14 Simple Cleaning Hacks That’ll Save You A Ton Of Time (And Money!)

7 Simple Cleaning Hacks That’ll Save You A Ton Of Time (And Money!)

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Cleaning your house is certainly a time-consuming affair. And, except those who truly enjoy dusting their baseboards and scrubbing their ovens, most people are likely eager to use that time for more enjoyable activities.

Now, cleaning your house will never be tedious and time-consuming again after using these brilliant cleaning tips and tricks. These tricks come in handy especially when it comes to getting your house ready for guests in a short time. They also make your life so much easier during spring cleaning too.

If you live a busy life, it’s hard to find time to do what you enjoy and you would not want to waste a lot of time cleaning your house. These brilliant yet simple cleaning hacks will make your home twice as clean in half the time. Given they will save you a lot of time, you can use that time to do other activities which you enjoy. So, keep your house in order and your sanity intact with these amazing time-saving cleaning tips.


15 Time-Saving Cleaning Tips

1. Use Pledge Lemon Cleaner to Prevent Soap Scum in Your Shower

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Keeping your shower scum-free is a tedious task and takes a lot of time. Do you want to keep the shower scum-free for weeks at a time? Well, it’s easy!

All you need to do is once you clean the shower, spray some Pledge lemon cleaner and wipe clean. The oils in the cleaner will prevent soap scum and water stains. This will keep the shower clean for weeks.

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2. Vacuum the Right Way

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You’ve been vacuuming the carpet the wrong way and this method is sure to work wonders. Start at the corner farthest from the door and vacuum horizontally first then vertically until you reach your door.

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This will ensure that you are removing dirt and dust from all the fibers of your carpet.

3. Turn on the AC Before Dusting

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The best way to dust your home is under the air conditioning. Why? If you turn your AC on before dusting, any floating dust particles that get knocked up into the air will be sucked into the filter, making your task faster and also leaving you with cleaner air to breathe.

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4. Keep a “Catch-All” Bin in High Traffic Rooms

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A faster way to keep your house clean is to keep an ‘”all-in-one” bin to all rooms which are most used. So, you can simply toss items in a bin to keep your rooms clutter-free. Set a time to put things away but don’t stress about it.

5. Microwave Sponge to Disinfect and Clean Microwave

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Need a faster and easier way to clean microwave ovens? Microwave a few soapy sponges on high for 1 minute. The water in the sponge is released and moistens the dried food on the sides of your microwave which makes it easier and faster to clean microwave ovens.

6. Put a Jar of Vinegar in Your Toilet’s Water Tank

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Cleaning a bathroom is gross and time-consuming. But, it will become easier and faster with this method as you don’t need to scrub your bathroom to clean again. How?

Fill a jar with white vinegar and poke a few holes in the lid. Place this container inside of your water tank and this will keep your toilet clean for weeks! No scrubbing is required and a major time-saver!

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7. Clean Your Baseboards with a Broom

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Cleaning baseboards are tiring and time-consuming, but no more. Simply wrap a cloth around your broom and secure it with a rubber band. Spray with your favorite cleaner and easily clean your baseboards and walls. A much faster and easier way to clean’ em. And say goodbye to the back pain!

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You can also use a magic eraser to clean the baseboards easily. Magic eraser is an incredible cleaner.

8. Use Canned Air to Dust Bathroom Exhaust Fans

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Exhaust fans are something that you may not think to clean often but they can get seriously dusty. But with canned air, it’s easy to blow off and get rid of dust fast and easily. Then just vacuum any dust that may land on the floor.

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9. Attach Microfiber Cloth around a Broom

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It’s a pain to clean high and hard-to-reach places. But this genius hack makes cleaning them easier than ever. Just attach a microfiber cloth to a broom with a rubber band and now you can easily clean hard-to-reach places without straining yourself.

10. Dust Your Light Bulbs for More Light

Light bulbs are another thing that a lot of people forget to clean while dusting and end up having dimly lit rooms. So, when you are dusting make sure to give the bulbs a wipe to have a properly lit room.

11. Grapefruit and Salt to Get Rid of Soap Scum

An easy and faster way to get rid of soap scum is by cleaning it with a halved grapefruit and salt. The citric acid and the rough salt will react with the soap build-up and get it up right away!

12. Scented Cleaning Vinegar

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Everyone knows vinegar is a natural cleaner but its after-smell is not pleasant.

This scented cleaning vinegar is a perfect solution to make the vinegar smell pleasant without losing its cleaning prowess. The plus point is all-natural ingredients are used in this which makes this vinegar cleaner 100% natural cleaner.

This tutorial will show you how to make a nicely scented cleaning vinegar. It’s definitely worth the time! Need more vinegar cleaning hacks, you would also love these clever vinegar cleaning hacks.

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13. Clean Your Blinds Using Kitchen Tongs

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If your feather duster is not able to clean the window blinds properly, then wrap tongs in a microfiber cloth and use them to have your blinds get rid of dust and dirt.

14. DIY Lavender Laundry Sponge

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A brilliant way to make sure your clothes come out of laundry smelling and feeling fresh every time is to try this tutorial for creating reusable lavender laundry sponges. This is a genius way to make your laundry smell amazingly good!

I hope these hacks help lessen your hate for home cleaning a little. Nobody likes doing it, but at least we can shave off some hours when house cleaning with these cleaning hacks.

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