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I Love to do these 5 Hacks that Make Cleaning Faster! Time-saving cleaning tips for the busy mom are always helpful, aren’t they!? Today I am partnering with bObsweep to bring you some great cleaning hacks.
Hey, you! Yes, you—the person who’s always on-the-go. I get it! We clean and pick up the house as much as we can, but we rarely get the time to really deep-clean.
Like when was the last time that we really inspected the carpet for stains? Or tried to check the bottom part of your iron to see if there’s any stuck gunk on it? Today we tackle how to clean your house despite being super busy with whatever it is that’s going on in your life.
1). GET A ROBOT
We recently got a bObsweep.
For tips on how to best utilize your bObsweep, follow them on Twitter @mybObsweep and Instagram (@bObsweep). They’ve also got some funny photos and video of pets interacting with the bObsweep—just check out the hashtag #bobsweep to get your laugh on.
2). SET A TIMER.
Use your mobile or a real stopwatch if you have one. Give yourself 5-10 minutes for each room and strictly follow that time frame. You will be surprised that your 5 minutes will be up in no time! This also ensures that you don’t take too long in one area of your house so you would be more productive. Listen to upbeat music while you’re jumping from one room to another—cleaning could also double as a workout routine!
3). NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF BAKING SODA.
As what you may have heard and read almost anywhere, baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) is useful when it comes to cleaning because it is very effective in removing unpleasant odours and surface stains. It is often mixed with water to form a paste or a solution, or even with vinegar which is known for its antiseptic properties. Baking soda has been around for ages and it remains to be anyone’s ultimate cleaning life saver.
4. WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU LEMONS…
…clean your microwave oven and your chopping board. Lemon has natural cleansing properties that can remove grease and stains within seconds. For your chopping board, cut a whole lemon in half. Rub a half of the lemon on the chopping board’s surface along with salt.
For your microwave oven, fill a microwave-safe bowl halfway with water. Add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Boil in your microwave for 5 minutes. The steam will loosen the grease and grime that has accumulated in your oven’s interior. Wipe with a clean and soft cloth afterwards.
Grapefruit is also a great alternative! I love these lemon hacks:
5. STOCK UP WITH STOCKINGS.
Did you know that you can clean dusty and old candles by rubbing them against stockings (panty hose)? This restores their waxy texture so you could use your pretty candles again.
Find the pair of earrings you lost in your carpet by doing this easy trick: cut a portion of an old pantyhose with the toe part still intact. Pull it up over the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner.
Secure with a rubber band. Then carefully go over your carpet. If you’re lucky, your earrings will stick to the makeshift filter and they’re all yours again. (thanks to instructables for that tip!)
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