7 Cleaning Cheats to Make Your Life Easier
Not a lot of people like to clean because it can be time consuming and annoying to do. Here are some ways to gain back your free time and clean your house more efficiently, plus other useful cleaning hacks for day-to-day life. Use these cheats to make cleaning quick, easy, and painless.
1) Sanitize Your Sponges Using the Microwave or the Dishwasher
While you do need to replace your sponges periodically, you can get a little extra life out of them by cleaning them in a certain way. Put a damp sponge in either the microwave on high or on the top rack of the dishwasher. The hot water will kill the sponge’s bacteria and help it last a week or two longer.
2) Use Bread to Clean Up Broken Glass
With this easy method, you no longer need to get on your hands and knees to clean up every small piece of broken glass. Carefully pick up the larger pieces and then use a slice or two of white bread to pick up the rest—the small pieces of glass are able to get caught in the bread for easy cleanup.
3) Clean the Blender Without Using a Sponge
Cutting your fingers is always a possibility when you try and jam a sponge into the bottom of a blender to clean it. Make your life easier by cleaning it with just soap and water, no sponge or dishwasher needed. Simply pour warm water and dishwashing soap into the blender, put the top on, and blend until clean.
4) Remove Nail Polish With a Rubbing Alcohol Cocktail
Getting nail polish on the carpet may seem like a problem that can’t be fixed. But nail polish can actually be removed very easily with water, hairspray, rubbing alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. First wet the stain with cold water. Next spray hairspray onto the stain and immediately follow up with three splashes of rubbing alcochol and one splash of hydrogen peroxide. Blot the stain with an old rag in concentric circles to fade. Scrub the stain while pouring more cold water onto the area until the nail polish disappears.
5) Clean Burned Pots With Vinegar and Baking Soda
If food gets burned onto the bottom of your pot or pan fix it quickly without having to scrub it forever. Simple add one cup of warm water and one cup of vinegar into the pot or pan. Then add two to four tablespoons of baking soda and pour out the mixture into the sink. Use a sponge to wipe away any residue left with ease and then rinse and wash as usual.
6) Wipe Away Scuff Marks With Nail Polish Remover
Clean your patent leather shoes or rubber sneaker tops quickly and easily by using nail polish remover. Wipe a remover-dipped cotton ball onto your shoes to remove scuff marks and dirt.
7) Polish Suede Shoes Using a Nail File
When suede shoes get marked, dirty, and scuffed, it can be hard to clean them because water will damage the fabric. Use a nail file and lightly file the mark until it disappears.