You probably love a clean house, but hate the time and effort it takes to get it there. Here are 10 tips to make your house cleaner, with less guesswork and hassle.
You may be 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.
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 need to suck 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.
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.
Quickly clean your shower curtain
Did you know you can give your shower curtain a quick scrub in the washing machine? There are some rules you need to follow to keep it intact, though.without ruining them.
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.
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. After a load, 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.