7 Secrets and Tips for Cleaning Your Home!

Aside from normal house cleaning, there are some other great tips for keeping your home spic and span that must be known! These are them!
For the dishwasher: Your dishwasher should be cleaned once a week. An easy way to do this is to put baking soda on a damp sponge and clean the edges of the machine by removing food residue. For the inside of the machine, add a cup of vinegar during a regular dish cycle so as to kill bacteria.
For cookware: You’ve finished cooking. Before sitting down to eat, fill the sink with warm water and some dishwashing liquid and let the pots, pans and anything else you’ve used soak in the water as you eat. This will make cleaning so much easier.
For the kitchen sponge: We all know that the kitchen sponge is full of microbes which means it needs to be disinfected every night.  Do this by letting it dry and then placing it in the microwave at high power for one minute. Through away when it starts to smell or starts breaking apart easily.
For house walls:  Have creative children that like to draw with crayons on the walls? To clean, take a sponge and dip it in a bowl with water and a little baking soda. Rub the walls lightly.
For cosmetics drawers: Without realizing it, the drawer you use for cosmetics and toiletries can very quickly become a dirty (and expired) mess. Once a month, check the drawers for products that have expired and discard. Do the same with creams and other products you have never used.
For cutting surfaces: An old but reliable trick. After chopping up your vegetables or meat, sprinkle salt or baking soda on the dirty cutting surface and then rub it with a thick slice of lemon. 
For odours: Ever burnt some steak or had a guest stink out your house with cigarette smoke? A very easy way to rid your rooms of bad odours is to use vinegar. Place a large bowl (depending on how intense the smell is) filled ¾ of the way with white vinegar in the room. You will be surprised at just how effective this trick is! Further, if your kitchen smells from something like cabbage, then put ½ cup white vinegar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and let it boil until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
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