From homemade cleaners to easy cleaning tips, these house cleaning hacks will save you time, money, and quite possibly your sanity.
After a long day at work, I love nothing more than coming home and spending my spare time cleaning.
Said no one ever.
Unfortunately, cleaning is one of those necessities of adulting. Just because we have to clean, doesn’t mean it has to all-consuming. These house cleaning hacks below will save you time, money, and quite possibly your sanity.
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#1 Clean with essential oils
If you’re looking for a way to cut down on the chemicals in your home, have you tried cleaning with essential oils? Lemon oil has many uses in cleaning and leaves your home smelling great!
#2 Save your back while mopping the floor
Mopping the floors is the absolute worst. All that rinsing, ringing out the dirty mop, and hunching over the mop bucket is enough to consider living with dirty floors. Save your back and keep your hands out of the dirty water with this mopping system.
#3 Clean your fridge with vinegar
Vinegar has a ton of uses. Have you ever cleaned your fridge with it? Check out how along with 11 other house cleaning hacks with vinegar from AKA Design.
#4 Get the smell out of sippy cups
One more vinegar hack for moms! Get that gross smell out of sippy cups with this easy hack from Mom Envy.
#5 Keep your shower clean
Keeping a shower clean is always a hassle. Try out this homemade shower cleaner from Thrifty T’s Treasures.
#6 Clean your stainless steel
Stainless steel is beautiful in a kitchen…those fingerprints though! Keep your steel clean with one of these 6 different house cleaning hacks from Keep Calm Get Organised.
#7 Keep your sheets and pans clean
You know those gross black stains that end up on your baking sheets and pans? Centsable Momma has a hack to get them clean!
#8 Are you cleaning your dishwasher?
Is cleaning your dishwasher a thing? It is according to Penny Pincher Jenny.
#9 Steam your microwave
Does your microwave look like a crime scene? Let the Angry Mama steam it clean.
#10 Out of dust spray?
Need to knock the dust off your furniture before company pops by and don’t have any dust spray? Use a dryer sheet! Older Mummy Still Yummy shows us how versatile dryer sheets are.
#11 Make your own dryer sheets
If you don’t like the idea of store-bought dryer sheets, make your own! This easy DIY from Dukes and Duchesses will help you reduce spending and waste less.
#12 Mop the lazy way
When you don’t have time to do a thorough mop, a spray mop is your best friend. We have almost all hard surface flooring in our home and have milk spills nearly daily. You know how it is with milk–if you don’t get it up good enough you end up with a white haze on your floor showing the sad attempt at a clean-up. I don’t always have the time or energy to fill a bucket and mop, so my go-to is this spray mop.
#13 When is the last time you cleaned the filter in your stove hood?
After seeing this post from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch, I’m heading to my kitchen ASAP.
#14 Got a moldy shower?
Don’t you hate when your shower caulking starts to get moldy? What’s Up Fagans has an easy solution!
#15 Make your window tracks sparkle
If you’ve ever tried cleaning those dirty window tracks, you know it’s a pain because of how awkward the space is. Check out this post from Morning Motivated Mom on how to clean them with no scrubbing. Pick up one of these groove gap cleaning brushes to get into those crevices.
#16 Ditch the bleach wipes and make your own
Do you find yourself going through a lot of disinfectant wipes? Why not make your own with this tutorial from Tiffany Meiter.
Do you have any house cleaning hacks of your own? Let us know in the comments!
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