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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://tidymom.net/how-to-clean-a-glass-cooktop/” name=”How to Clean a Glass Cooktop” summary=”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.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://tidymom.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/clean-glass-cooktop-horiz-photo.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/cleaning-wood-kitchen-cabinets/” name=”Best Natural Ways for Cleaning Wood Cabinets” summary=”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?” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://cdn.onecrazyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Best-Way-to-Clean-Wood-Cabinets.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://www.lifeprekarious.com/best-ever-grout-cleaner/” name=”Best Grout Cleaner Ever” summary=”Once you use this product to clean grout, you’ll never try anything else!” image=”8601″]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://www.areal-lifehousewife.com/2012/01/tip-16-toast-to-this.html” name=”How to Clean Your Toast with this Magic Trick” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://www.areal-lifehousewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Toast-after-Cleaning.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/diy-garbage-disposable-cleaner/” name=”Unclog Garbage Disposal with DIY Garbage Disposable Cleaner” summary=”Make your own DIY garbage disposal cleaner to unclog garbage disposals in a flash and leave them smelling fresh and clean to boot.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://cdn.onecrazyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/disposal-cubes.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.diynatural.com/clean-upholstery/” name=”DIY Upholstery Cleaner Recipe” summary=”Learn how to clean upholstery naturally with this DIY upholstery cleaner. The DIY cleaner works great and the ingredients are inexpensive.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.diynatural.com/wp-content/uploads/DIY-How-To-Clean-Upholstery.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://askannamoseley.com/2014/08/how-to-clean-glass-shower-doors/” name=”How to Clean Glass Shower Doors ” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://99o.b92.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/How-to-remove-soap-scum-3.jpg?time=1608311477″]
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).[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://www.agirlandherneedle.com/2012/07/tip-clean-vacuum-filters-in-dishwasher.html” name=”Clean Vacuum Filters The Easy Way” summary=”You won’t believe this tip for cleaning your vacuum filter!” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R37f7jkRWvg/UBOISnfbygI/AAAAAAAADBo/sLJnOh4i5ic/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/Dishwasher+Tip+copy.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/how-to-clean-window-blinds/” name=”The Most Efficient Way to Clean Window Blinds” summary=”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.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://cdn.onecrazyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/best-way-to-clean-window-blinds.jpg”]
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?[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://joyfulhomemaking.com/2012/08/simple-shower-and-tub-cleaner.html” name=”Simple Shower and Tub Cleaner” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://joyfulhomemaking.com/wp-content/uploads/tub-and-shower-cleaner-1-1-2.png”]
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!)[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.creeklinehouse.com/keep-your-faucets-shiny-and-free-from/” name=”Keep Your Faucets Shiny With This Little Trick” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.creeklinehouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/3waxpaper51.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://momsagainstcooties.com/want-to-help-keep-foodborne-illness-out-of-your-home-zap-that-kitchen-sponge/” name=”How to Microwave a Kitchen Sponge to Kill Germs” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://momsagainstcooties.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/How-to-Microwave-a-Kitchen-Sponge-to-Kill-Germs.png”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.theintentionalmom.com/how-to-clean-window-tracks-like-a-pro-in-no-time-flat/” name=”How to Clean Window Tracks Like a Pro In No Time Flat!” summary=”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!!!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.theintentionalmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/clean-window-tracks-simple.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.practicallyfunctional.com/clean-washing-machine-with-vinegar/” name=”How To Clean A Top Loading Washing Machine” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://practicallyfunctional.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/How-to-clean-a-washing-machine-with-vinegar-and-bleach-Step-by-step-instructions-that-really-work-13.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.cleanandscentsible.com/how-to-clean-your-washing-machine/” name=”How to Clean your Washing Machine” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.cleanandscentsible.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Resized-How-To-Clean-Your-Front-Loader-2.png”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://blog.homedepot.com/cleaning-tips-smarter-not-harder/” name=”Clean Smarter, Not Harder this Spring!” summary=”These spring cleaning tips are for those of us who’d like to get the job done with as quickly and easily as possible.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://storage.googleapis.com/thdblog-media/wp-content/uploads/Dana_White_SpringCleaning_1.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://thenymelrosefamily.com/how-to-clean-a-shower-head/” name=”How to Clean a Shower Head” summary=”Did you ever think about your shower head needing to be cleaned? Here’s how to do it?” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://thenymelrosefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/How-to-Clean-a-Shower-Head.jpg”]
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.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.prettyhandygirl.com/time-to-clean-your-dryer-ducts-prevent-fires/” name=”Time to Clean Your Dryer Ducts ” summary=”So many people neglect to do this and it can cause catastrophe.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://i0.wp.com/www.prettyhandygirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/dryer_picture.jpg?resize=427%2C640&ssl=1″]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.happymamatales.com/clean-glass-cooktop/” name=”How to Clean a Glass Cooktop” summary=”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!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.happymamatales.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Clean-Your-Glass-Stove-Top.png”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://ashadeofteal.com/the-best-fastest-way-to-clean-stainless-steel-with-pledge/” name=”Fastest way to Clean Stainless Steel” summary=”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.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://ashadeofteal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Cleaning-Stainless-Steel-with-Pledge.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/how-to-clean-a-dishwasher/” name=”How to Clean a GROSS Dishwasher” summary=”We cleaned our dishwasher which had a TON of buildup in it from our hard water with soda – love the before and after photos!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://cdn.onecrazyhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/soda-can-clean-a-dishwasher2.jpg”]
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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