Short Cuts! Trim Cleaning Time By Half!

Who doesn't want to cut the time spent cleaning by half?

Cut cleaning time by half!

Are you always looking for ways to save your energy and time? You can cut down cleaning time in numerous ways. Here, are some simple cleaning techniques that reduce your cleaning time by half!

Quick clean tip : Keep a non-toxic sanitizer in a spray bottle or sanitizing wipes handy in your kitchen and bathroom. Inexpensive cleaning supplies like baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and vinegar do an awesome job. Hydrogen peroxide, which is usually used to sanitize minor cuts, has amazing cleaning properties. Undiluted vinegar also produces similar results.

Put cleaning fluid in a spray bottle
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Counter-tops : Spray hydrogen peroxide on counter-tops and tile surfaces to disinfect and remove any dirt and stains. You can also use white vinegar to achieve the same result. Here are a few easy DIYs for the kitchen sink too.

Refrigerator : Spray inside the refrigerator with Hydrogen peroxide and let it stand for a few minutes. Then, wipe with a clean sponge or cloth.

Sponges and Dishrags : You can easily clean and disinfect sponges and dishrags by soaking them in hydrogen peroxide for about 20 minutes. Store sponges in a container with holes or a flowerpot with a drip tray to dry them faster. You can also store sponges vertically as shown in the picture.

Keep your cleaning sponge dry
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Mirrors and glass surfaces : Clean mirrors/glass surfaces by spraying hydrogen peroxide and wiping with a micro-fiber cloth. You can also use a mixture of vinegar and water instead. 

Toilet bowl: To clean a toilet bowl, pour some hydrogen peroxide in and let it stand for half an hour before you flush. You can also use baking soda or borax in its place.

Bathtub : Spray hydrogen peroxide in the bathtub and let it stand for half an hour before you wash. This will remove soap scum and any dirt or stains. 2 cups of vinegar mixed with 2 cups of warm water achieve the same result!

Mold : Tackle fungal growth, mold and discoloration by spraying hydrogen peroxide on any surface with mold and mildew. Use vinegar instead to kill and dissolve fungus. Spray, let it stand for a while, and wipe away.

Faucets : For shiny faucets, wipe metal surfaces and faucets with rubbing alcohol. You can also use lemon oil with a micro-fiber cloth.

Dust : Use old socks to sweep floors and clean windows.

 

Inexpensive old socks or towels can trap dirt
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Fans : When cleaning fans, avoid the dust from falling everywhere by using old pillowcases.

Clean fan with an old pillowcase to trap dirt easily.
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Desktop : Use makeup or shaving brushes to clean keyboards!

Clean keyboard regularly with a gentle brush.
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General tip : To pick up small pieces of broken glass, use bread!

The first step is to get your house organized. Then, practice better habits daily that can make a huge difference like – dust often, make your bed first thing in the morning, return things to their proper places, wash dirty dishes immediately, and get rid of any mess before it dries up.  A little daily-cleaning can prevent build up and save you hours of cleaning time, and for more intensive "deep cleaning" by professional cleaners buy a HomeTriangle cleaning package today!

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