Let’s get real, cleaning anything and everything can be a bit of a hassle (or it’s just a task we’re not up for). But at some point it needs to be done, and this is the incorruptible truth of keeping home and possessions. That is unless you’re fine with being like one of those people from the show, Hoarders.. then that’s a whole different story. But if you’re like everyone else, then you’re probably going to need some cleaning hacks and tips to get the job done.
Down below I found some great infographics to help you get started on cleaning up the different areas and items in your home. But I also picked out a hack from each one that I felt was the best (and personally knew to be true). And sometimes I give one of my own cleaning hacks as well. So read through them and make sure let me know in the comments if you have any questions!
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.
Source: A Typical English Home
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).
Source: Her Campus
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?
Source: Clean Mama
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.
Source: Spot Removal
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.
Source: Sophie Uliano
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?