15 Clever Hacks for Everyday Household Cleaning

Keeping your home clean doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With some simple household items and a bit of ingenuity, you can tackle cleaning challenges with ease.

Here are 15 clever hacks to make your household cleaning more efficient and less of a chore.

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Use a lemon to clean your microwave

Freshen and clean your microwave by heating a bowl of water and lemon slices, then wiping the interior with a cloth.

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Clean your blender by blending soap and water

Fill your blender with warm water, add a drop of dish soap, and blend to clean the interior quickly.

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Remove water stains with a mixture of vinegar and olive oil

Mix equal parts vinegar and olive oil to treat and remove water stains from wooden surfaces.

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Freshen your garbage disposal with citrus peels

Grind citrus peels in your garbage disposal to eliminate odors and leave a fresh scent.

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Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from carpets and upholstery

Run a squeegee over your carpet or furniture to easily gather and remove pet hair.

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Clean your showerhead by soaking it in vinegar

Detach your showerhead and soak it in vinegar to dissolve mineral deposits and improve water flow.

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Use a dryer sheet to clean baseboards and blinds

Repurpose used dryer sheets to dust and clean baseboards and blinds, which also helps repel dust.

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Remove stains from your coffee pot with baking soda

Scrub your coffee pot with baking soda to remove coffee stains and restore shine.

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Clean your oven with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar

Create a paste with baking soda and vinegar to clean the interior of your oven without harsh chemicals.

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Use a lint roller to clean up glitter and small debris

A lint roller is perfect for picking up glitter, crumbs, and other small debris from surfaces and floors.

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Remove crayon marks from walls with a hair dryer

Heat crayon marks on walls with a hair dryer to soften the wax, making it easier to wipe away.

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Clean your keyboard with a toothbrush and rubbing alcohol

Gently scrub your computer keyboard with a toothbrush dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove dirt and germs.

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Use a magic eraser to remove scuff marks from walls and floors

Magic erasers can work wonders on scuff marks and other tough stains on walls and floors.

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Clean your dishwasher with a cup of white vinegar

Run an empty dishwasher with a cup of white vinegar to clean and deodorize the interior.

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Use a pillowcase to clean your ceiling fan blades

Slide a pillowcase over each blade of your ceiling fan and wipe; the dust will stay inside the pillowcase.

These hacks not only simplify your cleaning routine but also utilize common household items, making them cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Give them a try and enjoy a cleaner, fresher home with less effort.