Love having a clean house? Use these ingenious house cleaning tips to make the job quick, easy, and effective!
Cleaning a house and keeping it clean is a hard job on its own. But, if you add on the pressure of being a cleaning perfectionist (AKA neat freak), you multiply the difficulty of the job by at least 10.
Thankfully, I’m not the only one who struggles with this!
In an effort to streamline some of my cleaning tasks, I came across several people who are as crazy about cleanliness as myself. These people have come up with some pretty genius house cleaning tips for getting the cleaning job done quickly and easily.
And, luckily for me (and you), they have shared their cleaning tips so we can all enjoy the neat and tidy home, even if it is only for a few minutes!
Ingenious House Cleaning Tips Anyone Can Use
As anyone who manages a household can tell you, cleaning CAN take all day- But it doesn’t need to.
Here are some brilliant tips on how to clean house quickly – and thoroughly.
Make A Glass Top Stove Look New
Make your glass stovetop look like new with these EASY cleaning tricks – all you need is baking soda and wet rags. It really is that easy!
Degrease Those Kitchen Cabinets
Over time kitchen cabinets collect grease and grime from cooking and food in the kitchen. And it can be a nightmare to clean off.
Clean grease off of wood cabinets easily with this mixture of vinegar, olive oil, and water.
Utilize Common Items You Already Have
You won’t believe how powerful common kitchen ingredients can be for cleaning. Baking Soda and Vinegar can get SO much done with little effort and is one of my favorite tips for cleaning house.
Cleanest Grout You’ll Ever Have
Grout cleaner not doing the job? Opt for toilet cleaner instead! Just fill this in the grout lines, let it sit 10-15 minutes, scrub it, and then clean it up. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
Common Kitchen Ingredient
Did you know that you can remove all that gunk from your toaster with cream of tartar and a little water? Bar Keeper’s Friend works well, too!
Say Goodbye To Your Stinky Disposal
Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal with this DIY cleaner to make it smell AMAZING! We tried this after leaving fish in the disposal overnight (pew!), and it worked like a charm.
Get Stubborn Stains Out Of Upholstery
Club soda, white vinegar and Dawn can get water spots and stains out of upholstery. Finally… your car seats can be clean again!
Cleanest Glass You’ve Ever Had!
Anna Moseley recommends using a Magic Eraser to clean glass shower doors. It works better than anything else she’s tried!
Clean That Nasty Vacuum Filter
Fed up with a stinky vacuum filter? Toss it in the dishwasher! Don’t put any dishes in with it, though (eeeeew).
Making Cleaning Window Blinds Nearly Effortless
Use tongs and microfiber cloths to clean your blinds. Seriously, you’ll wonder why you ever tried it any other way!
DIY Shower Cleaner
Fill a dish wand with dawn and vinegar to clean your shower. You can even clean it while you’re in the shower… What could be easier than that?
Shiny Faucets Galore
Rub wax paper over your faucets after you’ve cleaned them to make the shiny surface more resistant to water stains. (See more wax paper tips!)
Believe it or not, sponges are one of the grossest items in your kitchen. Zap sponges in the microwave for 2 minutes on high to kill 99% of germs.
Squeaky Clean Window Tracks
Clean window tracks like a pro with this technique. You’ll need an old toothbrush, baking soda, vinegar and a butter knife!
Don’t Forget the Washing Machine!
Speaking of vinegar, it’s the perfect thing to clean your top-loading washing machine. You only need to do it a couple times a year, but you can do it more often if your clothes start getting a musty smell.
Clean Your Front Loader Machine
And if you have a front loading washing machine, a towel soaked in bleach and warm water are all you need to get rid of mold in the gaskets. Remember to ventilate the room well when using such a strong bleach mixture.
Don’t Let Mold Grow on Your Toilet Brush
Pour a small amount of disinfectant into your toilet brush holder to keep it smelling nice and to help keep germs at bay.
Clean The Buildup Off of Your Shower Head
Put a baggie of white distilled vinegar around your shower head and allow it to sit overnight. It’ll get rid of all that gunky buildup by morning!
How to Easily Clean Your Dryer Vents
It’s so, so important to clean your dryer vents and ducts. When lint gets trapped there, it can start fires. This tutorial shows you how to clean them thoroughly.
Clean Your Glass Cooktop
I don’t know about you, but it seems I can never get my glass cooktop completely clean… until now. These three ingredients will have it looking shiny and new in no time!
Restore the Shine on Stainless Steel
If your stainless steel is lacking luster, clean it with Pledge. Look how shiny it is in the after pictures!
Don’t Forget the Dishwasher
Your dishwasher cleans all your dishes…do you need to clean your dishwasher? Yes and you’ll never believe the best way to do it.
Clean your dishwasher with soda and Kool-Aid. Yep, you read that correctly!
Even if you aren’t a self-proclaimed neat freak, these house cleaning ideas will help you clean at least a few areas of your home in ways you never thought of before. Give them a try!
Did any of these tips surprise you? If so, which ones?
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