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Basic House Cleaning Tips

Updated on July 11, 2017

I have had some requests for simple tips on easy ways to clean items at home. Here are a few tips I have for all of you, I hope they help you with your day to day cleaning. I have personally used each of these cleaning techniques, each was very easy and simple. The microwave and oven are my favorites, They are the 2 most dreaded items to clean, and these tips will make it as easy as just wiping away the mess.

Clear a Clogged Drain

You will need:

1/2 CUP Baking soda

1/2 CUP Vinegar

Wash cloth/ Rag

Hot Water

Take the baking soda and pour it down the clogged drain, next take the vinegar and pour it down the drain over the baking soda. Next put a wet cloth over the drain to prevent the vinegar and baking soda reaction from going everywhere you don't want it. Wait about 5 minutes and then flush with hot water.

Cleaning Marker Off Wood

If you have kids and any kind of wood surface in your home, you know the troubles that come with trying to get marker out. Take some toothpaste and a damp cloth, scrub with the grain to get all the marker off. Wipe off with a clean damp cloth. Toothpaste also works great for cleaning shoes!

Garbage Disposal

Stinky garbage disposal? Cup up a lemon and put it down the garbage disposal, run it for a minute or two and then rinse with cold water. No more stink!

Microwave Cleaning

Microwaves can get so nasty and smelly. Cup up a lemon and put it and a cup of water into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until the window is steamy. Let sit for another 15 mins or so and then just wipe it clean, to easy!!

Cleaning the Oven

First, remove all oven racks or anything else you have in your oven.

Next, make a paste with 1/2 cup baking soda and about 3 tablespoons of water. The paste needs to be spreadable. Coat the oven in the paste, make sure to get every spot and focus on the more greasy spots. Let this sit overnight, while waiting you can clean the racks with the paste and some vinegar mixed with water (half and half).

In the morning, spray the vinegar and water mixture all over the baking soda paste that has dried. Wipe it out with a damp cloth, continue to spray the vinegar and wipe out until all the baking soda residue is gone.

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