Four Surprising Cleaning Tips For a Sparkling Home

Timeless kitchenEveryone wants a home where they feel comfortable living. Many believe there is not only a purpose but a place for everything. However, others are not so concerned with keeping a home tidy. They drop items onto the floor upon entering a room and/or throw their items onto a couch or a bed. These people also tend to spill food or drinks and expect someone else to clean up after them. This only creates welcome areas for pests such as ants, roaches, mice, and bed bugs while making cleaning both time consuming and difficult.


We clean our homes by wiping counters, sweeping and mopping floors, doing laundry, and spraying nicks and crevices. As a result, we become exhausted while exposing ourselves to harmful chemicals which can make us become sick or ill. Therefore, many companies have designed products with anti-bacterial and germ-fighting ingredients to ensure a healthier home. To do their part, experts and housewives have offered numerous tips for making a home sparkle. Here are four tips that may surprise you:


(1) Wear rubber gloves and masks.

Wear rubber gloves to remove unwanted, pet hair from upholstered furniture. Remove the hair simply by submerging the gloves into water. You may choose to wear disposable gloves to help save water or reusable gloves to minimize trash. Masks also come in handy if using a duster to reach high places such as shelves, crown moldings, ceiling lights, and light fixtures. Masks also help protect against allergic reactions to dust.


(2) Remove smudges.

Make a home-made solution of water and several squirts of dish soap. Dip a washcloth or rag in the solution. Wipe smudges from tables, counters, and baseboards. Be sure to take into consideration that corners and baseboards are easy places for pests to build their homes.


(3) Clean the microwave.

Place a microwave-safe bowl filled with lemon juice in the microwave. Bring the lemon juice to a boil by heating for 2-3 minutes. This loosens food and grease making the microwave easier to clean while leaving a lemony-fresh scent. As for the tray, remove it and clean with dishwashing liquid in the sink.


(4) Smell the sparkle.

Houses sparkle when adding shine and using streak-free products. However, to add a little extra sparkle to your home, consider using air fresheners and scented candles to release an aroma of fragrances.


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