5 Cleaning hacks for your home

Cleaning – none of us enjoy it, none of us want to do it, but it’s just one of those things that has to be done. Now we’ve established that, you’re about to read something that will make these seemingly laborious tasks that little bit easier and will have your home sparkling in no time.

Cleaning Your Mattress

Despite using it every day of the calendar year, we bet cleaning your mattress has never crossed your mind. The usual process would be to take off the mattress cover and putting it through the wash. However this doesn’t even touch those accumulated human cells, bacteria and dust mites that live deep within your mattress. To make this a lot easier, simply pour a little vodka into a spray bottle with some essential oils and spray all over.

Cleaning the Microwave

The humble lemon is one of nature’s most underrated offerings. Besides its nutritional value, the lemon also packs a punch when it comes to cleaning. Just add lemon juice to a bowl of water and pop said bowl in the microwave on full power for five minutes. The lemony steam will loosen any stubborn dirt, meaning that you can wipe away any foody remains with ease.

Removing Water Rings

We’ve all got that one family member, friend, casual acquaintance that puts their glass of water down on the wooden dining table without a coaster? Well now you can invite them back round to your house to rectify the issue, as there’s a quick(ish) and easy way to remove the water rings. No need to shine, sand or strip the wood – all you need is a hair dryer. Simply hold your dryer about two inches away from the stain at medium heat. Use a soft cloth and continuously buff the stain until it has vanished.

Removing Burnt-On Food

The sight of black, burnt on food at the bottom of the pan is one which is all too common for the amateur chefs amongst you. The go-to solution is often to throw away the pan away but this is uneconomical and wasteful when you realise that the cleaning solution is actually inside your kitchen cupboard! Fill the affected pan with water along with two cups of vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Get your rubber gloves on and scrub the dirt away.

Clean with Cola

It’s not good for your body, but Cola sure does make an excellent cleaning product. If you’re out of bleach, Cola will suffice as it contains mild acidic properties which makes it perfect for cleaning toilets, pipes and removing mineral marks and stains.

So there we have it, 5 handy cleaning tips for around your home. Cancel that weekly cleaner and get that apron out of the store cupboard, it’s time to clean!

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