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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10 Home Cleaning Hacks for Busy People

All kinds of homes require cleaning to function well—high-rise condos, modest apartment, or even designer prefab homes. Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle of daily life can take time away from cleaning. But don’t let work and lifestyle get away from your cleaning tasks. When life gets busy, apply these ten cleaning hacks to have spic and span rooms in a breeze.

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1. Clean the insides of blenders by blending soap and water

Shakes and smoothies are a sweet treat you can take any day. All’s good and well until you have to clean your blenders with sharp blades, which make the insides hard to clean.

Cleaning hack: Blend soap and water, push the button, and you’re done!

2. Disinfect objects through boiling

Most disinfectants tend to be costly and have some chemical propositions that may be hazardous to your health. Disinfecting through boiling and hot water, on the other hand, is an effective and cheap way to kill germs and avoid spreading of diseases.

Cleaning hack: Wash and soak objects (toys, sheets, clothes, appliances) in hot water and soap. Be wary of some plastics, though, as it may melt under the heat.

3. Do a 15-minute clean up before going to bed

Dreaming of a peaceful and a good night sleep? Make 15-minute cleaning before bed a daily habit for you, your family, or your roommates. The feeling of getting everything done before going to bed is a satisfying feat. Through this, you can face the next day with no worries and dirt troubles.

Cleaning hack: Set a 15-minute timer and assign a room to clean up before going to bed. Cheers to good mornings!

4. Place a shoe rack by the door

Having footwear all over the place, especially when you have celebrations or any form of gathering can cause dirt to lie around and be a visitor in your floors as well.

Cleaning hack: Put shoe racks or closets near the door, so your visitors can easily store their shoes and keep the floors clean.

5. Put microfiber cloths in easy to reach places for easy dusting

Microfiber cloths are cleaning wonders for when you need to dust away. Simply wiping will just leave the dust to settle to other places, and will add more cleaning time.

Cleaning hack: When in need of dusting, make sure to have a microfiber cloth nearby. Avoid wiping on greasy and oily materials, as it may damage the cloth and be less sufficient.

6. Mix lemon and baking soda to clean countertops

When lemon and baking soda combine, you can be sure that your surfaces will be clean in just a wipe. These two are cleaning charms and have been tried and tested already by a lot of people when it comes to cleaning. It’s safe, natural, and have few coarse chemicals to worry about.

Cleaning hack: Clean and wipe countertops and surfaces by mixing lemon juice and baking soda.

7. Use liquid shower gels to remove bathroom grout

Bathroom grout is one of the toughest stains you’ll have to clean and encounter. You may be squeaky clean after every refreshing bath, but your bathroom won’t be as clean as you.

To counter the grout, here’s a neat trick: use shower gels instead of bath soaps. The oils found in soap can cause grout, while shower gels have specially formulated ingredients.

Cleaning hack: Use shower gels instead of bath soap when bathing. Scrub the excess residue on the bathroom floor to clean grout.

8. Prevent rusting with petroleum jelly

It’s inevitable that metal objects will rust over time. To ensure that such objects can stand the test of time, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to avoid rusting and be usable for a long time.

Cleaning hack: Dab petroleum jelly on certain tools, metal objects, and furniture to prevent rusting.

9. Clean spilled glitter with clay or tape

What glitters is not usually gold, as glitters could spill on your floor and be a challenging task to clean up. No worries, though, because clay and scotch tape are here to save your day. Just place either of these two materials, and the glitter will stick to it like glue.

Cleaning hack: Pick up spilled glitter with clay or scotch tape.

10. Make salt as an alternative stain remover

Apart from delicious cooking, salt is also a great factor when removing stains and for home cleaning. Different kinds of salts (e.g. iodized, coarse) can be matched with other elements like lemon and vinegar to get the job done right.

Cleaning hack: Add salt to a mixture of water for stain removal. Its natural components can be your ally in home cleaning.

In all honesty, cleaning is both a refreshing and an enlightening experience. Nothing beats the feeling of a newly-cleaned and decluttered room where you can see spaces that weren’t freed up before.

Yes, the task might be grueling and tiring, but if you’ll look around the corner, cleaning comes with a lot of benefits. With these hacks, you can wipe your way to a cleaner home with little to no costs in no time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

6 Ingredients That Can Serve You as a Multi Cleaners

Cleaning is one important task that we do everyday to make sure that the home is presentable and safe for the kids. This way, we are ensured that the kids will not get sick just because there are uninvited bacteria in the house. So, today, we have a guest post about home cleaners that we can use from simple ingredients that we may already have at home.

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If you are getting sick and tired of always spending money on all the different cleaning products you find in stores and have finally decided to go 'green' with your cleaning, let me help you make the transition. You do not need all those specific cleaners, why would you spend money on six different things when what they all do can be done by one or two cheaper cleaners?

There are several key ingredients, most of which can be found in your home, that can be used to make yourself natural multi cleaners. They are known and praised by anyone who has switched to 'green' cleaning. Whether you have or haven't heard of their almost magical powers when it comes to cleaning, here are the key ingredients used for home made multi cleaners:

White Vinegar

Yes, this marvellous and tasty cooking ingredient is also used by many people and companies like DomesticClean Chelsea for cleaning. White vinegar or also known as 'distilled vinegar' has amazing disinfectant and deodorizing properties and can clean pretty much all kinds of surfaces and level of dirt. Properly proportioned and mixed with water it is an amazing cleaner and stain removal. It can also be used for laundering, a few drops in your laundry machine and it does wonders.

Rubbing Alcohol

It has pretty much the same use as the white vinegar and it can be used to clean fairly everything in your house, but it is also a great disinfectant. Especially if you want to disinfect your home before winter – the flu season. Rubbing alcohol mixed with water will do a great job.

Baking Powder

Ah, this is the magical ingredient for the toughest and dirtiest spots in your home. Backing powder mixed with a little water is a great abrasive that can cut trough grease and grime with ease. It is widely used for cleaning sinks, bathtubs, tiles. It is a great deodorizer and is one of the most used cleaning ingredients because of its multi purpose use.

Lemons/Lemon Juice

This amazing smelling ingredient is fantastic for your cleaning in many ways. Keep in mind that it always has to be mixed with something else – backing powder, water or oil. It can be used to polish your cutlery, wash your fruits and veggies, wash stagnant food from your plates, even polish wood. Not only the lemon juice, but the lemon peels can be used too. It removes bad odours and thanks to its fresh smell your home will smell nice, too.

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Essential Oils

They service the same purpose as lemon juice. Only with them you can choose your scent. Some can only be added in order to leave nicer smell in your home. Or you can simply use them to make a natural air freshener. Mix your favourite scent with water, put in spray bottle and there you have it. Other oils, such as tea tree and eucalyptus also have disinfecting and antimicrobial properties. And they last you a long time, since you only need a few drops.

Borax or just a simple soap

Now Borax is a store bought product, but it is widely used when it comes to home made cleaning products because it has many properties. It can be used laundry and cleaning products and it also has a great feature of a bug repellent. But when it is used as an ingredient to a multi cleaners, it can be replaced with any other liquid soap. You might be amazed at how good a simple soap can clean.

And voilĂ , here are the six main ingredients any household should use when it turns to eco-friendly cleaning. It will save you a ton of money and will not fill your house with dangerous chemicals. Mix your ingredients and make yourself great multi cleaners that are ten times better and more efficient and healthy than the commercial ones.

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