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How I Deep Clean My Microwave With Natural Ingredients?

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Not everyone enjoys using harsh chemicals and strong commercial cleaners when cleaning their homes. I know I try to avoid using certain ingredients and cleaners because my allergies get triggered by them. Plus, it’s not necessary because there are plenty of amazing natural alternatives for cleaning. These “green” cleaning methods are 100% safe and healthy and won’t cause any unwanted side effects. For example, when you use bleach, you have to be careful and protect your eyes and skin in order to avoid irritation and burning. When you use natural ingredients, you know they won’t harm you in any way!

With that being said, today I wanted to share with you how I clean my microwave with just a few natural ingredients. This method is super easy and effective. You have probably heard of it because it has become super popular over the last couple of years – so if you haven’t tried it yet I strongly recommend you follow my instructions so that you can have a spotless appliance in no time!

How I Clean My Microwave With Natural Ingredients?

Now, let’s start with preparing everything you need – a bowl, a sponge, water, one lemon, and vinegar. This is everything you need to deep clean your appliance and loosen up all the burnt food and stubborn stains.

Fill your bowl with water then add a few tablespoons of vinegar. Then cut up a lemon into small pieces and place it in your bowl. Put the bowl in your microwave and heat it for 3-5 minutes. All ingredients will create powerful steam which will loosen up all the impurities. I recommend you do not open the door for at least 3 minutes after the appliance turns off so the steam has time to work its magic.

And then just simply remove the bowl, grab your sponge and start wiping the interior. Thanks to the lemon, you won’t be able to smell the vinegar!

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How To Easily Deep Clean Your Toilet?

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Everyone hates cleaning their toilets which is why I must ask you – when was the last time you cleaned yours? You probably don’t even remember! Well, since toilets can get pretty dirty and they are covered in bacteria, you need to take care of yours and deep clean it.

Since cleaning doesn’t really get rid of the bacteria – and if you haven’t cleaned your toilet in a long time, you need to make sure you disinfect it as well, I am going to share with you one “cleaning hack” that I use which both cleans and disinfects. It’s super easy and you only need one ingredient – bleach! Yes, bleach is an amazing disinfectant and it will also clean your toilet.

I don’t really enjoy using bleach because it’s extremely harsh and it also releases toxic fumes, however, it’s the best thing to use for cleaning and disinfecting a toilet. I would suggest you use a protective mask and gloves. Also, if you have a window in your bathroom – open it since you want to be in a well-ventilented area whenever you use bleach!

How To Deep Clean Your Toilet With Bleach?

Get your bleach and pour it into your toilet. Make sure you cover the walls and the rim as well. Next, grab your toilet brush and start scrubbing the toilet. Once you do that, I recommend getting some paper towels and wiping the rim.

Also, cover the outside of your toilet with paper towels. Once you are done, throw the paper towels in the toilet and flush. If you can, get your showerhead and rinse the outside of your toilet as well so that you remove all bleach residue.

And just like that, with one product, your toilet is now free of any germs and impurities.

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Clean Your Kitchen Appliances In Under Two Hours Following These Tips From Experts!

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Your kitchen is filled with appliances – and they need to be cleaned and disinfected from time to time. Taking care of them will ensure better performance and a long lifespan.

But cleaning your fridge, oven, microwave, and dishwasher can get pretty overwhelming and time-consuming. I know that you do not want to spend your entire weekend locked in your kitchen cleaning appliances – no one wants that! This is why I partnered up with https://cleaners.ltd.uk/ and asked them whether they have some tips and tricks when it comes to cleaning kitchen appliances. To my surprise, they told me that these chores aren’t that hard and don’t necessarily need to waste all of your free time – in fact, you can clean every appliance in your kitchen in under two hours.

Is It Really Possible?

If I have to be honest, I didn’t exactly believe them which is why I tested their tips before I wrote this article. The results? Yes, the cleaning team was right, it is absolutely possible to clean your appliances in two hours which is life-changing!

Here Is How To Do It!

Start off with gathering all cleaning supplies you will need:

  • Liquid dish soap
  • White vinegar
  • A scrub brush (or a toothbrush)
  • An all-purpose cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Rags
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Next, fill your sink with hot water and add liquid dish soap. The hot soapy water will come in handy!

– How To Clean Your Oven?

Spray an all-purpose cleaner in the interior of your oven then shut the door. If your oven is extremely dirty then I suggest using a degreaser instead of the all-purpose cleaner because it will be a lot more effective.

While you wait, spray your stovetop with baking soda then pour a bit of hydrogen peroxide. Place a rag or a towel over the stove and let it sit for an hour.

Then go back to your oven and wipe the interior with a cloth so you remove all the impurities.

After one hour, go back to your stove and wipe it with a clean towel. All burnt food, grease, and other gunk will easily come off!

– How To Clean Your Microwave?

This is extremely easy – fill a bowl with equal parts of water and vinegar then place it in your microwave. Turn the appliance for 3 minutes then let the bowl sit in there for another 5 minutes before you open the door. The created steam will loosen up all the impurities so they can easily be removed. Next, grab a cloth and wipe the interior!

– How To Clean Your Dishwasher?

Fill a cup with vinegar then place it on the top rack. Run a full hot cycle without placing anything else inside of your appliance. Just like that, your dishwasher will be clean and disinfected!

– How To Clean Your Fridge?

Unplug your fridge and let it defrost for a while. While you wait, take out all the food and throw everything that has expired. Next, place all drawers and shelves in the hot soapy water sitting in your sink. Wash them with a sponge.

Then mix a teaspoon of dish soap, a teaspoon of baking soda, and 4 cups of water. Wipe the interior and exterior of your fridge with the mixture (either use a microfiber cloth or a rag). Repeat this step until you are happy with the results.

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This Is The Easiest Way To Clean Your Bathtub!

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Cleaning your bathroom is definitely not fun especially when you have to scrub the bathtub. I know I used to hate this cleaning chore and I would avoid it at all cost which leads to my tub being dirtier… and me having to scrub it for hours.

Thankfully, I have found a way to easily clean it without wasting too much time, however, keep in mind that nothing will replace the regular cleaning. If you want cleaning to be easier, regardless if we are talking about the bathroom or any other room in your home, you shouldn’t skip on your chores for a long time.

How I Easily Clean My Bathtub?

Now it’s time to show you how I clean my bathtub. You might be surprised but I actually use only two ingredients – natural ones! I don’t use any harsh products containing a lot of chemicals, I simply use vinegar and liquid soap.

I start off by pouring some vinegar into a spray bottle following by liquid soap. Then I shake the bottle so the ingredients can mix and my cleaner is ready.

Both of these ingredients work very well at removing soap scum, stains, and impurities and can even be used to clean your toilet!

If I have to be honest, I use it to clean my whole bathroom – not just the bathtub. I spray my shower, tiles, the toilet, and my tub with it and let it sit for 30 minutes. If you are dealing with some pretty stubborn stains you might even want to leave it on for a few hours so the cleaner can loosen them.

Then I simply rinse everything with the showerhead and that is it – my whole bathroom is spotless without me having to do any scrubbing!

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5 Common Cleaning Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

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There are so many different cleaning hacks, tips, and tricks out there and, unfortunately, some of the most common ones are completely false. This is why I wanted to focus on some myths I know of and tell you exactly why they do not work!

Bleach Is An Amazing Cleaner

In general, bleach being a cleaner is totally false. What bleach does is kill bacteria but it does not clean – it disinfects.

Both of these things are completely different – cleaning is removing the impurities off of a surface while disinfecting is getting rid of the germs on that surface.

You Need To Use A Special Cleaner For Grout

This is also false – you do not need to use any fancy cleaner that is packed with harsh chemicals. Instead, you can use a simple mixture of white vinegar and water. It’s much more effective and way less harmful.

In case the grout is extremely dirty then you can use a mixture of baking soda and water. The paste will act as a scrub which is an ideal alternative to commercial cleaners.

Use Newspapers When Cleaning Your Windows

In the past this hack has worked great, however, the paper people use to make newspapers nowadays is different and will leave ink stains behind.

This is why you need to leave this hack in the past and move on to using a squeegee.

Natural Cleaners Don’t Work

Another common myth people still believe today is that using natural ingredients like vinegar and baking soda isn’t as effective at cleaning as a commercial product. I must admit – I DIY most of the cleaners I use to clean my home and in some cases, they work even better than the ones you can buy from the store.

Not only this but they are cheaper and do not contain any harsh chemicals – very beneficial for people with allergies!

You Don’t Need To Clean Your Dishwasher

Another myth that a lot of people believe, however, all of your appliances need to be cleaned – and your dishwasher isn’t an exception.

In order to have a spotless dishwasher that works properly and has a long lifespan you need to take care of it – regularly clean the filter, removing all food after each cycle, etc.

Also, I recommend you to place a cup of vinegar on the bottom rack of your dishwasher and run an empty cycle once a month. This is a great way to maintain your appliance free of any germs and impurities!

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Here is how to clean your entire home with baking soda!

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I know you have baking soda somewhere in your kitchen. Every household has it, right? Well, why not find the best way to use this inexpensive ingredient and put it to work? I am here to teach you of all the amazing ways you can use baking soda to clean your home!

– Cutting boards

Cleaning and disinfecting cutting boards are extremely important. Washing them with soapy water isn’t enough – trust me!

The easiest way to clean your cutting board is to mix baking soda with salt and water. After creating a paste you should scrub the board with it.

– Your fridge

More specifically – deodorizing your fridge. After deep cleaning it, you can create a deodorizer which consists of 2 cups of baking soda and 20 drops of your favourite essential oil. Place the mixture in your fridge and allow it to absorb any bad smells!

– The grill

If you love grilling then you need to know how to clean the grill, right? I have found that the best way to do so is by making a paste with dish soap and baking soda. Spread it all over the grill rack and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then, of course, grab a scrubbing brush and scrub then rinse!

– Dishwashing tablets

Did you know that you can make your own dishwashing tablets? Well, you can even make them with baking soda. All you need is baking soda, kosher salt, washing soda, and citric acid and your dishes will be spotless!

– Upholstery

I like cleaning my mattress with baking soda and essential oils. Not only do I clean it but I disinfect it as well. I simply mix the baking soda with the essential oil of my choice, sprinkle the entire mattress with it, and leave it for a few hours. Then I vacuum the powder.

This is a great way to clean not only your mattress but your sofa as well!

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Removing Food Coloring Stains? Here is how to do it!

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If you enjoy cooking and think presentation is important then I am sure you have used food colouring in some form – gel, powder, liquid. It’s a pretty fun way to decorate your dishes or desserts but the one downfall is that they will easily stain your clothes.

But don’t stress about it – these stains are easy to remove. To be honest, in most cases you would probably only need cold water and laundry detergent to get rid of it.

Let’s get to cleaning!

Rinse the stained area with cold water – simply hold the clothing item with the wrong side up under cold running water.

Then grab the laundry detergent you usually use and treat the stained area with it. Either work in it with your fingers or use a soft brush. Once you are done and the stain is gone – wash the clothing item in your washing machine.

But if the stain isn’t completely gone then you can mix cold water and an oxygen-based bleach. I suggest you dilute the bleach according to what the package directions say so that you don’t experience any problems. Once you do that soak the clothing piece in the mixture overnight, then wash as usual!

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Learn how to unclog a drain using your vacuum cleaner

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Unclogging a drain is one of the most annoying chores ever – it even beats cleaning a toilet in my opinion. However, I have found a pretty amazing and easy trick that will fix your problems and it has everything to do with your vacuum cleaner. I know it sounds very weird but trust me – it will save your life.

You will only need a wet-dry vacuum and a rag.

Start with turning the water on and letting it build up a little. Make sure to dip the rag in there.

Grab the end of your vacuum cleaner’s hose, place the rag on there and press everything against the drain. Now turn on your vacuum cleaner. You would want to create a tight seal.

Once you are done slowly remove the vacuum hose. If your sink or tub stains properly then you have successfully removed the hair or grime that is causing the trouble. If not then feel free to repeat the whole process.

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Tips on how to clean your home for Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner. You probably are making dinner and you are having guests over – your family or friends. You need to welcome them in a clean environment, of course. But in order to do that, you have to deep clean your entire home which is not an easy task. It’s time consuming, chaotic, and stressful. But I can help you organize the cleaning and transform it into something not so annoying.

Follow these tips and you won’t have any problems with turning your house spotless so that you can impress your guests.

Clean one room at a time

For starters, always put your attention to one room at a time. Start cleaning your living room, for example, and go to the next room only after you are finished with the previous one. If you start cleaning your kitchen then go into your bedroom then into your bathroom and then come back to the kitchen you are wasting a lot of time, you are making the whole process chaotic and stressful as well as you are spreading germs all-around your house.

– ‘‘Ceiling to floor’’

When you are cleaning you need to make this a habit of yours. Start with the things that are higher then proceed with cleaning the floors. If you do decide to vacuum the carpet, for example, then you start removing the dust from the shelves and counters all of the dust, dirt, bacteria, etc. will go straight to the floor you just cleaned. This will mean that your cleaning chores will be endless. If you clean everything in a room and leave the floors to be the last thing you check off your to-do list then you will know that all of the unwanted dirt and dust in a room will be vacuum cleaned and mopped.

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7 magical uses of a Magic Eraser

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Everyone needs a little magic in their lives from times to times – and what better way than to grab a Magic Eraser and discover all of the ways you can benefit from its use?

What exactly does a Magic Eraser do?

In a nutshell, you will be able to remove stains and dirt with it – this tool acts as gentle sandpaper which can scrape things off that you can’t clean with a cloth.

– You can clean stainless steel

A Magic Eraser is one of the most efficient ways to clean your sink and leave it shiny.

– You can clean your walls

If you have a kid, for example, you know the pain of discovering there are crayons and marker stains on the walls. The Magic Eraser will get rid of them.

– You can clean stains from mugs

Sometimes when you have tea or coffee your mug will stain – you can grab your magic eraser a wipe it.

– You can remove paint

Decided you want to repaint your walls but it turns out now you are left with dried up paint all over the floor and door? Nothing Magic Eraser can’t remove.

– You can clean windows

From the windows in your home to the windows on your car – a Magic Eraser does a great job of removing dirt and bugs from these surfaces. And don’t worry about scratching the windows and damaging them – it’s something that won’t happen.

– You can remove any residue from a sticker

It’s such an unpleasant thing that happens when you remove a sticker and there is a residue on there. If you have tried removing it on your own then you know how difficult it is – but when you grab your Magic Eraser you will be done in no time.

– You can clean any leather surface

From your leather couch, the leather seats in your car, to your leather jacket, a Magic Eraser is able to clean any leather surface.