Alright, and welcome back to the blue fox blog. Today we are talking about the ultimate guide to cleaning hacks. In this blog post we are going to go over 5 simple cleaning hacks that have saved us time and time again. So without further ado, let’s get on into it.
Vinegar.. Now if you’ve read any of our other blog posts, then you know we absolutely love our vinegar. Vinegar is a great natural cleaner. In fact it’s one of the best. Dirty windows or streaky mirrors? Just go to the store, grab a generic bottle of vinegar, a spray bottle, and a microfiber rag. Pour the vinegar into the bottle, and spray down your desired surface. For added effect, you can introduce a few drops of dish soap to the mix to add cleaning power. Once the surface has been sprayed, let it sit for 10 seconds and wipe. Vinegar works extremely well on combating hard water spots due to its acidic compounds. So, before reaching towards that bottle filled with ammonia nitrates, look at a simple more safe solution and just use vinegar.
Toilet Bowl.. Now, if you’re anything like us, you hate cleaning toilets. They always seem to be impossible to clean. Streaks left over from last night’s chili, hard water residue left in the rim. Yeah it gets downright disgusting. Well here’s a pro tip, grab some toilet bowl cleaner, squirt it on the inside rim of the toilet all the way around. Take your scrub brush and lightly agitate the inside surface, and then work on cleaning the rest of your bathroom. Let the toilet bowl solution sit for about 5 minutes then go back to scrubbing. The reason being, like most cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners need to sit to break down last night’s residue. Scrub until you get to the desired cleanliness, and then flush the toilet. Now the next time you go to the bathroom, you don’t have to feel the shame of sitting on a dirty toilet bowl.
Toothbrush.. Alright, so what you’re going to want to do here is grab your spouse’s brush, head to the toilet and…. Actually putting it back that’s disgusting. All kidding aside, a toothbrush is one of the most underrated tools in a cleaning arsenal. These nifty little tooth cleaners work exceptionally well on those hard to get spots such as toilets, sinks, and faucets. Take your desired cleaner, spray, and scrub! The by product? A cleaner bathroom or kitchen or whatever you use it on. Just remember to tell us thanks after your fixture looks good as new.
Let It Soak.. Ok, so here’s the deal, don’t show your husband this post and we won’t tell him either. Don’t you just love when someone just slaps a dirty dish in the sink to just “let it soak.” Well we hate to admit it, but they’re actually doing you a favor. You see, as long as the water is warm and soapy, it will make scrubbing that dirty plate 10x easier. In fact, you should apply this to all areas of your cleaning. Most disinfectants take multiple seconds to truly disinfect a surface. Also the solution has been designed to sit and break down the greasy mess from the outside in. When you just spray and wipe, the cleaning solution doesn’t have the proper amount of time to effectively do its job. Take dawn dish soap for instance. Try just applying some and washing. It didn’t do anything, now apply, let it sit, scrub a little and boom. Good as new.
Garbage Disposal.. So this ones a little unorthodox and may not apply to you, but we’ll give it to you anyway. Your garbage disposal it’s filthy on the inside and probably smells horrible. Well here’s how you fix that problem. Grab a lemon or a lime, cut them into smaller pieces about 3 inches by 3 inches. Put those down into the garbage disposal and turn it on. The acid compounds in lemons and limes have a detox effect on your disposal. Along with cleaning the disposal, the natural aromas make for a grand smelling sink once again
Alright, well that’s all we have for you folks today. We hope you enjoyed reading this post and feel free to check out some of our other blogs as well. And until next time.