The reason that many people do not engage in regularly cleaning their homes is because they feel that it is a complicated and tedious process. But this could not be further from the truth. There are ways to simplify cleaning and the goal of this blog post is to show you exactly how to do that:
Use an All-Purpose Cleaner
As the name implies, all-purpose cleaners are awesome because they can effectively clean a wide variety of surfaces. They are also inexpensive and beneficial for the environment. Make your own all-purpose cleaner for use in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, garage, and what have you by combining ¼ cup baking soda, ½ cup vinegar, and ½ gallon of water.
Clean Things in a Specific Order
Cleaning things from top to bottom ensures that you cover every area of a certain piece of furniture or room. For instance, when cleaning a bookshelf, it guarantees that you do not miss a spot. It is easy to miss spots when you are randomly wiping off areas that are dustier than others. If you are in a room, start by cleaning higher areas, and then move on to the tables or chairs, then finally the floor.
Use Newspapers for Cleaning Windows
Crumpled newspaper can be used for wiping windows but this needs to be done when the windows are not warm as streaks will occur. You can combine olive oil and lemon juice or water and lemon oil to clean unvarnished and varnished wood, respectively. Wipe with a soft and dry cloth afterwards.
Put Fruit in the Garbage Disposal
If your garbage disposal is starting to emit a nasty odour, throw some lemon or orange peels and ice cubes in it. Run cold water and turn on the disposal. This is very effective for freshening and cleaning your garbage disposal in a chemical-free and cost-effective manner.
If you do not have the time to do the cleaning yourself or are unable to do so for one reason or another, you can hire a cleaning service to do the job for you.