Love having a clean house? Use these ingenious house cleaning tips to make the job quick, easy, and effective!

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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!

How to Clean a Glass Cooktop
Ever wonder HOW TO CLEAN A GLASS COOKTOP and make is SHINE without scrubbing all day or using chemicals? Learn the secret to getting a smooth clean showroom shine using all-natural ingredients.
Read more here.

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.

Best Natural Ways for Cleaning Wood Cabinets
Finding the time to deep clean wood kitchen cabinets is harder to come by. So what are the best ways to get grease and grime out?
Read more here.

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!

Best Grout Cleaner Ever
Once you use this product to clean grout, you’ll never try anything else!
Read more here.

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!

How to Clean Your Toast with this Magic Trick
Over the years my toaster has built up a sticky skin that I couldn’t get rid of…until today!! I tried everything. You’re not going to believe what did the trick!
Read more here.

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.

Unclog Garbage Disposal with DIY Garbage Disposable Cleaner
Make your own DIY garbage disposal cleaner to unclog garbage disposals in a flash and leave them smelling fresh and clean to boot.
Read more here.

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!

DIY Upholstery Cleaner Recipe
Learn how to clean upholstery naturally with this DIY upholstery cleaner. The DIY cleaner works great and the ingredients are inexpensive.
Read more here.

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!

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors
I have two great tips for how to clean glass shower doors. All you’ll need to get the doors sparkly clean are a pair of old pantyhose and a Magic Eraser!
Read more here.

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).

Clean Vacuum Filters The Easy Way
You won’t believe this tip for cleaning your vacuum filter!
Read more here.

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!

The Most Efficient Way to Clean Window Blinds
Discover this super easy and effective way to clean window blinds to save you both time and effort and still come out with dust-free blinds.
Read more here.

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?

Simple Shower and Tub Cleaner
Looking for a fast and easy way to have a sparkling clean tub and shower? This super simple shower and tub cleaner is what you’ve been looking for!
Read more here.

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!)

Keep Your Faucets Shiny With This Little Trick
You need to try this handy little trick that will keep your faucets shiny for longer. It’s so incredibly easy you won’t believe it!
Read more here.

Disinfect Sponges

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.

How to Microwave a Kitchen Sponge to Kill Germs
Kitchen sponges harbor all kinds of germs that can make your family sick, but did you know you can clean sponges by microwaving them? Learn how!
Read more here.

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!

How to Clean Window Tracks Like a Pro In No Time Flat!
Is there anything more annoying to clean than window tracks? I don’t really think so. But, there is a trick that leaves you with no scrubbing and NO TIME!!!
Read more here.

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.

How To Clean A Top Loading Washing Machine
Did you know you need to clean your washing machine? Here’s a simple, step by step tutorial on how to clean a washing machine with vinegar and bleach. It’s simple to do and it works wonders!
Read more here.

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.

How to Clean your Washing Machine
Learn how to clean your washing machine to improve efficiency, get rid of mold and mildew, and eliminate that stinky washing machine smell for good!
Read more here.

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 Smarter, Not Harder this Spring!
These spring cleaning tips are for those of us who’d like to get the job done with as quickly and easily as possible.
Read more here.

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 Clean a Shower Head
Did you ever think about your shower head needing to be cleaned? Here’s how to do it?
Read more here.

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.

Time to Clean Your Dryer Ducts
So many people neglect to do this and it can cause catastrophe.
Read more here.

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!

How to Clean a Glass Cooktop
Tutorial with pictures on how to clean a glass cooktop! This super quick and easy tutorial will get your stove top clean with only three ingredients!
Read more here.

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!

Fastest way to Clean Stainless Steel
I love my stainless steel appliances, but what I don’t love is the fingerprints and smudge marks. Get rid of those fingertips and enjoy that shine again – fast.
Read more here.

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!

How to Clean a GROSS Dishwasher
We cleaned our dishwasher which had a TON of buildup in it from our hard water with soda – love the before and after photos!
Read more here.

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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