I have never really seen cleaning as a chore because I actually enjoy it! I used to have my own cleaning business before I had the boys but chose to give that up when my husband took ill.
Another reason why I like to stay on top of the housework is that we homeschool, so that means the boys are at home a lot more than children who would go to school. Therefore, there’s lots more to be picked up, tidied away and plenty more crumbs to clean up!
We have recently partnered up with Addis the fab place to go for all of your cleaning and organisation accessories for your home, to share a few little handy cleaning hacks that I use and hope they come in handy for you too!
Buffing Up Stainless Steel Appliances
My all-time favourite for buffing up my stainless steel appliances is baby oil. Just a little amount on a cloth will buff up stainless steel like new. It is great for removing watermarks and fingerprints!
Another one of my favourite cleaning staples is Zoflora. I have so many ways that I use this and always make sure that I have plenty in the cleaning cupboard. One way that I like to use Zoflora is to pop a little bit onto some kitchen towel and place it at the bottom of the kitchen bin after I have cleaned it. It helps mask the nasty smells that a bin gives off!
You don’t have to spend hours scrubbing at the inside of a microwave. Just pop in a microwave safe cup or bowl of water, add half a lemon and turn on full power for 1-2 minutes. Any food remnants will now be easy to wipe away and there will be no more nasty niffs!
Stay organised with your recycling and create your own little hub by using colour coordinated bins. This saves so much time. We all know how easy it can be to just put everything in one bin, but these ensure that you recycle as much as you can from your waste.
You would not believe the amount of dust that clogs up behind a radiator. With such an awkward space to get to, you can use a radiator brush shaped for the job. To get excess dust from inside convector radiators, you can use a hairdryer to blow the dust out or a vacuum if you have a thin enough attachment.
The grout between tiles can start to look grimy in time, especially tiles that surround the bath or shower. I use watered down bleach and scrub with a toothbrush, it brings the grout up lovely and white again. Always make sure to well ventilate the bathroom by leaving a window wide open whilst you do this.
What are your favourite cleaning hacks?
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