I hate cleaning. I think most people do. My biggest problem, is by the time I am done working all day, the last thing I want to do is deal with a mess. Plus, I want to go play with the kids. So I tend to do the bare minimum. You know, the wash, the daily dishes, vacuuming and picking up the kids’ toys. Very few people enjoy cleaning up a mess, especially if that mess isn’t theirs, but if your house is dirty it’s not going to clean itself. So because of that, I have learned that a few little hacks can help get the job done faster so we can get back to playing outside or at the park. These little hacks can make the whole cleaning up those have to clean places a lot easier. Well, at least a little easier.
- Nothing’s worse than having to clean a microwave. It seems like no matter how hard you scrub, that caked-on spaghetti sauce insists on staying. Try putting a cut lemon half into a pitcher or bowl of water and boiling it inside the microwave. After, let it sit for a while to steam inside, then simply wipe the inside clean. No more tough stains and it will smell good too.
- Do you have an air vent or A/C that’s gathered up a lot of dust? Cleaning that is no fun, but can be much easier. Dampen a washcloth with some cleaner and wrap it around a butter knife. Now you’ve got the perfect tool for cleaning that pesky vent.
- Does your bathtub have a ring of gunk around it? Scrubbing that away can feel like ages. Try cutting a grapefruit in half and sprinkling salt on the halves, then simply wet your tub and sprinkle some more salt on the bottom of the tub. Use the fruit as a scrubber. Make sure to get the juice on every surface and then rinse the tub. It’ll even leave a nice fresh scent!
These cleaning hacks should help you save much time and make it a lot less hassle next time you have to clean those pesky messes. Do you have any tips like this you want to add?