10 Graphs That Will Make you Pro at Cleaning Anything


Silas & Grace

Do you ever get that feeling where you just wanna burn the WHOLE house down because you just cleaned it the day before but now it’s dirty again?

lol Been there so many times. 😬

 Like what’s the point right?

Well, while I don’t have some sort of magic wand that’ll help you keep the home clean every day, I can at least give you some helpful tips that’ll help make things easier on you.

Because why not learn some awesome hacks that’ll give you the home that’ll make your friends think you have everything together (because you will have it all together)?

So check out the tips below and get rid of that headache you have every time you think about cleaning the house.

Basically Every Cleaning Hack You Need For Clothes

Laundry Stain Removal Guide

Perspiration: Whether it’s summer or not, it always feels inevitable that sweat stains are going to pop up on our favorite (light colored) tops. So making a baking soda/water mixture is a great way to get rid of it. Just make sure you throw it into the wash around 10 minutes after applying.

Extra Tip: If you don’t have baking soda, just use lemon juice and water to get rid of the sweat stains.


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How to Remove Every Type of Stain

Remove Ink With Hairspray: Now this is one of my own cleaning hacks and it’s helped me out so many times. Now I know that milk can help, but hairspray is a great way to get ink off your clothes without having to wash it afterwards (if you don’t wash the milk out, it’ll goes sour.. which isn’t so great… especially on a date).


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How Often You Need to Wash Everything

Jeans Every 3 Wears: It’s so important that you remember to wash your jeans every 3 wears (or better yet, 5+ wears). It may sound a bit gross, but unless it’s super hot and humid out, or you’re rolling in mud, your jeans should not be washed often. They’re one of the clothing items that gets damaged the most (with fabric and color) when in the washing machine.


Source: Good Housekeeping

For the Bathroom

Now I thought this one was super helpful, especially since the bathroom is almost everyone’s least favorite place to clean. So why not find a way to shorten your cleaning time?


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For Your Carpet

Remove Gum with Ice: Probably my most favorite out of all these tips since the situation is so unique, but probably the most frustrating.


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Everything in General

15 Cleaning Hacks

Remove Stove Stains with a Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Mixture: Now this is a tip of my own and it’s worked for me so many times. Just make sure to leave it on for about 10 minutes and take off with a paper towel.

Extra Tip: This mixture also takes off counter stains as well when left on for around 10 minutes.


Source: Daily Infographic

4 Tidying Tips

Now if you’re trying to get everything in your home straightened up, this is a great infographic to follow. It shows you step by step what you need to do to get things in your home tidied up.


Source: Magical Day Dream

How Often Should You Clean Everything

This is a great check off list when cleaning up the home. It helps you break it all down so it doesn’t feel overwhelming when trying to clean your house.


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Here’s How Often You Should Clean Your Stuff

Mattress Every 6 Months: Umm.. I had no idea you could do this. But apparently you can clean it by using your vacuum hose with an attachment and then spot clean it with a damp cloth and upholstery shampoo. Who knew right?


Source: Henry Hoover

A Tip from Some Pros – DIY JOY

40 Brilliant Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Sparkling

Remove Burnt Food from Pots: Now DIY Joy is one of my go-to’s when it comes to finding great DIY lists. And they’re find on removing burnt food from pots is great since I really hate getting things stuck to the bottom of my cookware.

What you need to do is make a mixture of cream of tartar and baking soda (equal parts) in the bottom of the pan. Then put a few drops of dish soap and a bit of hot water to make a mixture. Lastly soak for a couple minutes and take it off with a credit card (or grocery store rewards card). And you’re done!


Source: DIY Joy

Whether you want to clean a room, your whole house, or just an article of clothing, it doesn’t have to take all day. There are so many hacks out there to help you and I hope I was able to provide you with some tips that will help with cutting down on your cleaning time and effort.

Now it’s your turn! 

What’s one room in the house you hate to clean?

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

12 thoughts on “10 Graphs That Will Make you Pro at Cleaning Anything”

  1. There is little doubt of the fact that cleaning carpets does require a large range of different kinds of equipment across the board, including all sorts of chemical accessories. Though most people would advise you to cut corners in this regard since things are quite expensive out there, doing this often leads to more time being wasted. Rather unfortunate, but it is true. Thanks for the ideas.

  2. I hate going through close kitchen cupboards and and paper work and I am trying to post stuff on OfferUp and letgo or 5 mile to make some money on all the stuff I already have piles of and want to keep purging but I get so overwhelmed with to much stuff I feel suffocated because my dad passed away a year ago and him and my mom were supposed to move to Florida and live their dream and unfortunately he passed away at my work when he was only there for Rehab and on top of that I also had to take FMLA to help her pack up her whole house and a whole bunch of boxes got mixed up and went to my house instead of her storage. I I unexpectedly got fired from my job the first Wednesday I had to report and call into my HR and they put me on hold with the director of nursing to tell me what a great job I do and they have to let me go because I’m a no-call no-show and I’ve been working there for almost 5 years and I would never be a no-call no-show not to mention hello I am on FMLA how can you let somebody go when they’re on a Family Medical Leave Act. I used to be able to handle Aldi’s small task of going through things and getting rid of them and staying on top of paperwork and organizing but I acquired thing called depression and my life is changed quite a bit but I’m doing the best I can and hopefully with a little help from y’all will make life much easier how to tackle each room and where to start and please let me know the best and fastest way to go about getting all my get rid of items and how to sell them without holding on to them for to long , also I hate that all these things are taking up valuable real estate that I could be using and my small 3 bedroom home. Thank you Kimberly Waldron. My email address is [email protected] . I’m so looking forward to hearing from you stay great and God bless Kim.

  3. I live in Georgia where red clay can get on anything. Recently my dog chased an armadilla into a hole. After digging into the ground, he emerged and was covered with red mud. My husband accidentally let him inside where he plopped down on my new jute rug. I have not been able to get the red mud stain completely out and need your suggestions. Baking soda did fairly well but there is still a stain.

    • Mindy! FLY LADY says: Doing a load a day helps to keep laundry from becoming an all day buzzkill. You could do a couple loads a day if you have lots of different types of fabrics, or lots of family members. I would do jeans and casual tops on wed or thurs to make sure you have a couple outfits for casual outings or having friends in. (Fancier stuff usually needs to be drycleaned, plan way ahead). You could do undies and pjs on Monday, bath towels and wash cloths and hand towels on Tuesday, kitchen towels and cleaning rags (two different loads) Wednesday, etc. If you have a baby or littles, it pays to do at least one small load a day, separating darks from lights, and heavy fabrics ftom more delicate ones. Something i read recently that makes tons of sense, i think he was some kind of appliance repairman or something, He said rather than doing marathon washing/drying/folding/ironing (and eating up an entire Saturday) it actually is better for your washer, and dryer, to do a couple loads max, giving the machine a chance to cool off! Doing a load or two a day fills the bill, and it eliminates a lot of resentment!

  4. I love some of ur ideals . I am semi handicap an it is awkward to do things as I use to . I have had to learn how to,relive an do my chores differently than i,use to . Keep the great work up. I got some ideals I want to pin,but have not took,the time to do it yet. B. BLESSED. Keep good work up.

  5. I liked all your hacks. Very informative. I am definitely going to get started trying some of these. Any good ideas on how to tame dog & cat hair that flies around on hard wood floors & in the kitchen. It seems like I sweep all day. Lol.

    • Hey Michelle! I’d suggest getting a spray bottle, filling it with water, and dampening the floor. Then wipe it up quickly. This helps all the hair to be picked up instead of flying around when you try to sweep it. I hope this helps! 🙂


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