Cleaning your home can be quite the chore, and it usually ends up being a day of hard labor. It can seem as if the more you do, the more there is left to take care of. Is there any way at all which can ease this burden and help make cleaning a short, speedy affair? Sure there is… cleaning tips and tricks that can help to lighten your load. What are some of these tips, you ask? Let’s review a couple of these tips.
One of the toughest rooms in the house to clean is the bathroom. Between stains in the toilet and hard water stains in the shower, you could be spending a lot of time and strength trying to get rid of them. A good cleaning tip for this area is pre-treatment. Spraying your shower or bathtub with bleach or mildew remover and allowing it to sit for some time can greatly reduce the effort needed to get rid of stains. You can also pour toilet bowl cleaner or disinfectant into your toilet and allow it work on the stains while you wipe the exterior with disinfectant or bleach, using a sponge or soft cloth. It is very important that you wipe not only the toilet seat, but the lid, behind the seat, the handle and the entire outer area, just be sure that it’s all sanitized. By the time you’ve done all this, you can go ahead and scrub the shower, which shouldn’t be much work due to the pre-treatment.
Another cleaning tip is to use everyday products around your home as opposed to running out to buy more expensive, brand name cleaners. Following this tip means that you should always be able to clean as these products are in your home practically all the time. Baking soda makes a good cleaner and deodorizer. It’s also useful in neutralizing odors, absorbing grease and also as a carpet cleaner. Vinegar is another option, and is good for both surfaces (with marble being the exception) and fabrics. It can be effective in getting rid of mold and mildew, as a window cleaner and also as a cleaner for tiles and ceramic floors.
There are other cleaning tips and tricks to help you around your home on cleaning day. One of the best though, is to make cleaning an everyday thing and not just for a specific day. Treating stains and odors as they happen gives you a much better chance of eliminating them more successfully.