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The 10 best cleaning hacks you need to know

9th Jun '17 • By Kelly Milburn

If you’re looking for the easiest ways to clean your home, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ve put together the 10 best cleaning hacks.

Best Cleaning Hacks
Baking Soda
 

This compound is a true saviour. Not only does it help in cooking but it can also be used to remove stubborn stains in a jiffy. From leather sofas to bathrooms, a half and half solution of water and baking soda and some elbow grease can get the deepest of stains removed in no time. 

Bathroom Cleaning

Cleaning Ovens
 

Want a stronger kick? Mix water with baking soda to get a tough solution for stubborn oven stains. Add just enough water to turn the baking soda into a paste solution. Coat the oven with the mix and leave overnight. In the morning, wipe away grime with a damp towel. For really stubborn stains, you might need to use use a vinegar spray in combination. The vinegar will react to any remaining baking soda in your oven and create a foam solution that will help you remove any stains. 

Oven Cleaning Hack

Cleaning Blinds
 

The best way to clean dusty and stained blinds is with a 1 part vinegar and 1 part water solution. Damp a cloth with the vinegar solution and wipe both sides of the blind. Make sure you lay a sheet below the window to catch any falling debris. 

Cleaning the Microwave
 

Cut a slice of lemon and place it in a bowl filled with water. Place the bowl in the microwave and set the timer for 3 minutes. Leave the solution for 5 minutes and let the steam do the work. The citrus will negate any bad odor and will help clean off any stains that might linger in the corners of your microwave. When the times up, carefully remove the bowl and wipe away food stains. 

Microwave Cleaning Hack

Remove Mold
 

Humidity causes mold to grow, but you can combat it by using vinegar. That’s right, there are countless applications of this product. Not only can you easily find vinegar in your home but it also removes most stains and molds with ease and it's chemical free. Just spray the area with vinegar and let sit for an hour and scrub mold free. 

Clean Stainless Steel
 

Baby oil is a great way to remove stains and marks from your stainless steel appliances. You read that right. Use a few drops and work your way outwards using a paper towel.  

Stainless Steel Cleaning Hack

Toothpaste
 

Toothpaste is perfect for removing smudges, stains and light marks. You can use toothpaste to clean your phone screen, sneakers and even your engagement ring! Get a brush and apply toothpaste on the affected area and start with a circular motion. Leave the paste there for a few minutes then clean off with a damp paper towel or wet wipe. 

Cleaning Blenders
 

Blenders easily become stuck with stains, and we sure hate putting our hand in and cleaning it! There’s a quicker and easier way to do it, though. Fill your blender with water and add in a few drops of dish soap and blend. Rinse and refill the blender with water and blend again to ensure all dish soap has been removed.

Sea Salt
 

Sea salt can be easily found in any home and its applications are numerous. Try cleaning cast iron cooking dishes with sea salt, you will be amazed with the result. 

Cast Iron Cleaning Hack

Canned Air
 

Having canned air around can be very useful. This device is filled with pressurised air that can blow dirt  off dirt from hard to reach places. It’s also useful for places where you cannot use wet materials, such as circuit boards.

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