Life tips

Clean Your Couch With Baking Soda

Baking soda can help remove any lingering smells and break up any stains on the fabric. First, brush off the surface of the couch, then sprinkle baking soda on the area you want to clean. Just let it sit for about 20 minutes, then vacuum it up using the brush attachment.

Remove Shower Scum

Cleaning the bathroom is not how most people want to spend their day, but it has to be done! The good news is there’s an easy way to remove soap scum and grime that’s building up inside the shower. Fill a dish wand with half vinegar and half dish soap, and then get to scrubbing! You can also use an old sponge or toothbrush and just dip it into a cup of the same solution.

Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances seem to get stained with fingerprints constantly. To give them a good, clean shine, all you need is a microfiber cloth (or just a soft cloth) and some rubbing alcohol! If you really want to get your stainless steel super clean, you can use a few drops of olive oil! Check out this video to see how it works. More ways to clean stainless steal:

  • Use dish soap and water to clean the surface, dry any wet spots, and use a few drops of baby or mineral oil on a second cloth to make it shine.
  • Spray WD-40 on the appliance and then wipe away with a soft cloth.

Use Baking Soda for Brighter, Cleaner Laundry

Just pour a cup of baking soda in with the wash and your clothes will come out even brighter and cleaner!

Clean the Blinds

These are also probably pretty dirty if you haven’t cleaned them in a while, so here’s an easy solution: Combine equal parts water and vinegar in a bowl and get a sock to put over your hand. Dip the sock in the solution and then run it over each slat of the blinds to remove any dirt or dust!

Use Vinegar To Get Rid of Hard Water Spots

Vinegar can do wonders for your faucets that have hard water spots. Check out this video to see how it works!

Unblock Air Vents

If you haven’t checked in a while, you will likely find that your air vents are pretty dirty. Not only does that send dust into the room, it also blocks the air from getting out. Easy fix: First try to remove dust with a soft vacuum brush tool. If that doesn’t get the job done, then soak a rag with any cleaning agent you have and wrap it around a butter knife to clean the vents!

Clean the Baseboards

If it’s been a while, use a broom or dry rag to sweep off the dust and then vacuum the area. Use a wet cloth or sock to remove any remaining dust or dirt. To clean the baseboards, you need a sponge (or soft toothbrush) and a bucket of water with a small amount of dish detergent. Once you’ve done the washing part, then use a damp rag to remove any leftover soap residue.

Get Tile Floors Looking Like New Again

Once you’ve vacuumed the floor, grab a bucket of water, some light detergent and a rag. Then start scrubbing! Make sure to clean the rag and water frequently to make sure you aren’t just pushing dirt around on the floor. If you really want to get the tough spots out, try using a toothbrush! Seriously, it will change your life.

Clean Your Sponge

Sponges can pick up a lot of bacteria, especially if they’re left in the sink, so you want to make sure you clean them frequently. Pop the wet sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds to remove any bacteria. Just wait a minute or two before pulling out since it’ll still be hot. You can also put your sponge in the dishwasher to get it nice and clean.