From your oven to your bathroom, if you love to take pride in your home, you’ll want to know all the cleaning tricks and hacks to keep your home sparkling for a fraction of the cost. Plenty of natural, cheap and quick cleaning tips from tin foil to vinegar and lemons can be used to save you time and money, making it even easier when you need to prepare your property for guests or even potential viewers who are interested in making an offer.

Cleaning tips for bathrooms

Tip number 1 

Clean your bath with a grapefruit! Get rid of water marks or stains in your bathtub by cutting a grapefruit in half, sprinkle on some rock salt and give it a good scrub, then rinse.

Tip number 2

Removing limescale from your shower using vinegar. If you’re looking for a more natural way to clean your home from top to bottom, vinegar is your new best friend! Soak your shower head in a mixture of boiling water and vinegar to unclog any limescale easily.

Tip number 3

Use an old toothbrush for cleaning your bathroom. Don’t throw away your old toothbrush as it can be very useful! Give it a rinse in boiling water to get rid of any germs and use it to get into any nooks and crannies that your vacuum cleaner can’t reach. It’s especially handy for cleaning hard to reach areas like around the tap or drain.

Tip number 4

Clean your toilet stains with coke. Get a grubby toilet back to sparkling white by pouring in a can of coke. Let it sit in the bowl overnight, give it a good scrub with the brush and then flush the next morning for a new sparkling loo!

Tip number 5

Unclog drains with baking soda. Pour down the drain one part baking soda followed by one part vinegar then cover with a wet cloth.  The two elements will react with one another to clean your drain naturally. Wait five minutes and then run some hot water to rinse.

Cleaning tips for kitchens

Tip number 6

Clean your chopping board with lemon. Our chopping boards get a lot of use from meat joints to fruit and vegetables, so it’s no wonder they end up looking a bit tired and worn. Lemons are great to lift stains as well as removing any smells. Still not shifting? Then try sprinkling some baking soda and repeat.

Tip number 7

Pop a lemon in your fridge. Cut a lemon in half and put one on the top shelf and one on the bottom to mask any strong smells in your fridge.

Tip number 8

Remove limescale from your iron. Keep your iron working well by removing excess limescale from time to time.  Simply heat up, unplug and let it cool. Fill with one part vinegar to one part water. Leave for an hour then empty and rinse.

  Tip number 9

Use a pastry brush to clean crumbs out of your toaster. Unplug your toaster and sweep those hard to reach crumbs and burnt bits with a pastry brush. This will help your toaster last longer.

Tip number 10

Clean your washing machine with vinegar. Place the empty washing machine on a hot cycle with one cup of vinegar inside. This will help remove limescale and mildew, making the machine last longer and clean more efficiently, plus smell amazing!

Tip number 11

Use a fabric softener sheet to stop your bin smelling. There’s nothing more frustrating after you’ve emptied the bin than to find a lingering smell. Pop a fabric softener sheet into it for an instant air freshener.

Tip number 12

Clean your oven with tin foil. Pop some oven cleaner or fairy liquid to the oven and scrub the fat and grime away!

For more information on maintaining your property, talk to Alexander May today.