There are certain chores and duties around the house that are, shall we say, less than enjoyable. Sometimes it's because they're time-consuming, sometimes because they're difficult and sometimes they're both. Luckily, these seven tricks will have your house cleaner in less time than you'd expect.
1. Say goodbye to fruit flies with a lemon and your oven.
Grab two to three pieces of citrus, slice them in half and stick them right in the oven. Leave the door ajar overnight and, in the morning, close the door and turn on the broiler for just a few minutes. Then let the oven cool, toss the fruit, clean the bottom of the oven and enjoy the absence of the pesky flies.
2. Vinegar is key to ridding your home of hard water deposits.
Without the aid of any other substance, vinegar will completely clear away hard water deposits around your faucet and in other spots. The acidic substance dissolves the calcium buildup in no time.
3. Clean the cabinets with two common household ingredients.
Mix together one part vegetable oil and two parts baking soda and you've got yourself a cabinet cleaner that's anything but harsh. A sponge, toothbrush or even your bare hands can be used to work the mix into the woodwork.
4. Leftover lemon can brighten your day.
If you've got a white sink that's looking a little grimy, grab a lemon and baking soda to rid it of stains. Simply sprinkle baking soda all over the sink and use the cut lemon as a scrubber. Bonus: it also kills germs!
5. Clean out the crevices to keep things crumb and crust-free.
Small appliances, fridge shelves and sink drains are just a few of the things in the kitchen that can hide gunk in the cracks. With cheap skewers and toothpicks, these tight spots can be easily cleaned, keeping everything shiny and in good working condition.
6. Baking soda is also key when it comes to cleaning the grout.
It doesn't matter how often you mop, if your grout looks dingy the floors will never look quite clean. Make a paste of baking soda and water, smear it all over the troubling grout and leave it. After awhile, spray the paste with vinegar, watch it bubble and scrub it clean.
7. If slight smells are still lingering, try a little vinegar on the stove.
Pour some white vinegar into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer. The simple trick will rid the house of old food smells.
Via: Tip Hero