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19 Ways To Conquer The Hard To Clean Things In Your Home. 19 Ways To Conquer The Hard To Clean Things In Your... Share 19 Ways To Conquer The Hard To Clean Things In Your Home For Aunty Acid by SarahWild Life DIY Cleaning can be a chore, even just the regular day-to-day sweeping and dusting. Then you get into places that can be hard to clean and well . . . they might get put off for a little longer than you intended.

Now, we know things have to get cleaned, but we are also all about efficiency. 1. Sure you can take it to a shop, but it will set you back about $200. Via Discount Queens 2. A lot of dirt can build up between your screen and glass window pane. Via First Home Love Life 3. If you have a refrigerator with an ice maker, when is the last time that you cleaned it? Via The Shabby Creek Cottage 4. If you have a high efficiency front load washing machine, you know that they can get really smelly. Via The Rozy Home 5. Nothing makings a clean house look filthier than stained, nasty grout.

Via Holiday Sparkle What Did You Think? SarahWild For Aunty Acid. How To Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows. At first I hesitated doing this post because it teeters precariously close to over-sharing…but the more research I did, and the more I asked around, I realized that pillows that become yellow over time is a pretty common thing! Download the How to Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows PDF guide for easy reference. One of the most common reasons why pillows can turn yellow is sweat. Even when you’re sleeping your body continues to sweat to keep your body at a comfortable temperature.

Depending on the type of fabric your pillowcase is made from, sweat can seep through the fabric. In the past when the yellowing got really bad, I would simply toss the pillow and buy a new one. After I read Martha’s suggestion I decided to take it to heart and set out on a mission to systematically wash all the pillows in the house, and since I was going to the trouble…I decided to address the YELLOWING issue at the same time.

Just look at these “BEFORE” and “AFTER” pictures! WASHING {and whitening} your pillows: How to Create a Cleaning Schedule That Works for You | Cleaning Tips. Over the years I have received more than a few reader questions about cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. It seems that we all want to have a neat and orderly home, but not all of us know exactly how to get there. And let’s face it, life can get chaotic and busy with too much to do and not enough time to get it done. Since these are areas that I constantly need to work on in my own home, I thought that this year it would be awesome to dedicate some more in-depth posts–and even a few series–to the true art of keeping house.

I’m starting today with this post on how to create a cleaning schedule that works for you, which will be followed next month by an 8-week Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning series and then a second 8-week Beginner’s Guide to Organizing series. Are you excited? So let’s get started! First, for those of you who don’t even understand what a cleaning schedule is, let me break it down for you. So bear with me. Step 1: Create a Master Task List Option A: Daily Speed Cleaning. How to Keep Your House Clean When You Don't Have Time to Clean | Overstuffed. Back in 2005 when I began this blog I thought I was pretty busy.

I was the mother to two young daughters, I was Relief Society President in a large LDS ward, my husband was never home because he was working on his doctorate, I taught a handful of voice lessons, and I sometimes (very sometimes) performed. And I thought my life was completely overstuffed. I think I might have keeled over and died if I could have looked nearly ten years into the future and seen how busy I am now! I haven't made much of a secret of how "overstuffed" my life is on this blog, but it still surprises me sometimes. And I regularly have anxiety attacks when I look at my planner. On the days I go into work (3x per week), I get ready and leave the house shortly after the girls get on the bus. I once thought that the two days I have off during the week would allow me to spend a lot of time cleaning.

Cleaning my house comes in dead last. Everywhere I look there are great cleaning schedules posted. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Laundry+stain+cheat+sheet.jpg (JPEG Image, 1224 × 1584 pixels) - Scaled (42%) Stain Solutions | U of I Extension. 25 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier - Page 2 of 3. Remove Oils From Carpet With Baking Soda If you have had a nasty oil spill on your carpet, there is a hack to remove that and one that won’t cost you a fortune for professional cleaning.

You just have to ensure that you get all of the liquid off the carpet before you begin. Start by sprinkling baking soda (or you could use cornstarch) on the stain and leave it for about 10 minutes. After that, vacuum it up. Next, mix a tablespoon of vinegar, two cups of warm water and a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid (note it needs to be a clear liquid) and apply to the stain with a sponge. Leave it for just a few minutes and then remove with a clean sponge dampened with cold water. DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Diyncrafts Easily Clean Your Own Air Conditioning Unit When it comes to spring cleaning, nothing should be left out – not even that air conditioning unit. DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Familyhandyman Clean Stainless Steel Faucets With Lemons Clean The Tub Naturally.

Cleaning File. 31 Ways To Seriously Deep Clean Your Home. Cleaning Shortcuts - Speed-Cleaning Tips at WomansDay. When it comes to cleaning fast, the key is to "have a system, move quickly and never go back to a room,” says Andre Lewis, manager of Alpha Living, a green cleaning service in New York City. Follow this plan—starting upstairs and working your way down—and you’ll be done before you know it. Zone 1: BedroomsApproximate time: 10 minutes per bedroom Do a clean sweep. Strip dirty linens and toss in the hamper. Stash unnecessary items clogging your dresser or nightstand in nearby drawers or closets. Empty the wastebasket. Think “hotel”—you want spartan surfaces to help the room look tidier. Make the bed. Deal with dust. Vacuum. Zone 2: BathroomApproximate time: 9 minutes Do your prep work.

Tackle the toilet. Clean the mirror. Go back to the sink. Wipe down the shower and tub. Mop the floor. Zone 3: KitchenApproximate time: 12 minutes Do the dishes. Declutter. Pretreat. Clean the counters. Wipe down appliances. Tackle the floor. Zone 4: Living RoomApproximate time: 15 minutes Clear the clutter.