Our 3 favourite cleaning life hacks…
We love a good life hack – it’s the little things that add up to an easier life! Here are our favourite 3 that we turn to again and again..
- Cleaning Blinds. Really is there anything more tedious than individually battling with the slats in your blinds? Make life a whole lot quicker and easier by grabbing an old sock and some vinegar! Make up a bowl of 50:50 water and vinegar. Slip the sock on your hand, dip in the solution and just wipe over your blinds. Hey presto! You can also use a dry sock after to lift off residue.
- Microwaves. If they are left too long, the food splatters really cake on and you’re left scraping and scrubbing to get things back in order. Scrub no more – use up your turning citrus fruit (lemons/limes etc) by slicing in half and putting into a bowl of water. Pop the bowl and halved fruit in your microwave for around 6 mins (microwave power varies so adjust accordingly). The acid and steam combo will make any stuck on food simply slide off with a piece of kitchen paper. This is brilliant as you can leave it while you get on with other things too (like putting kettle on).
- Carpet stains. Anyone with kids and/or pets knows that mysterious carpet stains show up frequently, and have us all reaching for a chemical to try and remove it. Try this nifty trick with your iron – Spray the offending stain with a mix of water and vinegar (2 parts water – 1 part vinegar). Lay a damp rag over the stain, then iron the rag with the steam setting for around 30 seconds (longer if a really tough stain). When you lift the rag up, the stain will come with it!