Advertising
Advertising

50 Cleaning Hacks for Your Home That Will Make Your Life Easier

50 Cleaning Hacks for Your Home That Will Make Your Life Easier

Do you ever feel like the chores around your home never end? How many times have you lost hours handling tricky cleanups that you just couldn’t resolve? If this is the case then you are in the right place — we have composed a list to resolve these issues definitively. Among these tips, you will find resolutions for the most persistent and time-wasting cleaning problems. They’ll save you time and help you avoid getting annoyed.

1. Use Kosher salt and lemons to clean your chopping board without leaving any chemicals.

01lemon

    2. Baking soda can be a great solution for cleaning your sofa.

    02soda

      3. Vinegar and baking soda can be a great combo for cleaning your oven.

      Advertising

      03even

        4. Use a razor to remove paint from clothes.

        04razer

          5. Clean your blinds with a 50-50 vinegar and water mixture and an old sock.

          05tissue

            6. Use your hairdryer to remove water rings from wooden surfaces and refresh them with olive oil.

            06table

              7.  Oil stains can be removed from the carpet with baking soda.

              07flour

                8. Use lemons to remove stains from faucets.

                08lemon

                  9. Use one teaspoon of liquid soap, a few drops of antibacterial oils, and baking soda mixed with water to create a paste to clean the tub with.

                  09cleaning

                    10. Use sea salt to clean iron dishes.

                    10clean

                      11. Clean stainless steel appliances with cream of tartar.

                      11paste

                        12. Protect your baseboards from hair and dust with dryer sheets.

                        12bounce

                          13. Use chalk before you wash your clothes to clean greasy stains quickly.

                          13chalk

                            14. Use your old toothbrush (washed) to clean your keyboard.

                            14keyboard

                              15. Use duct tape and vinegar to perfectly clean your toilet.

                              15bathroom

                                16. Use vegetable oil and baking soda on a toothbrush to clean your cabinet doors.

                                16wood

                                  17. Use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth to remove nail polish from the carpet.

                                  17stain

                                    18. Clean your grater by grating raw chunks of potato.

                                    18potato

                                      19. Use a squeegee to remove hairs from the carpet.

                                      19carpet

                                        20. Use steel wool to clean your curling iron.

                                        20iron

                                          21. Coffee stains are a breeze to clean with baking soda.

                                          21stain

                                            22. Use a ball of aluminum foil with a bit of dish soap to scrub glass baking dishes clean.

                                            22aluminium

                                              23. Play dough can be used to remove spilled glitter.

                                              23plastelin

                                                24. Clean up your makeup brushes with baby shampoo and hang them to dry to avoid mold.

                                                24clip

                                                  25. Put plastic bags filled with vinegar around your shower heads to rid them of stains.

                                                  25bath

                                                    26. Use some Coca Cola to clean oil stains off your garage floors. (Yeah, this works!)

                                                    26tiles

                                                      27. Clean your ear buds with a Q-tip and a small amount of rubbing alcohol.

                                                      27ear

                                                        28. Your coffee grinder can be smell free if you just grind some uncooked white rice in it.

                                                        28rice

                                                          29. Toothpaste can restore your old sneakers to glory.

                                                          29shoe

                                                            30. Toothpaste can also be used to clean your engagement ring.

                                                            30toothpaste

                                                              31. Fill your burned pan with water, add two cups of vinegar, bring to the boil, take it off the heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda.

                                                              31water

                                                                32. Clean your hair brush with shampoo.

                                                                32brush

                                                                  33. Shoe polish can hide the scratches in leather furniture (be sure to use appropriate colors and rub off any excess well).

                                                                  33sofa

                                                                    34. Baking soda and bleach can clean the grimiest grout in your bathroom.

                                                                    34cleantiles

                                                                      35. Fill your blender with water, add a couple of drops of dish soap, blend for a few seconds, then rinse.

                                                                      35mixer

                                                                        36. Broken glass can be picked up by pressing a piece of bread on it.

                                                                        36bread

                                                                          37. Crumpled paper can be used to quick dry your shoes.

                                                                          37snickears

                                                                            38. While your glue gun is still hot from use, wipe it off with a  ball of aluminum foil.

                                                                            38gluegun

                                                                              39. Bathtub rings can be removed by rubbing them using salt and a cut grapefruit.

                                                                              39friut

                                                                                40. Put a microwave-safe dish filled with water and dishwashing liquid into your microwave for one minute and then wipe with a wet sponge.

                                                                                40bowl

                                                                                  41. Lint rollers are great for removing dust from your lamps.

                                                                                  41white

                                                                                    42. Canned air can be used to remove dust from inaccessible places.

                                                                                    42comp

                                                                                      43. Use coffee filters to clean TVs, monitors and other screens.

                                                                                      43tv

                                                                                        44. Old dusty candles can be brought back to life by rubbing them with stockings.

                                                                                        44niddle

                                                                                          45. You can easily clean your iron by running it hot (no steam) over a piece of paper or foil covered with salt.

                                                                                          45iron

                                                                                            46. Newspaper can be used to absorb smells in a refrigerator.

                                                                                            46fridge

                                                                                              47. Lipstick stains can be removed by spraying them with hairspray, rubbing them with a damp cloth and then washing them.

                                                                                              47hairspray

                                                                                                48. Clean your silverware with baking soda.

                                                                                                48spoon

                                                                                                  49. Use coasters to prevent jar leakage.

                                                                                                  49glass

                                                                                                    50. Use a dustpan to pick up small toys all over your home.

                                                                                                    50lego

                                                                                                      There are some things that you should leave to professionals. Things that include using poisons, like for killing bugs and rats, for example, are probably better handled by trained experts. Also, EVAC or airconditioner cleanup should be done by someone who is familiar with your device, since it can have a negative effect on your electricity bill and much worse in case of a breakdown. But for the everyday basics, these tips will help you get some more free time — and a clean house to boot.

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      More by this author

                                                                                                      Ivan Dimitrijevic

                                                                                                      Ivan is the CEO and founder of a digital marketing company. He has years of experiences in team management, entrepreneurship and productivity.

                                                                                                      10 Secrets of Making Every Presentation Fun, Engaging, and Enjoyable 7 Steps to Reinventing Yourself and Reach Your Goals 50 New Year’s Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Each Of Them 40 Amazing Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 8 Fun and Unique Birthday Party Ideas for People in Their 20s

                                                                                                      Trending in Home

                                                                                                      1 10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home 2 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of 3 5 Reasons Why Tidying Your Room Can Change Your Life 4 25 Really Cool Cat Furniture Design Ideas Every Cat Owner Needs 5 Scientists Discover Why You Should Take Off Your Shoes Before Entering Your Home

                                                                                                      Read Next

                                                                                                      Advertising
                                                                                                      Advertising
                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      Last Updated on February 11, 2021

                                                                                                      The 20 Most Creative Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You

                                                                                                      The 20 Most Creative Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You

                                                                                                      Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.

                                                                                                      Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.

                                                                                                      1. Humans Of New York

                                                                                                      Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.

                                                                                                       2.  Paris in Four Months

                                                                                                      Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.

                                                                                                      3. Civilized Caveman Cooking

                                                                                                      George Bryant offers up more than his love for cooking Paleo cuisine as he shares more about life, joy, and happiness. His coined hashtag is #hugsandbacon.

                                                                                                      4. Andrew Knapp

                                                                                                      Andrew has taken the world by storm with his adorable version of Where’s Waldo? His version is Find Momo, and stars his border collie.

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      5. Idafrosk

                                                                                                      Ida Skivenes has developed a knack for food art. From the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Strawberry Fields Forever, she has recreated it all with food.

                                                                                                      6. GrandmaBetty33

                                                                                                      Grandma Betty is fighting cancer and is inspiring others to smile and be happy in life. She brings a smile to your face instantly and is like having your grandma right beside you.

                                                                                                      7. Maya_on_the_Move

                                                                                                      Tania Ahsan captures the world of her cute bulldog, Maya, on her adventures in New York. Maya makes appearances that will make you smile, laugh, and inspire you to go out and create something special.

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      8. Leoleoparis

                                                                                                      Leo captures the life on the streets of Paris. Most of his work is done in black and white, offering that iconic Parisian look.

                                                                                                      9. Jacob Santiago

                                                                                                      Jacob Santiago creates stunning, vibrant images around New York City, showcasing the architecture and streets. I’m sure you haven’t seen the streets of NYC like this before.

                                                                                                      10. Julie’s Kitchen

                                                                                                      Julie Lee showcases how everyday produce can create colorful art designs. At first glance, you think it is just a design; then, a second take illustrates that it is really fruits and vegetables.

                                                                                                      11. iloveplaymo

                                                                                                      iloveplaymo brings together photography and Playmobil toys in action. The images are up to date with current world events and everyday life.

                                                                                                      12. “Red” Hong Yi

                                                                                                      Red Hong Yi loves to paint without a paintbrush. Her style uses daily items to create lovely images.

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      13. Alexis Diaz

                                                                                                      A breathtaking artist from Puerto Rico who loves to paint murals. Alexis’s work is featured all over the world.

                                                                                                      14. Murad Osmann

                                                                                                      Murad Osmann is a music video producer, but his claim to fame on Instagram has been his photographs with his girlfriend leading him by her hand.

                                                                                                      15. Simone Bramate

                                                                                                      Simone Bramate is a storyteller who just so happens to take delightful photos as well.

                                                                                                      16. Willie Kessel

                                                                                                      Willie Kessel brings beach life right to your smartphone. Amazing surf and lifestyle images that take your mind off of all of the work and stress in your life.

                                                                                                      Advertising

                                                                                                      17. Nick Ulivieri

                                                                                                      Nick Ulivieri is a talented photographer who loves to capture the windy city of Chicago and skies, especially during storms. His images are gorgeous and make you realize how wonderful life really is.

                                                                                                      18. Jo Jerry

                                                                                                      Jo Jerry’s landscape photos around Santorini, Greece, make you want to book a flight immediately. The bright colors and simplicity in the images make his photos stand out from the rest.

                                                                                                      19. GoPro

                                                                                                      GoPro uses fan-sourced images on their account that are all captured with a GoPro. Creativity to the max is used in these images and range from the grocery store to incredible surf.

                                                                                                      20. Vin Farrell

                                                                                                      Vin Farrell is a creative who works on the agency side for large clients and has a knack for photography. His iPhone captures amazing aerial images around NYC and the world.

                                                                                                      Featured photo credit: Andy via flickr.com

                                                                                                      Read Next