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18 September 2019

Tips & Tricks to Make Cleaning Easier

As domestic helpers, part of the job is to keep the house squeaky clean. But it’s not that easy. There’s so many different kinds of surfaces  and they all attract different types of germs. How many precious hours have you lost from trying to clean tricky surfaces? A lot right? Well, here’s a list of tips and tricks that’ll make your cleaning job a whole lot easier:

As domestic helpers, part of the job is to keep the house squeaky clean. But it’s not that easy. There’s so many different kinds of surfaces and and they all attract different types of germs. How many precious hours have you lost from trying to clean tricky surfaces? A lot right? Well, here’s a list of tips and tricks that’ll make your cleaning job a whole lot easier: Unclog your toilet with this trick Clogged toilets are not uncommon. If there’s a toilet bowl in the house, then you’ve probably encountered this problem once or twice. If you’re tired of plunging until your arms fall off, we’ve got the tip for you. First, drop generous amounts of dishwashing liquid or soap into the toilet bowl. Then, add a few cups of hot (not boiling) water to the toilet bowl. Why does this work? The heat from the hot water helps with breaking up the blockage while the soap helps it slide down the the toilet bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes before using the plunger to help push the water through the bowl. 2. Get rid of dust and grime from the ceiling fan blades in minutes. Let’s admit it, cleaning the ceiling fan is too much work. Climbing a ladder or a chair to clean something is hard enough. BUT! It’s about to get easier with this trick. Grab a pillowcase before you climb up the ladder to clean. Use it to cover the whole blade then wipe it down using the same pillowcase. This way, all the dust from the blade will be inside the pillowcase and won’t fall to the floor. Afterwards, all you have to do is throw the pillowcase in the laundry. 3. Clean the mattress with ease. Ever wondered how you can clean a huge thing like a mattress? Throw it in the washer? Hire a professional cleaner? Nope. We’ll show you how. All you need is baking soda and your vacuum cleaner. First, strip the bed cover and the bedding of the mattress. Then sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over the mattress. Using baking soda will eliminate moisture, odors, dirt, dust mites, and other substances from the mattress. You don’t even need to worry about harsh chemicals. Leave it in for about an hour before you start vacuuming the dirt out of the mattress. Super easy! 4. Keep your bathroom spotless One of the hardest place to clean is probably the bathroom. With moisture always present, you’ll inevitably see grime build up. Here’s a few tricks to keep your bathroom spotless. For the bathtub, use one teaspoon of liquid soap, a few drops of antibacterial oils, and baking soda mixed with water to create a paste to clean the tub with. For the shower head, vinegar can help dissolve grimes and deposits. Soak it in vinegar for a few hour then scrub with a sponge or brush. For your mirror, mix up a solution of 1 part water and 1 part white vinegar, and use it to clean your bathroom mirrors. Vinegar is a great cleaner and leaves a streak-free shine. 5. Easy ways to clean the grimy kitchen cabinets What’s an easy way to clean greasy kitchen oil splatters on your cabinets? Oil! As contradictory and crazy as that sounds, it really works! Mix 1 part coconut oil with 2 parts baking soda in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your cabinets with a cloth or sponge, or use your hands. For the grooves that are harder to reach with your fingers, you can use an old toothbrush.

1. Unclog your toilet with this trick.

Clogged toilets are not uncommon. If there’s a toilet bowl in the house, then you’ve probably encountered this problem once or twice. If you’re tired of plunging until your arms fall off, we’ve got the tip for you. First, drop generous amounts of dishwashing liquid or soap into the toilet bowl. Then, add a few cups of hot (not boiling) water to the toilet bowl.

Why does this work? The heat from the hot water helps with breaking up the blockage while the soap helps it slide down the the toilet bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes before using the plunger to help push the water through the bowl.

2. Get rid of dust and grime from the ceiling fan blades in minutes.

Let’s admit it, cleaning the ceiling fan is too much work. Climbing a ladder or a chair to clean something is hard enough. BUT! It’s about to get easier with this trick. Grab a pillowcase before you climb up the ladder to clean. Use it to cover the whole blade then wipe it down using the same pillowcase. This way, all the dust from the blade will be inside the pillowcase and won’t fall to the floor. Afterwards, all you have to do is throw the pillowcase in the laundry.

3. Clean the mattress with ease.

Ever wondered how you can clean a huge thing like a mattress? Throw it in the washer? Hire a professional cleaner? Nope. We’ll show you how.

All you need is baking soda and your vacuum cleaner. First, strip the bed cover and the bedding of the mattress. Then sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over the mattress. Using baking soda will eliminate moisture, odors, dirt, dust mites, and other substances from the mattress. You don’t even need to worry about harsh chemicals. Leave it in for about an hour before you start vacuuming the dirt out of the mattress. Super easy!

4. Keep your bathroom spotless.

One of the hardest place to clean is probably the bathroom. With moisture always present, you’ll inevitably see grime build up. Here’s a few tricks to keep your bathroom spotless. For the bathtub, use one teaspoon of liquid soap, a few drops of antibacterial oils, and baking soda mixed with water to create a paste to clean the tub with. For the shower head, vinegar can help dissolve grimes and deposits. Soak it in vinegar for a few hour then scrub with a sponge or brush. For your mirror, mix up a solution of 1 part water and 1 part white vinegar, and use it to clean your bathroom mirrors. Vinegar is a great cleaner and leaves a streak-free shine.

5. Easy ways to clean the grimy kitchen cabinets.

What’s an easy way to clean greasy kitchen oil splatters on your cabinets? Oil! As contradictory and crazy as that sounds, it really works! Mix 1 part coconut oil with 2 parts baking soda in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your cabinets with a cloth or sponge, or use your hands. For the grooves that are harder to reach with your fingers, you can use an old toothbrush.