Home-Clean-Home: Cleaning Ideas That Make Life Easier One Hack At A Time

Last updated on May 5th, 2022

Have you ever wondered how professional home cleaners manage to remove stains from faucets and dirt from HVAC systems, just like that? If yes, you are not alone. We all wish to own that magical potion these professionals use to make our homes spotlessly clean and sparkling.

Let’s face it: cleaning the home is a hassle. Removing stubborn marks and stains from the floors, furniture, and clothes becomes a nightmare for most of us. But is there a way out? Thankfully, yes. The solution lies in our home itself. Many domestic items do a wonderful job of removing these stains and smears perfectly. Here are a few such hacks you can try out right away!

Microwave your sponges and rags

All your clean-up efforts can go in vain if you are doing it with a dirty cloth or sponge. We got a superb hack for you that will sterilize these things in just 30 seconds. Just put the wet dusting cloth or sponge in the microwave. Set the timer to 30 seconds to remove all the germs. Repeat the process before you switch to another room for cleaning.

Vinegar and newspaper to clean mirrors

Wiping mirrors and glass windows with a cloth can leave smudges, lint, and streaks on their surface. Spare your expensive mirrors and window glasses from this horror and try this hack instantly. Mix 50% water with 50% vinegar in an empty spray bottle. Shake well and spray it on the surface of the mirror or window glass. Now wipe it with a newspaper for that smudge-free sparkle!

Lemon and salt to remove stains from faucets

Follow these simple steps and get rid of all your faucet stains in a jiffy:

Slice a lemon in half. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt on the faucet you want to clean. Rub the half-cut lemon on it for at least 2-3 minutes. Wash the faucet with warm water and wipe with a dry cloth for a streak-free, shiny finish.

Squeegee to remove hair

Many people resort to vacuum cleaners for this purpose. But vacuum cleaners, at times, tend to push the hair and dirt particles more inside the fabric. We would recommend you try a squeegee once. Its flexible rubber-edged blade effectively pulls all the dirt particles and clogged hair from fabrics. Use this hack twice a week to spotlessly clean upholstery throughout the year.

White bread to remove greasy fingerprints from walls

Instead of tossing away stale pieces of bread, use them to rub annoying fingerprints off your walls. The gluten present in the bread is great at absorbing stains and dirt. Moreover, the spongy surface will brilliantly erase smudges from the walls. But there is a catch. Avoid rubbing the bread slice abrasively on the wall. You can do more damage than correcting the stains. Just dab at it gently with a piece of bread in your hand.

The list of such home cleaning hacks is endless. Deep-cleaning the home, especially to get rid of stubborn marks and stains, is usually not on anyone’s fun bucket list. But these amazing cleaning hacks can make these cleaning chores faster, easier, and more environmentally friendly. 

Do visit the HomeBliss blog to discover more such useful home cleaning hacks. 

Happy cleaning, folks!