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Cleaning Tips for Around the House

Updated on June 16, 2017
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Brittany Banks is a young woman who is a very organized person. She loves to clean and create new ways to rearrange the house.


Cleaning and Health Issues

Once a year, people will clean their whole house during spring. We find the nastiest stuff while we are cleaning. It takes time out of your day, but we have to get it done. If you don't clean your house, you can get sick and you might start finding bugs in your house. We don't want this to happen, because it can cause problems. To make cleaning easier, people look for new ways to clean. This article will explain some tips I have learned over the years. It will help save you money and make cleaning an easier task to complete.

1. Cleaning Kool Aid Stains

Have you ever spilled kool aid? When kool aid dries on a surface, it can be a pain to clean. Don't worry, there's a product out there that can make this task a lot easier. It's called, Awesome Cleaning Spray. This item can be handy to have in your cleaning closet or shelf. You spray it on the spot, let it soak, and wipe up with a paper towel. It's that easy. You can purchase this item online or at your local department store.

La's Totally Awesome Cleaner/Degreaser 64oz
La's Totally Awesome Cleaner/Degreaser 64oz

Awesome cleaning product can be used on anything around the home like: pet stains, kool aid stains, woodwork, tile, and linoleum. Spray it, let it sit, and wipe up, it's that easy!


2. Cleaning Your Stove Top

After using your stove for awhile, you may notice that your fire alarm may go off for no reason. Take a look at your burning plates underneath your heating elements. They probably look nasty and have food stuck on them. Over time, your burner plates will catch food and spills as you cook. As you keep using the burner, the food underneath will start to burn. A lot of people purchase new burner plates once in awhile. Save your money and clean them! Pull all your heating elements off the stove top and set them aside. Take the plates out and place them in the sink. Fill the sink with hot water and dawn dish soap. I would let them soak for at least two hours. Scrub them and they should start looking brand new. Make sure they are completely dry before placing them back on the stove top.

3. Wiping Down Walls

Are you moving out of your apartment into a home? You can possibly get some of your damage deposit back by cleaning down the walls. This can be a difficult task. Some people use a step stool and a washcloth. I'll give you an idea that will make things a lot easier. Purchase a Swiffer Wet Mop and wet cleaning pads. Use this mop to help wipe down the walls. Change the wet cleaning pad after you do half a wall. It's crazy how gross our walls can get and we don't even notice it. You can find one of these mops at your local department store.

4. Cleaning the Carpets

A lot of people purchase a carpet cleaner which can be very expensive. Most carpet cleaners are over $100. Carpet cleaners can be very heavy to use and it can take hours for the carpet to dry. You have to prevent your children and pets from walking on the wet carpet as well. There is a product that you can use to clean your carpets that is so much cheaper and easier. Resolve Carpet Cleaner is easy to use and it dries quickly. It's very light weight and cheap! Just attach a Resolve spray can to the Resolve Carpet Broom, pull the handle, and brush it along the carpet. Let the foam dry for an hour and vacuum until it is completely dry. It's safe to use around pets and children. There's no hassle, so give it a try!

Resolve Easy Clean Pro Carpet Cleaner Gadget & Foam Spray Refill, Clean & Fresh 22 oz Can, Carpet Shampooer System
Resolve Easy Clean Pro Carpet Cleaner Gadget & Foam Spray Refill, Clean & Fresh 22 oz Can, Carpet Shampooer System

Use a Resolve Carpet Cleaning Brush to make carpet cleaning an easier task to complete! Attach to the can to the brush, spray, brush, wait, and vacuum until it is dry!


5. Making Your Sink White Again

If you have white sinks like I do, black marks will start to appear and drive you crazy. You don't know how they got there and they won't come off. It does eventually come off, if you buy the right product. Go to your local dollar store and purchase Comet Cleaner. Comet is a powder cleaner with bleach in it. It has been around for awhile and your mother probably used it when you were a child. All you have to do is empty your sink and put the cleaner all over in the sink. Use a spray bottle to spray the powder to wet it down. Scrub the sink with a sponge and let it soak for an hour. Once you rinse it off, your sink will be white again.

6. Tracking in Dirt from Outside

Are you tired of trying to keep the entry way clean? Place a rubber matt by the door to catch anything that comes in from outside. I purchased six welcome matts from my local department store and used gorilla duct tape to take them together. I flipped them over and placed the matt right inside the door. The ridges from these matts, will collect the gunk and keep it from getting tracked all over the house. The ridges also help these matts from slipping around. You can place the matt upside down on the carpet for a place to put shoes. The down side is that your carpet might look weird. Just take the matt outside and shake it off once a month. It will save you a whole lot of vacuuming and sweeping.



We have to clean, so we don't get sick. I hope I gave you some ideas that can help you out. I know it can be a hassle while cleaning your house. We do our best and that's all we can do.

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