster.

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Tip and image courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee

Deep Clean Faucet Handles

Faucet handles can quickly become covered in dirt and grime. It is easy to give them a quick wipe off but what about the build up that is harder to reach? You can use some soapy water, a screwdriver and q-tips to clean the dirt and grime from underneath the sink knobs.

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Tip and image courtesy of What’s Up Fagans

Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Clean

Did you know you can keep your bathroom smelling fresh by adding a few splashes of Pine-Sol to the bottom of your toilet brush holder? It will give your bathroom a pleasant smell as well as conveniently disinfecting your toilet brush.

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Tip and image courtesy of Smart School House

Clean Your Toilets Without the Hassle

I hate cleaning toilets! I usually delegate this task to my husband. Don’t you wish it wasn’t so gross to remove dirt and grime? I have a simple solution! Use baking soda and vinegar. The mixture of baking soda and vinegar will loosen all the grime and make your toilet sparkle again!Check out The Spruce’s tutorial!

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Photo © Aaron Stickley

Clean The Crevice’s of Your Toilet

Toilets can get pretty dirty over time in hard to reach areas like under the water tank. Instead of taking your toilet apart to clean it you can use a flathead screwdriver and disinfecting wipes or paper towels to remove hard to reach dirt and grime.

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Tip and image courtesy of Ask Anna

Use Rain-X to Keep Shower Doors Clean

Who would have thought Rain-X is not only for car windows! You can use it on your glass shower doors to help repel water scum, streaks & stains.

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Tip and image courtesy of Uncommon Design

Clean Your Shower Head With Vinegar

When your shower head becomes covered in dirt and grime, place a sandwich bag with white vinegar over the shower head and let it soak overnight. In the morning you should have a sparkling clean shower head!

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Tip and image courtesy of The Melrose Family

Use Dryer Sheets to Clean Chrome Faucets

Do you want your faucets to shine like they are brand new? Use a dryer sheet to clean them and help repel future water stains.

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Tip and image courtesy of A Cultivated Nest

Clean Bathroom Grout With Clorox Cleaning Gel

Overtime grout can become stained from dirt and grime. Use Clorox Cleaning Gel to get your grout clean and bright!

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Tip and image courtesy of Life Prekarious.

Homemade Grout Cleaner

If you don’t want to use harsh chemicals to clean your grout, you can make it yourself with household items! All you need is baking soda, dish soap, and peroxide. Mix together and use to scrub your tub, tile or grout!

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Tip and image courtesy of My Cleaning Solutions

Remove Hard Water Stains from Shower Fixtures

Use a lemon to remove hard water stains from your fixtures! For extra scrubbing power, you can sprinkle a pinch of salt on the lemon first.

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Clean Bathroom Vents

Do you ever stop to see if your vents are clean? If they are full of dirt it is time for a good cleaning! Use soapy water and a sponge to scrub the vent and vacuum away the dirt inside the vent container.

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Tip and image courtesy of Practically Functional

Clean Dirty Window Tracks

Are you window tracks full of dirt? Use baking soda, white vinegar, and a toothbrush to scrub the dirt and grime from the window!

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Tip and image courtesy of The Intentional Mom

Clean a Microfiber Couch

Is your couch in need of a good cleaning? Use a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, baby wipes, and a hair dryer to make your couch look spotless!

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Tip and image courtesy of DIY Just Cuz

Clean Walls with a Swiffer or Dust Mop

Walls can get pretty dirty from dust after a while. Use a Swiffer or dust mop with a cleaning solution to wipe down the walls and get hard to reach places.

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Tip and image courtesy of Life Should Cost Less

Clean Your Washing Machine

When was the last time you deep cleaned your washing machine? Is it on your to-do list but you dread taking the time to scrub it? What if I told you your washing machine can clean itself while you sleep! Every few months before you go to bed fill your washer with hot water, 1 quart of bleach, and 1 quart of white vinegar. Then let the washer run on its longest setting (you can also use a clean setting if your washer is equipt with it.) When you wake up, your washer tub will be clean and deodorized. If your rim and detergent compartments need to be cleaned, use the same mixture with a wet sponge to wipe the dirt away.

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and  image courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee

Clean Your Baseboards

When was the last time you cleaned your baseboards? Use a magic eraser to clean the board, q-tips to get hard to reach places, and a dryer sheet to repel future dust!

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of The Country Chic Cottage

Clean Your Blinds

Does just the thought of cleaning your blinds make you want to run in the opposite direction? How are you supposed to get all those slats clean? Here is a simple solution! Wrap tongs in a microfiber cloth with rubber bands and run between each slat!

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of One Crazy House

Whiten Yellowed Pillows

Have your pillows seen better days? You can brighten them with a few cups of Borax, bleach, powdered laundry detergent & dish detergent!

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Tip and image courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee

Deep Clean Your Mattress

If your children or dogs have wet the bed or your mattress is just dirty in general you can clean it and get it smelling fresh again! First, sprinkle with baking soda and let sit for a few minutes. Then vacuum to get rid of any smells. Next, You will want to use a mixture of peroxide, dish soap, and salt to get rid of any stains.

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and  image courtesy of House Wife How-Tos

Get Your Hardwood Floors to Sparkle

Are your hardwood floors dull? You can use a homemade floor cleaner to brighten them up! A few cups of vinegar, castile soap, and a few other ingredients will get your floor shining like their brand new! Check out this tutorial!

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of My Cleaning Solutions

Deodorize Carpets with Baking Soda

Do you wish your carpets could smell brand new again but don’t have time to have them shampooed?  Baking soda and borax will be your best friend! Sprinkle regular baking soda and borax or pet fresh baking soda on your carpet before vacuuming to deodorize the room!

Tip and image courtesy of The Happier Homemaker

Clean Screen Doors

Let’s head on outside to your screen doors. Are they covered in dirt and cobwebs? Not sure how to clean them? Use a lint roller to remove any debris and get them looking brand new!

Tip and image courtesy of Handyman Magazine

Get Your Drinking Glasses to Shine

Do you want sparkling clean glasses but don’t want to spend an arm and leg on cleaning product? Fill your sink with water and 1 cup of vinegar. Soak the glasses for 1-2 hours. When you come back hand wash them or throw them in the dishwasher. They will come out looking brand new!

Tip and image courtesy of Frugally Blonde

Natural Air Freshener

Need a quick natural way to get your house smelling fresh? Boil a small pot of water and add a few drops of vanilla extract or orange peels. Leave it sit on the oven for a few minutes and your house will smell like you just got finished baking!

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Tip and image courtesy of Lisa Hubbard Country Living

DIY Spray Air Freshener

Are you wasting money on store bought air fresheners that never last long enough? You can make your own with Downy Unstopables, baking soda, and hot water! Check out this tutorial.

35 tips to get your house clean and stay clean!

Tip and image courtesy of Cincy Shopper

 

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