Did you know that most people spend 40 minutes per day cleaning? That’s almost an hour that we spend cleaning up after the family, vacuuming, and getting on our hands and knees and scrubbing baseboards. It’s not a secret that there are very few people that enjoy cleaning. We would much rather spend our time doing other things that we enjoy. In order to do this, we need to look for ways to make cleaning easier and quicker! Read on to discover five suggestions.
1. Disinfect sponges in the microwave
When we have been cleaning our dirty kitchen counters and the stove, we simply rinse the sponge and put it back in the spot it was in previously. Yuck! All of the food debris and bacteria that you wiped up is simply going to be spread throughout the kitchen whenever you do your next bit of cleaning. To lower the chances of the bacteria spreading, you should run your sponge through water and then put it inside the microwave. Turn the microwave on full power for 90 seconds. This will make your sponge smell and feel like new while also killing any of the bacteria. However, don’t do this if the sponge has metal scrubbers, as it will damage your microwave.
2. Removing hot drink stains with ease
Coffee and tea stains in mugs can be very hard to budge. However, you can make them glide away with ease using this nifty hack. All you need to do is mix together bicarbonate of soda and water and then use a sponge to wipe the marks away.
3. Invest in a doormat
This simple purchase can make a massive difference. Just think of all of the germs, dust, and dirt that we bring into our homes once we have been outside. Most of the time, we do not know exactly what we are stepping in. You should place a doormat outside of your front door to rectify this.
4. Use baking soda to boil away food that has burnt onto your pans
In order to get rid of food that has burnt onto a pan, you will need to fill it with two cups of vinegar and water and bring it to the boil. Take the pan away from the heat. Then add two tablespoons of baking soda and then start scrubbing. The dirt will disappear.
5. Clean your microwave with lemon juice
Last but not least, if you are looking for a way to clean your microwave quickly and effectively, adding lemon juice to a bowl of water is a good option. Simply put this in the microwave and turn it on for five minutes on full power. After this, you will be able to remove food stains and wipe the surface with ease.
So there you have it: five tips that you should follow in order to make your life easier when it comes to house cleaning. If you follow the five pieces of advice that have been provided, you will find cleaning a lot easier and you will notice a big difference in your home.