Cleaning is an essential aspect of home maintenance. However, regular cleaning usually takes up too much time; time that could be used in doing other tasks. By cleaning efficiently, one can effectively reduce the cleaning time to a considerable amount. That is usually done by identifying tasks that take up too much time and working to reduce the time spent on them. This can be done by using different cleaning substances or methods. The following hacks can help in reducing that time considerably:
- Using oil to clean greasy surfaces
Using soapy water works to clean greasy surfaces a well as using various cleaning substances. However, that usually means spending a lot of time on the task. Vegetable oil on the other hand can clean greasy and oily surfaces just as efficiently as any other cleaning substance with the added advantage of greatly reducing the time spent.
- Simmering vinegar and using it to clean kitchen utensils
Vinegar has a lot of cleaning properties and it can be applied in a number of places. By simmering vinegar you increase its ability to remove grease stains. You can do this by placing it in microwave bowl for at least five minutes. You should then wait for it to cool it down before using it. It works to reduce the time of cleaning of utensils by more than half.
- Using vinegar on your blinds
Cleaning the blinds is an especially time consuming task since they have to be taken down and then cleaned before they can be put back in place. By using vinegar to clean them however, you can avoid taking them down. What’s more is that you do not have to spend too much time on the cleaning itself. Using equal parts vinegar and water, soak a cloth in the mixture and use it to rub down the blinds.
- Use rubbing alcohol to clean out stains on fiber
Rubbing alcohol works really great in removing the stains on microfiber. All you need is a clean sponge and a bristle brush, particularly one that does not have color so as to avoid transferring the color. You then spray the surface with the stain and wait for it to dry before rubbing it off with the sponge. You can then use the brush to smooth out the fibers.
- Use an iron to remove carpet stains
With vinegar and water sprayed onto the stain, use the iron to steam the stain. It is that easy and all you have to spare is less than a minute.