Spend to Much Time on House Chores? 19 Tricks to Help Save Time

Daily cleaning does not have to be time consuming and tedious. Thanks to simple tricks, you will effectively knock out all your home nooks and crannies and your four corners will become a true oasis of cleanliness.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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Difficult Stains and Pet Fur

Greasy fingerprints from the solder and glass surfaces will be removed with a solution of water with a diluted ethanol 4:1 ratio

You will get rid of stains on mirrors and glasses with nail polish remover.

Ketchup is perfect for polishing brass.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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Have you spilled some wax on your carpet or clothes? Put a newspaper or paper towel on the stain and “iron” high heat. Repeat (changing paper) until the newspaper absorbs all the wax.

You will get rid of the chewing gum glued to the carpet with ice cubes. Put a few pieces into a plastic bag and put them on the chewing gum. Wait 5 minutes and then flush the chewing gum out with a sharp tool.

The upholstery of the couch will be stained with ink from the fountain pen and cleaned with spirit. Put it on the cloth a little bit and rub the stain to the effect.

Hair and pet hair from the carpets will be effectively removed with a rubber squeegee. Spray the carpet with water and start to work.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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You will remove the unidentified stain from clothes and carpets with a solution of dishwashing liquid and oxidized water (1:2 ratio). Works on almost every stain. 😉

Use milk to remove stains from the marker pen. Pour it into a bowl and immerse it in a dairy piece of dirty clothes. When the milk changes color, pour it out and repeat the operation until the stain is completely removed.

Laundry


Wash the dirty shower curtain in a washing machine together with towels. A slightly rough surface of the towels will help to clean the curtain effectively.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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To remove musty smell and soap or shampoo stains from towels, add two glasses of vinegar to the wash.

Cleaning

You will clean the in-between tiles with a paste made of baking soda and vinegar. Apply it to the joints, wait 20 minutes and then brush with an old toothbrush.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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There is a way to wash the tub without scrubbing. Heat up the vinegar, add a dishwashing liquid (3:2 ratio) and pour it into a bottle with a washer. Then spray the bathtub thoroughly and wait 30 minutes. At the end, rinse the potion and you are done.

Hard water stains on the shower will help remove the toothpaste. Apply it to the stains and scrub.

Polish your kitchen and bathroom faucet with waxed paper to prevent unsightly water stains from settling.

Woven garden chairs will be effectively scrubbed with a metal brush and dishwashing liquid.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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Other


It is often the case that in low frequented places in the house, an unpleasant smell is felt. To get rid of it open the window and boil water with spices, cinnamon and dried fruit in a pot. They will neutralize the unpleasant smell.

When cleaning the bathroom, keep the right order. This will make your work more efficient. First, pour some cleaning liquid into the toilet. When it dissolves the stone, start washing with the bath and shower. Next, empty the waste garbage can and wash it properly. Scour the mirrors, washbasin and cabinet tops. Finish cleaning the toilet and wash towel rails, switches and handles. Finally, vacuum the floor.

The order of vacuuming is important. Start with the area that is most frequented, and finally focus on the corners of the carpet. Then, when you return, vacuum again the most used areas.

Spend to Much Time on House Chores?  19 Tricks to Help Save Time
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What tricks do you use when cleaning? Share your knowledge.