26 BUDGET-FRIENDLY HOUSE CLEANING TIPS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
If you’re like us, you probably love to make sure that every inch of your hard-earned house is squeaky clean and beautiful. What we love the most are cleaning tips that won’t break the bank and can be found in the most unexpected places!
Make your life easier with these household cleaning tips and budget-friendly home solutions that will upgrade your cleaning routine.
1. Use a Lint Roller to Clean Your Screens
If you have guests coming over and you need to quickly clean, cleaning your screens will be as easy as ever by using a lint Roller to wipe out dirt such as dust, cobwebs, hair and other debris.
2. Sparkle Your Wooden Floor Using a Castile Soap
Wood floors require occasional cleaning to look best. One product that you can use to clean most wood floors is castile soap. Castile soap is a mild, liquid soap made from olive oil or other vegetable oils. Mop your floor with a castile soap solution for sparkly clean floors.
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon castile soap
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 2 cups warm water
- essential oil (optional)
- plastic spray bottle
Mix/blend all ingredients together and then pour into the plastic spray bottle. Enjoy using on your floor!
- Easy Way to Clean Your Wall
All you need is a sturdy large pad mop and your choice of multipurpose cleaner in a spray bottle (a bottle filled with warm water and maybe a drop or two of soap works too).
4. Clean Your MicroFiber Couch in a Safe and Easy Way
To clean your microfiber couch, load up a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol or pop a spray top right onto the bottle.
- Clean Your Faucet Handle with Baking Soda
Baking soda is great for cleaning most surfaces. Apply a small amount of baking soda to an old toothbrush and drop a small amount of water. Scrub around your kitchen and bathroom faucets with the solution applied to the toothbrush to remove nasty stains.
6. Clean Chrome Faucets Using Dryer Sheets
Buff your chrome faucets or fixtures with a dryer sheet to remove hard water stains and mineral deposits and make your faucets shine like new.
- A Vinegar Solution for Cleaning Your Microwave
Using only water, vinegar and steam, you can clean your microwave in just a few minutes without spending anything.
8. Clean Your Oven Glass with Using Baking Soda
– Mix the baking soda and a small amount of water. Spread the baking soda mixture all over the oven glass. Use a clean rag to wipe off the baking soda mixture. You will be amazed at how easily the grime just wipes right off.
9. Easiest Way To Clean Your Stove Burners
Sprinkle the complete surface with baking soda and then drizzle with the peroxide. Watch as it fizzes and breaks down the baked-on gunk. Simply rinse and dry once the stains have been lifted.
10. Clean The Oven Range Hood Filter with A Degreaser
You will need these ingredients to perfectly clean your oven range hood. a very hot or boiling water, Degreasing dish soap, Baking soda, Non-abrasive scrub brush, Paper towels or dishcloth. Cleaning the filters once a month is a good maintenance strategy.
11.Clean Your Glass Stovetop With These 3 Ingredients
To make your stovetop like new again! All you need is baking soda, dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide. Layer on the mixture and let it sit for 3 minutes before wiping it all clean. Getting your smooth cooktop back to its showroom shine will admittedly take a little elbow grease, but it doesn’t take much money.
12. Clean Your Grill With An Onion
That’s right, an onion! First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.
13. Clean Your Stainless Steel Using Baking Soda And Cream Of Tartar
Combine one teaspoon of cream of tartar with just enough water to create a milky paste. Rub the solution onto your stainless steel appliances and wipe away to reveal their original shine.
14.Clean Your Toaster Using A Paintbrush
Using dish soap, vinegar, and an old dirty toothbrush you can get rid of all the food crumbs in and around your toaster.
15.Clean Your Baseboard
Grab a stack of Magic Erasers, a bucket of warm, soapy water or vinegar and water and simply swipe. Wring the sponge out well before you wipe so you don’t leave too-damp boards to dry. If you don’t have painted baseboards, substitute wood cleaner.
16.Clean Your Bathroom Vents Using Wax
– Using wax and clean soft, screwdriver (to remove the vents), warm soapy water and a sponge. Spending a little time to wax all of your vents will keep them clean longer and it will make maintaining cleanliness quicker and easier.
17.Clean Your Tub, Tile, And Grout In an Easy Way
A baking soda and water paste will clean stuck on gunk in the shower and tub. You can also use vinegar instead of water for really tough stains.
18. Use Scented Cleaning Products In The Bottom Of Your Toilet Brush Container
Pour a small amount of all-purpose cleaner (use your favorite scented cleaning product) in the bottom of the toilet brush holder. This keeps the bathroom smelling clean, and it means a quick scrub of the toilet has a little more power.
19. Clean a Shower Head with Baking Soda and Vinegar
Mix baking soda with white vinegar, Soak the shower head in the solution, Clean the shower head with a toothbrush, Run under clear water and pat dry, Run cold water through it for 2 minutes as it helps remove any remaining deposits on the fixture.
20. Clean A Slow Drain Using Vinegar and Baking Soda
When you notice your drain is starting to clog, pour a 1/2 cup of baking soda down it, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover with a wet cloth to contain the science fair-like effects. Wait five minutes and then flush with hot water.
21. Clean Your Window Tracks Using Vinegar and Baking Soda
You can get rid of all that dirt and grime in your window tracks and be amazed by how clean it can get. Just by using baking soda, white vinegar, and a toothbrush.
22. Clean Your Blinds By Using Kitchen Tongs Wrapped In Microfiber Cloth
Grab a pair of tongs, four rubber bands, and two microfiber dust cloths. Wrap a cloth around each tong using the rubber band, then grab an individual blind, swipe, and repeat.
23. Clean and Whiten Yellowed Pillows
Dingy yellow pillows are sad to look at and, frankly, disgusting. Don’t throw a pillow out if it’s not time yet. A quick wash will get it back to its pure white, original state. Put the pillows in the washing machine on a rinse/soak cycle, add cold water and white vinegar. Let it soak for a half hour or so, rinse it, then wash them.
24. Deep Clean Your Mattress Using Baking Soda, Peroxide, And Dish Soap.
Strip all of the bedding and mattress covers off of the bed and wash them in hot water. This will kill any dust mites. Add 1/2 -1 cup of vinegar to your wash to remove any extra odors and soften your sheets. Then, sprinkle baking soda over your entire mattress and wait for five minutes before vacuuming. After that, mix peroxide, dish soap, and salt in a spray bottle to erase blood, sweat and urine stains.
- Clean Your Cabinets Using Dish Soap.
– Just like your cooking tools, cupboards can get greasy when you’re making dinner. Add a little dish soap to a spray bottle with warm water to mist away from the grime. Then, rinse with a well-wrung cloth and dry.
- Brighten Your Window Using Vinegar.
– Use white vinegar to brighten your windows. Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with a gallon of water, and dispense into a used spray bottle. Squirt on and wipe away with a clean microfiber cloth.
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