23 Game Changing Ways To Clean Your Entire Home With Cheap Ingredients
If you hate all that manual scrubbing and have trouble getting rid of hard stains...
Then here are 23 cleaning hacks that'll do all the work for you!
They are simple to use, uses natural ingredients and they work!
Let's get started!
1. Cleaning out the Bathtub
These are soap scums, caused by a reaction between hard water and soap.
To remove, cut half a grapefruit and cover the flesh with coarse salt for to create a natural scrub.
In circular motion, rub the areas of the tub that has been stained, squeeze the grapefruit as you rub.
Let the grapefruit juice soak in the bathtub for 5-10 minutes before scrubbing off with a sponge and rinsing.
2. Unclog & Clean Your Faucets
To remove hard water stains, spray your faucet thoroughly with vinegar and let it sit for about 20 minutes before cleaning with a toothbrush.
Alternatively, you may use magic erasers to clear out the hard water stains instantly.
To unclog your faucet, simply remove the faucet head and soak them in equal parts of vinegar and water for 15-30 minutes before rinsing off
To make your faucets shine, apply some baby oil.
3. Remove Grime From Glass Bakeware
After washing your glass bakeware, you might find that there are spots of grime that didn't come off.
Simply use a damp magic eraser to wipe that last bit of grime off.
4. Coffee and Tea Stains
After some use, you might find a tea ring around your tea or coffee cup.
Simply scrub with a magic eraser and they will be gone in no time
5. Deep Clean Your Microwave Oven
Finding it hard to get rid of the grime in the microwave oven?
Mix equal parts of water and vinegar into a microwave safe bowl and place it into the oven,
Leave it on high setting for 5 minutes.
In the meantime the vinegar mixture turns into steam which helps dissolve the tough stains for easy cleaning.
You should find it very easy to clean off the stains by wiping with a microfiber cloth.
Tip: You may want to add a few drops of citrus essential oil for better results.
6. Keep The Plumber Away
Drain can get clogged up when not taken care of, so it's better to prevent the clog with this simple trick.
Here's how to clear the drain:
- Pour a kettle of hot boiling water down sink
- Add 4 tbsp of baking soda and allow it to sit for 5-8 minutes
- Boil equal parts of water and white vinegar in a pan
- Pour the boiling vinegar mix over the baking soda and wait for 10 minutes
- Do a final cleanse by pouring a kettle of boiling water.
This chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar melts the residue blocking the drain.
7. Unclog Shower Head (2 Ingredients)
Lime buildup can cause your shower heads to get clogged which, affects the flow and quality of the water coming out.
But there is no need to throw out your shower head, here's what you can do instead.
Add warm vinegar and lemon essential oil into a plastic bag and tie it over the shower head with a rubber band so that it's fully soaked.
The vinegar works to dissolve all the calcium buildup which unclogs the shower head
Leave it overnight before wiping clean with a microfiber cloth to turn your shower head into brand new looking.
8. Mold & Mildew Cleanse
Mold and mildew weaken your immune system and are extremely unhealthy for anyone living in that home.
They are commonly found in bathroom because of the high humidity.
But fret not, here's a method that you can use that works
Create a mixture by combining a liter of water and 1 cup of borax into a spray bottle.
To remove mold or mildew, spray and saturate the affected area and leave it for 2 hours.
Use a little scrubbing to get the mold off then rinse with water.
9. Window Track Cleaning Made Easy
How to clean window track without effort!
the window track is probably one of the most difficult to clean areas in your home because of it's profile.
But no worries, there is nothing that can't be cleaned!
Here are the ingredients to prepare
Place your sponge onto track and mark the sponge with a marker where there's a protruding profile
Cut a straight line where there are markings
This is how your sponge will look like...
Create a soap vinegar water solution, 5 drops of dawn dish soap and stir
Dip your sponge into the soap solution then scrub the window tracks back and forth.
The dawn dish soap will remove the grease while vinegar removes hardened residues.
The sponge will also pick up dust and dirt along the way!
And Tada !!!
Your window track is clean as new
10. Deep Clean The Blender
After multiple uses, your blender will start to look old and cloudy due to buildup of hard water stains.
Here's a quick fix:
Fill the blender with warm water until it is half full, add a cup of vinegar and a few drops of dish soap.
Leave the blender running for 2 minutes and rinse it clean.
You should be able to see through the blender, just like when you used it for the first time.
11. Eliminate Shower Soap Scum
If you have cloudy and dull looking shower glass or bathtub, then it's probably soap scums.
When soap mixes with hard water, the magnesium and calcium reacts with the soap and form insoluble substances (soap scums) which is impossible to remove even if you scrub real hard.
But here's what you can do:
- Fill the spray bottle with all 3 ingredients.
- Spray on your glass shower or bathtub
- Let the solution sit for 5-10 minutes
- Grab a damp sponge or scour pad and start wiping
- Rinse with water and let it dry
This mixture causes the soap scum to dissolve, making it easy to remove while leaving a fresh smell behind.
Increase the amount of vinegar and dawn dish soap for harder stains.
Instead of filling up a sink with soapy water you can now quickly wash knives, bowls, and pans without taking more time and wasting water.
So easy to use, just fill with soap to clean and rinse. With magic dish wand you'll never go back to a normal sponge scraper now.
Plus, you also don’t have to use rubber gloves anymore and inserts are easy to replace.
12. Whiten Your Grout Line
Want to clean your grout lines without having to buy expensive and toxic grout cleaners?
We've got you covered! You'll need some white vinegar and dawn dish soap.
- Wet the grout line with vinegar or lemon juice, then add 2-3 drops of dawn dish soap.
- Use an old toothbrush to spread the mixture and start scrubbing.
- Wipe away with a damp cloth and your grout line should be whiten
For me, it only took 50-70 secs to completely whiten the grout which shows how effective this duo is.
In the photos, i used dawn platinum + lemon juice, vinegar is stronger but i ran out of them
Of course you can make it into a spray as well, make sure you use a stronger concentration and here's how
Combine 2 cups of white vinegar with 3 tbsp of dawn dish soap into a spray bottle and shake well.
Follow the same cleaning steps as outlined above you'll love this simple spray.
Here's a stiff and narrow scrub brush designed for cleaning the windowsills, grout line and narrow space.
It comes with a built in scraper at the ends to trap and pick up debris trapped in the corners.
A great handy tool that is there when you need it.
13. Remove Grease stains From Clothes
It happens! Whether you are dinning, cooking or you happen to bump into something, the next second your clothes is stained with grease.
Apply dawn dish soap to the stained area of the fabric and use your finger to rub it in.
Allow it sit and let the dawn dish soap do it's work to dissolve the greasy stain.
Depending on how long you've left the stain before treating it, you will have to allow the soap to soak for 10-20 minutes
Wash the stain away and toss it into the washer as usual.
14. Make Some Natural Toilet Bombs
Here's is a recipe that'll simplify your toilet cleaning routine.
No more holding your breath each time you can clean the bathroom!
Here's what you'll need for the natural toilet cleaner:
- 1 cup of Baking soda
- Quarter Cup Citric Acid
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 30 Drops of essential oil
- 1 Tbsp hydrogen peroxide
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
Here are the steps to make them:
- Add a cup of baking soda, 2 tbsp of lemon and quarter cup of citric acid into the large bowl and start whisking.
- Add 30 drops of tea tree oil and 1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide into the small bowl and combine
- Transfer the content in the small bowl over to the large one and whisk slowly, to prevent too much foaming.
- At this point, you should test if the mixture is of the right moisture. If the mixture does not hold its shape, add more baking soda and if it's too dry, add more hydrogen peroxide.
- If the moisture is right, add the mixture into a silicone mould or ice cube making mould and leave it to dry uncovered for 12 hrs.
- Store in a cool, dry place for future use.
We recommend to drop a toilet bomb into the bowl and let is soak overnight before flushing it the next day.
Your toilet bowl will be freshen up, disinfected and you'll tell the difference.
2 | Baking Soda
3 | Citric Acid
5 | Lemon Juice
15. Clean Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor furniture get dirty and dull after sitting out for extended period of time especially if they are made of plastic.
To get them to look good again, Squeeze a couple drops of dawn dish soap onto a cleaning cloth or sponge and use some white vinegar.
Give your furniture a good wash, rinse with warm water and allow it to air dry.
This should get rid of water marks or the cloudy look and restore it's natural shine.
16. Remove Carpet Stains
If you have kids and pets at home, you carpet is almost guaranteed to have stains at some point.
Fortunately you for, here's a homemade recipe that you can use to get rid of these stains.
Combine 1 part dawn dish soap and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide into a dark spray bottle.
Spray it onto the carpet stain to loosen up the stain then use a paper towel to repeatedly dab at the stained spot until it is gone.
17. Remove Cabinet Grease
If you cook frequently, love frying stuffs, your cabinets are going to get sticky and greasy.
Dawn dish soap are perfect for this job because they dissolve greasy and goo very quickly.
To clean your cabinet, squeeze 4-6 drops of dawn dish soap on a damp sponge or microfiber cloth then wipe your cabinets and cupboards.
Squeaking clean, works every time!
Take note not to use the scour pad of the sponge or it will leave scratch marks on your cabinets.
Here's our premium microfiber cleaning cloth that's perfect for this hack
18. Cleans Stainless Steel
Whether it's your fridge stainless steel door or your kitchen sink, they always seem to have a lot of fingerprint on them.
To remove the fingerprint and make your kitchen appliances shine again, add a couple drops of dawn dish soap onto a damp cloth and wipe the surface.
Wipe with a damp cloth and this will remove any fingerprint marks on your stainless steel appliances.
19. Shine Laminated Floor
If you're looking for a cleaner for your laminated floor, then Murphy's oil soap is the perfect choice.
Add 1/2 cup of the solution into 2 gallon of warm water, mop the mop as usual with this mixture.
Murphy's soap oil does a great job of getting your floor to look sparkling clean and does not damage your floor.
20. Stainless Steel Cleaner
Stainless steel cleaners can be expensive and needs to be applied frequently and end up costing a lot.
Use Murphy's oil soap on appliances like your refrigerator to give it a bright and brand new look.
21. Bathroom Cleaner
Murphy's oil soap can be used as an all in one cleaner for your bathroom.
Mix it with water to create a cleaning solution for the cleaning the wall, floor sink, counter, water tank, and shower.
Combine it with white vinegar to remove soap scums and hard water stains.
Pour into the toilet bowl to add a nice fragrance to your bathroom.
22. Deep Clean Your Stove Top
After preparing a meal, your stove tops can get really messy and there might be stains that are hard to remove.
Here's how to use baking soda to clean up the mess:
Start by drizzling dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide across the glass stove.
Sprinkle generous amount of baking soda onto the stove top. (Add some hot water if you find it's too dry) and wait for 20 minutes.
This combination helps to break down the residue making it easier to clean.
Scrub with a scour pad and then take a damp microfiber cloth and wipe the mixture off.
You can read the full tutorial here
23. Eliminate Oven Grime & Stubborn Stains
Cleaning the oven without the right tool is a tough chore that never gets done.
But here's how you can use baking soda to help that problem
Create a paste by combining 1 part water to 3 part baking soda
Apply that paste to your oven and let it sit overnight.
On the next day, spray the oven with vinegar, scrub and wipe it down.
But it works every time!
Now It's Your Turn!
There you have it, 23 amazing cleaning hacks that you can use immediately to freshen up your home.
Which hack are you going to try first?
Let me know by leaving a comment below now.