10 Cleaning Tips You'll Wish You Knew Sooner


It doesn’t matter whether you’re a regular cleaner or a last-minute tidy-upper. Knowing a few quick and simple methods can help you make cleaning a whole lot easier.

Here are some cleaning and disinfecting tips that will alter your cleaning routine, saving you time and frustration – as well as a lot of wasted money on cleaning supplies!

(Spoiler Alert: You will have to load up on vinegar)

1. Disinfecting your Sponge in a Microwave

We use a kitchen sponge to clean utensils, plates, and even surfaces. However, A study published in the scientific report found that using a kitchen sponge might spread millions of bacteria throughout your home.

Disinfecting your sponge is much easier than you might think. You just have to microwave a moist sponge for 90 seconds on full power, and it will reduce the number of bacteria on the sponge by 99 percent.

You can also get your sponge nice and clean by putting it in a dishwasher.

2. Microwave Cleaning

Want to restore your Microwave’s luster?

Combine equal parts of water and vinegar in a microwave-safe basin. Also, put a small wooden object along, such as a toothpick, to prevent boiling. Then set it for 5 to 10 minutes on high. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before opening it. All you have to do now is wipe off the inside of the Microwave with a sponge or paper towel. There you have it! Clean your Microwave without the expense of (sometimes ineffective) cleaners.

For a fresh, clean aroma, add a squeeze of lemon to the mix!

3. Use Baking Soda to Clean Your Couch

Baking soda can help break up any stains on the fabric and remove any remaining odors.

Brush the couch’s surface clean, and then spray the baking soda on the area to be cleaned. Leave it alone for 20 minutes before vacuuming it up with the brush attachment.

4. Getting Rid of Shower Scum

 Most of us do not like to spend the day cleaning the bathroom, but it must be done!

However, there is an easy way you can remove soap scum and grime accumulated because of showering. You just need a dish wand filled with half vinegar and half dish soap, and then start scrubbing! You can also use a toothbrush or old sponge and dip it in the same solution.

If you don’t like bathroom cleaning, you can hire our professional cleaning service in Boston to do the dirty work for you!

5. Restore the Appearance of Your Tile Floors

Grab a pail of water, some light detergent, and a rag once you’ve vacuumed the floor. Then start scrubbing! Clean the rag and water regularly so that it doesn’t feel like you are just moving dirt around on the floor.

Try brushing the tough spots with a toothbrush if you really want to get them out!

6. Removing Common Household Stains

Juice: Use a solution of one teaspoon dishwashing liquid in one cup of warm water to absorb juice stain.

Mustard: Apply a detergent solution several times. When the stain is diminished, rise and dry in direct sunlight.

Gravy: Wash after treating with a Fels-Naptha soap paste. If required, repeat the process. Put the item in the dryer after the stain has been removed.

Wine: Using water, blot the area. If the stain persists, use a detergent solution. Red wine can be treated with 3% hydrogen peroxide.

7. Dishwasher Cleaning

If your dishwasher isn’t clean, it won’t be able to clean your dishes properly. Maintaining the appliance in good working order will help it last longer.

Here’s an easy way to get rid of all the unpleasant food waste, grease, and soap scum that’s accumulated over time. All you need is baking soda, White Vinegar, and a dishwasher-safe container.

8. Boost the Drying Time of Your Clothes

In a rush and forgot to put your clothes in the dryer? You can put a dry towel in there; it will help absorb some of the moisture. If you are concerned about towel fuzz, simply flip your item inside out while it dries.

9. Make the Most of Your Vacuum Attachments!

Use vacuum attachments to dust the vents, blinds, cupboards, and anything else that seems dusty. This is ideal for a fast, tidy-up before visitors arrive. Grab those attachments, and they’ll get the work done in a hurry!

10. Use a Lint Roller or a Tape to Remove Dirt, Dust, and Crumb

When you’re trying to pick up tiny fragments of dirt or other small debris, a feather duster won’t help much. Instead, use a sticky lint roller or a strong adhesive tape for stubborn items, like glitter or pet hair.

Are you a cleanliness-obsessed Boston resident who is unable to completely clean your home for whatever reason? If that is the case, there is no better option than hiring a professional cleaning service like HomePlus!

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