We chatted with the owner of KDCleans this month and put together a little list of Cleaning Hacks to help you with your Spring Cleaning! We all hate cleaning, ( At least I know I do) but hopefully these helpful hacks will make your cleaning a little easier this season!
A cheap way to dispel pet odors is to sprinkle baking soda on carpet and wait 15 mins and vacuum.
Clogged Drain? Try this!
If you notice your drain is starting to clog, pour a 1/2 cup of baking soda down it, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover with a wet cloth to contain the science fair-like effects. Wait five minutes and then flush with hot water.
Hate dusting those baseboards? Fabric Softener to the rescue!
If you heat the bathroom up just 10 degrees above the normal air temp, it doubles the effectiveness of alkaline cleansers. Let the disinfectants sit for at least 5-7 mins and rinse afterwards. Fill the tub up with hottest water to raise the temperature.
Fantastic Cleaners you probably already have!
Baking soda, vinegar, dawn, and hydrogen peroxide are great cleaners you probably already have in your home, but never thought about using.
Glass Stove top tip!
Glass stove top cleaner: Pour some dawn onto the stove, sprinkle with baking soda and then pour some hydrogen peroxide on top. scrub and mix together and let sit 3-5 minutes and then rinse off. Works so much better than the expensive glass stove top cleaners.
Do you use Dawn? If not, you should!
Dawn is great to clean with, counter tops, windows and glass. To clean glass, put on a rag and wet with water and scrub onto the glass. Use a squeegee to get excess off. Leaves, no streaks.
Do you hate carpet stains? Here's a trick!
Vinegar and baking soda combined are great for getting stains off carpet.
LEMONS LEMONS & More Lemons!
Lemons, are great! Use them to get rid of stains and smells on cutting boards by taking the cut side of a lemon and rub on the stains. For extra power, sprinkle salt and/or baking soda on it first.
"World's Best Glass Cleaner"
Sprayway's "World's Best Glass Cleaner." really is the best glass cleaner. I use a microfiber rag to wipe the glass and a separate dry microfiber rag to "polish" to make sure I do not leave streaks.
Dusty Air Vents?
Wax your vents with car wax to keep dust off them all year long
Clean that Chrome!
Soak a soft cloth with vodka and shine and clean chrome, glass and porcelain fixtures.
Water stains on your tap?
If you wipe the surface of a tap with some wax paper. It helps prevent water stains.
Trying to get rid of that foul smell before the guests arrive??
To help dispel foul smells and make your home smell nice, put a teaspoon of vanilla extract into a bowl and place it in a preheated oven.
Hate that wet trash bag?
Avoid having a wet trash bag by placing newspapers at the bottom of your trash can so it will soak up any leftover food juices.
DIY All purpose cleaner!
For those pesky baseboards!
Clean baseboards, if super dusty, dry dust first. Then take a lightly wet magic eraser sponge and wipe. Dry with paper towel, rag, or air dry and then rub with a dryer sheet to repel future dust.
Not in the mood to do your own Spring Cleaning? Call KDCleans for their availability! They have weekly, bi-Weekly, & One Time Slots.
HI! I'm Veronica and I'm the voice behind the blog. I love red wine, tacos and coffee after 5 pm. I'm a local Photographer by day & by night I host monthly Girls Night Out Events and Networking Socials around town. I'm a West Coast girl living in an East Coast world and I couldn't love it any more. Thanks for visiting Pensacola Housewives!