Use these unusual cleaning hacks to make your life easier (and cleaner!)
There will always be things in your home that are difficult to clean- but they needn’t be! Here are a few quick tips and tricks for the hard-to-clean things in your life.
Use your dishwasher for things other than dishes
Dishwashers are great for low-effort cleaning. If you have vases, robust ornaments, plastic toys, bathroom ceramics or even glass lampshades, use a gentle cycle and let drip dry. Easy!
Tongs to clean venetian blinds
Fasten small microfiber cloths to your tongs using rubber bands. Now you own the perfect tool for cleaning venetian blinds! If the blinds are very dusty, a gentle vacuum beforehand will make the rest of the process easier.
Washing machines are for more than just clothes
Put dirty, sticky Lego pieces in a pillowcase and fasten with string. Pop in the washing machine with the normal washing powder and complete a warm water wash. Sparkling clean Lego!
Remove fur from furniture with this simple trick
A simple pair of rubber gloves solves your cat and dog fur problems. Run your hand over your bed, couch, or carpet when wearing dishwashing rubber gloves and it removes fur easily.
Vacuum cleaners clean more than just floors
Your vacuum comes with multiple attachments for a reason! The crevice tool is great for the sides of couches, inside drawers and cupboards, and even spaces like your knife block. The brush tool is great for gently removing spider webs from ceilings, or dust from picture frames.
Toothbrushes for crevices
Use an old leftover toothbrush for tricky crevices and gaps. Ideal for around windows, tile grout, and joins in benches, use warm soapy water and scrub. For hard-to-clean areas, let the water soak in and use baking soda as a gentle abrasive. Just remember to store the toothbrush with cleaning equipment and not lying on the bathroom bench!