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Cleaning Your House the Smart Way

25 Sep 2022, 16:24 GMT+10

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It doesn't matter if it's a large mansion or a little studio apartment; everyone's home needs cleaning eventually, says topcleaners.ie .

There's more than one approach to keeping your home tidy, but some methods are more efficient than others. From the kitchen and bathroom to the bedroom and living room, take this tour to discover the fundamentals of cleaning as well as some shortcuts and tricks that can help you clean your house more effectively right away.

When and how to clean the kitchen

Cleaning the kitchen on a daily basis will keep it free of the huge, time-consuming messes that might arise if you don't.

Don't let the dishes pile up.

If you're the kind to let dishes sit in the sink until they get overwhelming, here's a simple method to help you get motivated: Set a timer before you start washing the dishes for a few days whenever you remember and write down how long it takes. It will be easier to convince yourself to do the dishes right now if you know it would just take a few minutes.

Scrubbing a badly charred pot is unnecessary if you cover the affected area with baking soda and fill the pot with hot water to about a third of the way full. Once the water has cooled enough to be touched, enter with your sponge and begin scrubbing the scorched area with the baking soda solution. Throw away the solvent and scrub the saucepan with hot soapy water.

There is no one right method to load a dishwasher (and what would couples argue about if such a guideline were written in stone? ), but there is one universal rule: It is much simpler to load from the rear to the front.

Scrubbing the Sink

Disinfectant wipes are ideal for removing stubborn stains and grime from the sink and faucet. In addition, considering how often our raw chicken-covered hands touch the faucet, it's definitely a good idea to clean it more frequently.

You should also regularly clean your sponges by placing them in the microwave or dishwasher. Make sure there is no metal in the sponge before putting it in the microwave for two minutes; it will be quite hot when you take it out.

Do you find that your sponge holder is home to mould or bacteria? Mold may be removed with a toothbrush bathed in bleach or white vinegar, but not both, since this could cause a harmful chemical reaction. Next, either put the sponge caddy through the dishwasher or wash it by hand in hot, soapy water.

Don't let dust accumulate.

Make sure to apply an all-purpose cleanser to disinfect the kitchen surfaces after each usage. Cleaning the stovetop in this way on a regular basis is very helpful since spills, drips, and oil may quickly become baked on if not removed promptly.

If you want to clean your cooktop, you'll need something strong to scrub away the grease and burned-on food splatters. Use a Dobie Pad, a nonscratch cleaning sponge, and a mild powder cleaner to quickly and easily get rid of any stains or dirt. To prevent scratching, it's best to clean stainless steel by scrubbing in the direction of the grain rather than in a circular motion, and with a light touch that lets the product, rather than brute force, do most of the job.

How to clean small appliances: Use an all-purpose cleaner to wipe down the outside of small appliances like toasters, coffee makers, and blenders that sit out on counters on a regular basis to avoid the development of food splatters and greasy film. All pieces should be disassembled and washed separately or in a dishwasher for a thorough cleaning. Use an all-purpose cleanser to give the outside a once over, scrubbing in tight crevices and using cotton swabs or an old toothbrush to get farther back.

Take on the fridge.

One simple addition to your garbage collection schedule will help you maintain tabs on your fridge:

When you're taking out the trash, open the fridge and have a look around. Have any of the leftovers gone bad? Cast them aside. Does the crisper drawer include any liquidy fruits or vegetables? Let it go. When will the expiration date of the remaining eggs in the carton reach? Don't forget to reward your frugal behaviour by not wasting any food by planning omelettes for supper.

Make quick work of cleaning sticky spills in the fridge or pantry by forming a compress with paper towels and water. Wet a sponge or cloth with boiling water (be careful not to burn your hands) and squeeze out as much water as possible. After that, you should apply pressure to the sticky area until the compress loses its heat. When the sticky stuff has softened enough to be wiped away, do so; otherwise, repeat as necessary.

Timely trash collection is appreciated.

The unfortunate reality is that time will not improve your garbage issue. Get it done right now.

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