Does the thought of cleaning your entire house or apartment sound overwhelming? Are you looking for ways to cut your cleaning time shorter so you have more time to do other things? Here at Our Habitat, we are always looking for tips to make your lives better — cleaning hacks included.
I found 10 helpful cleaning hacks that you can use for different areas of your home. They don’t require any special equipment and they are easy to DIY with what you already have at home. Make sure you follow the provided links to read more detailed instructions. These cleaning hacks will help you finish cleaning faster so you have more time to do other things or just to relax.
1. CLEAN GRIMY KITCHEN CABINET WITH BAKING SODA AND COCONUT OIL
Mix 1 part coconut oil with 2 parts baking soda in a small bowl then apply the mixture to your cabinets with a cloth or sponge. You can also use your hands to apply the mixture. Use a toothbrush to scrub the grooves and hard to reach spots.
2. Make your own garbage disposal tablets
Slice up some lemons and limes and place them in the cups of a muffin pan, brownie pan, or ice cube tray. Fill each cup with distilled white vinegar then place the pan into the freezer. Leave it in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
Run hot water into the disposal for about one minute then turn off the water and pour 1/2 cup of baking soda and a frozen tablet into the disposal. Turn the water back on and turn on the garbage disposal.
3. CLEAN THE DISHWASHER WITH WHITE VINEGAR, BAKING SODA, AND BLEACH
Pull out the bottom rack to take out any bits of food left in the dishwasher. Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with white vinegar on the top rack. Run a cycle with the hottest water setting. After the cycle finishes, sprinkle a handful of baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher and run another short cycle using the hottest water.
Optional: Run another cycle with some bleach if there is mold or mildew. However, do not use bleach if the dishwasher has a stainless steel interior.
4. CLEAN MICROFIBER WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT: RUBBING ALCOHOL
Use a spray bottle to saturate the stained area with rubbing alcohol. Scrub the area with a light-colored sponge. After the area has dried, use a bristle brush to fluff the area to make it look new again.
5. Use baking soda to clean the inside of the oven door
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Smear the paste onto the oven door then leave it for 30 minutes. Scrub with an S.O.S. Steel Wool Pad until it’s clean. Enjoy your clean oven door that looks brand new. Now you can actually see what you are baking from the outside!