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House cleaning details. Real Simple. Real Simple. Real Simple. Real Simple. The Floor More of this: A no-shoes-in-the-house rule.

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And for those who refuse, a radical wipe-your-feet policy (with wipes!). Less of that: Vacuuming and mopping your life away. A scary number of germs hitch a ride on the bottoms of shoes and end up in your home. (Sole-crushing, we know.) Real Simple. Real Simple. Real Simple. 12 Professional Cleaners' Secrets. Real Simple. Garbage disposal: Pour 3 tablespoons Borax into the chamber, let sit for 1 hour, then flush with hot water.

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To combat lingering odors and keep blades sharp, freeze ½ cup white vinegar mixed with water in an ice-cube tray, toss in a few cubes, and run the disposal. And to break up grease deposits that could collect, feed the disposal a small fruit pit or a chicken bone every now and then (nom nom). Garden tools: Tap to remove dirt clumps, wipe clean with a cloth, and follow with a gentle exfoliation treatment: Fill a 5-gallon bucket with builder’s sand (sold at hardware stores), then pour in 3 cups mineral oil to make the sand damp.

Insert the metal blades or tines of tools, plunging them in and out a few times. The sand will act as an abrasive, and the oil will condition the metal. Gutters: You’ll need a ladder; heavy work gloves, plus latex or rubber gloves to wear underneath; and two buckets for this twice-yearly task (spring and fall). Real Simple. Real Simple. Secret Trick for Wrinkle-Free Sheets. Everybody loves a crispy-clean sheets situation.

Secret Trick for Wrinkle-Free Sheets

But laboring over the bed, hot iron in hand? Not exactly our idea of a good time. So we're borrowing a trick from our grannies and under-drying them to achieve the same effect. Here's the deal: Wash your sheets as normal—which, fun fact—gets rid of all excess water during the spin cycle. Then pop them in the dryer for no more than 15 minutes (sometimes less, depending on your model). 22 UNBELIEVABLE KITCHEN TRICKS.

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How to Clean Your House FAST When Guests Drop By Unexpectedly. $2 easy oven cleaning with no harsh fumes!! - The DIY Professor. Shipwreck Casserole (In the Slow Cooker) - The Kitchen Magpie. This post may contain affiliate links.

Shipwreck Casserole (In the Slow Cooker) - The Kitchen Magpie

See my privacy policy for details. Want to know why a Shipwreck Casserole is called a Shipwreck Casserole? Because it looks like a shipwreck. Totally. It’s messy, it’s all over the place, there is no rhyme or reason to the layers ( they always fall apart) and it looks like a disaster, aka a shipwreck, but let me assure you of one thing. How to clean your oven with just baking soda and water. There are few kitchen things nastier than an oven covered in gunk.

How to clean your oven with just baking soda and water

Whether the caked-on goo is the result of the previous tenant, kids' experiments, or too many Pinterest fails, no one likes to clean the oven. Some of us would rather put up with the smoke detector going off every time we cook: "Oh, it'll burn off eventually," we say. No, it won't. It actually must be cleaned. The problem is that chemical cleaners smell horrid and are bad for the environment, and self-cleaning ovens have been known to damage themselves during the self-cleaning process. Fortunately, all it takes is baking soda and water.

Easily clean your oven with baking soda and water. Anyone who uses his oven seriously for cooking and baking knows that after a while, the inside looks like something exploded there.

Easily clean your oven with baking soda and water

Self-cleaning ovens are great, but they still leave residues baked on behind. DIY Home Sweet Home decided to tackle this dirty little problem and share the solution with all who wanted it. The writer took one-fourth of a cup of baking soda and added just enough water to create a paste. The paste was spread on the oven glass and door (and anywhere else that needs cleaning inside the oven) and allowed to sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then the door was wiped clean. 10 brilliant cleaning hacks for lazy people. Everyone likes to live in a home that is clean, tidy and always smells like freshly baked cookies.

10 brilliant cleaning hacks for lazy people

Some of us, though, are not blessed with the motivation for cleaning. Fortunately, there are life hacks out there that make things easy for even the laziest of us! The following ten tips are ways to prevent extra cleaning and let us be more efficient when we do have to roll up our sleeves and do a little housework. 1) Throw everything in the dishwasher! Professional Organizers Share Their Ultimate Speed-Cleaning Routines. How to Safely Iron Different Fabrics - PureWow. 11 Extremely Useful Hacks That Will Turn You into a Cleaning God. Professional Bed Making In Housekeeping / Step by Step Procedure. 7 Genius Cleaning Tricks For Your Bathroom. Habits For A Clean Home. This method to clean bathroom tiles is 100 TIMES more potent than AMMONIA. This method to clean bathroom tiles is 100 TIMES more potent than AMMONIA. Oven cleaner for your tub??? 20 GENIUS HACKS FOR YOUR BATHROOM. Secret Housecleaning Tricks. 10 Hacks for Organizing Your Home. Secret Housecleaning Tricks.

A Genius Way to Clean Your Oven. Ick, you went to roast some potatoes and noticed that your oven is covered with a layer of thick and greasy slime.

A Genius Way to Clean Your Oven

(That’s what you get from months and months of whipping up delicious recipes from scratch.) But before you hit auto clean--which cranks the oven temp way up, likely setting off your smoke alarm--hear us out. There’s a better way. What you need: Vinegar, baking soda, water, a damp rag and one of those handy little spray bottles. What you do: Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda and water until it forms a paste. Then what? 16 LAZY CLEANING TIPS THAT ARE BORDERLINE GENIUS. 16 LAZY CLEANING TIPS THAT ARE BORDERLINE GENIUS. The Lazy Girl's Guide to Cleaning Your Apartment. How to clean the grout between your wall tiles and revamp mouldy mastic. 7 Genius Cleaning Tricks For Your Bathroom. DIY HouseHold Cleaning Hacks. Habits For A Clean Home. 10 Ways to Clean Up Your House!

15 Clever Cleaning Hacks That Every Neat Freak Needs To Know. Here are two words that my mother would never have used to describe me five or six years ago: neat freak.

15 Clever Cleaning Hacks That Every Neat Freak Needs To Know

Like most adolescents, I was way more focused on gaining any sense of control over my personal life and figuring out how to be a person than I was on cleaning my room. After all, nothing says "I'm spiraling out of control" quite like swimming through laundry to get to your bed every night. I'm happy to report, however, that I've since gotten everything together and turned into an adult human who is actually weirdly obsessive about the cleanliness of her apartment. (You're welcome, Mom.) For my fellow neat freaks out there, here are a few clever tricks that we all should know. 1. They might also be good for getting scuffs off your bumper when you're 17 and you have no idea how cars work. 2. iStock 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Which of these will you try? (via One Crazy House) Giphy.

Create Your Own Homemade Cleaners Caddy. How To Clean and *SHINE* Your Microwave Without Cleaner! This is one of those ideas I have gone back and forth on whether I should post.

How To Clean and *SHINE* Your Microwave Without Cleaner!

First of all….I feel like EVERYONE already knows this “trick” to cleaning the microwave. I’ve been doing it for YEARS. However, I didn’t discover it until I had been married for several years and had cleaned the microwave COUNTLESS times the “hard way”. 36 Ways to Use a Magic Eraser. If you don’t already own a Magic Eraser, you need to drop what you’re doing right now and head straight to the supermarket, the drugstore, Amazon, whatever, and get one this very minute. The sponge-like scrubber doesn't involve weird chemicals (like you might think) but is rather a fine abrasive foam that cuts through grease, grime and goo like no other. Here, 36 things you can use it on. 6. Stains on your wall from that time you squashed a mosquito 7. Get the Perfectly Made Bed with These Tips and Tricks.

This Brilliant Trick Will Keep Your Faucet Free of Fingerprints and Water Spots! How to Keep Your Kitchen So Clean That Your Friends Will Want to Know Your Secret. Clean My Space Let’s face it, the kitchen gets dirty. And it’s no secret why! You’re constantly in the kitchen cooking, hanging out with friends, entertaining family, or chasing around your kids. The kitchen is the epicenter of most homes and that means it doesn’t stay clean…no matter how hard we try. Glass Oven Door Dirty AFTER Running the Self-Cleaning Cycle? Here’s How to Clean It! Your Range Hood Filter Is Covered with Grease. Here’s How to Clean It. Clean My Spacr Your range hood filter takes a lot. All of that grease and smoke from your daily cooking gets absorbed by the filter, especially if you cook with stainless steel cookware, leaving it looking rusty, crusty, and just straight up gross.

Would you want to cook or entertain in a kitchen where your range filter is literally covered in filth? We thought not. 10 Tips to Stay Clean While Cooking! (Clean My Space) 15 Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide That Will Blow Your Mind. Deposit Photos I remember hydrogen peroxide as something my mother would always use to clean a cut before bandaging me up as a kid, so I guess I always assumed that was it’s sole purpose. I could not have been more wrong. Hydrogen peroxide is more or less a miracle solution, able to do so many more things than I ever would have anticipated! If you’re looking for a household remedy, check hydrogen peroxide’s list of accomplishments below – you may have just found your answer. Remove Stains From ClothingYou know those gross, yellow underarm stains on your white t-shirts?

Here’s 20 Ways to Use a Magic Eraser I’ve Never Thought Of. WitthayaP via Deposit Photos When it comes time to stocking up on cleaning supplies, we all usually grab the same things— sponges, vinegar, baking soda. If you’re a frugal homemaker of the DIY variety like we are, then you want your cleaning products to be as natural as possible, but sometimes, we need something with a little modern magic. How To Clean A Toilet in 3 Minutes. Clean Your Shower Once, and Use These Brilliant Tricks to Eliminate the Need to Ever Clean It Again! Room Cleaning Routine. The Caulking in Your Shower Is Gross. Here’s How to Remove That Nasty Mold. 36 Ways to Use a Magic Eraser. Here’s 20 Ways to Use a Magic Eraser I’ve Never Thought Of. Laundry Hacks You’ll Love – #4 is My Favorite! Let’s be real: nobody likes doing laundry. Cleverly. How to Remove Mold Stains From Bathroom Grout : Renaissance Woman.

Here’s an Easy Trick to Clean Up Grease in Your Kitchen. Clean Your Bathroom In 15 Minutes.