Cleaning Tips and Tricks to Make Your Home Shine

Cleaning Tips and Tricks to Make Your Home Shine

Now more then ever it is important we keep a clean home. Cleaning is not necessarily a tough job; it’s about knowing the right places to clean and how often. Let’s look at some of the dirtiest places in your house and the best ways to clean them. With the right insight and products, you can tackle any cleaning challenge.

Handles and Light Switches
Seemly obvious as they have the highest touch traffic, however, they are often forgotten about in a daily clean. No one thinks of washing their hands before touching a handle or light switch, so it’s easy for those things to become dirty without you noticing. Try not to forget them when you’re cleaning the house. A quick wipe down with some Housewife’s dishwashing liquid and warm water should do the trick.
Taps
A huge amount of time is spent near taps, whether its washing hands after using the toilet, doing the dishes or getting your children to brush their teeth, taps often see hands at their dirtiest. Keep a cloth and some housewife’s all-purpose cleaner under the sink and wipe down the taps after use.
Kitchen Sink
The amount of food and bacteria the kitchen sink (and sponges) can accumulate is pretty disgusting. Make sure you wipe down your sink after use to keep it shiny and to prevent any water spots from forming and keep the drains fresh by using bicarbonate of soda and some vinegar. For a deeper clean, use Housewife’s drain cleaner.
Your Fridge
Surprisingly easier to clean then most people think. Remove all items from inside the fridge before cleaning and use a bit of dish soap mixed with hot water, or some diluted all-purpose cream to wipe down the shelves and walls. Place a little bit of bicarbonate of soda into a small container and place it on a shelf at the back of the fridge to absorb any unwanted smells. Never use bleach to clean the inside of your refrigerator, as it could contaminate your food.
Toilet
One of the dirtiest places in the house. At the start of cleaning your bathroom, place some Housewife’s thick bleach into the toilet bowl and leave to sit. Scrub with your toilet brush and always remember to close the toilet lid when you flush, germs from the toilet bowl can travel. To eliminate hard water stains, soak toilet paper in vinegar and place directly on top of the stain. Let the vinegar-soaked paper sit overnight. The next morning, flush to rinse and the stains should be gone.
Bath/ Shower
As relaxing as a long soak in the bath can be, soap scum can form around the bath. Wipe down the bath with some Kitchen/Bathroom cleaner after each use to ensure build up doesn’t occur. Bathroom sinks should be wiped down daily with a disinfectant solution and bath towels and mats should be changed weekly.
Behind and on top of your cupboards
We often forget about the doors of our cupboards or the top of the kitchen cupboards. Schedule time to wipe it down weekly with some Housewife’s All-Purpose Cream.
A quick and easy way to disinfect Surfaces is to dilute some Housewife’s thick bleach, at a ratio of 1-part bleach to 9 parts water. Use this to wipe down surfaces and high touch points around the house.

Written by @inthesestilettos

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