With colder days on their way, we spend more and more time at home and this may be the perfect period for a complete house cleaning.
Our households contain objects and items that we rarely think to clean, but they tend to gather plenty of bacteria and dirt.
This article will show you how you can clean even the most tenacious surfaces with ease!
We all have more than two hairbrushes hanging around the house and rarely do we ever really clean them. Hairbrushes collect everything from dandruff to hair, dust and dirt, so you need to keep them hygienic at all times.
To get them cleaned, first remove all hair stuck in them. Then, mix a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of both shampoo and baking soda and use a toothbrush to clean the insides of the brush. Finally, rinse with cool water.
- Make-up brushes
These brushes are more delicate, so you probably worry about ruining them.
To avoid any damage and to still get them cleaned, mix 2 parts dish soap and 1.5 part olive oil. Swirl brushes through mix by using a plate. Here is a video to learn more:
- Bathroom tiles
Tiles can accumulate a lot of dirt and germs, so to clean them properly use candle wax and rub it on tiles and the in-between space.
Leave it on and the wax will fall off as you shower, leaving you with shiny, clean tiles.
- Hard Water Waste
White and chalky taps are not a pleasant sight and cannot be cleaned properly with standard chemicals and cleaning products. All you need to do is take an old rag and soak it in white distilled vinegar.
Wrap rag around area that needs cleaning (it needs to be dry) and let it act for one hour. Remove it and scrub with a sponge gently until the deposits fall off.
First, unplug toaster and let it cool off. Next, remove and clean crumb tray. By using a toothbrush and water, scrub toaster surface. Do not use liquids like dish soap, since it cannot be cleaned later.
Finally, with a non-scratching sponge, polish the toaster exterior. To make it shine even more, use tartar cream when you scrub.
- Cast Iron Skillet
This type of skillet is tricky, since it gets easily damaged when cleaned. But if you sprinkle a larger amount of salt on the pan and cut a potato in half for scrub, you will do it successfully. Use circular motion and apply sufficient pressure. Rinse skillet well and pat dry.
- Pot and Pan Bottoms
We often ignore these areas in pots and pans, although they need to be cleaned regularly.
Form a paste from baking soda and some water and apply on the pot and pan bottom. Let it act for 5 minutes and then scrub gently with non-scratching sponge. Shine bright like a diamond!
Except from vacuuming, we do not tend to clean out mattresses at all. They are the greatest collectors of germs, bacteria and dust so to clean them right do the following:
Vacuum mattress well, then sprinkle some baking soda on it and let it act for 30 minutes. Vacuum again and enjoy your days in bed!
Mirrors are often sticky, tricky and icky. So, to clean them properly, first get rid of the spots on the surface. Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad and rub the marks off gently.
For the rest, combine one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. Spray allover mirror and cleanse with cloth in a zigzag motion.
- Avant-garde Bottles and Vases
Strangely shaped objects may be harder to clean, but there is a solution.
Cut a sponge until it can fit inside a bottle. You will need two pieces of these. Cut a small slit in both sponge pieces and insert a small magnet into each one, so they can attract each other.
Keep one sponge inside and the other outside of the bottle. Drag across surface and voila! That is all!
- Ceiling Fan
This is yet another stubborn item to clean, mostly because of its location. Use old pillow cases to clean fan by putting it over each blade and drag it along the surface. Easy peasy!
- Car Upholstery
If you were paying to get this part cleaned until now, stop! You can now clean this surface on your own by mixing equal parts of club soda, dish soap and white vinegar.
Pour liquid in a spray bottle and shake before use. Spray on dirty areas and let it sit for several minutes. Then, take a scrubbing brush and clean by using round motion.
Finally, use shop vac or a steam cleaner to rinse the seats without making them damp. Let it dry off and you are good to go!