Here are 14 different things around the house that get dirty often, and the creative ways you can clean them!
Windex is not the solution contrarily! Use microfiber cloth, cotton pads, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and water to give your mirrors their original reflective surface!
First vacuum the surface. Then sift baking soda all over your mattress and let sit for 30 minutes before vacuuming up again. To get stains out use a mix of salt, baking soda, and water and let it sit for 30 minutes, scrub, and then vacuum one last time. For freshness add a drop of essential oil or two to your mattress when you’re done!
3) Window tracks and interior sills:
A good ol’ rub down with vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap should do the trick! Afterward just make sure that when you have your windows open that there isn’t a large amount of debris that can get through your screen via cracks or tears!
Utilizing nail polish remover and cream of tartar you can clean up that toaster that many of us never clean!
5) Bathroom grouting:
With bleach, and a toothbrush the grouting in your bathroom, which can build up mold or mildew, is just less than an hour of muscle power away from being clean! Use non-scented and non-colored candle wax to seal it for prevention, simply rub the candle on the grout to finish!
Grab your microfiber towels, compressed air, rubbing alcohol, distilled water, and mild dish soap and you have the tools to clean your laptop, be careful, but sometimes it’s the things that we are afraid to clean which don’t get cleaned!
7) Refrigerator coils:
Simply vacuum up the dust and debris and your fridge will be dissipating heat like normal in no time!
8) Window blinds:
We simply are able to ignore our windows for a period of time, and window blinds certainly look like a cumbersome task. With a microfiber cloth, dish soap, and warm water they can be wiped down and the dust trap allayed for the time being!
9) Make-up brushes:
Push and “smush” into olive oil and dish soap gently exfoliating the fibers clean!
10) Shower curtain:
Returning to the shower, take your shower curtain and submerse it in a salt water bath, this is actually a natural way to kill mildew and other shower-related microbes as they prefer to grow in the fresh water environment and the salt dries them out!
11) Car seating:
Equal parts club soda, baking soda, and vinegar and scrub ‘em clean! Rinse with a steam cleaner or shop vac!
A mix of vinegar and salt can keep your iron clean!
13) Ceiling fan:
Use a pillow case as a creative way to clean all sides of a ceiling fan blade! Simply put your cleaner of choice into the inside of the bag and put around the blade!
14) Odd-shaped glasses and bottles:
Get two sponges and attach magnets to them! Though your hand won’t fit in the vase or bottle the sponge can go in! This way as you drag the sponges along and they attract one another you are wiping the vessel out as well!