Today I’m sharing with you 5 cleaning hacks I use regularly. Whether it be weekly or quarterly, I love using these techniques to deep clean & maintain a clean living space. A lot of these items we already have laying around our house while others may be just a quick amazon basics order away! So here are my easy, cheap & simple 5 cleaning hacks you need to know.
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1 Removing Pink Water Stains
Water stains are inevitable. At the base of our kitchen & bathroom sink faucets pink stains will build up over time. I especially notice it against our white counter top in the bathroom. When I first tried to tackle these stains with different cleaners nothing would work. Although, I didn’t give up & decided to give Q-tips & Hydrogen Peroxide a try & it worked GREAT!
To remove these stains all you need is a few Q-tips & Hydrogen Peroxide. Wet the Q-tip with the Peroxide & Scrub the stain. The pink stain will begin to clump up & come off! Make sure to put pressure on the tip of the Q-tip to scrub. Super easy. Check out the results below!
2 Removing Odor & Refreshing
You may have heard or seen this one before, but I swear by it! Refreshing our rugs & mattresses every six months or yearly is important whether or not they smell. It is also important to deodorize & rid them of any potential bacteria.
To clean & deodorize your mattress & rug use baking soda! It is no new news baking soda is a great deodorizer. I use baking soda on our rug quarterly because we have pets, which inevitably means pet odor. I clean our mattress with baking soda about once or twice a year just to keep it clean. All you have to do is sprinkle a lot of baking soda all over your mattress & or rug then let it sit for a good two or more hours. When you’re ready to clean it up use a vacuum attachment for the mattress then vacuum your rug as usual. Easy Peasy Fresh & Breezy. Hahaha!
I have THIS VACUUM.
(I haven’t tried this on carpet or our couch but I’ve seen others do just that.)
I want to mention the importance of using a water proof mattress protector. After my experience selling mattresses at a furniture store I learned something interesting: If you don’t use a mattress protector on your mattress, it will become heavier over the years because of all the sweat & dead skin it accumulates. EVEN IF YOU CLEAN IT REGULARLY. I know, super gross! So, make sure to invest in a mattress protector. 😉 There are nice ones that won’t change the feel of your mattress, I highly recommend this BUDGET FRIENDLY MATTRESS PROTECTOR.
3 Dusting Made Easy
This one was inspired by Erica Lee. I saw her use something similar in one of her cleaning videos a few years ago & I’ve been loving it ever since. Not only is it eco friendly, it’s really cheap!
I found my micro fiber car cleaning mitt at my local Dollar Tree! I use it to dust my home once a week, which replaced my swiffer duster. GOODBYE DUSTER REFILLS! After I dust everything around our home I toss it in the wash with other cleaning rags at the end of the week. Pretty straight forward! Sometimes I put my mitt on my long swiffer duster handle for hard to reach areas if I’m not using my vacuum extension.
4 Using Toothpicks
This one is kind of random but really helpful! To get those pesky crumbs in between the leaf on your dining table. Just run a toothpick through an cracks or gaps to clean it out.
5 One Cleaner For Every Surface.
Under my kitchen sink I store dish washing powder, white vinegar, gel hand soap, DIY thieves floor cleaner & Thieves all purpose cleaner (also a natural dish soap above the sink). For under our bathroom sink I keep natural toilet bowl cleaner, natural antibacterial wipes (also for toilet cleaning), hydrogen peroxide & my thieves all purpose bathroom cleaner.
Yes, I only have my DIY thieves floor & all purpose cleaners for ALL of my surfaces.
The thieves all purpose cleaner & all purpose bathroom cleaner are the same recipe, just stored & labeled separately for convenience. I use them to clean kitchen & bathroom counters, wood table, stove, windows, mirrors, fridge, including every other surface throughout our home.
All Purpose Cleaner Recipe:
- 1 or 2 cap fulls of Thieves Cleaner Concentrate
- 14 oz water
- Store in a 16 oz glass spray bottle
The only difference with the DIY thieves floor cleaner is the addition of white vinegar. I clean my floors using a microfiber cloth & swiffer.
Floor Cleaner Recipe:
- 1 or 2 cap fulls Thieves Cleaner Concentrate
- 4 oz white vinegar
- 12 oz water
- Store in 16 oz glass spray bottle
If you know someone who distributes young living go get yourself some Thieves Cleaner!! If you have any questions or interests in it DM me on instagram @BlissfulDreamLiving or email me BlissfulDreamLiving.com
Thank you so much for reading all about my cleaning hacks! If you’re interested in all the other cleaning supplies I use please checkout MY FAVORITE CLEANING PRODUCTS post.