20 cleaning hacks that will blow your mind
Clean your shower while you're showering
You might think this is silly, but when you're finished showering, give it a quick squeegie, which cuts down on soap scum build up. Pack a double punch by DIY'ing this shower cleaner and spritz daily.
by Sarah Lipoff
Store sheet sets in a pillowcase
After washing sheet sets, fold the sheets, and one of the pillow cases, and store inside the other pillowcase. You'll never search for lost sheets again.
Use your peels
Toss lemon or orange peels down the drain and use to clean your garbage disposal. Along with sharpening the blades, it will refresh your drain.
Spend less cash replacing delicate items by using dry erase markers to leave laundry reminders right your appliances. This is especially handy when sharing the laundry duty with kids. Simply wipe off the marks after the chore is done!
If you're couch isn't as fresh as it used to be, give it a quick cleaning with baking soda — especially when dealing with milk-dribbled baby-drool-filled stains.
Store extra garbage bags at the bottom of your trash can. This way you'll have a fresh one waiting every time you take out the trash.
Toss plastic play toys in the dishwasher for a quick cleaning. Place toys on the top rack and wash as normal. This works for play dough toys, plastic blocks, and even your child's favorite figurines. Use a mesh bag for small trinkets to keep them from getting lost in the dishwasher — or landing on heating coils.
Make more space for your cleaning supplies and hang a curtain rod under your sink.
Instead of putting your toilet brush back in its holder dripping wet after use (ick!), place it on the toilet seat over the bowl, close the lid to hold it in place, and let it drip dry while you clean the rest of the bathroom.