You probably love a, but hate the time and effort it takes to get it there.
doesn't need to be a tedious, never-ending trial. This year, use these 15 tips to make your house cleaner, with less guesswork and hassle.
A no-scrub answer for your shower curtain
Don't clean your shower curtain by hand.with enough detergent for a medium load, set the washer to the normal cycle and be sure the water temperature is set to warm. When the washer is done, hang the curtain back up and let it air dry.
You're washing your bath towels too much
If you're one of those people who think you need to wash your bath towels after every use, you may be cleaning more than you need to. You actually only need to, unless there are sick people involved.
Get your closet sorted
A clean, organized closet will help you get ready faster in the morning, but getting it that way can seem like an insurmountable task..
Zap the dirtiest place in your home
Your computer's keyboard can have. Hit it with a blast of compressed air to get rid of dust, food particles and lint, then wipe it down with disinfectant wipes to get it germ-free quickly.
Give your mattress a deep clean without scrubbing
Your mattress could harbor around 10 million dust mites, according to The American Council on Science and Health. That can make your allergies go crazy, so a deep clean is in order. Don't worry, it doesn't require huge amounts of time or money.
You can get your. Give your mattress a good vacuuming, spray it with water, then sprinkle it with baking soda. When the moisture drys, vacuum a second time to remove the baking soda.
Clean a ceiling fan in 60 seconds
All you need to, two rags and some rubber bands. Roll each arm of the tongs with a rag and secure them with rubber bands. Clamp a fan blade with the tongs and drag the rags down the blade. The rags will trap the dust on both sides of the blade. No mess.
Fix yellowed sheets with solar power
No need to scrub discolored sheets. Just hang them outside on a sunny day. The sunlight acts as a natural whitening agent..
Wash your sheets on a schedule
Like your towels, your sheets need to be washed at certain intervals. Once every two weeks is a good rule of thumb, unless you have allergies or night sweats. If you have these problems,.
Put your fridge on a cleaning schedule, too
Your fridge needs to be wiped down as soon as spills happen, purged of leftovers weekly,and the water filter needs to be changed every six months. Be sure to mark your calendar to remind you of what needs to be done when.
Get your bathroom clean in 10 minutes
Getting your bathroom clean doesn't need to be a big production. With just 10 minutes a day you can make it sparkle. You just need a routine..
Then take 2 seconds to keep your toilet clean
I hate cleaning the toilet and I bet you do, too. Luckily, I've found a way to keep your toilet bowl cleaner, longer.. All you need is a magic eraser sponge.
Speed clean your kitchen
Just like your bathroom, with a good routine, you can clean your kitchen super fast. First, you need to gather your cleaning supplies, then you need to clean areas in a certain order to be more efficient..
Prevent vacuum hose clogs
Every single time my kids vacuumed, they clogged up the hose. If you have this problem, too, there's a solution. All you need to do is secure. It will catch items that could potentially clog the vacuum and will let smaller particles pass through.
Flash dry your dishes
There's. It just wastes electricity. At the end of the cycle, simply open the door.
After a wash and rinse, the dishes are so hot they will evaporate the rinse water, releasing the steam through the open door. Your dishes will be dry in just minutes.
Banish pet smells
No matter how much you train your pets, sometimes they have accidents. Pet urine tends to stick around even after a good cleaning, but you can wipe out the stench with a mixture ofin a spray bottle. Spray the offensive area well to end the eww.