Most of us look at cleaning the house as a one-day affair. You clear out your schedule and get straight to business. It could be a weekly or a bi-weekly thing. But a lot of us overlook certain areas of the house or ignore things until it demands your attention. It’s time you to do something about them.
How To Clean Difficult Things In Your House
Foggy mirrors troubling you? We know how irritating those weird stains on the mirrors could be. The trick to clean a mirror is to first get rid of the tough spots. If you don’t, you tend to drag these stains down, making cleaning a more difficult job. Clean tough spots with a cotton ball that has been soaked with rubbing alcohol. Once that’s done, move on to the rest of the mirror using a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water. Clean using a cloth and move from top to bottom.
There’s nothing like being cozy in clean sheets. Not to mention, the sense of accomplishment after changing your sheets. But experts suggest even your mattress needs attention. It could be home to dust mites, allergens, and other nasty things. It is recommended to clean your mattress twice a year or once a season. Strip off the bed completely and sprinkle a little baking soda on the mattress. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Now it’s ready to get vacuumed.
3. Bathroom Tiles
Notice dark stains between the tiles of your bathroom? That’s mold. It appears when your bathroom isn’t properly ventilated, making it tougher for water to escape from the walls and your floor. A popular trick is to use candle wax. Just rub a normal candle wax on the stains. Once you take a shower, the mix of water and wax should remove the mold buildup and your tiles would be good as new!
The water-like stains on your faucets are actually mineral deposits left behind from hard water. Instead of reaching out to bristle brushes that could possibly scratch your faucets, choose something more powerful and natural. Like good old vinegar. Dip a cloth in white vinegar and clean the faucets like a champ. It should sparkle in no time.
Ever look inside of your microwave and feel grossed out? You aren’t alone. The easiest thing to do is heat up a mug of water. It needs to boil or until the window looks steamy. The moisture makes it easier to wipe down the stains. You could also add a few pieces of lemon in the mug for that extra squeaky clean touch.
6. Pan Bottoms
There’s still hope for a scorched pan. One way to tackle it is to sprinkle the bottom with a little baking soda and add water. Leave it for five minutes. Use a sponge and clean out the gunk. Another option is to boil vinegar and water in the pan. Once it’s done boiling, take it off the stove, and add baking soda. Let it rest for a minute before removing the water. Scrubbing should be easy now.
7. Kitchen Grease
If you have cabinets over the cooking range, grease is going to be a huge problem. But fear not! All you need is a good grease-cutting dishwashing detergent. Soak a cloth in a tablespoon of detergent with a gallon of water. Before trying it on your cabinets, make sure to spot test it first, to avoid messing up with the color of your cabinet. Once you get the all-clear sign, clean up the grease. End it with a wipe down using a cloth soaked only in water.
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