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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.

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

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

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        4. Use a razor to remove paint from clothes.

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

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

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

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                8. Use lemons to remove stains from faucets.

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                  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.

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                    10. Use sea salt to clean iron dishes.

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                      11. Clean stainless steel appliances with cream of tartar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                        20. Use steel wool to clean your curling iron.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                          29. Toothpaste can restore your old sneakers to glory.

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

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                                                              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.

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                                                                32. Clean your hair brush with shampoo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                                48. Clean your silverware with baking soda.

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                                                                                                  49. Use coasters to prevent jar leakage.

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

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                                                                                                      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.

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

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                                                                                                      50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                                                                      50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                                                                      If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                                                                                      That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                                                                                      Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                                                                                      1. Believe It to See It

                                                                                                      Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                                                                                      2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                                                                                      While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                                                                                      3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                                                                                      Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                                                                                      4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                                                                                      Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                                                                                      5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                                                                                      There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                                                                                      6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                                                                                      It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                                                                                      7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                                                                                      Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                                                                                      8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                                                                                      Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                                                                                      9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                                                                                      Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                                                                                      10. Be in It to Win It

                                                                                                      Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                                                                                      11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                                                                                      People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                                                                                      12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                                                                                      Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                                                                                      13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                                                                                      You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                                                                                      14. Be a One-Off Original

                                                                                                      Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                                                                                      15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                                                                                      Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                                                                                      16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                                                                                      Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                                                                                      17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                                                                                      Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                                                                                      18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                                                                                      We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                                                                                      19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                                                                                      Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                                                                                      20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                                                                                      Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                                                                                      21. Make Your Own Luck

                                                                                                      In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                                                                                      22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                                                                                      While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                                                                                      23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                                                                                      Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                                                                                      24. Champion in Communication

                                                                                                      Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                                                                                      25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                                                                                      Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                                                                                      26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                                                                                      To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                                                                                      27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                                                                                      While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                                                                                      28. Live by Core Values

                                                                                                      Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                                                                                      29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                                                                                      Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                                                                                      30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                                                                                      Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                                                                                      31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                                                                                      Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                                                                                      32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                                                                                      Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                                                                                      33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                                                                                      Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                                                                                      34. Change Opens New Doors

                                                                                                      People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                                                                                      35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                                                                                      It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                                                                                      36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                                                                                      Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                                                                                      37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                                                                                      When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                                                                                      38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                                                                                      How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                                                                                      39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                                                                                      If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                                                                                      40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                                                                                      Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                                                                                      41. Swim Against the Tide

                                                                                                      Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                                                                                      42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                                                                                      More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                                                                                      43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                                                                                      Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                                                                                      44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                                                                                      While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                                                                                      45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                                                                                      Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                                                                                      46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                                                                                      Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                                                                                      47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                                                                                      While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                                                                                      48. Follow Through

                                                                                                      Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                                                                                      49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                                                                                      We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                                                                                      50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                                                                                      To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                                                                                      So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

                                                                                                      Bonus: 5 Bad Habits To Quit

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