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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


The Joy of Cleaning

3 Deep-Cleaning Hacks To Use On Your Home

Catherine Edwards

The spring is a great time to update and clean the interior and exterior of a home, but many homeowners struggle with the process. From washing windows and cleaning baseboards to scrubbing toilets and tile grout, it is easy to see the challenges. Fortunately, help is available. Here are a few hacks to consider when deep cleaning your home.

Use Lemon

Fresh lemon can be a great tool to use when deep cleaning your home. Not only does it offer a pleasant, clean scent, but lemon has acidic properties that naturally scrub away residue and hard stains.

Cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub your plumbing fixtures. The citrus of the lemon will remove soap scum, hard water scale, and even water spots from your faucets and shower heads with ease.

Another way to use lemon is by using its juice to steam clean your appliances. Squeeze the juice out of a whole fresh lemon and place into a microwave safe glass or bowl. Cut up the lemon rinds, as well, and place into the bowl. Microwave the bowl on high for a few minutes. The lemon juice creates an aromatic steam that cleans away odors and heavy residue inside the microwave.

Use Soda

No matter how much you clean your toilet bowls, rings seem to always appear. One of the easiest ways to remove these rings is with soda.

To use, pour a can of cola into your toilet and allow it to sit and soak for a few minutes. The carbonation and the acids of the soda will eat through the hard toilet rings without harming the porcelain of your toilet.

Use Dryer Sheets

Another unique hack to consider when deep cleaning your home is to use dryer sheets on a variety of surfaces. Dryer sheets also have a pleasant smell, which helps your home smell clean and fresh, but the ingredients used to make the dryer sheets also help remove heavy residue that is too difficult to remove with a duster or cloth alone.

Wrap a few dryer sheets around a duster tool or a pair of kitchen tongs. Use your new tool to clean your window blinds, replacing the dryer sheets periodically as they fill up with dirt and dust.

A few dryer sheets are also effective tools for cleaning your baseboards and molding. Run the sheets over these surfaces, quickly removing dirt, dust, and other residue.