If you’re big on having a house that sparkles, you will love these cleaning tips. Designed to help even the dingiest of corners gleam, these tips are great to use especially when you are spring cleaning, getting ready to put your home on the market, or moving into a new one.
Transform a rusty and limescale built-up bathroom tube and shower by using oven cleaner. Make sure you open a window and turn on a fan to help ventilate the room while using these kinds of products. Let it sit for several hours and then wipe it off with a rag of some sort. If you have to scrub make sure you use a non abrasive sponge to prevent scratching. It’s important to rinse the tub thoroughly with hot water after.
When your windows are dirty, dusty and rusty they actually reduce the amount of the light coming to your home and make everything seem dull. Cleaning your windows on the inside and out will make them shine and add lots of light to your home. If the outside is particularly dirty consider power washing them. To achieve a streak-free finish, dry the windows off with a chamois and dust inside ledges. To clean your window screens use an aluminum car wheel cleaner to remove rust and buildup. Be sure to wear gloves when you do this and try not to get it on your lawn to prevent it from getting damaged.
Cleaning your floors goes a long way to make your home look brand new. Chemical cleaning your carpets will yield the best results for those that have extensive damage. This method uses the power of carbonation and cleaning solution to really get into your carpets to neutralize odors and stains. Thoroughly cleaning and then polishing your floor will put back all the shine and luster they lost over the years. In addition it also helps to reduce the appearance scratches and stains. For large surfaces consider using a buffer or floor polisher for more universal results.
Disinfect and remove stubborn odors from your refrigerator by detailing it and adding a fresh box of baking soda. Removing each panel, drawer and shelf and washing it with a light bleach solution will not only remove bacteria but it will also make white surfaces whiter. Clean the inside with a bleach solution as well and wipe it with hot water. Using a toothpick to get into crevasses is also a really good way to get into tight corners. Don’t forget the freezer too. Lastly, clean the coils in the back of the fridge and the vents on the bottom to finish the job.