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Here are interesting cleaning hacks that you could use to make cleaning more exciting for you. The good thing about cleaning your home by yourself is that there are fun and exciting ways that you can do it.
In this article, you will find 15 witty and unique cleaning hacks that are sure to make you want to get up and start cleaning your home right after reading.
1. USE SALT TO CLEAN YOUR IRON
Remove all the sticky particles from your iron by just doing this simple trick. Sprinkle salt on a plain sheet of paper then run the hot iron twice over it.
NO STEAM as this will dissolve the salt and may add to the problem you are trying to correct which is having your iron clean and smooth again.
2. KEEP NEWSPAPER IN THE FRIDGE
To remove musky odours from your refrigerator simply fold a sheet of newspaper and place it on a shelf in the fridge to absorb any foul odour that may be hanging around.
3. CHOPSTICKS REMOVES LINT FROM DRYERS
These things may be hard to remove from your clothes dryer lint trap but with a chopstick, you can reach down there and pluck them out hmm? chopsticks will get the job done.
4. CHROMES NEED BABY OIL
To make everything that should be shine really sparkle just became possible with baby oil. Pour a little baby oil on a small cleaning rag or cotton ball and use this to clean all your chromes. THUMBS UP BABY OIL!!!!!
ALUMINUM FOIL TO SCRUB AWAY BAKED-ON FOOD
You can now keep those old foils to do something useful again. You can roll the aluminium foil into a ball, add your favourite dish soap, sprinkle a little water, then use the foil ball to scrub away the stubborn food particle. To make it easier, it would be best to soak overnight.
6. LIPSTICK STAIN REMOVER, IS HAIR SPRAY
Spread the fabric on a flat surface then spray the hair spray directly on the stain. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes, then use something soft to wipe the area gently. Toss into the washer for a regular cycle to wash.
7. CLEAN THE CEILING WITHOUT A BROKEN CHAIR
There are places in your ceiling that are just impossible to reach with a rag or a duster. Here is a way that you can clean your ceiling without climbing on a broken chair.
Cover your broom with a dusting rag, a microfibre would be ideal. Seal it tightly onto the broom and use this to clean and dust the hard to reach areas in your ceiling.
8. CAR WAX FOR THE SPARKLES
Protect your faucets, sinks, and shower doors from soap, toothpaste, and water residues by simply waxing them with TURTLE WAX. The wax will work as a protective shield so when you shower or brush your teeth your sink and faucets will still maintain their glow.
9. COFFEE FILTER REPLACES PAPER TOWEL
Out of paper towels or cleaning cloth and just need something that will clean your computer, tv, phone, and tablet screen without leaving a smudge.
Your coffee filter will clean your screen spotless. Grab an unused coffee filter and use it to clean your screens and appliance. You’re will be glad you heard about this tip.
10. CLEAN YOUR CANDLES WITH A STOCKING
Get your candles clean with this odd and strange trick, slide down a pantyhose. Twist the stocking around the candle then remove it to see a renewed candle.
11. REMOVE PAINT WITH BABY OIL
Painting can be a messy job. Paint just seem to get on all the things you had no intention of painting, like clothes, hair, and skin.
Remove the paint by simply rubbing baby oil on the area. Continue to rub until the paint starts looking like oil. Then wash with soap and warm water.
12. USE A SLICE OF BREAD TO PICK UP BROKEN GLASSES
Pick up those broken glasses with just a slice of white bread, yes you heard right!! Place the slice of bread over the broken splinters and lift upwards, removing all the broken pieces from the surface.
You may want to wear a pair of thick gloves for this hack. Toss away the slice of bread carefully and immediately. Remember to put on a glove when handling broken glass.
13. ESSENTIAL OILS FOR TOILET CLEANING
I am sure you’ve heard many tips on how to clean a toilet. I am also sure most of these actually work. This tip I am about to share with you is quite out of the ordinary.
To clean your toilet all you need is a bottle of your favourite essential oil. Drop 5 drops on a lint-free cloth and wipe the outer parts of the toilet. You can also sprinkle a few drops in the toilet bowl when cleaning to leave a wonderful fragrance.
14. VODKA, NOT ONLY FOR DRINKING
The name VODKA is most common with consumption. I must say it really is a very exotic alcoholic beverage. However, Vodka can be used for many cleaning hacks like carpet stain removal.
Vodka is alcohol-based and is very harsh. When pour on carpet stain will work magic. Here’s how it works. On the stain, pour on 2 cork full of the beverage.
Allow soaking for 10 minutes. Use a dab of dish soap on a small rag to rub the area. Rub vigorously for 3 minutes then wipe with a clean wet rag. Allow the area to dry properly.
15. REMOVING LIPSTICK STAIN
To remove lipstick stains from your clothes. Try doing this handy trick. Blot the stain with nail polish remover. Rinse the affected area with rubbing alcohol. After doing that, use a dab of dish soap to clean the area of the remaining colour. You can never go wrong with nail polish and rubbing alcohol.
16.UNCLOG YOUR TOILET WITH PLASTIC WRAP
If your toilet is clogged don’t panic or call the plumber just yet. Maybe you haven’t gotten around to buying a toilet brush as yet, as I am guilty of. Maybe it because I do this whenever my toilet gets clogged.
Cover the toilet bowl with plastic wrap. Do this until it’s fully covered. Keep on wrapping until you’re sure no space is left open. Flush the toilet, the water is going to rise. Don not panic!
Immediately place both palms on the top and push back. The force of the water and of you pushing back will clear the blocked pipes.
We hope that you find these tips helpful. Thanks for stopping by.