A top reason why people despise cleaning at home is because they don’t know how to do it the easy way. Is there an easy way that doesn’t involve hiring a domestic cleaner, you’d say. Yes, there is! Lucky for you, we like sharing our professional knowledge. Here are our best 6 domestic cleaning hacks for your bathroom and kitchen.
Cleaning Hacks for Your Bathroom
1. How to Clean the Shower Head
Want your shiny shower head back? Get it! You don’t actually need any cleaning products for this. You will see amazing results, we promise!
Step 1: Mix 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water.
Step 2: Put the solution in a plastic bag and pop the shower head inside.
Step 3: Make sure the bag is tightly secured with a rubber band.
Step 4: Leave it for half an hour and rinse with hot water.
2. How to Clean Grout and Tiles
In many homes mould on grout is ignored because people have the false impression that it’s hard to remove. Well, it is if you are using the wrong approach. Follow this cleaning hack:
Step 1: Mix equal parts of bleach or vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
Step 2: Spray over the mouldy grout and shower tiles.
Step 3: Let it dry completely!
Step 4: Rinse with warm water.
Tip: Some black mould spots are harder to remove. If that’s the case in your bathroom just mix some baking soda with water to make a paste and apply it on the spots. Use a toothbrush to scrub.
3. How to Clean the Toilet
Probably the worst part of domestic cleaning is taking care of the toilet. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be such a nightmare because we have the perfect cleaning hack for it.
Step 1: Put two tablets of Alka Seltzer in the toilet bowl.
Step 2: Wait for it to fizz for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Scrub with the toilet brush.
Step 4: Flush.
Cleaning Hacks for Your Kitchen
4. How to Clean Baking Trays and Pans
Are you one of those people who love cooking but can’t be asked to clean the pans and baking trays? We get it, it can be challenging sometimes. Save yourself a lot of scrubbing with this cleaning hack.
Step 1: Soak your dirty pans and kitchen utensils in warm water.
Step 2: Add some baking powder and lemon and give it a few minutes.
Step 3: Rub half a lemon on stainless steel for an extra shine.
Step 4: Rinse and let it dry naturally.
5. How to Clean the Microwave
Microwaves save us so much time, but they take long to be cleaned and deodorised. Fortunately, there some easy tricks you could use to make the process shorter and hustle-free.
Step 1: Mix 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water in a bowl.
Step 2: Place a wooden spoon inside to avoid overheating of the mixture and potential explosion (this is quite unlikely, but it’s best to take precautions).
Step 3: Put the microwave on for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how powerful it is.
Step 4: Get the bowl out (use oven mitts) and wipe with a sponge if necessary.
Tip: If you want to remove bad smells from the microwave you could add lemon or a few drops of essential oils to the mixture.
6. How to Clean Baked-on Grime in the Oven
Even if you pay for a domestic cleaning service, the oven is usually not included in the offer. In most cases you will have to book for it separately. We will teach you how to do the job yourself without much effort.
Step 1: Wipe the oven and the racks with warm soapy water and sponge. No need to scrub.
Step 2: Mix together half a cup baking soda, ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, ¼ liquid dish soap and the juice from one lemon. It should look like a paste.
Step 3: Remove the racks and apply the mixture all over the oven and let it stay for at least 4 hours.
Step 4: Use a damp scrub sponge to remove the cleaning solution and scrub a little if needed.
Tip: If your oven has a self-cleaning programme, you can use this as a finishing touch.
Do you think these hacks make domestic cleaner more bearable? If not, we are still here to help.