I need to do this...Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 most definitely liked was how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. Say to clean cabinets, 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. This should make the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!
Have you ever had a smelly washing machine? Here is a QUICK and simple way to get rid of that icky stench. Simply pour two cups of vinegar OR lemon juice into your washing machine. Next run the machine through a complete cycle on the hottest setting that it has. This will help to to remove strong odors, any kind of stains and detergent build up.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue & mildew smell & will actually leave them feeling fluffy & smelling fresh.
Homemade Floor Cleaner Ingredients Wood Floor Cleaner 1 cup water 1 cup vinegar 1 cup isopropyl alcohol 2-3 drops natural dish soap 10-15 drops essential oil (optional) Fine-mist spray bottle 24oz Instructions Add all ingredients to spray bottle and shake to combine. Sweep/vacuum the floor. Spray cleaner on the floor. Wipe up with a microfiber cloth in circular motion
Here's a great blog on cleaning and maintaining your home. I love how she has a notebook and goes through the house like a prospective buyer. List everything that needs attention. Why should your house only look great when it's up for sale. By breaking it down into managable lists, everyone can have a beautifully clean, well maintained home!
Put on a damp rubber dishwashing glove and run your hand over hair-covered upholstery—the hair will cling to the glove, not the sofa. Rinse off the glove in the sink (with the drain catcher in place, of course).