There’s a reason why cleaning the house is called a chore. It’s not easy and no one likes doing it. But maybe, it’s all because we haven’t been doing it right. Pro cleaners can efficiently tidy up every corner of a house in no time. And it won’t take them an entire day either. Which is why we’ve gathered all the tips and tricks from their handbooks and listed them here. Just follow these to get everything spic and span without investing too much time or money.

We are used to cleaning the outside house, but the most important house to clean is yourself – your own house – which we never do.

20 effective house cleaning tips and ideas

 1. Coffee Filters Can Do Cleaning Wonders

Why Coffee Filters work? Because they don’t contain any lint so as aresult  they won’t gunk up your windows and leave any  traces or residue after drying with it.

Use a coffee filter to wipe clean your grimy windows and mirrors. And you don’t even need to use any chemicals to get them sparkling. They are cheap and not easy to tear.  The process is relatively easy, just start cleaning your windows with a regular step by step process: wipe your windows with a wet towel and instead of drying them with a dry towel use the coffee filters, the larger the size, the easier it would be for you to clean. And voila, you have your sparkling windows or mirrors without much effort.

 2. Consider a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Use a robotic vacuum cleaner to remove pet hair. Your time and effort can be used more consider getting a robotic vacuum cleanerefficiently elsewhere. In fact, just plain use it to vacuum your house while you sleep. It won’t replace your weekly thorough vacuuming session, but it will keep your house a lot cleaner in between cleaning sessions.

3. Seriously a Cup of Water?

Use a cup of water to clean your microwave. All that splatter of food inside your microwave can be removed in a jiffy. Just place a cup of water in a microwavable container along with the juice of half a lemon inside the microwave. On a high setting, heat the mixture for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Then, leave it inside the microwave with the door closed for 5 minutes. The steam will let you wipe down all the dirt inside and leave the microwave smelling fresh.

clean your microwave with lemon juice

4. Microwave Old Sponges

Microwave kills 99.99% of the bacteria or germs found on any sponge. There you got the most effective  sponge bacteria killer in the worls

Microwave old sponges. We all know how easily germs and bacteria stick to dishwashing sponges. Can you imagine washing your dishes with all that stuff on it? Changing the sponges frequently is not a solution either because – one you are doing damage to the environment and secondly it’s going to cost you. So what to do you’ll ask?

Easy, instead of throwing them away and buying new ones, just clean them by heating them up inside the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Vinegar for Showerheads

The easiest way to get rid of the white mineral deposits from any metallic surface is to use vinegar. Just soak in vinegar for 30 minutes or overnight and you got a perfectly clean and sparkly showerhead.

This trick can be used with removable showerheads, just place it in a pot or a container and add enough vinegar to cover the surface of the showerhead. After a certain amount of time, remove it, keep it under the faucet and dry it clean.

If your showerhead is not removable, just prepare a mixture of half water and half vinegar, rub the limescaled surface until your desired result is achieved.

6. Clean you Coffee Maker with Vinegar

Use vinegar and water (half and a half) to descale your coffee maker. Instead of just soaking it, let the machine brew the solution halfway. Then, stop the cycle and let it stand for 30 minutes before resuming the brewing process. Brew a pot of clean water afterward to rinse it out.

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7. Plastic Wraps Help in Keeping your Fridge Clean

Use pantry liners or even plastic wrap to cover the shelves inside your refrigerator. This helps keep your fridge clean without any effort from you. A definite lifesaver especially if you tend to spill stuff in your refrigerator.

8. Sanitize Remotes

Use alcohol wipes to sanitize remotes, computer mouse, and even tablets and phones. These are then things you regularly get into contact with so it’s essential to make sure they are absolutely clean

9. Clean your Shower Curtains

Remove moldy spots from your plastic or vinyl shower curtain by throwing it in the washing machine with a bit of detergent and two to three bath towels.

10. What you can do with Tennis Balls?

Tumble dry feather pillows on after washing along with a few clean tennis balls to plump them back up again.

11. Baking Soda and Floors?

tennis balls are great for cleaningRemove scuff marks from your hardwood floor by gently rubbing it using a damp cloth with a little baking soda. Rinse the floor with a damp paper towel before letting it dry. Small scuffs can be removed using a sock or a clean tennis ball.

12. Fingerprint Removal with Baby Oil

Wipe away fingerprints from stainless steel appliances using baby oil. Make sure to only use a small amount placed onto a clean, microfiber cloth.

13. How Can you Reuse an Old Tooth Brush

Clean nooks and crannies as well as other hard-to-reach areas in your bathroom using an old toothbrush.

14. Is your Garbage Can Smelly?

Stop your garbage can from smelling by adding a fabric softener sheet inside it.

15. Do your Brushes Need Cleaning?

Clean hairbrushes by dipping them in a mixture of liquid detergent and water.

16. Easily Unclog Drains Yourself

unclog drains wit carbonate sodsUse bicarbonate of soda to unclog drains of hair and food. Just mix it with vinegar (1:1), pour the solution down the drain, and cover it with a wet cloth. After 5 minutes, pour hot water down the drain to clear it.

17. Lemon, Lemon, Lemon…

Remove stains and odors from your chopping board by using lemon. You can sprinkle in some baking soda if you need more cleaning power.

18. Silverware is Easy to Clean

 Use toothpaste to clean silver as well as white trainers. Buffing up either case will keep your silver and shoes looking in tip-top condition. They’ll smell minty too.

 19. Tomato Sauce is not Just for Eating

Clean your copper pans using tomato sauce. Not only will it remove dirt, but it’ll also help your pans shine after a bit of polishing.