6 Simple Yet Genius Cleaning Hacks

by Tammy Emineth 9 days ago in health

Want to take your cleaning routine to the next level? Try these 6 genius tips.

6 Simple Yet Genius Cleaning Hacks
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Who doesn’t love a good cleaning tip that makes everyday life and chores more easy, or helps to clean up an accidental mishap with ease? What makes a tip even easier is when it utilizes something so simple that we already use, it makes the tip seem downright genius.

Here are some great cleaning tips that you may just find simply genius as we did:

Freshen Up Your Garbage Can

The garbage can holds a lot of stinky things and with time the inside of it can be very unpleasant and can make something as simple as opening the lid to throw something away a dreaded task. Get your can smelling fresh again by sprinkling a little baking soda in the bottom and lining the bottom with old newspaper to absorb odors.

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Kill ALL the Germs in Your Sheets

No one wants to go to sleep with sheets that are anything less than completely clean. Ideally you should wash your sheets once a week and when you wash them use very hot water that is at least 130 degrees to kill everything in them, even dust mites.

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Make a Toilet Cleaning Power Duo

Got a yucky toilet bowl that seems to need some extra elbow grease? Grab some baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle a cup of baking soda into the bowl and let it sit for at least an hour. Next pour some white distilled vinegar in, use one cup. Let it sit five minutes and flush. Unless the toilet is extremely dirty this should clean it without needing to scrub.

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Uh! Oh! Broken Glass

No need to fret about picking up broken glass. You can remove shards safely with a simple slice of bread. It will grab onto even tiny shards.

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Seasonal Allergy Help

If you are miserable from seasonal allergy symptoms, try washing your hair at night before you go to bed. You will wash away the pollen so you don’t end up breathing it in from your pillow while you sleep.

This can greatly help any allergens you may have. But you’ll also need to clean your mattress, pillows, and sheets before going to be otherwise you’re just adding all those allergens back into your hair and your respiratory system. You want everything to be as clean as possible before going to bed and breathing it all in.

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A Simple Method to Clean a Mattress

Many of us forget about cleaning our mattresses, especially if we are on top of cleaning our sheets every week. Ideally a mattress should be vacuumed once a month and cleaned once or twice a year and should be professionally cleaned annually. To freshen up your mattress mix a few drops of your favorite essential oils and a cup of baking soda. Sprinkle it evenly over the entire mattress and let it sit for an hour to 8 hours to give it time to draw out moisture and odors, then thoroughly vacuum all of the baking soda away.

It's always a good idea to keep your mattress fresh. Places like Norwex have great sprays for mattresses that kill any mites or bugs that might want to hang onto your sheets and mattress pads.

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Tammy Emineth
Tammy Emineth
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Tammy Emineth

Writer, blogger, content marketing, wife and mom! Helping folks increase traffic and leads to their websites since 2004.

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