Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Money

Finding easier ways of keeping the house clean and tidy is way easier than we think. However, it always seems to be a current issue, as there are countless tips that can make all the difference.

Apparently, we don’t need to invest in a range of different cleaning products to make the job done quicker, we can use products that apparently have nothing to do with cleaning.

Let’s find out together here that keeping the house clean is always a challenge, but there are certain attitudes that help keep the house clean for longer.

But of course, if you need a specialised commercial cleaning company, it’s always better to find professional help.

Here are my tips on saving time and money when cleaning up using even natural ingredients that we all have at home.

Lemon and Microwave

Who hates the feeling of opening the microwave to warm a glass of milk, and it is smelling fish or something stronger? It happens. Sometimes, we just don’t have time to clean the microwave in between processes.

But do not worry. There is a very simple trick to clean and get rid of any bad smells. Cut a few slices of lemon, then place them in a suitable container without a lid and put to heat for about 2 minutes.

Then wait another 2 minutes to open the microwave. All you need to do is wipe the inside with a damp cloth.

Ice to clean Wax

I am obsessed with candles. In the winter, they are a must at my home. At the same time, I know that candle wax can be a quite messy thing. Especially in carpets.

We do want to keep the atmosphere cosy, lighting some candles and suddenly there was wax all over the place? To remove hardened wax, the trick is to try to freeze it. Place an ice cube on top of the wax, rub a little on the spot and wait for a few minutes. The more frozen the wax is, the easier it will be to remove it.

Chalk to Clean Greasy and Fat

Grease and fat surfaces are my pet hate. But I do know it is difficult to get off and it is very unpleasant to live with this type of stain. So, here is my trick, which is extremely simple and works on any surface, be it walls, fabric, wood, or anything else. Rub some chalk over the stain, let it sit for a few minutes and use a damp cloth to remove all the chalk.

Kitchen + Smell

Kitchen and bad smells are other tricky problems that we all need to deal with especially in small flats and houses.

To make it, just fill a pan with water, add lemon slices, rosemary sprigs, and a spoonful of vanilla aroma.

Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat and then lower the flame to make the aroma last longer. Then just enjoy a delicious smell that can even spread to other areas of the house

Detergent To Clean Windows

That’s something new for me to try out. Bathroom shower stall, windows, stovetop: generally, the common sense is to use glass cleaners to clean these surfaces.

But the truth is that using detergent is a valuable strategy for cleaning faster and more effectively.

Although the product was developed to clean food and oil residues in dishes and pans, it works very well to deeply sanitize other objects, including glass.

Dilute a little detergent in a bucket of water and start cleaning: as the substance is super-efficient in removing grease and dirt residues, the result will be shiny glass in no time.

Clean the sink with wet wipes and alcohol gel

For easy and quick cleaning in the day-to-day, you can use baby wipes (the same ones for babies if you have them in your house!) and alcohol gel. Apply and iron on countertops, porcelain, and tap.

It is a measure that also prevents the accumulation of dirt over time and makes your life easier when cleaning the bathroom.

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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