Cleaning in the holidays can be hectic if you are not careful. These are wonderful ideas to help eliminate the hassle and make cleaning a breeze.
First thing first- Gather All Items
Gather all cleaning items, and run to the haberdasheries with that super organized list of things you will need to clean up all kinds of spills and stains. Dryer sheets, magic erasers, hydrogen peroxides, mild dish soap, oil soap wood cleaner, baking soda, white vinegar, hairspray, rubbing alcohol, and anything else that is super necessary such as mops, microfiber cloths, wiping rags, kitchen towels, and rags, scouring pads, sponge, cleaning wipes, disinfecting sprays, spray bottles.
Make a cleaning kit like no other
Yes, a tote that can hold most if not all your cleaning supplies all at once so you can transport them all around without running all over for what you want. You will look like a genius for this. It will save so much time and mileage.
Dusting with Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets are good for dusting and cleaning The anti-static chemicals in dryer sheets work amazingly to repel dust. Use them to dust your baseboards and some furniture to keep them looking sparkling. You can also use dryer sheets to clean faucets and stainless steel appliances.
Attack The Garbage Disposal and flanges
One of the main causes of bad odors coming from your kitchen could be the garbage disposal and flanges. Lift the flanges and scrub away the grime. Grab your vinegar and baking soda and remove all stinky odors.
Make a foaming solution by wetting the entire garbage disposal and flanges with vinegar, this will help to kill some of the bacteria. Sprinkle the baking soda all over the disposal and let it fizz.
This will remove grease and odors. Let it sit there for 20 minutes while something else is getting done. Oh make sure when you are cleaning you remember that you are human- so have some of your favorite music playing in your ears.
If you can’t play loud in the house, Bluetooth and earphones still work to keep things up close and personal. Wash everything away with hot water and white vinegar solution.
Speaking of smell, make use of essential oils by adding a few drips to your HVAC filters.
Stainless Steel Appliances
Use olive oil or baby oil with a microfiber cloth to give your stainless steel containers an extreme sheen! Shaving cream does a good job of shining stainless steel as well.
Clean Oven Easy With White Vinegar
Use white vinegar and water to clean your oven. Simply put equal amounts of vinegar and water to boil while. Heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the vinegar solution in a wide baking pan and place it in the preheated oven. Turn off the oven and let it sit overnight. Then wipe the oven clean with a scouring pad or sponge.
Wax Paper Hack
Wax paper is cheap and flexible in many ways. Use them to line your refrigerator shelves to make them easier to clean. As the spills occur and the mess starts building up, simply remove the wax paper and the refrigerator shelves will look good as new.
Cookie Sheets And Pans -easy way to clean
If you plan on cooking for the holidays, or after you are finished baking, breathe new life into your pans that have baked grease on them by sprinkling the problem areas with baking soda. Spray with hydrogen peroxide and use a scouring pad to eliminate the grease.
Vanilla Extract On Your Lightbulbs
Place one to two drops of vanilla extract on your lightbulbs to make your home smell like a cake is baking. Make sure to place it on the bulb when it is cold. As it heats the wonderful vanilla aroma will hit the noses of all who enter and make them not want to leave. They will have to say hmmm- what’s that? I want some.
Use Baking Soda Overnight To Get Rid Of Smells
Before heading to bed, sprinkle baking soda all over your microfiber sofa and carpet. The baking soda will help absorb bad smells. In the morning, vacuum as usual.
Windows, Shower Doors, and Mirrors use Rain-X
Rain-X helps prevent water stains and grime from building up on a glass surface for weeks. It works wonderfully on mirrors, shower doors, and windows and will make cleaning easier.
To keep these things clean for extended periods, spray them with Rain-X window cleaner and wipe them clean with a microfiber cloth.
Use An Iron To Get Rid Of Set In Carpet Stains
If your carpet gets a stain on it, simply pour a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water on the stain. Take a towel and lay flat over it. Place your iron on the towel, then set it to the highest level of steam for a few seconds and the towel will absorb the stain.