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IN Lifestyle ON 24 Aug, 2015
Cleaning is a chore not many people are fond of. And, why would they be; is there even an end to the constant mopping, dusting, washing, scrubbing, vacuuming.. you get the idea. Plus, cleaning effectively is also a remarkable and rare feat to achieve.
Hence, we bring you some quick and easy deep cleaning tips which will help you get through the mound of dust in no time!
A small brush which can enter the nooks and crannies of your place, some bleach and baking soda and voila! You'll have shiny new bottles to gulp water from !
You can refresh your cutting board by soaking it in bleach solution.
To clean your hairbrush, the easiest way by cutting off the hair of the brush using a pair of scissors. Cut the hair lengthwise down the brush every two or three rows, between the bristles. Next, use the scissors to get underneath the hair and lift it off, remove any loose hairs by hand. After all of the hair has been removed, soak your hairbrush in warm water with a bit of shampoo, and use a toothbrush to scrub between the bristles.
To clear out air vents which gather dust and recirculate it throughout the house, use a butter knife, cleaning spray and a rag.
Get a dish soap filled scrub brush to scrub cabinets and baseboards and make life easier for you. Why, it looks so chic!
Use homemade 'Gunk Remover' to get rid of oily residues from baseboards and cupboards. To prepare the mix, you will require vegetable and baking soda in the ratio 1:2. Mix them together and use a soft cloth or toothbrush to wipe away the grime.
Clean your washing machine within minutes with a simple method. Fill the washing machine up and pour in 2 cups of white vinegar. Let it set for one hour, then start the washing machine over again and let it run through a complete cycle. When the machine drains if it still has grime on it, use a sponge and some straight white vinegar and scrub it down really well. Restart the washing machine and let it run through a complete cycle. Once the cycle has finished you are done; your washing machine will be clean and shiny! Don't forget to clean the knobs and the lid too.
Scrub away the gunk by adding vinegar to remove that annoying thick layer of cake which doesn't leave the utensil without a fight!
Clean dish racks with the help of bleach, a toothbrush, a soft cloth/sponge, and a sink or tub big enough to put your dish rack into.
Shower liners are generally one of the most neglected sanitary items in our list to clean out. But, there is a shortcut to avoid the hassle of cleaning that long and thick liner. Throw the liner in the washing machine with some white towels, detergent, and a cup of vinegar on a warm cycle. When it's done, simply hang it back up to dry. If you don't feel comfortable putting it in the washer, you can just use detergent and water in the bathtub - but be sure to scrub!
Like humans, I suppose bathroom exhaust fans get tired of working too, due to which the amount of dirt and dust they accumulate is insane. Clean it out by first pulling the fan cover down gently. It's probably held in place by metal pins on each side, which you can squeeze together to get the fan cover to come off completely. Unplug the fan to avoid electric shocks. Next, remove any other nuts and/or screws that are securing the fan and motor assembly, and remove them from the ceiling. Clean the fan blades and the motor assembly, which most probably would be caked with dust, dirt, and hair, but will come off fairly easily using a damp microfiber cloth. Now, take a look at the exhaust vent and the fan housing. If there is dust and grime inside, wipe down the housing with your damp microfiber cloth as well, and, the cleaning is done! Replace the exhaust fan by doing the aforementioned steps in reverse.
Remove molds and stains by cutting a piece of the cotton coil soaked in bleach and let it sit overnight on the mold. Use a Q-tip to press it into the mold to avoid getting bleach on your fingers. If done properly, the molds in your shower will most likely not return for another two months.. Isn't that really great news for people who loath cleaning ?
Use Resolve carpet cleaner and a scrub brush to restore grout.
After giving your baseboards a good clean, go over them with a dryer sheet to help repel pet hair and dust.
Give your dishwasher a deep clean by just using vinegar, baking soda, and a dishwasher safe cup.
Bagless vacuums need to be cleaned every two months in order to keep them running properly. Remove the canister and empty contents into the trash. Take canister apart, remove stubborn dirt fluff and rinse in warm water. Check your filters and clean as needed. Check your manual for instructions on how to care for your filter. Check hoses for blockage and also check where the dirt goes into the canister and the hose attachment. Use a seam ripper to remove hair and string from the roller brush; scissors would work too. Wipe vacuum clean as desired and wait 24 hours for vacuum parts to thoroughly dry before putting it back together. A bagless vacuum needs to be cleaned thoroughly every two months to keep it running well.