Top 4 Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

There are some things around your home that might not have crossed your mind to clean, or you simply don’t know how to clean them. Now cleaning is not a daunting task, and most of these can be done with products you probably have in your home.

Read this article, roll up your sleeves, put on your rubber gloves, and get scrubbing to get your home spick and span.

1. Microwave Gunk

source: Readers Digest

Now, gunk will definitely build up in your microwave from food exploding or spilling over. And with time this gunk eventually hardens. You don’t want to be microwaving your food with the pasta sauce from dinner a month ago. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Measure out equal parts vinegar and equal parts water in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave the bowl for 5-10 minutes, depending on how dirty your microwave is.
  3. Let the bowl sit in your microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Grab a sponge and damped it with the vinegar mixture and wipe down your microwave. All the gunk should glide off without a problem.

2. Bathtub Rings

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Warm baths are soothing and luxuries, but not when you have a grey ring around your tub. Grime, calcium deposits, and soap suds will leave a nasty ring in your tub and ruin your bath. Clean your bathtub before your next sudsy soak with this method:

  1. Mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part hydrogen peroxide into a paste.
  2. Smear this paste over the grime and let it sit for 30 minutes (don’t forget to put on gloves to protect your skin).
  3. Scrub off the paste and rinse well.

3. Greasy Oven Hoods

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Take a peek under your oven hood and look at the filters, and think about when was the last time you cleaned it. Now, this is something we don’t often think of cleaning because we don’t actually look up into our oven hoods, but think about all the grease trapped up in there in your filters. A greasy filter will cause the hood to lose its efficacy, so here is how you can get all the grease off:

  1. Mix ¼ a cup of baking soda with ¼ a cup of dish soap in a pail of hot/boiling water, be careful not to burn yourself.
  2. Submerge your filters into the water and let it soak for 15 minutes.
  3. Scrub the filters with a heavy duty scrub brush.
  4. Repeat the steps if necessary.

4. Lackluster Marble Surfaces

source: My Domaine Home

If your once sparkly marble kitchen island is now looking a little grimy and unappealing, you can always bring back its shine. Here’s how to bring that sparkle back without using any abrasive cleaners that might ruin the sealer:

  1. Mix some warm water with dish soap in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray over the surface and wipe down with a microfibre cloth.
  3. Wipe dry immediately, do not allow to air dry.

Now, there are many more areas in your house that require attention, and sometimes that might slip your mind. Or there simply is way too much going on that you can’t possibly clean all the nook and crannies every week. Hop on to Gawin.ph and hire our experienced cleaners today! Stop worrying about sticky surfaces and instead kick back and relax on your off days.