9 Cleaning Hacks That Will Save the Day
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Published by TOP4 Team
Cleaning can be an exhausting household chore, especially when you’re doing it alone. But don’t worry, here are some cleaning hacks that will save your time and energy.
Apply chalk on grease stains.
To remove greasy fingerprints and other oily stains from walls, just cover the stains with white chalk, wait a few minutes and then wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth.
Clean the carpet using a squeegee.
Take a squeegee and simply rub it in short strokes along the carpet or any hair-laden area in your house. It slides smoothly, which creates static electricity that draws hair and fur from the carpet.
Don’t throw silica gel packs away.
Silica gel beads can dry things out by absorbing moisture. You can use them to make a dry travel bag, and even to suck the moisture out of your phone if it dropped in the toilet.
Dry gloves and shoes with rice.
Place a sachet of plain rice into gloves or shoes, which absorbs moisture quickly, so drying will be faster.
Fight garbage odour using old newspaper.
Place the newspaper at the bottom of your trash can with a plastic bag underneath, to keep the paper from sticking to the can. Discard it all when you toss the trash.
Just press a button to clean your blender.
Fill your blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Dump, rinse with clean water, and dry.
Maximise the sun’s rays.
The sun's rays are like natural bleach, so they eliminate most stains. After washing food storage containers in the kitchen sink with dish soap and warm water, place them on a clean tea towel in the sun. Rinse and let them dry.
Remove crayon marks on walls with toothpaste.
A white, non-gel toothpaste, which contains baking soda, acts as a fine abrasive to rub wax away without leaving a trace. Apply it with a clean toothbrush, scrub gently, then wipe with a damp cloth.
Use packing tape as a duster.
Press a foot-long stretch of tape onto the surface, and then pull it back to pick up the grime. To get crumbs out of drawers, ball up the tape, leaving much of the sticky side facing out. Tap the ball onto the debris, applying extra pressure to catch stubborn pieces. With its strong adhesive, packing tape grabs dirt from fabric and crevices.
If you really have no luxury of time to clean your house, consider getting help from one of the top cleaning service providers in Australia.