Spending too much time cleaning the house? How about some unique hacks to speed things up, and reuse some of the things you already have with these quick tips?
Chalk it up.
If you have some chalk in the house for writing up the weekly plan on a blackboard, then keep it handy. If you don’t have any chalk, think about getting some! It’s very absorbent, which means that if you get a stain on your clothes, you can cover the spot with chalk. It will soak up any liquid in the stain and pull it out of your clothing. You can then add a bit of detergent and throw it in the wash or hand wash in the sink to get rid of the stain completely.
Aren’t showers self-cleaning?
Unfortunately, just because you’re getting cleaner in the shower, it doesn’t mean that your shower is also clean. If left for too long, you’ll get a nice layer of scum and grease around the shower and the bathtub. The easiest way to keep it clean and avoid having to deep clean it every few months is to leave a sponge or cloth in there made just for cleaning the shower once you’re finished. If you give it a quick wipe down after every shower, you’ll very rarely have to clean it anymore.
Dry dishes in the dishwasher.
If you find your dish rack is taking up too much space, then try using your dishwasher as the drying rack instead! There are more space and two levels to hold all of your pots and pans as you hand-wash them. If even this is too much work, why not check out local cleaners near you, such as Cleaners Cairns?
Use vinegar instead of chemicals.
If your dishes are coming out looking dirty, it may be that the water in your area is very hard. A great way to combat this is to add a small amount of white wine vinegar to a load of dishes. Simply add it to a small bowl and add it to the dishwasher facing up. The vinegar will mix with the water and make it much more effective at cleaning.
Remove especially hard baked-on food with baking soda.
After abusing a baking tray or frying pan, there may be some baked-on bits of grease and food that are especially hard to remove. Try adding water to the item, and then a tablespoon of baking soda. Bring this to a simmer for a short while, and you’ll find that it’s much easier to clean.
Use tin foil to clean your silverware.
This technique uses a chemical reaction between tin or aluminum foil, baking soda, salt, and water to clean your silverware and leave your forks looking as good as new. Simply take a baking dish and line it with the foil, and then fill the dish up with water and the rest of the ingredients. Once ready, you can add your cutlery into the mixture and let them soak for a few minutes. Once done, give them a quick polish, and you’re done!
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