Life hacks can get addicting! One thing’s for sure, I love a good hack. I think of it as working smarter, not harder rather than taking the easy way out. Listed below are several cleaning hacks that take clever to a new level that are good in numerous parts of your house. You will find new uses to old things and new ways to see the stuff you have. Most things don’t have only one use, so get ready to be mind-blown! Let’s get started!
Stick your sponge in the dishwasher every time you load it. Most sponges fit nicely in the silverware rack and you will be keeping your sponge clean and disinfected for the next time you use it. Very simple and easy to remember and it will keep your sponge from getting mildewy and full of germs.
Get glasses sparkling clean with a mixture of baking soda and water to make a paste. Using a sponge or your bare hands, spread it out on the glass and scrub lightly. Rinse off and you will have glasses with no film anymore.
You know how annoying it is when the white rubber of your shoes gets grimy and how it seems impossible to clean? Use nail polish remover. Don’t use bleach as many people do because it will cause the white rubber to yellow.
Clean grills, waffle irons and sandwich presses with a mixture of baking soda and water as a paste. When you are done scrubbing, spray on white distilled vinegar and watch it dissolve grease and grime in the small spots.
Make your dishes super easy to clean by doing things in a certain order; cleanest to dirtiest. This keeps your glasses from getting mucked up and gives the worst stuff time to soak. Add vinegar to the worst stuff and let it soak for extra “oomph”. If you have a dishwasher, save yourself some time with the silverware when it comes time to put things away and sort it when you put it in there. Then, it’s as simple as grabbing and placing in the right spot.
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Use the aluminum foil that you cover your casserole with to clean up the glass pan when you are done. It will keep your pan looking newer longer and actually can remove some old baked-on grease as well.
Clean your razors with baby oil. Not only will it take off residue from shaving cream, but it also helps condition the blade so it lasts twice as long. With the price of razors these days, this is one valuable hack to know.
Stop throwing away water bottle and plastic reusable straws. They can get quite gross and it can be hard to get them clean, but try this hack; soak them for a couple of hours in vinegar and then use a pipe-cleaner to clean them. Rinse and they are done!