How To Have Spotless Streak-Free Mirrors?

Having spotless mirrors in your home is crucial yet I know that some people have a hard time achieving them. If your mirrors have streaks, smudges, and hard water stains on them even when you clean them then you are going to love this article because I am going to show you all my secrets about how I achieve spotless mirrors – and the best part is that all I use is natural ingredients which are cheap and very effective.

How To Have Spotless Streak-Free Mirrors?

Did you figure out already which natural ingredients I use? Yes, white vinegar. I also need a spray bottle, a soft cloth or an old cotton t-shirt, a microfiber cloth, and a towel.

Mix two parts of warm water with one part of the distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. I also like to add a drop of dish soap, however, this is not necessary. You can also use this cleaner for your windows and your glass shower door not only your mirrors.

I place the towel under the mirror I am cleaning so the cleaner doesn’t get on my wooden floors. After all, vinegar and hard flooring do not mix well and can become damaged due to the acidity.

Continue with spraying the cleaner on the cloth or old cotton t-shirt you prepared and then just wipe the mirror with it. But don’t apply too much moisture, the cloth should be damp.

After covering the entire mirror switch to a microfiber cloth and dry the surface. If you skip this part then hard water stains will appear as well as smudges.

If there are hard-to-reach places on your mirror such as the edges, you can use a Q-tip by dampening it in our cleaner and using that instead of the cloth.

And just like that, your mirrors will be spotless.

The Only Recipe For A DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner You Need!

I used to have carpeted floors but they were so hard to maintain clean and would get covered in dirty patches and stains very often not because I wasn’t careful but because I have a little puppy. Then I decided it’s time to switch to laminate floors because they are so much easier to clean and if I happen to spill something – or my dog pees, I can simply clean it up without worrying it will leave a terrible stain behind!

If you are like me, and you have laminate floors then you are probably interested in figuring out whether there is a way to make your own cleaner. Over the past few years, DIY cleaners have become very popular because they are cheap, easy to make and leave incredible results.

Today, I am going to share my recipe with you – and I am certain you are going to love it!

The Only Recipe For A DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner You Need!

You will be surprised when I tell you that you need only two things – water and distilled white vinegar. Basically two ingredients you already have at home that are cheap.

I like to mix equal parts of the vinegar and water (usually two cups of each) in a bucket… and my cleaner is ready! Vinegar is amazing in removing dirt and all sorts of impurities plus it’s a natural disinfectant. This makes my recipe perfect for everyone – especially if you have allergies that usually get triggered by those harsh chemicals that present in commercial detergents.

If you want, you can also add a few drops of your favourite essential oils. Sometimes I use lavender or orange because I don’t really enjoy the smell of vinegar. Yes, the scent evaporates a few minutes after I clean, however, it still isn’t pleasant but that is up to you!

How To Remove Grease Stains From Your Clothes?

Yesterday, I was making breakfast and I decided I want to make bacon and eggs. I made the eggs and then when I got to the bacon something terrible happened – the grease that was released from the bacon got all over my shirt… and, of course, I immediately started to panic because this was one of my favourite shirts and now there was a lot of greasy dots all over it.

I immediately called my mother in hopes that she would tell me what to do and how to get rid of these stains. Thankfully, she had a solution for my problem and told me exactly what I needed to do. Now, I am going to share what she told me because I am certain a lot of other people are dealing with grease stains on their favourite shirts and they are desperate for finding how to remove them easily!

How To Remove Grease Stains From Your Clothes?

The first thing she told me was to never throw the clothing item in the washing machine before I treat the stain because the heat from the appliance will just make the stain set – which means that it will be impossible to remove later!

And now that we all know what not to do, it’s time to get to the treating part of the removal process!

Grab baking soda and sprinkle it all over the affected area. The powder will pull the oil out of the fabric which is exactly what we need!

My mother told me to leave the baking soda on the affected areas for at least two to three hours but if the stain is really bad then you might even want to leave it for longer so the baking soda has time to absorb the grease!

Then remove the baking soda either by vacuuming it or by brushing it.

Continue with pouring vinegar and water in a spray bottle then spray the affected areas with this cleaner. And then simply mix laundry detergent and water in a bowl, dip a brush in there and gently scrub the affected areas.

Repeat these steps as many times as necessary until there is no sign of the stains! Only then is it okay to wash the clothing item in the washing machine!

How To Remove Bad Fridge Odours With Natural Ingredients?

If your fridge smells bad then you are probably desperate to find an easy way to get rid of that smell. Opening the door and being hit with a bad smell is definitely terrible especially when you are hungry and all you want is to take out food, heat it up, and sit down to eat lunch or dinner.

But don’t let that worry you too much. In general, smelly fridges are very common because most people don’t deep clean them as often as necessary. No one really has the time to empty the entire fridge, clean it then put everything back in there, right? But this is extremely important and you should never postpone cleaning this appliance. After all, it’s where you store food – and it should be hygienic and spotless at all times. That way you will not only avoid bad smells but also possible food poisoning because bacteria are known for spreading super quick!

You Need To Deep Clean The Fridge!

There really is no way to avoid this step. If your fridge smells bad then you need to immediately clean it. Unplug it then take out all the food. Take the time to go through the food and throw out anything that has started to go bad or has expired. Make it a habit to often check what is expired and throw it immediately.

Then prepare your cleaner. I like to use vinegar. I just simply pour it in a spray bottle, spray the entire fridge with it then wipe with a cloth.

If there are any stains, I like to sprinkle baking soda on top of the affected areas then spray the vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes. Both ingredients will create a fizzing which will loosen up the impurities. Then simply wipe with a cloth or a sponge!

And once I am done with the cleaning, I like to spray the fridge with a disinfectant or rubbing alcohol so I can disinfect everything. After all, cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. I use the baking soda and vinegar to clean the surface, and the rubbing alcohol to disinfect and make sure the fridge is free of any bacteria!

And then just put back everything in the fridge and turn it on again!

The Fridge Still Smells Bad?

If you deep cleaned the appliance but you notice that it still smells bad, I recommend you pour baking soda in two or three bowls then place them in the fridge for a few days. Baking soda really is an amazing ingredient to use because it absorbs all sorts of odours – exactly what you need!

How To Remove Milk Stains From Your Carpet?

I hate it when I spill something on my carpet because this means that I have to do my best and actually treat the stain. But as much as I hate spending even more time cleaning – I can’t just leave the stain, I love my carpets and it would be a shame if I let them stay covered in stains, right? This is why I can say that I have become an expert in removing all sorts of stains – and I know a few tips and tricks. Of course, I am going to share them with you.

Today, I will focus on spilling milk – and more importantly, how to remove the stain! I have two incredible removal methods that you can use!

The First Method

Mix two cups of warm water with one tablespoon of liquid dish soap then treat the stain with the mixture by dampening a cloth in it.

This is enough to get rid of milk stains but in some cases, you will need to try a bit harder. If you can still see the stains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of water then treat the area with that.

And the last thing you need to do is rinse the area.

The Second Method

Take a cloth or a sponge and soak up as much of the milk as possible. This is why it’s important to be quick and immediately start treating the stain.

Then soak a cloth in cold water and scrub the area with it. Repeat a few times.

Continue with sprinkling cornstarch or baking soda all over the affected area then vacuum it up in 30 minutes – and you are done!

3 Hacks For Deep Cleaning Your Oven With Natural Ingredients

Maintaining your oven clean is hard but deep cleaning it is even harder which is why you must take little steps to always make sure the appliance is clean – so you don’t have to spend hours scrubbing and deep cleaning it. But how can you do that? How can you maintain the oven clean? Well, today I have decided that I am going to teach you just that – and what’s even better is that I only use natural ingredients which are inexpensive and non-toxic!

So without further ado, let’s get started with all of the hacks I have for you!

3 Hacks For Deep Cleaning Your Oven With Natural Ingredients!

– Baking soda and vinegar

Probably one of my favourite ways to clean the door of the oven is by using baking soda and vinegar. I just simply open the door, sprinkle baking soda all over it then spray vinegar on top. Both ingredients will react and create a fizzing which will essentially break up and loosen up all the impurities, grease, and build-up!

Then, a few minutes later, I just wipe it with a cloth.

Sometimes I also use this trick to clean the entire interior of the oven – not just the glass. So if your appliance is super dirty or you just want to maintain it clean – this is the easiest and most inexpensive way!

  • Ammonia

Another amazing hack I have but this time it’s for the burners. If you have no idea how to clean them then simply remove them from the appliance, place them in a bag, pour a cup of ammonia in there, seal the bag – and leave them overnight. If you have time and you aren’t in a hurry, I would even suggest leaving them for 24 hours.

Then take them out and rinse them well!

– Fabric Softener

This hack definitely sounds super weird, however, it works so don’t knock it until you try it!

In order to clean your oven racks and remove all the grease, soak them in a mixture of hot water and fabric softener for a few hours. Then you need to grab dry sheets and scrub the racks with them. I don’t know why or how this works – but it does!

How To Bring Back The Shine Of Your Linoleum Floor And Clean It?

Linoleum flooring is a pretty durable and long-lasting material. It’s really pretty and easy to clean – simply sweep or vacuum then mop with a cleaner (or a few natural ingredients depending on your preferences). Also, you need to clean up any spills or messes quickly, however, you need to do this regardless of what type of flooring you have so it’s not something unusual!

The only thing more specific to linoleum flooring is that it often loses its shine and you need to take certain steps to bring it back. Thankfully, this isn’t hard and it won’t require any special detergents. Today, I will show you exactly how I bring back the shine of my linoleum floors! Everything I share with you is approved by cleaning experts –!

I do the following steps once a week – and I make sure I vacuum the floors once every two days just so no impurities build up! I also have allergies that get triggered by dust and dirt so I need to make sure my home is as clean as possible at all times!

How To Bring Back The Shine Of Your Linoleum Floors And Clean Them?

I always start off with either sweeping or vacuuming. I do prefer sweeping with a rubber broom because it picks up dirt way easier than other brooms and vacuum cleaners plus it’s gentle and won’t scratch the floor.

Next, sprinkle baking soda all over the flooring. Then mix hot water with a cup of vinegar and a few drops of dish soap and mop the floors with the mixture. The vinegar and baking soda will create a slight fizz which will loosen up any impurities.

When you are ready, mop the floor again but this time use only water. That way you will remove the baking soda and the soap residue. Do not skip this step because it’s super important! Continue with drying the floors with an old towel or a rag.

And just like that, you have beautiful shiny flooring that is also deep cleaned and free of any dirt!

How To Easily Deep Clean A Small Rug?

Small rugs need to be cleaned just as often as carpets. They tend to attract a lot of dirt, dust, and impurities as well as germs which is why I highly recommend you deep clean them at least once every two months – and vacuum them on regular basis! That way you will reduce the amounts of impurities that go deep all the way to the base as well as get in the way of all those germs from breeding.

Thankfully, cleaning a small rug is extremely easy – and today, I will show you how to do it!

How To Easily Deep Clean A Small Rug?

Start off with vacuuming both the top and the bottom of the rug.

Then it’s time to make our DIY carpet cleaner which will deep clean the rug. Mix a cup of vinegar, a tablespoon and a half of your laundry detergent, and a cup of water in a bowl.

Grab a sponge, soak it in the cleaner and start gently scrubbing the rug. Since it’s small, it won’t take too long! Focus on any dirty patches and stains.

Once you are done, you need to rinse the rug. I usually take it outside and spray it with my hose, however, if you cannot do that then you can rinse it with your showerhead.

Then I recommend you take it outside so it can air-dry. If the weather is sunny then even better because it will dry way easier.

Once your rug is completely dry, you can sprinkle some baking soda on top and let the powder sit for a few hours. That way, any bad odour will be removed and the rug will be refreshed. Finally, vacuum the rug to get rid of the baking soda – and that’s everything you need to do to deep clean your rug!

5 Cleaning Mistakes You Are Probably Making

Cleaning is not a chore that many find annoying and time-consuming. I myself rarely enjoy it because I feel like I waste a lot of time on it since I consider myself a “clean freak”.

Of course, I know that cleaning is beneficial to my health and well-being so I never compromise with the cleanliness of my living space. Unfortunately, I recently learned that there are some common mistakes people tend to make when cleaning their homes – and I am also guilty of doing these mistakes. I wanted to share the ones I used to make in hopes to help you.

5 Cleaning Mistakes You Are Probably Doing

– Mixing Cleaners

In general, there are a lot of cleaners that shouldn’t be mixed because they might create chemical reactions that are harmful.

For example, you should never mix bleach with ammonia, vinegar, or even rubbing alcohol because the created fumes might cause irritation to your skin and eyes.

This is why you need to always read the label of the cleaners you intend on using to see the ingredients that are in them.

– Immediately wiping disinfectants

When you spray a certain surface with a disinfectant you need to let it evaporate. People tend to spray then immediately wipe the liquid with a cloth but this is wrong and will get in the way of the disinfectant working properly.

– Using all-purpose cleaners everywhere

The term “all-purpose cleaner” shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Some people really do use their all-purpose cleaner to clean… everything in their homes (myself included), however, this means that your house won’t get cleaned properly.

There are certain surfaces that require special cleaners – and the all-purpose one might even damage them.

– Cleaning windows when it’s sunny

Cleaning windows is definitely a chore people hate and neglect to do for as long as they can. But did you know that you need to wait for a cloudy day to clean them?

If you perform this chore when it’s sunny then you will be left with streaks and water stains because the glass will be hot. This means that the liquid you use to clean will easily dry before you even had the chance to wipe it with a cloth or a paper towel.

– Never washing pillows

This is a pretty common mistake people make. It’s important to wash your pillows every few months because they absorb body liquids, dirt, dust, and germs. They may cause acne, unwanted breakouts, skin and eyes irritation, etc.

Simply throw your pillows in your washing machine and run a full cycle at least once every three months!

How To Clean Your Kitchen With Natural Ingredients?

I am a huge fan of using natural ingredients when cleaning my home? Have you ever tried cleaning your home with natural ingredients? Well, if you haven’t then I will show you exactly how I clean my kitchen. Trust me – it’s effective, efficient, and will save you a lot of money!

How I Clean My Dishwasher?

One of the easiest cleaning chores ever has to be taking care of the dishwasher. All I do to clean it is fill a cup with white vinegar, place it on the top rack of my dishwasher then run an empty hot cycle.

This is enough to deep clean your appliance and you don’t need to do it more than once a month!

How I Clean My Oven?

If you want to clean your oven without scrubbing the build-up and greasy stains for hours then it’s your lucky day. All you need is vinegar and some baking soda.

Start off with sprinkling baking soda all over the interior of your oven. Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the liquid on top of the baking soda. Both ingredients will cause a fizzing reaction but don’t worry – this reaction will loosen all the impurities making them easier to remove later. You can close the over door and let the ingredients sit for 25 minutes.

Then, dampen a cloth and wipe the interior with it.

How I Clean My Kitchen Countertop?

I usually make an all-purpose cleaner and use it to clean my countertop. I dilute the vinegar with water then add 15 drops of lavender essential oil but you can use whatever essential oil you like. I personally recommend lavender or tea tree because they both have antibacterial properties.

How I Clean My Glass Stovetop?

I use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide which I have found work best in removing burnt marks and stains. I sprinkle baking soda on my glass stovetop following by hydrogen peroxide. Then I place a damp towel over the surface and let it sit overnight.

In the morning, I wipe the stovetop with a cloth so I remove the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and impurities.