Spring cleaning season is right around the corner, and while I love a fresh and tidy home I also don’t have extra hours to spend deep cleaning every day. I’m always on the hunt for ways to make those tasks easier; by now you know I love a good hack! Whether your a clean freak like me or it feels like poking yourself in the face with the fork (also like me, some days…), let’s tackle those deep cleaning tasks together the EASY and FAST way with these handy hacks!
27 Genius Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier
Prep for a day of cleaning with a handy dandy cleaning basket. It will save you so much time that you’d normally spend looking for cleaners, gloves, sponges, trash bags and more. I can’t live without my cleaning basket now!
Clean your microwave in just two minutes by putting a wet sponge soaked with lemon water in for a couple minutes to loosen up the grime. Your microwave will smell great after, too!
Wrap cleaning cloths around tongs and secure with rubber bands to make cleaning window blinds a snap.
Steam cloudy granite countertops to make them shiny and clean again.
Make your own homemade laundry detergent powder to save money over buying expensive brands. It’s unscented, so if you have sensitive skin, that’s a bonus!
Go green with your all-purpose cleaner. You can make a simple vinegar cleaner with half water, half white vinegar. Add slices of citrus or about 20 drops of your favorite essential oils to make it smell better.
Speaking of vinegar, clean showerhead mineral build-up by placing a baggie of vinegar on the head and securing with a rubber band. Leave it for a few hours, and let the vinegar work its magic!
Are your kids’ white shoes looking a little grungy? Use a magic eraser to get them sparkling white again.
Does your bathroom have that stinky “boy smell” that you can’t get rid of? Here’s our secret to nipping that odor in the bud!
How many times have you (or your kids) spilled in the fridge and not noticed it until later? Stuck on refrigerator stains are the worst! Use Press N’ Seal wrap on your refrigerator shelves to make clean-up easier.
Use soda and Kool-aid to clean your dishwasher. Seriously!
How often do you clean your vents? I have to admit, I don’t do it often enough. But the secret to keeping your vents cleaner longer is Turtle Wax. Can you believe it?
Keep white lamp shades clean with a lint roller. It’s so simple, I’m surprised I haven’t thought of it before. Thank goodness someone else did!
You can also use a lint roller to pick up broken glass in a pinch. It works well on those small pieces that the broom or vacuum cleaner never quite seem to pick up.
If smudges on your stainless steel appliances are the bane of your existence, take heart. Olive oil is the only stainless steel cleaner you’ll ever need. It works great for preventing smudges and fingerprints.
Try a natural oven cleaner to get a filthy oven clean again.
Make your own garbage disposal tablets out of vinegar and citrus fruits to make it smell fresh again.
Clean copper pots with ketchup. It’s weirdly effective even if it is a little gross.
Your front door is your first impression. Clean your door quickly using WD-40. It even works on getting the grime and dirt off your screen door!
If you have little ones, you’ve had your fair share of crayon marks on the wall. Get rid of the crayon marks once and for all with your steam cleaner. It melts the crayon right off!
Who knew commercial furniture polish contained so many irritating chemicals that are bad for the environment? Make an all-natural furniture polish that makes your wood furniture just as shiny, and it even smells great.
Use wool dryer balls and essential oils for a chemical-free way to scent laundry. There’s also a lovely linen spray recipe over at DIY Showoff!
Forget scrubbing your white porcelain sink. Clean it with a paste made from baking soda, water, and dish soap instead. Doesn’t that sink look gorgeous (and sparkling clean)?
Our natural soft scrub cleaner is perfect for cleaning stainless steel sinks.
Clean your grout the EASY and FAST way! Barely any scrubbing needed, let these two hard-working natural ingredients do all the work for you:
Spring cleaning isn’t just a time to get your home clean. Don’t skimp out on cleaning makeup brushes regularly to make sure they don’t cause breakouts!
It’s a great time to use our DIY jewelry cleaner to clean up your bling, too.
There you have it– 27 clever cleaning hacks to make your cleaning routine easier!
Which ones will you try to solve cleaning problems quickly and easily?
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