3 Cleaning Hacks Everyone Should Know
There are no excuses for living in a dirty space. Whether you hate cleaning, you're too lazy, or you just don't know how - here are some hacks to EASILY help you freshen your life up.
I already said this, but you need to be clean. No one wants to be with a 30 year old slob (this applies to men and women). And all kids should develop their cleaning habits at a young age. There's nothing worse than loving everything about a person and realizing they're dirty. Like... not a deal-breaker but c'mon, right? Also, bacteria and germs and COVID-19 and just... you all get it. The best thing about this list is you don't have to go to the store every 3 weeks just to go hard on chemical cleaning products. We're all about a healthy environment over here. These are 3 cleaning hacks that will save your life:
1. Vinegar is Now Your Best Friend
If you didn't know this before, I'm glad I'm here to teach you. Vinegar is literally the God of (almost) all cleaning products. And no! Using vinegar doesn't stink up your house. The smell actually goes away pretty quickly. Vinegar is great because you aren't using any harsh chemicals on your stuff. Use it to lighten up deodorant stains, clean your kitchen drains, shower head buildup, non-wax flooring, and SO. MUCH. MORE. Be sure to do your research on the ratios of vinegar to water, etc. Don't just go around pouring vinegar on everything!
2. Baking Soda Saves
Baking soda is the best because it literally absorbs foul odors. Accidentally left food in the fridge for too long and now the smell is lingering? Remove the top of the baking soda box and leave it open in your fridge OR pour about a cup of baking soda and leave it in the fridge. Don't clean around with harsh chemicals where your food is. You can also shake and sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom of your trash can (before lining it) to help with the stankkkk.
3. The Natural Bleacher
If you ran out of Clorox bleach and really need your items to be crispy and white, fret not. The sun is the best natural bleacher of all time. Wash your items normally (I've used this method on clothes, shoes, sheets, canvas material, etc), then lay them out on something to dry in the sun. Not only are you being 'all natural', but your stuff doesn't come out creased from being smushed in a dryer!
I may end up doing a part 2 to this post... or maybe even a series. Cleaning hacks are the BEST! And I want to make sure I can share my knowledge with everyone. Stop wasting your money on highly priced, branded items... especially when there's a different product for every inch of your house. It adds up. Luckily, most people already have vinegar and baking soda at home. Multipurpose cleaners for the win!