So much to clean, so little time! With rooms, appliances, and furniture, around-the-home cleaning can be overwhelming. We’re here to show you how some cleaning tasks aren’t as time-consuming as they may seem. Check out these time-saving cleaning hacks to tackle in a cinch!
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Dirty windows? Have them looking clean and clear by mixing a solution of 1 part water and 1 part white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray. Wipe. Done!
While we spend hours sleeping, we never want to spend hours cleaning. Freshen up your mattress by vacuuming and sprinkling baking soda over the top. Let the baking soda sit for 10-15 minutes and then vacuum up!
Ceiling fan cleaning can go over our heads sometimes! Keep it simple by slipping a pillowcase over each fan blade to trap dust while you wipe the surface clean.
If you want your dishes clean, you have to be sure where they’re washed is clean as well. Start by removing the bottom rack followed by sprinkling baking soda around the bottom. Next, fill a bowl with white vinegar and place it on the top rack. Choose the high-temperature wash and remember to place the bottom rack back in place when done!
Food spills are no stranger to your glass stovetop. First, pour white vinegar onto a clean towel and wipe down the stovetop. Next, sprinkle some baking soda over and leave it there. Now, grab a large towel that’s been soaked in hot water and let it sit over the baking soda covered stovetop for 15 minutes.
Pro Tip: While the soaked towel is sitting, you can knock out another quick cleaning task like loading or unloading the dishwasher or other kitchen hacks that we included!
After 15 minutes, use the towel to scrub the stovetop. For tough spots, use a razor blade to carefully scrape after they’ve been loosened by the scrubbing. Lastly, wipe off the stove with a fresh towel and let dry before using it!
Unclogging your sink is easy as 1-2-3! Pour a half cup of baking soda followed by a half cup of white vinegar down the drain. Then, just rinse with hot water to unclog a slow drain.
Food is always tougher to clean when it’s dry and caked onto surfaces. Add lemon juice to a bowl of water and heat it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Then, let it sit for 10 minutes. After, easily wipe off food and grime for a clean microwave.
After unclogging your sink, it’s time for freshening up. Simply drop half a frozen lemon into the disposal and grind it up for a fresh scent.
Out of cleaning wipes and want to save a trip to the store? Try making your own cleaning wipes at home! In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of water, ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol, 2 tablespoons of ammonia, 2 tablespoons of dish soap, followed by 10-20 drops of essential oils. Now, place clean rags into a sealable jar and pour the mixture into the jar! Finally, shake well before each use and get to cleaning!
Get rid of soap residue trapped in your washing machine with this trick! Just pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the washer and run a hot cycle. Next, scrub inside the washer with more white vinegar and hot water. Don’t forget to clean the detergent compartments. Run another hot wash cycle and you’re all good to go!
To make a lickity-split cleaner for carpet and upholstery, combine ¼ cup of white vinegar with ¾ cup of water and 1 teaspoon dish soap into an empty spray bottle. Then for messy spots and spills, just blot, spray, blot again, rinse with water, and finally, blot dry!
For messes that go beyond spot treatment, you can always schedule Stanley Steemer for professional carpet and upholstery cleaning. We pre-test for safe practice and have the expertise to apply the proper cleaning method unique to your home.
For a DIY trick for deodorizing carpet, add 10-20 drops of your favorite pet-safe essential oils to baking soda. Sprinkle over carpet with a spoon and wait 15 minutes. Then, just vacuum up!
For extra care, Stanley Steemer offers both carpet protectant and deodorizer to help keep your carpet fresher and protected from mishaps. Our Super Shield protector prevents soils from “grabbing” the surface of carpet fiber to make it easier to remove. Our Odor Out Plus works to neutralize odors at the source. All this so you can clean easier and worry less!
Pet hair is no joke. Use dry rubber gloves to clear away stubborn fur on your furniture, clothing, and bedding!
For all pet messes and accidents, try out our Stanley Steemer Pet Mess Solution Kit that includes our Spot Remover, Odor Out Plus, a white absorbent towel, and a Gonzo Brand Pet Hair Lifter!