18 Housecleaning Tricks Every Parents Need To Know
Everyone dreams of having a perfect house with loving family a fresh start and a clean slate. After few years the dream start to shatter because the walls are filled with scribbling of crayons and floors with the LEGO toys.
Whether you are a mother or a father you would be terrified to see your home in such a poor condition. Here we have a few quick tips that will help you keep your house clean all the time.
1.Have the all-purpose cleaner
We all have a misconception that buying the chemical based house cleaners are the best way to keep the house clean. You might not know that there are simplest home remedies that will give better shine and cleaning services as compared to the house cleaners. Warm water and some backing soda will help clean the home. For tough stains you can use lemon.
2.Understand the power of vinegar
Vinegar is a very powerful agent for cleaning. All you have to do is take a spray and add half vinegar and half water in it. Spray it where you see stains on the tiles, leave it for few minutes and clean with a soft cloth.
3.Deal with the carpet stains
Once the carpets get stained it means that we will have to remove them. however, this method will help you get rid of the pesky stains.
- Take one cup of warm water
- Add one tbsp. of dish liquid in water
- Dab the solution on the stain with a clean cloth
- Within few minutes the stain will be removed
4-Keep the cutting board clean
Cutting board is always full of germs and dirt. The best way to clean it is cut a lemon in half and scrub it onto the cutting board. Wash it with dish liquid and warm water to remove all the stains. The citric acid will remove the stench and stains for the cutting board.
5.Microwave should be clean
You often have to heat up your food items in the microwave oven. It is important to assure that microwave is clean and germ-free. In order to make the dirt softer you can keep some water and a few pieces of lemon in the microwave and warm it. Use a clean cloth to remove all the stains.
6.Tricks to use baking soda
The flexibility of the baking soda makes it usable as a variety of cleaning agents.
- You can keep it in your shoes, socks and gym bag to remove the stench of sweat.
- Mix it with lemon or some vinegar to clean the dirty stoves and tiles
- It can be used to make the dish washer
- Unclog the drains by adding a mixture of vinegar and baking soda.
7.The magic of Mayo
You can make the household plants look healthy with the help of mayo. Add some water and soap in a bottle and spray the mixture on the leaves of the plants. Let it dry and then rub mayo onto the leaves. You will notice a change in appearance of the leaves and they will remain healthy for several days.
8.Cleaning with toothpaste
Toothpaste works like a miracle when it comes to cleaning different objects.
- You can use it to make your old shoes look like new
- Clean the coffee stains on the mugs with toothpaste
- You can wipe the bathroom fixtures
- It can be used to make the chrome in your bathroom sparkle.
9.Remove the furniture Nicks
When the kids play around the house there are chances that they will leave nicks on the wooden furniture. Once you see that the fun is over all you have to do is take the shell of walnut. Now rub it on all the nicks that are visible and you will notice that they will disappear. You can use the bamboo sheets to cover the furniture for protection.
10.Tips to preserve the paint job
Kids always love to draw on the walls with their crayons because the paper is always less for them. It will make the walls look dirty and the simplest way to clean is to use a damp sponge. Sprinkle some baking soda on the sponge to soften the crayon. You should scrub the walls softly so that the paint will not be removed. It will make your walls look as good as new.
11.Keep your home fresh
Instead of buying the room freshener you can use some cheap techniques to make your home smell good.
- Take a spray bottle add some water and lemon essential oil in it
- You can add some rose petals if you like
- Spray in on the furniture, curtains and other parts of the house to make the sweet smell last longer
12.Wash the toys
It is important that you keep the toys of your kids clean. Nothing can be better than using the washing machine for the stuffed toys. Add the light detergent to assure that your child will not have to suffer from any allergies. The spins of washing machine you use should be slow as well.
13.Tricks with dishwasher
Dishwasher will be the quickest and cheapest way to wash all the plastic clothes and shoes of your child. Place the products in the dishwasher and assure that there is not cells or machinery. Add the dish washing liquid and start the machine. After the complete cycle you will have clean toys and plastic shoes.
14.Removing soap from sink
If you want to keep your sink clean, you should stop using the soap bar. Replace it with the liquid dispenser and add liquid soap in it. The system is easy to clean and you will not see any dust or soap residue on the sink. You will notice gunk if you have been using soap bar in the bathroom.
15.Remove the grease from cabinets
You will notice grease on the sides of the skin and cabinets in the kitchen. It is important that you clean them on regular basis. Add some soap into warm water. The soap will soften the grease and with water you can remove all the stains and keep the products clean. You can use the mixture of lemon and baking soda if you do not have the soap.
16.Wonders of coke
Coke-Cola will be the perfect solution to remove different types of stains.
- You can clean the flush by pouring coke
- It can be used to clean the oil stains from clothes
- Clean the stains of grease in the kitchen or other dirt in the tiles.
17.Ketchup and copper
You must have been surprised to read the combination but it is true that ketchup can be used to remove the rust and stains from copper. The unique mixture of acids and vinegar in the ketchup can help you make the copper shine like it is new.
18.Magic of Microfiber brush
One of the most important things you should have in your cleaning equipment is the microfiber brush. It can be used to remove the dust and stains from sofas and curtains. Dip the brush in the mixture of vinegar and baking powder if there are some pesky stains. Make sure that you use warm water to remove the residue of mixture. Keep your home clean with all these quick tricks.