Five of our Favorite Cleaning Hacks
We've done the research for you so that you can learn a thing or two and get on with your day! We've scoured the internet and we've come up with a list of five of our favorite cleaning hacks. Without further ado...
Five of World Class Cleaning's Favorite Cleaning Hacks
- Use a bowl of water to clean your microwave
Instead of spraying a bunch of cleaners in the small space you use to heat up food, why not microwave a bowl of water in there to steam the inside of the microwave oven? The steam with loosen anything caked on the walls of the oven and allow you to wipe most things up with ease. Extra stubborn mess? Add a little bit of lemon juice to the bowl of water!
- "Blend" soapy water in your blender to clean it
You could meticulously get your hand and wrist and a soapy sponge down into the small space of the blender in an almost-futile attempt to get into every nook and cranny and remove every bit of food debris... or you could add some soap and water to your blender when you're done using it and press the "start" button! Or "pulse," or "puree," or "blend," or whatever the heck the button says, this will be a much faster way to get your blender clean! Afterward, hit it with a quick sponge-finish and your blender will be cleaner than you've seen it in some time.
- Line the bottom of your trashcan with old newspaper
This writer was not even aware of this cleaning hack until it came time to do some research for this article! Needless to say, there will be some old newspaper lining the bottom of a trash can very soon! This will make it easier for you to stay on top of that mess (and odor) that accumulates on the bottom of the garbage bin.
- Fight oil with oil
Ah, the old adage, "oil and water don't mix." It's true! And it applies to those grease stains that accumulate around your kitchen range. Those cabinets above the range, are they getting kind of greasy? Use a paper towel coated with a bit of olive oil and gently rub until clean. Oil collects oil; the clean olive oil removes the grease and is good for the wood of your cabinet, too! This same principle works with the pores of your face and coconut oil, too: rub just a bit of coconut oil on the tips of your fingers until melted, and then rub in gently onto your face. Splash your face with a bit of lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a towel -- the clean coconut oil replaces the natural (and somewhat dirty) oil in the pores of your skin and leaves your skin feeling smooth and fresh!
- Use a dry towel in the dryer
This one is so simple! Place a dry, fluffy towel in the dryer with your wet laundry and let 'er rip. The towel will collect some of the moisture from the wet clothes and reduce the time (and, more importantly, the energy) it takes for your dryer to dry your clothes. There is one rarely-mentioned caveat, though! Take the towel out after about fifteen minutes! If you leave it in for the whole cycle it may be counter-effective. If you're really into this idea, you could also consider investing in a pack of dryer balls. Do a quick Google search for "wool dryer balls" and the first result to pop up will yield a product with 14.7 thousand reviews and a 4.6 star rating!
There you have it, folks! We hope you've learned a thing (or five!) from today's article, and we hope you're stoked to get your house a little bit cleaner. When you're ready to take things to the next level, give us a call and hand the reigns over to our professional cleaners! You'll have a clean home and a lot more free time -- what a win-win!