To get your windows to really shine, mix a solution of half vinegar and half water and pour into a spray bottle. This should remove grit and grime from windows with little effort. To minimize lint, wipe windows clean with newspaper, coffee filters or a cloth diaper.
The best and most efficient way to clean mini-blinds is to use a lamb’s wool duster. Close the blinds and gently sweep the entire surface starting at the top. If this is done regularly, there is no need to do anything more involved.
Clean the inside of the dishwasher once a month. Use some lemonade mix to fill the soap cup and then run it through a cycle. The citric acid in the lemonade will clean the racks, the jets and the interior walls.
Although many homeowners use a sponge when washing dishes, washcloths are easier to launder. Just remember if you use a sponge to sanitize it periodically in a hot water and bleach mixture to prevent germs from collecting inside.
Cleaning scuff marks off a vinyl floor can be a real chore. But, using an art gum eraser (the tan one you used in school) or a pink pearl eraser makes the job simple and easy.
For odors coming from the garbage disposal, drop a bunch of ice cubes and a cup of vinegar in it. Run for a minute or so. The ice will scour the blades to get rid of stuck-on stuff, and the vinegar will kill germs.
Never use disinfectants to clean a refrigerator. The food inside will pick up the taste and odor of the cleaning solution. Warm soapy water works well and is a less harmful choice.
Most household spend upwards of 8-10 hours a week cleaning their homes or offices. If you have children, this figure could triple or even quadruple.
Statistics show that 98% of people feel good about themselves when their home or business is clean.