The choice to become a homemaker is a career path filled with hard work and little appreciation. You can thank yourself, however, by making your housework a little easier. Make your kitchen sparkle with the right cleaner, cut the pet scent with a little powder and clean your microwave in minutes. The trick is using the right tools and knowing the tricks to be a successful stay-at-home mom and mastering house cleaning in a snap.
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The Surface Shine
Countless hours are spent trying to make surfaces shine without streaks. Rather than invest in cleaners that produce disappointing results, make one you know will leave your surfaces sparkling clean. Mix one quart of warm water with four tablespoons of baking soda and spray on counters, appliances and refrigerator shelves. Then, wipe clean with a sponge and move on to the next task.
Stop the Stench
A garbage disposal is a useful appliance with a stinky downside. The problem is you’re not certain of how to safely clean the appliance. It’s as easy as filling ice trays with vinegar and place in the freezer. Once the vinegar is frozen, place the cubes down the drain and turn on the disposal. Finally, grind the cubes and flush with cold water for refreshing results.
The Foil Sponge
Doing dishes is one chore no one wants stuck with and especially when there’s a glass baking dish with dinner’s remains stuck to the surface. You commonly soak the dish in hot water and soap, but you can’t rest until it’s done. Try balling up a sheet of aluminum foil, add a drop of soap and clean off the baked on remnants with ease.
You love your pets, although you can do without the smell they leave behind. An easy way to remove that distasteful pet odor is to deodorize the favorite sleeping spots with a sprinkle of baking soda. Let the powder sit for 15 minutes, attach the right central vacuum parts, like handheld brush attachments, and remove the baking powder, smell and all.
I Do Windows
Windows are the bane of house cleaning because it’s so difficult to remove the fingerprints, smudges, dust and grime. However, you can clean your windows with ease and enjoy a brighter home. The trick is to use a gallon of water with two tablespoons of vinegar and a microfiber cloth. Spray the mixture onto your windows, wipe clean and enjoy the brightest windows in the neighborhood.
Blow Away the Dust
You’ve put off cleaning your ceiling fans because so much goes into the task and the effort makes more of a mess. The one tool you’re missing is a pillowcase. Encase a single blade with the fabric and then slowly work the material back. All the dust and grime the blades attract will be caught by the pillowcase, leaving your ceiling fan spotless.
The Ease of Microwaves
Microwaves make a quick meal as easy as a press of a button. Unfortunately, cleaning a microwave isn’t simple unless you use this simple trick. Chop up a lemon, place in a cup of water and heat until the window steams over. Let the mixture sit for fifteen minutes and wipe down your microwave with a damp cloth for spotless results.
You can finish your household chore and still have time to relax before your family comes home. More importantly, you can ensure your house is spotless with very little effort. Clean your ceiling fans with a dust-free pillow case or aluminum foil to remove baked on messes. With tricks like these, cleaning your house will be the easiest chore of the day.