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.
Source: A Typical English Home – Site is not reachable.
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 – Site not available.
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 – Link directed to their homepage; blog post no longer available.
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.