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17 smart, easy and affordable tricks to help clean your house

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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Nobody loves cleaning – we love the feeling of accomplishment after seeing a clean space. Having said that though, a spotless house does unfortunately go hand in hand with hours and hours of cleaning.

Or does it? Aren’t there some super quick and easy cleaning techniques somewhere that can help us get rid of the dust and grime building up seemingly everywhere? Of course there are, and we have compiled them into a neat little article for your reading pleasure right here.

From cleaning up those kitchen counters to freshening up your shower door, see how easy a spotless house can be…

1. Vinyl-wrap those fridge shelves, and simply peel the dirty wrap off whenever need to and replace with a new one.

2. Spray shower cleaner on those shower doors after every use to prevent water stains.

modern Bathroom by Nordic Saunas and Steam
Nordic Saunas and Steam

Feature Showers and Steam Showers

Nordic Saunas and Steam

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3. Teach the whole household (kiddies included) to clean up after themselves.

eclectic Nursery/kid’s room by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Little LEIVARS

LEIVARS

4. Treat your home to anti-bacterial doormats (yes, they do exist).

 Windows & doors  by Boscolo
Boscolo

Upper Park, Loughton

Boscolo

5. Microwave a bowl filled with water and lime to free up stubborn grime – this also leaves your microwave smelling super fresh.

modern Kitchen by Urban Myth
Urban Myth

Urban Theme high gloss white kitchen

Urban Myth

6. Hang a plastic bag from a cabinet handle while cooking, helping you to easily get rid of food waste (remember to toss in the relevant recycling bins afterwards).

7. Use tumble dryer sheets for cleaning blinds/shutters, as they collect dust through static electricity.

8. A self-cleaning litter tray makes life sooo much easier for you and your cat(s).

eclectic Living room by cat-on
cat-on

Design-Kratzbaum Corbeille, Made in Berlin

cat-on

9. Scented candles can cut through those stale smells on those days when you didn’t have time for a proper clean.

minimalistic Living room by Markham Stagers
Markham Stagers

Salón detalles velas

Markham Stagers

10. Prevent limescale build-up by treating your bathroom taps and shower head to a weekly wipe with a vinegar-soaked cloth.

country Bathroom by Drummonds Bathrooms
Drummonds Bathrooms

Country House Barn, Surrey

Drummonds Bathrooms

11. Dust mite covers underneath your regular pillow cases keep those pillows nice and fresh.

12. Sprinkle baking soda over your mattress, wait at least 30 minutes, then vacuum (adding some essential oils afterwards couldn’t hurt either).

13. Prevent sticky keyboard keys by wiping your keyboard with a clean cloth after every use – don’t forget the monitor.

modern Study/office by Biggs & Quail
Biggs & Quail

Midcentury Modern Desk in Solid Ash

Biggs & Quail

14. Treat your sofa to a monthly vacuum to get rid of any pet hair and crumbs. Some baking soda will also help get rid of those stale smells.

15. Faced with a muddy bike? Hose it down as soon as possible to avoid a difficult cleaning process once that mud hardens.

classic Garage/shed by Garageflex
Garageflex

An Extraordinary Garage Makever with wall cabinets and bike storage

Garageflex

16. Open up all the windows on sunny days to freshen up your home, blow out the cobwebs, and naturally remove dust.

classic Conservatory by Vale Garden Houses
Vale Garden Houses

Georgian Conservatory

Vale Garden Houses

17. Wait until all embers have cooled off, then vacuum those ashes out of your fire – much easier than using a dustpan!

rustic Living room by Ardesia Design
Ardesia Design

Chalet Gstaad

Ardesia Design

Interested in more cleaning tips? Of course you are… check out: Things you need to throw out right now.

Got any other helpful hints for keeping that home spotless? We’d love to hear them...
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