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12 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

12 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Well, it is Saturday, and the music is blasting and my kids are cleaning.  Once your littles start being “big” enough to help clean the house (hallelujah) it is nice to find some tricks to make the process easier for them (and me!)  Here are some tips I’ve found to be pretty helpful.  I am also looking for things that my really little kids can do to feel helpful, before they are old enough to scrub the toilets, ya know?

12 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

 

Freshen Up Your Pillows

Stick it in the dryer with a dryer sheet for about 10 minutes on low.

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

 

Sanitize Your Sponges

Rags, sponges, mops- even though they are “cleaning” supplies, they gross me out to no end.  They are so dirty and harbor so much bacteria.  So, I found a trick that is supposed to sanitize your sponges.  Stick your sponges in the microwave for two minutes and you are ready to go!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

 

Remove the Funky Gunk

That nasty layer of film that covers the surfaces of kitchen appliances, backsplashes, cabinets, etc!  I found a great way to get rid of that a lot easier than just using warm water or scraping with your fingernails.  Mix 1 part vegetable oil with 2 parts baking soda and scrub scrub scrub!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

 

Dust-be-Gone

Open a pillowcase, slip it over the fan and slide it off. The dust stays in the case and not on your face!  I LOVE this!  I honestly think I will start actually dusting my fans now, instead of, ahem… not.

 

Clean Windows

Skip the cloth! Use your favorite glass cleaner and wipe if off with newspaper. You’re windows will be streak free!  I have not honestly tried this, because I read the news online, ha ha.  BUT.  I have heard it works amazing and I want to try it.

 

Use Salt to Clean Your Iron

This super easy tip is from Listoic. Iron over some salt, and your iron will look brand new!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Remove Hard Water Stains With Lemon

Use lemon to remove those unsightly hard water stains on your fixtures.

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

 

Clean A Vacuum Filter In the Dishwasher

Place a yucky vacuum filter in the dishwasher. Run a normal cycle and it will be good as new.

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Clean Your Mattress

You’re supposed to clean this? That’s news to me! Use baking soda and a vacuum to freshen up the area you spend time on everyday!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Iron Out Carpet Stains

This REALLY works the heat from the iron will activate the cleaner, and from there, cleaning the rest of it is a breeze!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Clean Your Toys

Kids are pretty disgusting, so give their used toys a run through the dishwasher. This will prevent the spread of germs. Especially a good idea with flu season approaching!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Get Clean Cookie Sheets, Finally!

Use this amazing cleaner to finally get that gunk off of your cookie sheets!

15 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Hopefully, these tricks will help make those icky cleaning chores like dusting fans and cleaning kitchen grime a little easier!  And I think they are things that might make chores for kids a little more fun:)  I am sending my 2 year old in to collect all the pillows in the house to freshen them up for his chore this morning.

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