Cleaning is never fun! In fact, I really don’t know a lot of people who are thrilled about it. I myself am that way and I figure a lot of people, especially if they live alone, will sometimes disregard cleaning their flats regularly.
Since I hate it, one day I decided to ask my brother who used to work in a cleaning company called Ruby Cleaners for some tips. What he told me was shocking and interesting.
So I am conveying his and my wisdom here so everyone can learn.
Cleaning Sheds Pounds
What? You really didn’t know? It is actually a good way to work out! It surprisingly is. As you move about the flat and as you kneel and stretch you actually move the same way as you would in a gym while working out. Cleaning vigorous and tough stains requires more force so scrubbing them out can really require effort. It all results in you burning some unwanted calories and losing some pounds.
Baking Soda Works Magic
When it comes to cleaning, baking soda is your number one friend. Those of you who thought that baking soda is only good for baking and making pastry are completely wrong. Baking soda can be used to remove tough stains and clean some very resistant spots. Just sprinkle some baking soda on the designated spot, wait a little bit, and remove it completely.
Green Cleaning is Becoming More Popular
Green cleaning products are becoming more popular as opposed to regular detergents. In the last 10 or so years, more people have started turning towards eco-friendly products. As well they should! Natural products are less damaging to a person’s health and are less damaging overall.
Ice Can Do Much More Than Cool You Down
If you are having trouble with your garbage disposal there is an easy way to fix it. Whether you believe it or not, ice cubes are the best way to clean it out. Simply dump a bunch of ice cubes once or twice a month in the garbage disposal and let it run. It will clear out all the junk inside and sharpen the blades at the same time.
Did you Hear About Dust?
Next time when you think about skipping dusting your apartment, think about what dust is actually comprised of. Dust is a combination of many things but it mostly consists of human skin and cells. Add to that some fibers from your clothes and certain particles that come from outside and you get the full cocktail.
The Kitchen Sink Is the Filthiest Part of Your House
Next time when you are cleaning your toilet, think about your kitchen sink as well. It is a proven fact that kitchen sinks have more germs than the toilet. So when cleaning the sink out make sure to scrub it thoroughly and not just rinse it.
Did you know that you can cook a sponge? Of course, not to eat! But to help you clean better and preserve it for longer periods. You can simply pop it into the microwave for a minute or two and you are ready. But make sure it is a very wet sponge because a completely dry one can potentially start a fire.
How To Remove Gum Stains?
Getting gum into your clothing is very irritating. It is almost impossible to remove. More so, it can damage your clothes beyond repair. But there is a way to deal with it and it involves some old newspapers and an iron. Put a piece of newspaper on the damaged spot and use the iron to heat it up. You will remove it in a jiffy.
A Dishwasher Cleans More Than Just Dishes
The dishwasher is not only meant for dishes. We know that the name says so, but there are a ton of other things that you can wash there. For example your children’s toys, your combs, some sponges, etc. Think about it next time you are loading your dishwasher.
You Need To Clean Remote Controllers and Keyboards
According to the latest research keyboards, remote controllers, mobile phones, and other portable devices are filled with bacteria. If you don’t clean these items there is a good possibility that they might have bacteria and even staph. Since these items are shared among household members and guests it is easy for one to get infected.