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15 borderline genius home cleaning hacks you need

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Cleaning hacks are popular for a reason, mostly because they make life a whole lot easier and who doesn’t want that? You don’t want to be scrubbing rugs and disinfecting kitchens 24/7, so we’ve found some brilliantly quick and easy domestic tricks you’re going to love!

No need to thank us, just give our place the once over when you’re finished!

1. Rid your kitchen of hard water stains by rubbing them with grapefruit flesh and salt

2. Sprinkle baking soda all over your sofa, then vacuum it back up for a fresh smell

Wohnen Skandinavian: scandinavian  by 99chairs, Scandinavian

Wohnen Skandinavian


3. Don’t waste money on Swiffer refills. Just pop a fluffy sock over the head!

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Slide Floor


4. Put dull metal items in hydrogen peroxide to bring the sparkle back. Best done in the kitchen!

Prismatics Wall Tiles: modern  by The London Tile Co., Modern
The London Tile Co.

Prismatics Wall Tiles

The London Tile Co.

5. Half a lemon will get rid of water stains in your bathroom

Antiqued Mirror Bathroom Panelling: classic  by Rupert Bevan Ltd, Classic
Rupert Bevan Ltd

Antiqued Mirror Bathroom Panelling

Rupert Bevan Ltd

6. While you’re feeling citrus fresh, throw your used lemons into a garbage disposal to kill and bad odours

7. Vinegar and lemon halves in a bowl can be microwaved, to loosen stuck-on grime in your appliance

8. Sticky stove burners can be easily cleaned in a ziplock bag overnight, with some ammonia in there

Chelsea Kitchen: classic  by Lewis Alderson, Classic
Lewis Alderson

Chelsea Kitchen

Lewis Alderson

9. If your hand towels are getting smelly or lacklustre, add a cup of vinegar and hot water to your next wash, but no detergent. Run another cycle, this time with ½ cup of baking soda and hot water, but again no detergent. Good as new!

Linen Washcloths in Macrame Basket: modern  by Oggetto, Modern

Linen Washcloths in Macrame Basket


10. Pillowcases clean ceiling fan blades so easily as they just slip over them

11. Lint rollers are handy for more than just your clothes! Use them on lampshades and furniture too

Puffins Table Lamp by Hunkydory Home
Hunkydory Home

Puffins Table Lamp

Hunkydory Home

12. When rubbed over skirting boards, tumble dryer sheets will prevent dust collecting there in future

13. Easily remove baked on food grease by scrubbing dishes with tin foil and soap. No more soaking!

Lifestyle: modern  by Eva Solo, Modern
Eva Solo


Eva Solo

14. A mix of ¼ cup of vinegar with ¾ of olive oil will get surface scratches out of wooden furniture

Contemporary Nest of Tables: classic  by Myakka Ltd, Classic Solid Wood Multicolored
Myakka Ltd

Contemporary Nest of Tables

Myakka Ltd

15. Cream of tartar will bring any stainless steel items back to life

For more handy hints and tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 6 Easy Peasy Hacks To Keep Your Home Cleaner.

Got any more clever tips to add to our list?
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