10 Cleaning Hacks That Will Change Your Life!
1. Homemade Gunk Remover
It may be hard to notice at first, but chances are there’s a lot of gunk that has collected on your cabinets — especially near the handles. To make them look brand new, mix one part vegetable oil and two parts baking soda. Use an old toothbrush to scrub the mixture into the cabinets, and see the difference.
2. Cutting Board Hack
Constant food prep can do a number on your cutting boards. Clean them up with a combination of lemon and salt.
3. Clean Your Shower Head
If the water in your shower is spraying out in all directions, it’s probably time to give it a deep clean. Mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, then pour it into a plastic bag and wrap it around your water source (as shown here by The Melrose Family). Let the solution sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove and rinse.
4. DIY Drain Cleaner
The power couple of vinegar and baking soda is back at it, this time to clean the drain. First, pour boiling water down the drain followed by 1/2 cup baking soda, then pour a mix of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup hot water right on top. Lastly, when the bubbles die down, turn on the hot water, and let it run for about a minute. This process should loosen any dirt and gunk you have in your drain.
5. How to Clean Shower Door Tracks
Pinned over 24,000 times, this cleaning trick is one to keep handy. All you need: distilled white vinegar, paper towels, a spray bottle, and an old toothbrush for scrubbing. Lay paper towels soaked in vinegar along the shower door tracks, and leave them there for 30 minutes. When the time’s up, the grime should easily come off with a toothbrush. For tight spots, use a cotton bud.
6. How to Deep Clean a Mattress
The average person spends a least a third of their life sleeping, so it’s worth giving your bed a good cleaning every so often. In this hack beloved by Pinterest users, all you need is baking soda, essential oil and a vacuum cleaner. By the end of the cleaning, you’ll be left with a dust-, dirt- and residue-free mattress, promising you a sweet slumber.
7. How Clean a Microfibre Sofa With 1 Ingredient
Is your microfibre sofa starting to look a little worse for the wear? While the material makes the couch extra cosy, it can showcase even minor stains. Have it looking like new again just by using rubbing alcohol and a bristle brush.
8. Swiffer Dust Socks
Swiffer replacement packs can be expensive and hard to replace, but there’s a pound shop item that’ll do the same job for much less. Yep, socks! Turn old socks into reusable static Swiffer cloths, and never look back.
9. Simple Shoe Cleaner
As much as you care for your shoes, stains are inevitable. Remove them in no time with this nail polish remover trick.
10. DIY Carpet Stain Remover
Mix some washing up liquid and hydrogen peroxide for an all-star carpet cleaner that also works on mattresses.