Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaning Tips
No one wants to stay inside cleaning all day, but everyone loves coming home to a sparkling house, albeit it’s a constant struggle we know. According to the American Cleaning Institute, the average American spends about 6 hours on average, cleaning their home weekly.
If you’re a parent, that number is probably much, much higher. The fact cleaning is so time-consuming can make the task very daunting and frustrating even. You spend hours making sure your home is in tip-top shape only to have to do it all over again in just a few days. We are here to help you with cleaning tips that are quick and easy and even make your clean home last more than just a few days.
Continue reading to find out all of our helpful tips and tricks for two of the main rooms in your house.
Kitchen cleaning tips:
There are countless tips and hacks that we could give you to clean your kitchen speedily, but our favorite methods include simple household objects such as lemon, vinegar,
and baking soda.
Kitchen Cleaning Hacks
■ Let’s begin with the lemons in the kitchen!: Simply placing a bowl of lemon juice or a fresh cut lemon with the flesh facing upwards in your fridge will rid it of any unwanted odors and leave your fridge smelling lemon-fresh. Lemons can be left in your fridge for days on end, smelling fresh without having to be replaced. Another hack involving lemons is throwing them in the garbage disposal!
Instead of throwing lemons away after use, throw them in the garbage disposal to rid your sink of any bad smelling odors and replace them with a fresh lemon scent! After using lemons to keep your house smelling fresh and clean, use them for stain removers! Unwanted spaghetti rings stuck on bowls? Microwave water and lemon juice for 30 seconds, and the stains will wipe away!
■ Next up is vinegar and baking soda: Self-cleaning setting on your oven just not getting the job done, right? Make a paste with warm water and baking soda and cover any stuck-on grime in your oven. Leave the paste on overnight and watch it all scrape away in the morning. Lastly, wipe your oven down with vinegar and look how sparklingly clean it is!
Some of the items we previously mentioned for kitchen cleaning can also be used in the bathroom, take a look at these bathroom cleaning tips!
Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
■ Lemons: Lemon juice that’s diluted with warm water can be used to clean bathroom doors, mirrors, or even shower walls. If your mirror issues pertain more to fog than smudges, try using a thin layer of shaving cream and removing it. This should help with reducing your fog accumulation.
■ Vinegar: Soaking your shower heads in vinegar is a great solution to any build-up that can be accumulated over time. If you find your shower curtains are beginning to smell like mildew or even growing mold, tossing them in the washing machine with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda will clean them up in a jiff!
■ Baking soda: Cleaning toilets with baking soda is a must for anyone who likes to have their toilets sparkling clean. Sprinkle it in the bowl and let sit for 30 minutes. Once the time is up, add some vinegar, scrub problem areas, and you’re golden!
Cleaning may not be a fun activity in anyone’s book, but it is something that must be done. Follow these tips next time to not only help you save time during your next cleaning spree but also help you get your home in tip-top condition.