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17 borderline genius tricks to speed clean your home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Hate cleaning but want a fresh feeling home? Don't we all. That's why we've taken the time to compile some super quick and easy cleaning techniques that will see you enjoying a dazzling home in no time.

From freshening up your sofas to cleaning your kitchen to perfection, read on and see how easy it can all be!

1. Vinyl wrap your fridge shelves to keep them clean

You can simply peel dirty wrap off and replace whenever you like!

2. Spray shower cleaner on your screen each time you finish bathing

Feature Showers and Steam Showers:  Bathroom by Nordic Saunas and Steam
Nordic Saunas and Steam

Feature Showers and Steam Showers

Nordic Saunas and Steam

It'll prevent water stains building up.

3. Make sure everyone is tuned into a 'tidy as you go' mindset

Little LEIVARS:  Nursery/kid’s room by LEIVARS



Yup, even the kids!

4. Did you know you can get anti-bacterial doormats?

Upper Park, Loughton:  Windows & doors  by Boscolo

Upper Park, Loughton


Well, you can and they make a huge difference to your home.

5. Microwave a bowl filled with water and lemon

Urban Theme high gloss white kitchen:  Kitchen by Urban Myth
Urban Myth

Urban Theme high gloss white kitchen

Urban Myth

To free up stubborn grime and leave your appliance smelling super fresh.

6. Hang a plastic bag from a cabinet handle while you cook

Then you can put food waste in as you go, which you can then easily transfer to relevant recycling bins.

7. Tumble dryer sheets are great for cleaning blinds or shutters

They attract dust through static electricity.

8. Have a cat? Want an easier life?

 Living room by cat-on

Design-Kratzbaum Corbeille, Made in Berlin


Then be sure to invest in a self-cleaning litter tray. You'll thank us for this one!

9. Don't have time for a proper clean?

 Living room by Markham Stagers
Markham Stagers

Salón detalles velas

Markham Stagers

Light some scented candles that have a fresh and crisp aroma and they'll cut through any stale smells.

10. Wipe your bathroom taps and shower head with a vinegar soaked cloth

Country House Barn, Surrey:  Bathroom by Drummonds Bathrooms
Drummonds Bathrooms

Country House Barn, Surrey

Drummonds Bathrooms

Do this once a week to prevent limescale build up.

11. Invest in some dust mite covers

They go under your regular pillow cases and help keep your pillows fresh as a daisy!

12. Freshen your mattress

Sprinkle baking soda over it, wait for at least half an hour, then vacuum. You can even add a favourite essential oil afterwards.

13. Wipe down your computer

Midcentury Modern Desk in Solid Ash:  Study/office by Biggs & Quail
Biggs & Quail

Midcentury Modern Desk in Solid Ash

Biggs & Quail

At the end of each working day or computer session use a clean cloth to give your keyboard and monitor a once over. No more sticky keys!

14. Vacuum your sofa

Do this at least once a month to get any pet hair or crumbs out. A little baking soda will also help to abolish stale smells.

15. Hose down your bike

An Extraordinary Garage Makever with wall cabinets and bike storage:  Garage/shed by Garageflex

An Extraordinary Garage Makever with wall cabinets and bike storage


If you've been caught in the rain or found yourself cycling through mud, don't just store your bike in the garage as the mud will dry and be difficult to remove later.

16. Open all your windows whenever possible

Georgian Conservatory:  Conservatory by Vale Garden Houses
Vale Garden Houses

Georgian Conservatory

Vale Garden Houses

Whenever the weather allows, open all your windows to freshen up your home, blow out the cobwebs and naturally remove dust.

17. Clean your fire

Chalet Gstaad:  Living room by Ardesia Design
Ardesia Design

Chalet Gstaad

Ardesia Design

Wait until there are no warm embers, then hoover the ashes out of your fire. So much simpler than using a dustpan!

For more home cleaning tips, take a look at this Ideabook: Quick Cleaning Tips To Be Ready For Visitors In Minutes.

We'd love to know which tips you plan to try!
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