ALL YEAR ROUND CLEANING TIPS
A clean house is a blessing any time of year, but putting in the hours that are necessary to keep it clean is something that not everyone can do. Our friends at Vale Carpet Cleaning in Cardiff, have put together a few of the best spring cleaning hacks to speed up the cleaning process and ensure that you can keep your home clean without taking all your free time. Best of all, these can be used any time of year, since some people like to do their spring cleaning at whatever time suits them best:
- Baking Soda
Baking soda can be used for all sorts of things. We prefer it for getting rid of oil stands on carpets and other hard-to-fight stains. In order to do that, just dry up the affected area then sprinkle a little of the baking soda down. You can use corn starch in its place if you want. Next, just let that sit there for about ten minutes, then vacuum it all up. Afterward, mix together a few cups of warm water with a tablespoon of vinegar. Add in just a dash of dishwashing liquid and then use this mixture to clean up the stain. You can use a sponge on it to work it in and scrub the stain clean. The
mixture should set there for about five minutes, then you can rinse it all off with cold water. You may have to repeat these sets a few times for the tougher stains.
- Shower Rods
Yes, believe it or not, you can use shower rods in few different ways beyond just holding up the shower curtain. If you need some additional space under a sink, you can use the shower rod to supply that. Just wedge it in under the kitchen or bathroom sink and then hang your bottles and cleaning towels on it to create some extra floor space. You can even hang multiple rods at different levels to provide separate hanging spots for cleaners and towels.
Your home can smell super fresh if you use lemons to clean. You can cut a lemon into halves and scrub stainless steel in any part of the house. They not only cut through the water stains and accumulations on your bathroom and kitchen fixtures, but they leave behind a wonderful, citrus smell, giving your home a wonderful new aroma.
You can use sidewalk chalk to get rid of clothing stains, particularly grease stains. Just rub some white chalk onto the stain and then wash the clothes normally. This will loosen up the grease and allow the laundry soap to do this job better.
- Rubbing Alcohol
You might not think that rubbing alcohol would be good for much besides treating cuts, but it is great for getting stains out of furniture. It is also a great solution to clean and polish light fixtures especially those made from chrome and iron. Just rub the alcohol into the stain with a sponge then run a bristle brush over the affected area once you are done. Your microfiber furniture will look as good as new.