April 23, 2021

10 Household Hacks to Keep Your Home Clean

Infographic showing helpful cleaning tips.

Looking for a way to make your spring cleaning more productive and even enjoyable? We’ve compiled a list of 10 household hacks to make your life easier and your home cleaner. It’s nice when deep cleaning house tips actually work, and Applewood delivers!

Pick Up Pet Hair

There’s only so much hair your vacuum lifts away. Want to know how to get pet hair off furniture? Try rubbing a rubber gloved hand over sofas and furniture. The hair will stick to your glove, not your furniture.

Deep Clean Your Microwave

Every now and then, freshen your microwave with lemon. Rub lemon wedges over the interior of your microwave, wait a few minutes and wipe away. The acidity cuts through stains and leaves your old microwave feeling new again.

Remove Water Rings on Tables

If the kids (or anyone) left water rings on your wooden tables, simply run a hair dryer over the surface and the stains will be gone within 15 minutes. Apply wood oil to moisturize and preserve your wooden furniture.

How to Clean Glass Cook Tops

Spray a one-to-one mixture of water and vinegar on the surface and wipe with a towel. Those stovetop splatters and drips will wipe away.

Get Dust off Your Lampshades

Simply run a lint roller over the surface – inside and out – to remove built up dust on your shades. The world will be bright again!

Make Stainless Steel Shine

Your pots and pans, water bottles and other kitchen items will shine again by making a paste of cream of tartar and a few drops of water. Scrub it on your steel surfaces and then wipe away to see your reflection.

Easy Oven Cleaning

No one wants to clean the oven but here’s a way to reduce your pain. Make a solution of equal parts baking soda and vinegar. Apply to the inside of your oven and let it foam several minutes. Wipe away and, voila, no more burnt smell when the kids heat up their pizza!

Eliminate Ugly Couch Stains

If you have a microfiber couch and want those stains gone, spray rubbing alcohol on them. Scrub gently with a brush until the stain vanishes and you can sit without distraction again!

Does Coke Clean Toilets?

Even the Today show is a believer. Pour a can over all the surfaces inside your bowl, let it stand and then flush away all those lime stains. Lime wedge optional.

Make Your Shower Head Sparkle

Remove all the build up that clogs your shower head by hanging a plastic bag of vinegar over it. Secure the bag with rubber bands, let it soak overnight and enjoy your new shower.

Applewood Takes Care of Your Denver Home

Unsure if these cleaning hacks will work in your home? Give them a try and wash that skepticism away with all the grime. Or better yet, frame them as mini science experiments and get the kids to do the work for you! If you uncover problems with plumbing, heating or electrical while doing your chores, call or schedule service anytime of the week. We’re always ready to pitch in and do our part!

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