I don’t know about you, but house cleaning is not top of my favourite Things to Do list in life, so anything that saves time is a bonus for me. I’ve searched around for some tips and shortcuts to try to make these cleaning chores easier.
The great thing is many use everyday items you’ll have at home already (no nasty chemicals!) so here are 11 clever cleaning hacks guaranteed to make your house sparkle!
Clever Cleaning Hacks
When you’re short of time and you’re not mad-keen on cleaning then anything that helps save time is a life saver. Here are some clever tips and suggestions to really get the house looking magically clean!
#1. Overnight Oven Cleaning
To me, the oven is one of the worst cleaning jobs in my house. It’s always so gunky and hard to clean! And last time I used a commercial oven cleaner bought at the grocery store it took me two attempts and it still didn’t clean it completely.
So this oven cleaning hack from One Good Thing by Jillee blog is definitely one I’ll be trying next time! She uses ammonia, water and some baking soda to get the job done easily.
#2. Use Vinegar to Make the Bathroom Sparkle
I love these bathroom cleaning tips from Marti at Sewlicioushomedecor.com which you can download and print from her website, just simply using white vinegar to clean different things in the bathroom.
#3. How to Clean Your Toaster
The toaster is one of those weird ones – it’s not something that gets obviously dirty, but actually needs a quick clean on a regular basis. This video gives you quick instructions on how to do it.
#4. Deep Clean Your Toilet
Another deadly household cleaning task is the toilet, and if you’re in a hard water area it can be especially difficult to keep your toilet pristine.
You’ll like this hack from Kristyn at Lil’ luna who gives straightforward instructions on deep cleaning your toilet with an easy method that will also be one you can use over and over.
#5. Cleaning Pillows
For a straightforward way to clean your pillows this tip from Jessica at Hunker.com is a great one, and I also didn’t know you could make your own washing soda. I like the way she uses some lavender essential oil too.
#6. Quick Microwave Cleaning Hack
This clever microwave cleaning hack from Becky at Cleanmama is so simple! All you need is lemons and water. Her blog is stuffed full of lots of tips and free printables so well worth a visit.
#7. Super Easy Way to Clean Your BBQ Grill
I have to admit I usually leave this one to the other half! But maybe I’ll give it a go next time with this deep cleaning guide that shows how to deal with each part of your gas BBQ.
#8. Cleaning Window Blinds
To clean window blinds just use a sock! Dip the sock into a vinegar and water mixture and run your hands along the blinds. Easy!
#9. Quick Clean Tip for Shower Heads
When you see your shower head has built up limescale on it, this quick tip from A Real Life Housewife using vinegar again is so easy. Just hang a bag with vinegar around the shower head, and watch it transform itself to completely clean.
#10. Removing Water Stains from Furniture
This is a great tip from Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable to remove water stains from wood furniture. It’s unbelievably simple – she used a hot iron and a cloth!
#11. Cleaning the Iron’s Plate
When your iron is starting to look a bit gruesome and needs a clean, this quick hack using toothpaste, baking soda and vinegar to clean your iron’s metal plate is a winner.