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Genius DIY Cleaning Hacks for Lazy People

Do you dread cleaning the house too? It can feel overwhelming to think of cleaning your bathrooms, kitchen, and the rest of your house. But don’t worry it can be quick and easy with these genius DIY cleaning hacks for your home.

I’ve been searching out the best deep cleaning hacks that take as little effort as possible. Wait till you see them you’ll wonder why you didn’t know about these cleaning tips before.

Start making cleaning chores easier and stop dreading cleaning your home. Bonus – It will give you more time to do the things you love and your house will be clean!

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Lazy People’s Favorite DIY Cleaning Hacks

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Are you ready to start making cleaning easy? Let’s get started with these genius DIY cleaning hacks for your home.

Cleaning Hacks for Bathrooms

Shower Door

Cooktop Cleaner is a great Cleaning hack to get the grim off your shower doors.

Get the scum and grime off your shower doors by using a cooktop cleaner. Weird I know but it works. Wet your shower door then put some cooktop cleaner on a rag, sponge, or paper towel. Wipe the rag over the doors to remove all the grim.

If you have a lot of grim try using a scrub brush too. When done remove any excess cleaner with a paper towel. Or if it’s inside the shower you can spray it down with water.

Shower Head

Clean Tip to get the calcium off your shower head with Vinegar.

Remover calcium build up from your shower head with vinegar. Fill a bag with vinegar and attach it to your shower head with a rubber band. Make sure the vinegar is touching the shower head.

Let the vinegar sit overnight. Then in the morning wipe it down with a cleaning cloth. That’s It!

Cleaning the Grout

To clean the smaller areas of grout between your tiles use an old toothbrush. Make a cleaner by mixing baking soda and water to get a paste consistency.

Next, dip your toothbrush into the baking soda mixture and rub it over your grout. When you’re done wipe down the tiles with a wet cloth or spray it down with water in your shower.

TIP: If you have an electric toothbrush it will work even better to get the grim out.

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Smell Pretty

Help your bathroom smell good by adding essential oils to the inside of your toilet paper roll. Before you put on a new roll add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to the inside of the cardboard core.

Bathroom Faucet

Get rid of mineral build up on your bathroom faucet with this lemon cleaning hack.

Get rid of the mineral build up and water spots by rubbing a half a lemon on your bathroom faucet.

Hard Water Toilet Bowl

If you have hard water stains in your toilet bowl get it out using white vinegar. To make it easier add the white vinegar to an empty spray bottle. I buy both these items at Dollar Tree and it’s really cheap.

Then spray the toilet bowl and leave it for an hour or overnight if it’s really bad. When done scrub it down with a toilet brush.

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Toilet Brush Tip

Dry your toilet brush with this easy cleaning tip.

After you clean the toilet dry your brush by hanging it over the toilet and putting the toilet seat down on the brush handle.

Cleaning Hacks for Kitchen

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Clean the bits of food and grim in your garbage disposal by adding ice to your disposal and running it. The ice chunks will help clean off all the blades.

Stinky Sink

Lemons are a great cleaning hack for your garbage disposal.

Get rid of the smell in your garbage disposal by adding cut up oranges or lemons and running the disposal.

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Clean Your Dishwasher

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Did you know you needed to clean your dishwasher? You do and it’s actually really easy. You can clean it by running a cycle with vinegar or baking soda to sanitize and remove odor.

Plus don’t forget to remove your filter and rinse off the grim under the sink. See specific steps in our cleaning guide for dishwashers.

Microwave Hack

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Is there splattered and stuck-on food in your microwave? A quick scrub-free way of getting all the food off is by steaming the microwave. Cut up a lemon and add it to a glass measuring cup with 1/2 cup of water.

Microwave the lemon water on high until it boils then leave the door shut for 15 minutes. After that open the microwave and easily wipe it down.

You can also clean a microwave with Vinegar or Baking soda.

Oven Baked-on Food

Does your oven have baked-on food on the racks? Stop up your sink and place your oven racks in the sink. Then add warm water and dryer sheets for an hour or so. Then easily wipe off the baked-on food.

Smelly Garbage Can

Get all the corners & sides of your garbage can clean with a toilet brush. Not the one you use for your toilets though. Dip the brush in a little water and dish soap to clean. When your done rinse out your garbage can with a hose outside.

To keep the can clean put newspaper at the bottom of your kitchen garbage can. That way if there are any leaks from your garbage bag the newspaper will catch it.

Clean Your Blender

Clean your Blender with Ice

To remove all the food stuck on the blades and nooks in your blender fill it up with warm water and a drop of dish soap. Then run your blender to clean. When you’re done thoroughly rinse your blender out.

You can also add ice to your blender and run it to help get any residue left off of the blades.

Cleaning Your Kitchen Tip

Start cleaning your kitchen with the counters and higher areas of your kitchen. Then end with your floors so that you get any crumbs that fall as you clean the counters and dishes.

Cutting Board

This Lemon hacks will get your cutting boards clean.

Clean your wooden cutting boards by sprinkling sea salt and rubbing it with half a lemon. It will help get rid of any stains or smells.

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Cleaning Tips for Your Home

Washing Machines

Easy Steps to Clean a Front Loading Washing Machine

Is there a smell or mold build up in your washing machine? Don’t worry you can clean your front loading washing machine in a couple of easy steps.

You’ll need white vinegar, baking soda, bleach, and a rag to help you run three cycles of your washing machine. You’ll add one to each cycle and let it run that’s it.

Follow our cleaning guide with all the steps to clean your washing machine.

Ceiling Fans

Get the dust off your fan with this quick cleaning trick.

Have you noticed how much dust can collect on your ceiling fans? Don’t let all that dust fall on your head.

Instead, use a pillowcase on each blade to pull off the dust and collect it into the case. Then shake out the bag in the garbage and throw your pillowcase in the washing machine.

Base Boards

Clean your baseboards with a dryer sheet to remove dust & pet hair.

Get all the dust and pet hair off your baseboards by using dryer sheets. The dust will cling to the dryer sheet as you wipe it along the baseboard.

Blinds

Easily remove the dust on your blinds with this simple cleaning hack using kitchen tongs.

Clean your blinds by rubber banding a microfiber cloth or dust cloth to kitchen tongs. Run the kitchen tongs along your blinds to collect all the dust.

Cleaning Toys

Clean Legos and small toys using your dishwasher.

A super simple way to clean smaller plastic toys is by running them through the dishwasher. Add small toys like Legos to a mesh laundry bag and place it on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Then run the dishwasher using low heat if you have softer plastic toys or a regular cycle for harder toys like Legos.

Lamp Shades

Get rid of dust on your lamps with this cleaning hack using a lint roller.

Isn’t it amazing how much dust can collect on your lampshades? Easily remove the dust by rolling a lint roller over your lampshades.

Pet Hair

Remove fur from your couch with a plastic cleaning glove. Lightly wet a plastic glove and wipe your hand over the couch. The pet hair will cling to the plastic glove.

Cleaning Schedule

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What has helped me the most with cleaning my house is a simple cleaning schedule. The free printable is a realistic cleaning checklist that makes you feel less stressed about all the cleaning tasks and more focused. Plus you’ll really love checking things off the list when you’re done.

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Did you find some genius cleaning hacks for your kitchen bathroom and whole house? I hope these DIY cleaning hacks will help to make cleaning your home easier and less stressful. When you know it will be quick it’s so much easier to talk yourself into cleaning.

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The Best Ways to Clean a Smelly Dishwasher

Have you noticed your dishwasher is starting to smell? If you’re like me you didn’t even realize you had to clean your dishwasher. How could the dishwasher smell when its job is to clean? It may seem silly but don’t worry it’s super easy to fix! I’ll teach you the best ways to clean a smelly dishwasher in 4 Easy Steps.

With some simple cleaning hacks, all you need is a few minutes each month to get your dishwasher and filter clean. It’s kind of like cleaning your washing machine with both building up residue and deposits from the cleaning that can leave you with odors.

These quick and simple steps will help keep your dishwasher in good condition and get your dishes cleaner. Plus no more smell!

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How to Clean a Smelly Dishwasher

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Did You Know You Needed to Clean Your Filter?

I did not even realize I had a filter to be cleaned in my dishwasher until I started researching cleaning my own washer. But it’s super easy to do once you know it’s there.

The filter collects any food particles or grim left from your plates, silverware, and glasses. If you don’t clean it the grim can circulate in your dishwasher and produce a smell.

To locate your filter look at the bottom of your dishwasher below the spray arm. You can also look in your owners manual to find it.

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Remove the filter and rinse it under hot water. This should get anything off but if you have hard stuck on food use a small brush and dish soap to gently clean.

How Often Do I Clean It – About once a month.

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Wipe Down Inside of Dishwasher

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To get all the grim in the corners, walls, and bottom of the dishwasher use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down. Pull out your bottom rack and really get in there to remove all the grim. I would do this once a week if possible to keep any build up from starting in your dishwasher.

If there is any hard to clean areas with stuck on grim it will get loosened up when you disinfect the dishwasher. After the disinfectant in your next step, you can wipe down the inside again to finish off your cleaning.

How Often Do I Clean It – Once a Week

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Disinfect your Dishwasher

Now to get the smell out of your dishwasher and really get it clean you will need to disinfect it. We have three easy ways to do this.

Tip: Make sure to empty your dishwasher before disinfecting.

Dishwasher Cleaning Pods

You can purchase dishwasher cleaning pods from Affresh or Finish. You put these pods where you would put dish soap and run through a dishwasher cycle. They will work to penetrate and remove odor-causing residue. The pods will also help with any lime or mineral build-up.

The cleaning pods are the simplest way to disinfect your dishwasher.

For more natural cleaning products use one of the following ways to clean your dishwasher

Clean Your Dishwasher with Vinegar

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To clean your dishwasher with vinegar simply add 2 cups of distilled white vinegar to a dishwasher safe cup or glass measuring cup. Then place the cup on the top rack of the dishwasher.

Run the dishwasher on your normal cycle or hot if you would like more steam. Make sure your dishwasher is empty when you do this.

The vinegar will absorb all the odor & grimy build-up. If anything had been left before on the bottom of your dishwasher it should now all wipe down easily with your cleaning cloth.

Clean Your Dishwasher with Baking Soda

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If you need a little more abrasion to clean your dishwasher try baking soda. Simply sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda on the bottom or your dishwasher. Then run your empty dishwasher on the hot cycle.

To fight really tough grim or smells you may need to do this cycle twice.

How Often Do I Disinfect It – Once a Month

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Clean Stainless Steel Dishwasher

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The last step is wiping down the outside of your dishwasher. You can use a microfiber cleaning cloth with water to clean the button for your machine and the top inside of the door.

If you have a stainless steel dishwasher I would suggest cleaning the outside with a stainless steel cleaner to remove fingerprints and smudges.

I really like these stainless steel wipes that I can pull out quickly and wipe down my dishwasher whenever needed. Especially with the kids constantly touching it ):

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Are you inspired to get more cleaning done? Tackle your Microwave and Washing Machine next. The cleaning steps are just as easy and quick to do.

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Are you surprised how easy it is to clean a smelly dishwasher? A few minutes a couple of times a month and you’ll have a clean dishwasher.

Let me know if it works for you!

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Top Microwave Cleaning Hacks with Vinegar, Lemons & Baking Soda

Are you constantly battling a messy microwave too? The splattered dried-on food, grease, and smell that just doesn’t want to come out. Don’t be disgusted every time you open your microwave use one of these easy Microwave cleaning hacks with Vinegar, Lemons, or Baking soda.

I’ll show you how to clean your microwave with all three of these easy cleaning methods. You won’t believe how simple it is to do and will wonder why you never knew these cleaning hacks before. The best part there are no chemicals just natural ingredients.

So let’s get started so you can enjoy a clean microwave the next time you cook.

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How to Clean Your Microwave with Easy Cleaning Hacks

All of these Microwave cleaning hacks work great so I’d choose which to use based on which ingredients you have at home.

Tip: If you need to clean under the glass turntable in the microwave don’t forget to remove it before you start cleaning. It may also make it easier to wipe down the microwave without the turntable inside.

Cleaning Method with Vinegar

Use Vinegar to Steam clean your Microwave.

Vinegar will kill most mold, germs, and bacteria that can grow in your microwave. Yes gross I know! The vinegar will help get rid of the smell in your microwave and loosen baked-on food.

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Steps to Clean with Vinegar

  • Get out a microwave-safe bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup White Distilled Vinegar & 1/2 Cup Water
  • Microwave until it boils (make sure to watch)
  • Let it sit in the microwave for 7 minutes and do not open the door
  • The steam and vinegar will loosen anything stuck on your glass door and walls
  • Wipe down the glass door, walls, plate, and base with a damp paper towel or cleaning cloth.

That’s it! Only takes about 10 minutes and you have a clean microwave.

Tip – You could also use a glass measuring cup instead of a bowl so it’s easy to measure your vinegar and water.

Make this method easier with the Angry Momma Microwave Cleaner. Add vinegar & water to this clever device that lets the steam come out of her head. Angry Momma is a quick way to clean while you do other things around the house.

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Cleaning Method with Lemon

Lemons are an easy way to steam clean your microwave.

Did you know you could use a lemon to clean your microwave and give it a fresh smell? I like using lemon because people usually have them at home and it smells great when you’re done.

Steps to Clean with Lemon

  • Slice up a lemon into wedges
  • Squeeze the lemon wedges into a microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Then place the lemons inside the bowl.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water
  • Microwave on high until it comes to a boil and starts to steam
  • Stop the microwave and leave the door closed for 15 minutes. The water and lemon will steam the inside of the microwave loosening up baked-on food.
  • After 15 minutes wipe down the inside of the microwave with a damp cleaning cloth or paper towel.

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Glisten Microwave Cleaner

I like this ingenious microwave cleaner from Glisten. The box comes with 2 sponges with one side to scrub and one side to wipe clean. You should only need one sponge per cleaning and nothing else.

Here’s How to Use Glisten

  • Remove one sponge from the package and place it in the center of the microwave
  • Heat the sponge for the time listed on the box base on your microwave wattage. It will be around 25 seconds but make sure to check.
  • The sponge will foam up and steam your microwave.
  • Wait about 3-4 minutes or until the sponge is cool to the touch
  • Use the rough side of the sponge to get off any tough baked-on foods
  • Use the soft side to wipe out the microwave
  • Finish by wiping down the microwave with a cleaning cloth or paper towel.

Learn more about the Glisten Microwave Cleaner

Cleaning Method with Baking Soda

Clean your Microwave with Baking soda to help scrub off that tough caked on food.

Our last easy microwave cleaning hack is with baking soda. This method will create a mild abrasion to help scrub those really hard to clean baked-on foods. It is also the longest method as you will be letting it sit overnight.

Steps to Clean with Baking Soda

  • Combine 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 cups of water in a microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup.
  • Stir and dissolve the baking soda in the bowl
  • Heat the bowl for 2 minutes
  • Let the bowl sit overnight with the microwave door closed.
  • In the morning remove the bowl and wipe down the microwave with a damp paper towel or cleaning cloth.

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Weekly Microwave Cleaning Tips

Easy Microwave cleaning hacks.

Quick cleaning tips to use on a daily or weekly basis to keep your microwave from getting bad.

  • Cover all food you put in the microwave with a paper towel or microwave splatter cover. We like a clear cover so you can see the food inside while cooking and dishwasher safe.
  • Wipe down the inside of the microwave quickly with a paper towel or cleaning towel right after a splatter. We like these Amazon Basics cleaning towels.
  • Use the Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner – Use this cool device to steam your microwave and make it easier to get the caked-on food out of the microwave.

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What has helped me the most with cleaning my house is a simple cleaning schedule. The free printable is a realistic cleaning checklist that makes you feel less stressed about all the cleaning tasks and more focused. Plus you’ll really love checking things off the list when you’re done.

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Did you find a microwave cleaning hack that will work at your home? I hope these tips showed you how to clean your microwave with ease.

You’ll find you’re a lot more willing to fit in time to clean when it’s easy. Plus you can feel good that all the cleaning methods use simple natural products like lemons, vinegar, and baking soda.

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45 Best Cleaning Supplies at Dollar Tree You Need

Are you looking to find the best household cleaning supplies that won’t break the bank? If you’re looking for cheap cleaning supplies that really work, I’ve got you covered. I have found the best cleaning supplies at Dollar Tree. Yes, Dollar Tree!

They have a huge assortment of cleaning supplies for bathrooms, kitchens, and every other room in your whole house as well as a selection of caddies to store supplies, and so much more.

Plus their amazing line of La Totally Awesome Cleaners and disinfectant sprays. They are a game-changer in cleaning your house.

Keep reading and find out why Dollar Tree will be your new go-to cleaning supply store.

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Did you know you can order online for items at Dollar Tree and either have them shipped to you or pick up your order in the store for free?

I love this when I don’t have time to shop but need more cleaning supplies. It’s a huge time saver!

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45 Best Cleaning Supplies at Dollar Tree You Need

For this Dollar Tree cleaning supply guide, I’ve broken it into sections for the bathroom, kitchen, caddys, laundry room, and general cleaning supplies.

Cleaning Supplies for the Bathroom

La’s Totally Awesome – This is the most popular cleaning spray at Dollar Tree. It works on everything to clean and disinfect. It’s really great at cleaning up grease stains, too.

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The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner – This toilet bowl cleaner is one of the best I have found on the market. If you live in an area with hard water, this works wonders on getting out those rings left in the toilet.

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner – This is also another great option to keep your toilet bowl clean.

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Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablet – Drop a bleach tablet into your toilet to keep it clean without all the scrubbing.

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Toilet Bowl Brush – Use this toilet bowl brush along with your toilet bowl cleaner and make your toilet really shine.

Glass Cleaner – Make sure your mirrors have no smudges with this great mirror cleaning solution.

La’s Totally Awesome Bang Bathroom & Shower Cleaner – Works great to clean your bathroom and shower.

Tile Plus Mold Remover – Do you have some mold in your bathroom? Use this spray to help get rid of it.

Foaming Bathroom Cleaner – This is great for cleaning out your bathtub, shower, toilets, and bathroom sink.

Scrub Brushes – When you need to really scrub your bathtub or shower, use these scrub brushes. They come in different sizes so you can get into even the smallest corners to clean.

Squeegee – These are great for cleaning the doors of your shower and getting rid of all the water residue.

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Caddy for Cleaning Supplies

Keep all your cleaning supplies organized and easy to carry around the house with a cleaning supplies caddy. You will find a couple of different organizational options while shopping at Dollar Tree.

Caddy – Find a smaller caddy with a handle that can be easily carried around the house with you. This saves time and makes your cleaning day a lot easier.

Baskets – Use a smaller basket with handles to carry and contain all your cleaning supplies. I like to use the oval carrying totes.

Storage Bin– Pick one of the many different size storage bins and use it to keep your cleaning supplies organized in your cabinets.

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Cleaning a Kitchen

Save money on cleaning a kitchen with these proven-to-work cleaning supplies.

Stainless Steel Scrub Brushes – Use these to clean out your oven and tough food stains on pots and pans.

Sponges – General sponges perfect for washing dishes.

Sponges that Hold Dishsoap Wand sponges are the best cleaning hack to hold your dish soap. I feel like it speeds up the time I spend dishwashing by having the soap already in the sponge.

Magic Erasers – I absolutely love magic erasers! You will be amazed at how well they work to get any marks out of your counters, walls, skid marks on the floors, and crayon marks.

Broom and Dust Pan – Sweep up all the food on the floor from your kids with a broom and dustpan.

Mops – They have both sponge mops and string mops to choose from depending on what you like to use best.

Buckets – Pick up a bucket to use with your new mop.

La Totally Awesome Multisurface Cleaner – This is a great cleaner for your kitchen floors. Plus it has a great lavender smell when you’re done cleaning.

Dish Soap – Dollar Trees has a variety of name brand dish soaps made by Dawn, Palmolive, and Ajax. They come in different scents, too.

Drying Rack for Dishes – Dry off your dishes with a plastic drying rack.

Trash Can – When your trash can starts to smell, pick up a new one for only $1.

Trash Bags – Trash bags can get really expensive at the grocery store. This is a great place to save some money.

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Laundry Room Supplies

Laundry Detergent – You will find a large variety of Laundry detergents at Dollar Tree.

Hangers – I always keep a couple of hangers in my laundry room to quickly hang up things I take out of the dryer. This keeps me from having to iron, which I am not a fan of.

Mesh Laundry Bags – Have your kids gather up all their laundry in a mesh laundry bag to bring to your laundry room.

Laundry Baskets – Store all your dirty laundry in a laundry basket, then tote that to your washing machine to clean when you’re ready.

I like to have a couple of baskets, one for a cold wash and one for a warm wash. It’s a huge time saver if the laundry is already sorted for you when it’s time to do the wash.

Wooden Clothing Clips – If you want to air dry some of your clothes or if you have a delicate item that can’t be dried in the dryer, use wooden clothing clips.

You can hang up a line in your laundry room and then just clip the clothes to it. Very old school and effective.

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General Cleaning Supplies

Gloves – Keep your fingernails from chipping by wearing plastic gloves while cleaning.

Paper Towels – You will need a bunch of these while using the cleaning sprays.

Empty Spray Bottles – Great for making homemade cleaning supplies.

Glass Jars or Plastic Containers with Tops – Another great way to store homemade cleaning supplies.

Microfiber Cloths – These are one of my newer finds at Dollar Tree that I love. You can use these cloths both wet or dry to clean windows, mirrors, floors, walls, and more.

Plus they are great dusters for TV screens, computer equipment, tables, and anywhere else with dust.

Rags – Find packages of rags to use for cleaning.

Dusting Brush – This small dusting brush is great for cleaning blinds and ceiling fans.

Furniture Polish – Get rid of all the dust on your tabletops, china cabinet, and more with furniture polish. Use this with one of the Dollar Tree Rags

Q-Tips – I love to use Q-tips to clean out small spaces like keyboards, hairdryers, or any other small spaces in your house.

Toothbrushes – Toothbrushes are also a great way to clean small spaces. I use them to clean the corners of my shower.

Bleach – Bottles of bleach are great to really disinfect your house and making homemade cleaning solutions.

Carpet Cleaner – Easily get out the stains on your carpet.

Arm & Hammer Carpet Odor Eliminator – Get any smell out of your carpet with this new fresh scent.

Pet Odor Neutralizer – Eliminate the smell from your pet with this easy spray.

Greenbrier Kennel Club Pre-moistened Pet Wipes – Great for cleaning off your pets without using shampoo and water when they come in the house. No more dirt tracked into the house by your pet.

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Cleaning Supplies Checklist

Before you head to the store, print out this free printable Cleaning Supplies list. It will help you remember all the supplies you need when you’re shopping.

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Are you ready to Start Cleaning?

Are you now ready to start cleaning your house? These cheap cleaning supplies from Dollar Tree are going to make this task so much easier.

Head to your nearest Dollar Tree to get started or order online and do Declutter Your Home.

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How to Clean a Front Loading Washing Machine with Bleach

Ready to find out how to clean a front loading washing machine? Do you feel like your washing machine smells? I am so embarrassed to say that mine did and I wasn’t sure how to fix it.

I did a bunch of research and figured out how to clean a front loading washing machine with bleach, vinegar, and baking soda. Turns out it is really easy to do!

So, don’t be embarrassed like me, just follow these simple steps to clean your washing machine and feel good about using your machine again.

These are the questions I will answer for you in this step by step guide.

  • How to Clean the sludge out of my washing machine?
  • How Do I stop my washing machine from smelling?
  • What can I use to clean my washing machine?
  • How can I quickly clean my front loading washing machine?

Wondering how to clean your washer? Does your Front Loading Washing machine smell or have mold? Follow these five easy steps using vinegar, baking soda and bleach. You will be amazed at how quick and easy it is!

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How to Clean A Front Loading Washing Machine with Bleach

What You Will Need

  • 2 cups vinegar
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 cups bleach
  • Clean rag and small scrub brush
  • Bucket with warm water and dish soap

Step 1 – Clean the Sludge

First, use a rag and some warm water to wipe down the door to your washer. Then scrub and wipe down the inside of the washer seal with a small brush or rag.

This will get rid of the sludge in your washer. You will be amazed at how much gunk/mold you will find on the door and between the seal and the washer.

Cleaning the Door of your Front Load Washer
Don’t forget to clean the door of your Washer. Here is how dirty mine was.

 

Use a small scrub brush to clean the rubber seal.
Use a small scrub brush to clean the rubber seal.

 

Don't forget to pull back the Washer Rubber Seal and clean it.
Don’t forget to pull back the Washer Rubber Seal and clean it.

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Step 2 – Use Baking Soda & Vinegar Mixture

Next,  you will clean your washing machine by creating your baking soda mixture for the first cleaning.

Do this by combining ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of water together in a measuring cup or small bowl. Separately, add 2 cups of vinegar into a measuring cup.

Now go to your washing machine and add the baking soda mixture to your soap dispenser and pour the vinegar into the drum of the machine. Yes, I know it sounds odd to pour the liquid into the drum of the machine but it works.

Last, set your machine to normal and the hottest setting or if you have a clean washer cycle, use that. This step will help break up any mineral deposits and mold growing inside the tub.

What you need to make the paste and the measuring cup of vinegar.
What you need to make detergent and the measuring cup of vinegar.
Add your baking soda mixture to your washers soap dispenser.
Add your baking soda mixture to your washer soap dispenser.

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Step 3 – Use Bleach

This step is how you will kill any smell left in your machine. I really wanted to make sure I got rid of all the mold so I did an extra step of running a cycle with bleach.

If you are already taking the time to clean your washer, you might as well take this extra step and finish killing off any mold or smell that might spread.  So, bleach is the way to go.

To do this, pour two cups of bleach into the soap dispenser and run the washing machine on the same hot water settings as before.

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Step 4 – Final Rinse

When the bleach cycle is done run a final rinse only cycle just to make sure all the bleach is gone and you won’t ruin any of your clothes.

Step 5 – Final Cleaning

Wipe down the washer’s seal again one more time with a rag and warm water to get out any mold that is left. I would also do one more quick wipe down of the inside drum and the door to the washer.

After this, the washer should no longer have a smell and you should have a clean washing machine ready to use.

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After following these steps you will have a clean washing machine.

Additional Tips for a Clean Washing Machine

  1. After you run a load of laundry, leave the door open to let it dry out after every wash. Or hang a dish towel over the door so that it stays open a crack to let air in but won’t be in your way.
  2. Remove laundry right away after it is washed to keep mold from building up.
  3. Wipe down the rubber seal after each time you use it with a rag. You might even find little treasures that have fallen out of pockets in the wash.
  4. After you wipe it down hang the rag over the door so that the door stays open and lets air flow through. This will also help keep away the mold.
  5. Try to clean out your washer once a month to maintain a clean, odor-free washer.

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I hope this article has taught you how to clean your front loading washing machine with bleach, vinegar, and baking soda. Let me know in the comments how it worked for you.

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