Sometimes we want to be children again to relive the time of carefree, games and fun. Without the daily responsibilities, bills and giving up. On the other hand, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of going to bed late or eating ice cream in the evening without being verbally abused by someone, but freedom makes up for everything!
And cleaning. This annoying and hated task that we would like to avoid and forget. But if you know some clever cleaning tips and tricks, you will save yourself time and nerves. And now there are 7 new ones that are supposed to make cleaning easier.
No more carpet stains
Cleaning tips against coffee, wine and juice stains
It’s a mystery of science: the white carpets and sofas somehow attract dark and colored stains, like those from red wine, grape juice, and coffee. It is incomprehensible why that is so, but we know how to combat this.
If you spill a colored drink on the white carpet, don’t panic right away!
First dab the stain with a cloth or napkin. Then prepare a mixture of water and baking soda and rub it on the stain. Then wipe with a damp cloth dampened with warm water. The baking soda magically removes the stain and the damp cloth helps to remove it. After the stain has been cleaned, repeat the procedure and let dry.
Clever cleaning tips for clean clothes
Remove grease stains
If you’ve stained your clothes with oil or butter, you probably think there’s nothing you can do. No problem, there is a solution. Sprinkle the stain with cornstarch, leave for 10 minutes and tap off. If there is still any trace of grease, pour white vinegar over it and wash off.
Clean windows properly
It is not for nothing that special window cleaning agents have been produced. If you’ve ever tried cleaning the windows with a furniture cleaner, you’ve surely found that it doesn’t work. The universal cleaning agents leave traces and the cloths leave lint on the glass.
The secret is to only use window cleaner and paper towels. And if you don’t want to use chemistry, you can go for good ol ‘vinegar and newspaper.
Enjoy the candlelight to the full
Eliminate candle wax
The candles are a great way to introduce more heat into your home until one of them is spilled. Do not use any cleaning products. Take a paper towel or piece of newsprint and place on the stain. Then go over it with the hot iron. The wax melts and is absorbed by the paper. Repeat this until there is no more wax stain left.
No more soap marks in the bathroom
Soap stains in the bathroom
You can buy an infinite number of detergents that claim to remove soap marks, but if they have built up over the years, no finished product will help. Here’s the solution: Warm up a cup of vinegar in the microwave. Put this in a spray bottle along with a little washing-up liquid. Spray the affected areas and let it work overnight. The next morning, wash off with warm water.
Practical cleaning tips for clean pots
This is inevitable: the pans often burn and, even if you soak them, you might not get them clean. For metal pots and baking trays, prepare a mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water. Put these in the pot or pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. When the mixture starts to foam, pour it out and scrub off.
Editor’s tip: The technology is even easier for plates and pots made of glass. Take a piece of aluminum foil, crumple it and use it instead of a sponge.
Living without dust!
Cleaning tips against dust
It’s amazing how quickly the surfaces pick up dust, especially if you own a pet. You can quickly wipe the dust off the shelves, furniture and blinds with a damp cloth, but the next day there will be no trace of the cleaning.
The dryer sheets are a brilliant cleaning method. These are covered with an antistatic fabric softener and repel dust. Just wipe off the dusty furniture. The dust is gone and it smells good too.
You can use these clever cleaning tips for spring cleaning or even for the next clean-up offensive. Make the chore of cleaning a breeze with these tips and tricks.
Make cleaning easier for yourself
Baking soda and lemon as universal cleaning agents
You can also clean the glass door of the shower with vinegar and newspaper
Use vinegar against odors in the refrigerator
Descale the shower head with baking soda
Clean the windows without leaving streaks
Try cleaning without chemicals
Cleaning tips against coffee stains
Getting the microwave clean quickly and easily