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Home Hacks: Five Tips For Efficiently and Effectively Cleaning Your House

Cleaning your home is a necessity. Not only does it give you an organized and clutter-free environment to live in, but studies have shown that cleaning can even help improve your mood. While some people actually enjoy the chore, most try to put it off for as long as possible. However, by following a few simple tips and tricks from professional house cleaners, making sure your home is spic, span, and sparkling can be easier than ever.

Remove Rust With Lemon Juice

Rust is one of the hardest things to clean. The good news, though, is that it’s not impossible. All you need to do is apply some lemon juice to the rusted surface and let it soak for a designated period of time (the worse the stain, the longer you should wait). And that’s not the only food-related item from your kitchen to employ in your cleaning routine…

Make Appliances Shine With Olive Oil

It’s extremely frustrating to constantly have finger marks left behind on commonly-used kitchen appliances. But there’s no need to buy expensive stainless steel cleaners for your refrigerator, microwave, stove, and other chromatic surfaces. All you need is a little olive oil. Mix a drop of it with some water on a cleaning rag and voila!

Use Paint Brushes For Hard-To-Reach Places

Sometimes, just as important as the type of cleaning solutions you use are the tools you use with them. If you really want to make your home sparkle, try using paint brushes to get in between the cracks and crevices throughout the house. This is much more effective than trying to get in there using only your hands and a rag.

Get Streak-Free Windows With Vinegar And Starch

If you want crystal clear window glass, try taking another trip to your pantry — this time for some white vinegar and starch. Mix a teaspoon of each ingredient with 1 liter of water and you’ll have the perfect potion for streak-free windows. Bonus tip: This concoction can also be used to eliminate the white residue left on sink taps and handles.

Adopt A Top-Down Approach

One of the best-kept secrets of effective cleaning isn’t about what products you use, but rather the method. If you want to get the most out of your cleaning routine, take a top-down approach. Start with the highest areas of your home (ceiling fans, curtain rods, shelves, etc.), followed by surfaces, draws, and appliances, then ending with the floors.

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