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Clean home tricks—14 genius ways

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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We all want to have a home that looks, smells and feels fresh as a daisy, but finding the time to commit to an inclusive cleaning schedule can be tough. Not any more though, as we've found some great tips for maintaining a gorgeously clean home with minimal effort!

From a bedroom that's a breath of fresh air to kitchen tips that will cut your cleaning time in half, we've got all the secrets that professional cleaners might not want you to know.

Grab a pen and let's get cracking…

1. Don't have bar soap as it gets slimy

Opt for a liquid soap dispenser instead.

2. To remove water marks from your taps

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Drummonds Bathrooms

Drummonds Case Study: European Retreat, Denmark

Drummonds Bathrooms

Rub toothpaste over them.

3. To remove limescale​ from your shower head

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Soak it in a bag of vinegar overnight.

4. Banish musty smells

By leaving an open container of bicarbonate of soda in your towel cupboard.

5. To bling your copper kitchen accessories back up​

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Wipe them with ketchup!

6. To keep your chopping boards hygienic​

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Rub rock salt on them before wiping with a fresh lemon.

7. To shine your windows and keep them streak-free

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Specht Architects

Cliff Dwelling

Specht Architects

Use vinegar!

8. To make wood scratches disappear

Rub a shelled walnut on them.

9. What make for ideal lint-free mirror wipes?

Coffee filters!

10. Vacuum your sofa at least once a week

You won't believe the crumbs that get between the cushions.

11. To prevent your wooden floors getting too slippery and dusty

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General Assembly

Vinegar Hill Apartment

General Assembly

Use a Swiffer to clean them.

12. Regularly declutter your wardrobe

Darnley Road: minimalistic Bedroom by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Darnley Road

Will Eckersley

And throw away any old, smelly shoes.

13. To prevent your decking rotting or getting slimy

Pressure wash it once a year.

14. To keep your garden furniture free of grime

Wipe it once a week from spring to autumn.

For more handy cleaning tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 26 deep cleaning tips every clean freak should know.

Are you ready to make life easier for yourself?
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