Clean mini blinds easily by Closing the slants, dust, close the slants the opposite way and dust again.
Wipe wood surfaces with the grain to avoid streaks.
A damp cloth or rubber glove will help remove pet hair from curtains, furniture, etc also sticky tape can be useful.
Sweep through or vacuum the floors first to collect any crumbs or dirt before mopping. Start by washing the floor in the farthest corner of the room and work your way towards the door.
Vacuum or sweep the bathroom floor to collect any loose hair, dust & dirt before washing the floor. Remove any mats or rugs, wastebaskets and any other items on the floor that might get in the way.
Be sure that the right vacuum attachment is used for the specific floor surface you are cleaning (hard-carpet, etc)
Place a door mat inside and outside all entrance's to your home to reduce the amount of dirt that is brought in on shoes and boots, etc.
Any appliances that hang under cabinets save both space and time, as cleaning under them will not be an issue.
Microwave cleaning made easy, fill a cup with water and microwave on high for a couple of minutes. The steam will loosen any hard baked on food so you can easily wipe it clean.
Allow burner rings and drip pans from the stove to soak in a sink full of hot, soapy water. This will loosen the dirt and make them a lot easier to clean.
Spray oven racks in a plastic rubbish bag for easier cleaning.
Dish cloths and sponges can be thriving in germs. Wash dish cloths regularly, and microwave damp sponges in the microwave on high for several minutes to kill most bacteria.
Spills should be cleaned immediately when they are much easier to clean and have less chance of staining. Once the spill has dried and hardened, it can be much more difficult to remove.
Change the vacuum bag as recommended by the manufacturer to maintain maximum suction.
A handheld vacuum with a beater bar is useful for vacuuming furniture and carpeted stair steps.
Foggy mirrors can be easily avoided by rubbing a small amount of glycerine onto the surface.
To unblock shower heads, remove and soak the head in boiling hot water and vinegar.
It will be much easier and less time consuming to clean the bathroom if it is done quite often. Then you will be maintaining the room instead of letting mildew and soap scum build up over time.
Always use caution when cleaning electrical equipment
Remove the dust from the front of stereo speakers with the vacuum hose and flat attachment.
Always check the owner’s manual for instructions regarding the care and cleaning of your electronic equipment.
The most successful method for windows is to use a good glass cleaner along with a squeegee.
Other cleaning tips
Freshen up: A drop of essential oil on your light bulb.
Every week a fabric softener sheet in the bottom of your laundry basket gets rid of smell
refresher for smelly sneakers is to simply take a few teaspoons of baking soda and put in the centre of a cotton cloth. Tie the cloth and rubber band the edges securely creating a baking soda sachet, which you put in the shoes overnight as well. These sachets can be used over and over in any kind of shoe’s
Smelly Cooking Hands: Simply rub your hands over a stainless steel utensil under running water. This works especially well for the odour of garlic, onions or fish.
mix baby powder in the cat litter to keep it fresh smelling
microwave keep a cup of baking soda in the microwave to stop smells transferring.
For a brass & copper cleaner mix 2 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Rub with sponge and let dry. Then rinse with hot water, drying with a soft cloth.