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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going forward SAVE MONEY with awesome Dollar Tree cleaning supplies. Learn more in our 45 Cleaning Supplies from Dollar Tree You Should Be Buying.
Toilet Brush 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Isn’t it amazing how much dust can collect on your lampshades? Easily remove the dust by rolling a lint roller over your lampshades.
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.
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.
Download my free Cleaning Schedule for Busy Moms and stop feeling overwhelmed today.
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.
Need More Cleaning Tips
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