Cleaning your house isn’t most people’s hobby, but it is a very important task we just HAVE to do as adults. Luckily, there are ways to make the process less of a hassle.
From simple household items to a “one item to clean them all”, your chores are about to become more manageable.
LEMON THE MICROWAVE
Instead of scrubbing away all the splattered greasy mess in your microwave, just embrace the lemon.
Squeeze 1 lemon into a small bowl of water (half a cup of water will do), and add the remaining lemon to the mix. Put the bowl in your microwave for approximately 3 minutes or so, enough time for the water to boil and steam. Then let it sit there for a few minutes before you open the microwave, so the steam can soften all the hard spots.
Take a kitchen rag and be amazed of how easy it is to clean now.
LEMON THE BATHTUB
Another use for lemon is on sinks and bathtubs.
The citric acid in the lemon is strong, yet not harmful for our health as opposed to chemicals based cleaning supplies.
So, wet the tub from end to end, and then sprinkle salt. Cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub all the stains. The acid and the salt combined will create a wonderful team for a spotless tub.
The most easiest to clean kitchen appliance.
Just add warm water and some dish soap, close the lid and turn it on for a few minutes.
Did someone ask for self cleaning?
Because towels are so absorbent, it is sometimes hard for the washing machine to wash out all of the detergent that they absorbed during the wash. Over time the residue can have a musty smell, even when the towel just got out of the washer.
Distilled white vinegar is the way to go. It contains acetic acid that dissolves the residue and leave you with fresh smelling towels!
Use 1 cup of vinegar on a full washing cycle, and that’s it. Easy as that.
SPEED UP DRYING TIME IN DRYER
Add a dry towel to a wet load. The towel will absorb some of the excess moisture and by doing so it will shorten the dry time.