Sunday, 12 June 2016

My top 10 cleaning tips.


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I like to keep my house clean and tidy and the best way to do it is to do the chores regularly and not allow housework to pile up. I always wash and wipe my sink each evening after I have done the dishes. I also make sure that all members of my family wipe down the shower door after showering.  We have a rule that all laundry goes in the wash baskets and that all bins gets emptied every evening. All these little chores may sound laborious but it makes the weekly cleaning a breeze. I then do a thorough hovering, dusting and bathroom clean once a week which does not take very long as its maintenance cleaning rather than a full spring clean.

To help me with my cleaning, I try not to use too many chemical cleaners instead I have some great cost saving home remedies that work well. Below I am going to share a few of my cleaning tips that I find useful:

My top 10 Best Cleaning tips:
  1. Use vinegar and newspapers for polishing glass doors, windows and mirrors.

  2. Keep old cotton t shirts, cut them into squares and use for polishing, they are soft and they don’t leave behind fluff

  3. Make a paste from Bicarbonate of soda and water for cleaning fridge. It removes odours and it’s safe for the food.

  4. Place a lemon half in a bowl of water and put in microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe clean the microwave.

  5. Use a tooth brushes to clean between hard to get areas in the bathroom and kitchen.

  6. Use white distilled vinegar to remove hard water and lime scale form kitchen sinks and taps and shower heads.

  7. Revive the grout on your bathroom tiles by applying a paste made from baking soda and bleach. Paste it on the grout and leave it for 15 minutes. Next using a toothbrush scrub the grout and rinse. You will have sparkling grout.

  8. To freshen up your mattress, you will need a box of baking soda and a few drops of essential oil. Add the oil to the baking soda and mix well. Sprinkle the scented baking soda all over your mattress and rub it in. Leave the baking soda mixture on the mattress for about 15 minutes after which hoover the baking soda off using a good quality hoover with a strong suction like the dyson

  9. To remove carpet stains, mix two tablespoons of salt with white vinegar and rub on the stains and leave for 15 minutes. Hover the stain with a good powerful hoover.

  10. To remove hair from the carpet, use a wet rubber glove and rub the carpet with your wet rubber glove, the hairs will lift off easily.

I have learnt over years that it just takes a few more minutes to put things back when I have used them instead of being lazy and leaving things out to tidy another day. Similarly it only takes a few more minutes to wash your cup after having coffee than leaving it in the kitchen sink for later. All these little efforts really make keeping the house neat and tidy and clean.

Do you have any great house cleaning tips that you can share with me???


I would like to thank Tesco for this collaboration. 

26 comments:

  1. Great post,
    I already do a few of these but will use the baking soda on my grout!!!!

    Thank you <3
    x

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  2. Great tips. I would love to use more home made cleaning products as I really worry about the amount of chemicals in store bought ones.

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  3. These are great tips! Hubs once scoured the whole bathroom using citrus and it REALLy worked on limescale!

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  4. Great tips and rules nayna, We follow some of them in my house too.

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  5. Very nice post .. thanks for sharing some handy tip using stuff available at home.

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  6. Your house is spotless and clean so obviously your tips work!!

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  7. Love these handy tips, I really need to do some effort to keep my house tidy and clean! Pinned, thanks for sharing

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  8. I am such a messy person that I need to laminate this list and stick it on the frige! Love cleaning with vinegar and that lemon microwave trick is brilliant!

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  9. Some great tips you've shared, I us bicarbonate soda for my bathroom sink and toilet to clean that's my tip

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  10. Great tip about the bathroom grout, I have some issues with the tiling on my enuite floor so will certainly try this out x

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  11. I use baking soda for everything it is a true miracle worker I tell you!

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  12. Brilliant tips - you are right about the daily chores being easier than allowing everything to build up. Kaz x

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  13. This is a very useful post. Limescale is my worst enemy at home. So hard to remove. I will try your tip for that.

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  14. Im all about Number 1 & 4 they're in my weekly cleaning routine!

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  15. I absolutely detest cleaning! I will definitely try out using vinegar for cleaning though, anything to help get it done quicker! Fantastic post xxx

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  16. These are great tips - I am going to try tip 10 on a mat in my kitchen!

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  17. Great post - bicarbonate of soda and vinegar are cleaning essentials

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  18. I need to do something about the limescale - it's really bad in our bathroom so I might try the vinegar.

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  19. I am so glad there is someone else out there who uses vinegar and newspaper to clean mirrors and windows, ive been doing it that way for years x

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  20. vinegar is a great life hack isn't it! some great tips x

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  21. We use toothbrushes in all the grouting in the kitchen and bathroom and it works so well.

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  22. It's definitely so much easier to stay on top of the housework if you do it regularly rather than letting it all pile up. I need to try some of your great tips!

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  23. I totally agree that it's better to do a little a day than to let it all build up. My bedroom seems to be a dumping ground at the moment however (we have been clearing out old toys) so I must get them all listed on eBay! x

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  24. Great tips, I get quite lazy at times then have to work doubly hard to put everything where it should be, makes sense to do a little every day instead! x

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  25. Baking soad and bleach on the bathroom tile grout, well I'll be damned! Didn't know that one so will definitely be giving it a go on ours.

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