Do you think home cleaning hacks are used by the professionals? Maybe they do. But you don’t have to be a professional cleaner to create a shiny bright and irresistibly clean home.

Here, we have some amazing home cleaning hacks that will make any house shine. Take a look and you’ll see that cleaning your home doesn’t have to be such a chore – in fact, many people say that cleaning helps them to feel less anxious!

 

Clean From The Top Down

Start by cleaning your home from the top down. Many amateur cleaners end up cleaning the wrong way around. They clean one surface then jump straight to another one. However, think logically about it.

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If you were to ask a professional for one of their top home cleaning hacks, they’d tell you to follow a strict direction. Start from the top down. Start with your light fittings, curtain rods, drapes, and top shelves, then all of the surfaces, window sills, and floors.

Doing this will leave you with a gleaming, super clean room, rather than one you need to go over again.

Steam Clean Your Microwave

You don’t want to cook food in your microwave if other food is congealed in there. Steaming your microwave can make things far easier.

All you have to do is fill a microwave-safe bowl with a few tablespoons of white vinegar and a cup of water, and put it on high for a few minutes.

Your microwave will steam up, making those caked on foods a breeze to clean off. Simple!

Use Olive Oil For Chromate Coatings

Having chromate coatings in your home can look great, but they can also pick up fingerprints easily. However, if you simply add a drop of olive oil to a cleaning cloth and wipe down your surface it will look like new.

Whether it’s your fridge, stove, microwave oven, coffee machine, or something else, you’ll find it returns back to its original shine. Just use a few smooth circular motions and you’ll see how it easy it is.

Invest In Professional Cleaning When You Need It

There’s no shame in needing professional cleaning from time to time. It can be a massive time saver for those who have carpets that can get super dirty and hold dust and allergens.

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By looking at services like Chem-Dry Premium you’ll get an idea of pricing and what to expect. It can be a good idea to invest in this before a big event, e.g. hosting a dinner party.

Use Newspaper For A Streak Free Shine

You shouldn’t be using paper towels on your windows, as this will encourage more streaks rather than get rid of them.

One of my fave home cleaning hacks is yo use soy ink newspaper. It’s cheaper, easier and won’t streak or leave your windows covered with lint.

Use Lemon To Tackle Rust

Lemons are extremely useful in cleaning; they can be used on all kinds of surfaces, but are particularly useful when you have rust. Lemons can easily cope with any rust that appears on your kitchenware.

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All you have to do is to cover the rusty area with lemon juice or diluted citric acid. Simply leave the juice to soak overnight and it’ll be super easy to clean up the next day.

Stop Using Your Mop

Get rid of your mop and replace it with a microfibre duster instead. Your home will be far cleaner and you won’t have to worry about contamination either.

Studies have shown that wet mops harbor so much bacteria that they can’t be readily cleaned with chemicals alone.

Clean Blinds With Your Vacuum

Cleaning your blinds can take a lot of time, but that’s because most people don’t know about this useful hack! Try using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum instead, and any dust will be gone in a matter of seconds.

Eliminate Odors in Fridge (And Other Areas Of The Home)

Making your home shiny and clean is great. However, something else you want to do is eliminate any odors. One of the worst sources of odor in the house? The fridge!

Think of all of the foods you put in your refrigerator – it can really make your home stink every time you open the door. However, by placing a bowl of coffee grounds in your fridge, foul odors will disappear. Just remember to replace them every few months. One of the top home cleaning hacks that I us is to place half an onion in the fridge overnight.

If you have smelly bins, it can be a good idea to rinse them out and keep the bags changed regularly – you can also soak some kitchen roll in zoflora and put it at the bottom of the bin before adding your next bag. Job done!

Header Image: Photo by Maarten Deckers on Unsplash

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