Want to keep your home spotless without having to invest in even more cleaning products? Your home can be kept spotless with the help of some common household items. Here are home cleaning tips for those looking to save time and money. (And who doesn’t need more time and money?)
Your favorite morning pick me up can double as an odor eliminator! Put a few rounds of coffee in a bowl and place in your fridge. You can use new or used coffee grounds for this. Every two months replace them, and every time you open your fridge, you will be delighted.
Your dishwasher can be kept clean from germs with vinegar, white vinegar to be precise. All you have to do is pour half a cup of white vinegar into the detergent cups. Then put on the machine on for a full cycle. Make sure the dishwasher is kept empty through this process. If you are not a fan of white vinegar, then you can also use a lemon-flavored Kool-Aid for the same outcome.
Blocks of Ice
Toss a few blocks of ice into your garbage disposal. This breaks up any grease that may have gathered and kept your disposal clean from germs and bacteria. Then, every couple of weeks, let the cold water run and turn on the disposal. You can always add citrus peels to fight off those pesky odors too. You will notice that citrus is a running theme for cost-effective home cleaning.
Get burned food off of your pots with some of these simple cleaning tips. Put one dryer sheet in a pot and fill the pot with warm water. Let this sit overnight. In the morning take a sponge to the pot and watch the food come off of the pot quickly and easily. Dryer sheets are made up of antistatic agents, and these agents make the bond between the food and the pan deteriorate.
Before you take your newspaper to be recycled, you can utilize it to rid your bin of garbage germs and grime. Place newspaper at the bottom of your dustbin – it will soak up any odors and leaks.
Kids Play Dough
Use this fun kiddies toy to clean up any broken glass. The bits of glass you can’t see will stick to the play dough effortlessly. Place the play dough in the affected area and watch as it sweeps up those slivers of pesky glass. Make sure to throw this play dough away – you don’t want your kids playing with it!
Keep germs and bacteria from living in your kitchen and home. These little buggers usually build their home in your sponges (the one thing in your kitchen that needs to be clean at all times!). Make sure to rinse your sponges after every use. Squeeze them dry and then place them in your microwave for 2 – 3 minutes. Say goodbye to germs!
Citrus and Lemon
Use the awesome power of lemon to sanitize your microwave. All you need is half a lemon. Squeeze the lemon juice into a little bowl filled with water. Place the bowl in the microwave for 4 – 5 minutes. The scent of the lemon juice gets rid of odors. It will also loosen any food splatters that may have hardened on the surface of the microwave making it easier to clean – simply wipe away with a cloth.