37 Cleaning Hacks for women who have better things to do...
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There’s nothing worse than when you notice a water ring on your wooden table, but did you know that a quick blast with a hairdryer and a slick with olive oil will render it good as new?
Citrus fruits work incredibly well as natural cleaning aids. Use grapefruit to remove stains from taps and sinks.
Many a good vacuum cleaner has been destroyed by pet hair, it really is the bane of any pet owner’s life! A good way to lift hair from couches or carpets is by popping on a pair of rubber gloves and dragging your palm across the surface. Then dip your hands in a bucket of water to remove the hair and start again.
Did you know that a most popular fizzy drink can be used as a cleaner? Use Coke on unsightly loo stains, it will be sparkling in no time! Exfoliating gloves are a great way to groom a pet without a brush, often the gloves will catch more loose hair than a brush and are more gentle too.
To remove nail varnish from a carpet or piece of clothing, blot off the excess then apply a little rubbing alcohol to the mark – then scrub as though your life depended on it! If you have a lipstick stain on a piece of clothing spray the area with hairspray. Leave for 10 minutes then wash.
Remove dust from fabric lamps and blinds with a lint roller. 10 Have you got yourself some rubbing alcohol? It only costs a couple of quid and should be an essential in any cleaning cupboard! It’s great for cleaning microfibre furnishings. Simply pour some into a spray bottle and spray the fabric, then wipe with a clean (dye-free) cloth.
If you smash a glass use a slice of bread to collect those pesky hard-to-see fragments.
Dirty make-up brushes can cause spots. Clean your brushes regularly with baby shampoo then hang up to dry! Grimy shower heads are rather unsightly, an easy way to get them spick and span is to fill a bag with vinegar and submerse the shower head in it. Tie the bag and leave for 20 minutes. Then give it a quick wipe.
Don’t waste hours scrubbing burned pans. Simply fill half full with water and a good squirt of Fairy Liquid, then bring to the boil. Leave for five minutes and we bet it comes off super easy!
If you pop some balled up newspaper in your fridge it will absorb stinky smells.
Are you decorating? Line a paint-tray with foil to save cleaning it. Just pull up the lining and bin, leaving your tray spotlessly clean!
Spray WD-40 on steel appliances and polish to make them shine.