Spring cleaning has come and gone but for many of us who live the way of the procrastinator, spring cleaning extends to whatever season in which we get around to it. When we do finally come to the point where we just cannot take how dirty and messy the house looks we want to make sure that we can clean it and be done with it as fast as possible. Here are seven home cleaning tips anyone can use to make their cleaning a little less painful.
1.) Next time you clean be sure to carry around a few microfiber cloths with you. These handy little cloths are great at getting dust and particles up quick and easy. The static electricity generated when using these cloths attract all the dust and when you combine it with water it really gets the job done well. Oh yeah, when you are done just throw these little guys in the wash and they'll be ready to use for the next clean.
2.) Get all the streaks off your your windows and glass with newspaper and Windex! It sounds crazy but newspaper and Windex work like a charm. If you choose to use a non-ammonia cleaner try lemon water.
3.) You can use the dishwasher to clean things other than dishes. Go ahead and throw those dirty light fixtures, refrigerator drawers, air ducts, and even some window blinds in your dishwasher. It sure beats hand cleaning them!
4.) Gum in your carpet? No problem! Use a piece of ice and freeze it as best as possible, then use a dull knife blade to pry it right off.
5.) Get the whole family involved! There is no reason you should be cleaning the house yourself when everybody in the house is responsible for the mess. Teach them these cleaning tips as well and your house will be spick and span in no time at all!
6.) That old toothbrush can finally be used for something rather than just taking up cabinet space. Use it to clean the stains around your sink faucet and to get to spots that your hands and fingers can't get to.
7.) The last but not least helpful home cleaning tip is how to get rid of those awful odors that have been lingering for months. Take some vinegar and pour it into a bowl. Let the bowl of vinegar sit overnight wherever it stinks and it should rid that room of it's ugly odors.
Use these seven home cleaning tips early and often next time you go to clean your house. Anything that speeds your house cleaning time up will most definitely make you a happier person.