Simple Tips and Tricks to Cleaning Your Home Without Breaking A Sweat

Simple Tips and Tricks to Cleaning Your Home Without Breaking A Sweat

Cleaning is essential to a beautiful looking home. The reality though is that cleaning can be hard to do. Here are some simple, yet clever ways to make your home cleaning easier!

Get rid of upholstery stains with shaving cream

yellow textile on couch
Keep your upholstery spotless

Spray the foam type shaving cream into the stain and let it sit for 20-30 minutes, or overnight, then blot it dry.

Make sure to test on a part of the carpet that isn’t visible just in case, as certain fabrics can react in a different way.

Use a scented cloth to wipe your baseboards

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Nice and clean

Attach a dryer sheet on the end of a Swiffer to wipe dust off of your baseboards. Not only will you save your back, but you’ll also make your place smell great!

Clean your blinds using tongs

white window surrounded by green plants
Dust be gone!

Place a dryer sheet in a pair of tongs and wipe the dust off your blinds. You’ll speed up cleaning, and enjoy a great scent.

Dust faster with a extendable duster

living room with white sofa and black flat screen tv
Clean those hard to reach places easily

Use a feather or microfiber duster that extends. It’ll pick up dust in those hard to reach places, like blinds, ceiling fans, moldings, pictures, and more. No need to ladders or chairs to reach. It has an added benefit that if you regular at using a duster, you won’t get build up that needs a heavier cloth or vacuum.

Clean your couch with Baking Soda

yellow fabric sofa
Sofas can smell good too

Baking soda can absorb the lingering smells of a couch or sofa. Clean off any debris from the surface of the sofa first, then sprinkle baking soda on the areas you want to clean. After letting it sit for 30 minutes, vacuum it up using a brush attachment.

Freshen your kitchen sink

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Don’t throw away those lemons!

Instead of throwing away those lemon rind slivers, drop in a few through the garbage disposal, then follow with cold water. You could also use pieces of lemon cut in quarters as well. Your kitchen sink will lose any terrible scent and smell much better.

Shine that stainless steel

gray steel 3-door refrigerator near modular kitchen
Don’t you hate those stubborn fingerprint marks?

Use a microfiber cloth (or a soft cloth even) and some rubbing alcohol. To protect it even further, after cleaning it, you could also use a bit of olive oil or mineral oil too!

Remove water spots from large mirrors or glass

potted plant on side table
Get a crystal clear reflection from your mirrors

Apply a 50% white vinegar & 50% water mixture to the glass or mirror with a spray bottle or a soaked towel. This will break down the mineral deposits with the acidity of the vinegar. Rinse off, then buff with a clean cloth. If there is some stubborn spots, you can use an old toothbrush to get them out.

Store supplies in every room

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Storing supplies where you’ll need them makes them handy to use

Store cleaning products or tools in every area or room to save time and energy. When you are cleaning an area, they’ll be right there ready to use when you need it.

You won’t need to go get it somewhere else or search out for them. You also don’t need to carry things all around your home during your cleaning session. It’s a bit of an initial investment up front to store some of the same products in many places, but in the long run, it’ll be worth it.


Hopefully, these simple tips will help you clean more easily. Keep up the great work, and keep on cleaning!

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