If you have ever hired a domestic cleaning service to spruce up your apartment or house, no doubt you might be impressed with the tricks they had utilized to clean your home thoroughly and efficiently. These domestic cleaners have the knack to make their work look painfully easy.
Here are some of the best domestic cleaning tricks to help you achieve the same proficiency
How to Live Without Mop or Vacuum
Here's the first technique: Take a few or a bunch of paper towels or
napkins. Spray the floor with multipurpose cleaner, and wipe up with the
paper towels or napkins. Please note that the wetter the paper towel or
napkin, the more likely it is to collect hair, bits of food stuffs, and
various types of crumbs that stick to moist, thin wood.
Technique number two: Take an old, clean rag and spray thoroughly with
multipurpose cleaner. (You can buy a bag of cheap dishtowels for a buck
and discard them after use.) Place the rag on the floor, and move it
around with a push broom.
The Importance of Not Using Bleach Disks in Toilets
Bleach disks eat away at the plastic parts in your toilet. If you use
bleach disks for a long time, your toilet will just keep running.
Once a week, at night, take the lid off your toilet and pour four cups
of vinegar into the tank. Don't pour it in the bowl because every time
you flush it will wash the vinegar through the whole system. That's not
the idea. If it's in the tank it will keep the bowl smelling nicely (if
you like the smell of vinegar). After the first flush, it won't smell
like vinegar any more. The vinegar will also keep your water jets open,
decreasing the likelihood of a clogged toilet.
Hey Dust, Now It's War!
When you're home looking around during a commercial, do you notice tiny
grains on the furniture and dullness everywhere? When you walk through
your front door, do you see a kaleidoscope of particles, hair, and
dander floating in the air? When you type on the keyboard, do your
fingers feel like they're walking on the beach? That, boys and girls, is
A plain paper towel or napkin with multipurpose cleaner also works.
Lightly dampen the paper towel with cleaner, and then clean just as you
would with a cloth. Never use this method on electronics since the
wetness will damage the electronics.
If food is healthy, it will go bad quickly. Most fresh fruits and
vegetables are no longer considered fresh after a few days and will be
completely spoiled in a week. To accommodate this fact of life, you'll
need to clean your refrigerator once a week, every two weeks at the very
least, of any/all now unhealthy, spoiled food.
The Baking Soda Myth
An open box of baking soda does nothing to quarantine or dispose of the
smell of decaying food. The only thing that keeps your fridge fresh and
clean is if you keep it cleaned out. Every six months take everything
out. Then wash it from top to bottom with a rag dipped in baking soda
and warm water (yes, the baking soda has some good uses). Don't forget
to clean the drawers since this is where you find that last piece of sea
kelp or lettuce and the leaky soda lake with islands of mold. Once it's
completely cleaned, dry the refrigerator with a paper towel.