Clever Tricks to Keep You Home Clean and Fresh
Everyone wants a clean fresh home and it can be a lot of work to keep it that way. Here we’ve put together three very unusual and effective tips for keeping your house in order. Try these out and you’ll be surprised by the results.
No, this is not a hot bath for your fish and chips but actually a piece of clever chemistry. If you have a filthy microwave it can be an awkward and gruelling task to get in there and scrape of the remnants of food cooked into the walls and roof with weeks of microwaving. By placing a small bowl of vinegar in the centre of the microwave and setting it for a minute or two you can make the whole job a lot easier.
The heat causes some of the vinegar to evaporate and circulate throughout the microwave. The acidity and heat allow it to percolate the stuck on food loosening it in the process. Once done you’ll find that the stains wipe off in a matter of seconds.
Have you ever gone to the fridge for a snack and on opening the door been hit by a raft of odours. You might consider going down to the shops for one of those fridge deodorisers but they’re not that cheap you don’t have to even bother.
A far better alternative is to use a lemon. Just take a lemon, cut in half and scoop out most of the fleshy innards. Then just top it up with a decent handful of salt. Finally simply place it in the back of the fridge and hey presto a homemade fridge deodoriser.
The salt in the Lemon absorbs the odours within the fridge and the lemon gives of a refreshing scent. Blue Peter would be so proud of you.
The Polish News
Not a daily broadsheet for Polish nationals but a clever cleaning trick that can be used on your windows and any metallic surface. While you might opt for a run of the mill can of polish, why not consider using the morning paper instead? Seriously, the ink used in newspapers is a fantastic natural polish that is absolutely perfect for buffing metal lamps and in particular making your windows gleam.
Give your windows a quick wipe down with a slightly damp cloth, then simply take a scrunched up sheet of newspaper and buff the windows in a circular motion. When you’re done, your windows will never have looked so clean. Also saves getting the squeegee out.
About the author: Oliver McClean runs administration for a London based cleaning company. They provide home and office cleaning services.