Whether you love or hate them, chores around the home are something that everyone must do. Regardless of your stance, chores are something that seem to be never ending, and there’s always something to be done. On top of this, some chores can seem more difficult than others due to the excessive amount of scrubbing that they may require. Thankfully, there are a handful of tips, tricks, and hacks that mean you can effortlessly clean your home until it sparkles. Not only will they save you from wasting your time, but they’ll keep you from getting frustrated and allow you to achieve the best results.
Clean Your Sofa with Baking Soda
Your sofa is an integral feature of your home, yet it can be a nightmare to clean. If you’re wondering how to clean a sofa, look no further than baking soda. Simply sprinkle baking soda across the surface on your couch and leave it there for around 20 minutes. After this, you can use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove the powder. Following this, your sofa should be left looking new and fresh, whilst also smelling good. It’s not secret that a sofa costs a significant amount of money, meaning that it’s vitally important that you care for it.
Clean Your Chopping Board with Lemons and Kosher Salt
Your chopping board is where you prepare food, meaning that it’s a good idea to avoid chemicals when it comes to cleaning this. Fortunately, half a lemon and some salt are all you need to ensure that it’s clean. All you have to do is sprinkle salt across the surface of the chopping board before grabbing your half of a lemon and scouring the surface with it, slightly squeezing as you do so to release juices. Following this, you should let it sit for five minutes before scraping the dirty liquid into a bowl. Finally, you can rinse the surface using a clean wet sponge.
Clean Your Oven with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Once again, your oven is for food preparation, meaning that you might opt for a chemical free approach when it comes to cleaning. All this requires is seven tablespoons of baking soda, 200ml of vinegar, and four tablespoons of water. Once you’ve emptied your oven of racks, trays, and such, you can scrape out any build-up and pour some vinegar into a spray bottle. Then, you should make a baking soda paste using the seven tablespoons of baking soda and three tablespoons of water. Next, you can put on some rubber gloves and coat the inside of the oven with the paste and leave it overnight. The next day, you can wipe up the paste with a damp cloth and spray the surfaces with vinegar before one final wipe down.
Remove Paint from Clothes with a Razor
If you’ve been decorating or crafting, you may find that some paint has stained your clothes; however, you needn’t worry. All you need to do is mix some dish soap with warm water until it’s sudsy and then place the affected area into the soapy solution. Following this, you can hold the razor at a 45-degree angle and scrape the paint away. It’s important to keep the clothes damp, as this will help you avoid snags. After this, your previously paint-stained clothes should be as good as new, meaning that you won’t have to throw them in your exclusive paint pile.
What cleaning hacks do you rely on to keep your home sparkling? Will you implement any of the above in your future cleaning sessions?