Simple and Easy Household Cleaning Tips

A clean home can make the biggest difference, with your house looking and smelling fresh and clean, as well as eliminating germs that can get people sick.  Periodically cleaning the floors, countertops, mirrors, and bathrooms, is vital to keeping your home clean and fresh, there are many pro tips you can do in just a couple minutes to keep it even healthier.  In our blog series last week, we talked about how to clean dish sponges and irons, as both of these can contain a great amount of germs that could make people sick.


Most kitchen sinks have a garbage disposal.  These machines are great for disposing of the little bit of food waste from dirty dishes and cooking.  The problem is that the blades eventually become dull, and bad odors can be created from food becoming lodged under the blades.  There are some tricks you can do to help mask the odors, but it can come back relatively quick.  The best homemade solution for your garbage disposal is ice, vinegar, and lemons.  Freezing an ice tray with water, vinegar, and lemon rinds, you can then put it in the disposal.  The ice will sharpen blades and help remove food stuck around them, the vinegar will clean the surfaces, and the lemon will create a fresh scent.


Bathroom towels begin to generate a mildew stink over time.  They can also have that smell if you left them in the washer too long before moving them to the dryer.  Luckily there is a quick and easy way to fix this gross smell.  Simply put them in the washer with no detergent at all, and wash them on the hot cycle with one cup of white vinegar.  If your towels are really bad, wash them a second time before putting them in the dryer, but instead of vinegar, use half a cup of baking soda.  This technique can be done with any clothing that retained a mildew smell as well and can easily bring back that pleasant fresh smell.



There are tons of simple house cleaning tips that many people do not know about.  Maintaining the cleanliness of your home is beyond the obvious things that need to be cleaned.  Luckily, many of these pro tips can be done in an extremely short time.  Especially in the winter time when germs and viruses are spreading, it’s important to keep your home as clean as you can.

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