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10 Meticulous Cleaning Tips for Neat Freaks

Written by Grace & Silas
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A clean and tidy home can be the pride of any family, and neat freaks understand this most of all. Still, there are always a few things here and there which could you use a little extra TLC, and this guide for neat freaks can help you identify a few things in your house that may need you attention.

It’s just a great ways to cover some more bases and make sure that your home remains clean and tidy throughout the year. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Keep Your Shower Head Clean

Remove potentially health hazardous grime from your shower head by filling a freezer bag with white vinegar and affixing it over your shower head with a rubber band. Leave on overnight and in the morning remove it and run the shower to finish the cleaning.

Sanitize Wood Cutting Boards with Lemon and Salt

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon onto your cutting board. Sprinkle salt onto the board and use the other half of the lemon to scour the salt onto the board. Rinse off and place in a dish rack to dry.

Use Toilet Cleaner to Scrub Grout

Pour a thin layer of toilet cleaner along the grout in your bathroom and leave for five minutes. Use an old tooth brush to scrub the grout and rinse! Be sure to use toilet cleaner without bleach to protect your grout and tiles.

Keep Your Broom Clean

A dirty broom does little more than push dust around the room. So to keep your broom clean you can soak it in a bucket of warm soapy water for 30 minutes. After, rinse with warm water and stand the broom with bristles facing up, in a well ventilated room or in the shower.

Sanitize Your Knife Block with Diluted Bleach

Knife blocks are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. To keep yours clean and sanitary, immerse it for a full minute in a diluted bleach solution (tablespoon of bleach to a bucket of water). Finish by rinsing and then turning it upside down in the dish rack to dry.

Clean Your Dishwasher with Kool-Aid

Simply empty a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid into your dishwasher’s detergent spot and run the empty dishwasher on a normal cleaning cycle. Your dishwasher will be lemony fresh and ready for use immediately afterwards.

Clean Your Vacuum Roller with a Seam Ripper

Getting each little hair and dust ball out of a vacuum roller can be frustrating. So cut your time down significantly by using a seam ripper to cut through all the thread and other tangled debris. It’s as easy as that!

Keep Your Glass Stovetop Clean

Wipe down your stovetop to remove any excess debris. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire glass top of the stove and cover with a warm wet towel. Leave for fifteen minutes and the burnt-on food will be much easier to wipe off. You can also use a razor blade to scrape off any stubborn gunk. Just be sure not to scratch the glass!

Squeegee Your Carpet

If you are having a tough time getting pet hair up from your carpet, try using a squeegee before vacuuming to rake up the hair that may be more embedded into the carpet fibers.

Disinfect Your Toilet Brush

Help keep your toilet brush clean by pouring disinfectant like Pine Sol or Lysol into your toilet brush holder. Rinse and replace weekly to keep your toilet brush germ-free.


Following these quick and easy tips is a great reminder to take care of the easily forgotten (or unthought of) tasks while striving to keep your home meticulously clean. Double check this list the next time you are tidying up and your home will stay clean and fresh throughout the months!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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