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8 Effective Hacks for Cleaning and Sanitizing Your House

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How clean is your home? The answer isn’t as clean, you think. A team of researchers studied the microbial life found in dust samples of over 1,200 households in the United States. They discovered approximately 9,000 species of germs on average. Just finding out could drive you to start cleaning your home. However, you could find it difficult to clean your entire home effectively. Below are a few tips you can use to do cleaning and sanitizing your house a lot easier.

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Use Lemons

Lemons are used extensively in cleaning agents because their smell is comforting and refreshing. You can use lemons to remove unwanted scents from a variety of surfaces and appliances. You can cut a lemon in half and microwave it for 30 seconds. You can also rub lemon halves on your fixtures to remove scum and stains.

Quick Cleaning Solution

Sometimes you need to clean your home or surfaces quickly, or maybe you want to try natural cleaners without chemicals. You can create a quick deodorizing and stain removing solution by mixing bleach and baking soda. You can use this to scrub your bathtub, sinks, and tiled surfaces to bring out their shine and remove mold.

Keep Glass Clear

Glass stains are unsightly and unsanitary, particularly inside the bathroom. Your windows and other fixtures will also get dusty and stained over time. If you want to avoid using heavily chemical cleaners to keep your shower doors and other glass surfaces clean, you can mix rubbing alcohol with some vinegar. This cleaning fluid will remove stains and dust from the glass without leaving streaks.

Cabinets Meet Vacuums

Dust can accumulate in the back of your kitchen cabinets and drawers even if they’re kept closed for long periods. But reaching all the way to their very back will be difficult, especially if they’re placed high up on your kitchen walls. You can remove dust and other debris by using your vacuum cleaner. Just attach the longest vacuum nozzle you have and an extension cord to suck up all the dust.

Toothbrush Keyboards

Keyboards are some of the most touched objects in your house, and they can get dusty quickly. Keep your keyboards free from microbes and dust with a simple two-step process. Use a disinfectant wipe to clean it. Once it’s dry, use a toothbrush to dislodge any dust particles from under the keys.

Blend Soap

Your blender is a difficult piece of kitchen equipment to clean, especially dismantling the blade. Certain mixtures are harder to clean and scrub than others, such as smoothies and milkshakes. Avoid accidentally cutting yourself by reaching inside your blender to clean it by pouring in enough hot water to fill up ¾ of the way to the top. Add a generous dollop of dishwashing liquid and blend for a few minutes. This will dislodge all particles, and you can just pour out the water.

Shine Wood Naturally

Wood looks better when you use natural cleaning products to bring out its natural luster. Natural ingredients won’t scrub away its polish and shine. You can whip up your own natural wood polish by mixing ½ cup vinegar, ½ cup of olive oil mixed with the juice and oil of one lemon. Rub gently on your wooden surfaces, following the grain of the wood.

Socks for Blinds

Blinds are difficult to clean without getting dust everywhere. Feather dusters and similar tools only spread dust around. If you want to clean each individual slat on your blinds effectively, you can use old socks. Slip a sock one on your hand and use it to wipe your blinds. Once each sock is dusty, you can soak and rinse it in water.

House cleaning can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. The tips shared above can help you keep your home clean and sparkling without breaking a sweat.

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