Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Learn how to clean your home with some helpful cleaning tips and tricks, that will make your life easier.

cleaning tips
  • bullet point To remove marker pen off hard surfaces, spray on hair spray and then wipe it off.
  • bullet point To stop bathroom mirrors steaming up, regularly rub a dry bar of soap over the surface and rub in with a clean cloth.
  • bullet point Light a match and let it burn a few seconds to remove toilet smells.
  • bullet point To remove furniture indentations from pure wool carpet place a tea towel over the area and then press with a warm iron. The heat will lift the fibres. Do not attempt this with synthetic or a wool/synthetic mix carpet.
  • bullet point To leave a room smelling fresh after you have vacuumed, place a few drops of your favourite essential oil (such as lavender or peppermint) near the vent where the hot air is released. The air warms the oil and blows it into the room.
  • bullet point To clean a microwave oven, add four tablespoons of lemon juice to one cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Boil for five minutes in the microwave, allowing the steam to condense on the inside walls of the oven. Then wipe them with a soft cloth.
  • bullet point Eucalyptus oil removes the gummy residue left by shop stickers.
  • bullet point To pick up small fragments of broken glass, press pieces of bread onto the affected area.
  • bullet point To clean the bottom of the iron, sprinkle salt on the ironing board and iron back and forth.
  • bullet point To remove cat and dog hair from clothes and furniture, rub them with damp rubber gloves.
  • bullet point To restore toilet bowls back to their shiny best, clean with old, flat Coke or Pepsi. To dissolve limescale, leave the soda overnight to soak.
  • bullet point Clove oil (sold in chemists for toothaches) kills mould spores. Mix three drops in one litre of water and then use to wipe down areas susceptible to mould.
  • bullet point Fix the scratches in wood furniture with vinegar and olive oil.
  • bullet point Remove permanent marker from the floor and furniture with toothpaste
  • bullet point Clean the mattress with baking soda. Sprinkle it all over the mattress and let it absorb the stains and smell. After2 hours, vacuum the mattress.

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