How to Clean Your House Like a Pro
Cleaning can be a really exhausting chore to do sometimes. Even though we may put all of our energy and dedicate the day to it, it still might not be done the right way. One 10-minute hack can save you what might have taken you a whole day before.
5-Minute Crafts wants to show you some simple steps on how to clean your home like a professional, without putting in too much effort.
1. Cleaning the bed
Changing the bedsheets and making your bed will have a big impact on how you start your day, but cleaning the bed is really important too. Remove the sheets and wash them. Using the vacuum cleaner go over the mattress. Never soak the mattress or apply water or cleaning solution directly to it, because some of them aren’t supposed to get wet. Instead, try spot-cleaning the mattress with a stain remover or a homemade solution with dish soap and water. Put it on a cloth and clean it with the cloth.
If the mirror in your room isn’t too dirty try wiping it with a wet microfiber cloth, and then right after with a dry microfiber cloth. But, if you have a heavily stained mirror, try using a homemade cleaning solution. Mix 1/2 cup of distilled water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and one tablespoon of corn starch in a spray bottle and shake it, so the ingredients get combined. Spray it and wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
❗️Remember to not clean it with circular movements if you want to have a shiny mirror with no stains.
3. Cooked-on stains on your stovetop
If the stove has a lot of cooked-on stains, spray it with oven cleaner and put plastic wrap over it. This will prevent the oven cleaner from drying. After a couple of hours just wipe it with a clean cloth. Finish it with a stove polisher and it will look like new.
4. Limescale on the showerhead
If you have showerheads covered with limescale, just put them in a glass full of vinegar for no less than one hour. Scrub it with the hard side of the sponge and wash it with water.
5. Stains on plates
Old dishes can look like new with a simple hack. Using a natural cleaning scrub and a microfiber cloth start scrubbing the plate. Rinse it with water after cleaning.
6. Burned stains on an induction stove
Cooked-on food stains on the induction stove shouldn’t be a problem from now on. Just apply dish soap and baking soda to the stove. Scrub it and clean them with a clean cloth. If there are stains left, use a scraper tool to scrape the stove further. You can do this by gently pressing the scraper in the middle, directly on the surface. Move it back and forth, without any sharp change in direction.
7. White couch
A white leather couch can be cleaned using a simple product like a natural cleaning scrub, water, a sponge, and a microfiber cloth. If you don’t have them, try baking soda. Make a paste using baking soda, borax, and 100 ml of water. Mix the ingredients. Dip the sponge into the paste and start scrubbing the couch. After the dirt comes out, spray it with water and clean it with a microfiber cloth. You can repeat the steps if needed.
Note: You can use body lotion on the couch afterward, so it stays fresh and smooth.
8. Faucet and steel stains
Wipe a damp cloth, soaked with warm water, over the faucet to remove the dirt. Mix 1/4 cup of salt and 2 tbsp of lemon juice to form a paste. Spread it over the corroded area on the faucet. The paste should stay for around 2 hours. Scrub the faucet afterward to remove the stains. Rinse the paste from the faucet. If there is any corrosion left, you can repeat the same process until it’s all gone.
9. Remove fingerprints from walls
Use bread slices to remove unwanted fingerprint stains from your walls or wallpaper. The spongy surface of bread is excellent for erasing smudges from walls, and the gluten absorbs the dirt and stains. Don’t rub harshly because the bread can break into crumbs.
Always keep your things in baskets. It saves a lot of space when dusting and cleaning, plus your home will look more organized.