Now that the big Christmas party is over and the new year is fast approaching, you’re probably thinking a thorough dusting of your home is in order. All the more to start the year afresh. Here are some easy tricks to get your abode spick and span in no time at all – using everyday household products, no less.
When life gives you lemons, clean your home! If the preparation for festive feasts has left your kitchen in a disarray, do not fret! Start by freshening up your cutting board. Simply sprinkle some salt and scour the surface with a slice of lemon. Let the lemon juice sit on the cutting board for five minutes before scraping it off and rinsing the board. Next, rub the sink faucets with lemon juice and let it sit overnight before rinsing it off the next morning to remove any stains. If you have used a microwave to heat up the Christmas leftovers, you can also squeeze some lemon juice into water and microwave the mixture to loosen the food splatters left behind. Wipe down the microwave after that for a clean and fresh smelling microwave!
Clean spills and stains on your carpets with vinegar. Simply spray the stain with a mixture of half vinegar and half water and let it sit for two to five minutes before blotting with a towel. On top that, vinegar kills harmful bacteria like salmonella and e.coli, leaving your home squeaky clean.
The odour-absorbing and cleaning properties of baking soda are incredibly useful in removing tough stains and cleaning up upholstered furniture and rugs. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your sofa and rugs before you vacuum the area. Additionally, baking soda can aid in the removal of the burnt food stuck on the bottom of pots and pans. Sprinkle some baking soda on top of the burnt areas and add hot water. Leave it to soak overnight and scrub off the burnt food in the morning with ease.
Despite leaving coasters around the house, some guests did not bother using them amidst the festivities, leaving ugly watermarks on your precious wooden coffee table. To remove the watermark rings, gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the areas with a soft cloth. Wipe it off with a damp cloth and finish off by applying some wood polish. You can even use toothpaste to thoroughly clean your sinks. Simply scrub your sink with toothpaste and rinse it out! Your sink will look pristine and be odor-free!
Not just for your morning brew, coffee filters can help to get your abode spick and span. Wipe your television or computer screen with coffee filters for a dust-free and glamorously glossy screen! Unlike other materials like paper towels, wet wipes or tissues, the coffee filter can catch the dust on the screen without leaving any fibres behind, leaving you with a clear television screen.