5 quick cleaning tips and hacks

Many of us do not enjoy cleaning the home or office ourselves for various reasons such as budget constraints, laziness or you just simply do not have the time. Eco-friendly quick cleaning tips and hacks can also sometimes be time consuming but it doesn’t really have to be because most eco-friendly cleaning ingredients can be found in the kitchen at home or even in the office environment.

Here we have listed 5 quick cleaning tips and hacks.

DIY Glass cleaner – combine a mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle or in a bucket, wipe the window surfaces with the mixture and then polish dry with a microfiber cloth.

Removing pet hair from upholstery or carpets – if your vacuum cleaner is struggling to get the job done, then simply slide on some rubber gloves and slide your hands over the surfaces. The pet hair will stick to the rubber glove. To remove the hair from the glove, put the rubber glove under running water.

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Baking soda for odours – did you know you can use baking soda for a variety of uses. Keep your mattress odour free by sprinkling some baking powder over the mattress surface, leave it on for a few hours and then vacuum it all up. Repeat the process if need be. The same can be applied with smelly sneakers, pour some baking soda into your sneakers, when youre ready to wear the sneakers again, just tap out the baking soda.

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Microwave oven hacks – Did you know that you can kill bacteria and germs in your sponge by putting your kitchen sponge in the microwave for a minute? Saturate the sponge in water, heat on high for a minute. Give the sponge some time to cool off before removing it as you may burn your hands. Another way to clean and disinfect your sponge is by placing it in undiluted white vinegar.

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Hand sanitiser – Nowadays we find ourselves using hand sanitiser frequently. While hand washing and sanitising is important right now. There are other surfaces we often tend to forget, a little bit of liquid hand sanitiser can work well to sanitise surfaces such as your cellphone, computer keyboard, mouse and other electronic devices. Always follow the manufacturers instruction though when it comes to cleaning expensive electronics as some do come with special films that you would not want to remove. Sanitisers contain alcohol which can affect certain surfaces.

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