Let’s face it: most of us do not get excited by the idea of deep cleaning, but there is a method to the madness. In other words, there’s never really an inconvenient time to make your apartment appear and feel both fresher and cleaner. If you’re hoping to rid yourself of dust, dirt, and grime, you’ll want to bite the bullet, take the necessary steps, and schedule a day for some deep cleaning.
Want to accomplish the task in minimal time, though? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the cleaning hacks provided below, and you’ll certainly save time during your deep clean without leaving any corner unturned or unaddressed. Check them out!
Use Heated Vinegar to Clean Your Microwave.
No one likes to spend several minutes chipping away at food stains inside your microwave. That’s why this hack is such a lifesaver! Instead of dousing your microwave with cleaning agents, simply place a bowl of half water and half vinegar in your appliance and heat it on high for a few minutes. The steam from the mixture will loosen dried-on stains, so all you have to do is remove the excess with a paper towel or cloth.
Start with a Clean Broom.
Sweeping is a spring cleaning must-do. However, many people don’t think twice about sweeping their apartment floors with a dirty, dusty broom – which only leaves dust behind and often inhibits the effectiveness of your sweeping. Instead of picking up that trusty household broom and going to work, take a few minutes to pull dust bunnies from the bristles and wash the bristles with dish soap and water. Doing so will allow you to start fresh when sweeping, so you won’t have to go back and do it again later.
Give TLC to Your Washing Machine.
Most people completely overlook their laundry appliances when it comes to cleaning their homes. But, washing machines can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria. Before you throw every linen you own in the washing machine, dedicate an hour to disinfecting it first. Start a hot cycle and add baking soda and vinegar. Let the mixture sit for up to 60 minutes, then run a rinse cycle. Pat down with paper towels or cleaning cloth, if needed.
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