How to get your house sparkling? Cleaning tips for any home

How to get your house sparkling? Cleaning tips for any home

Cleaning your home can be a massive pain for everybody but it doesn’t need to be as hard as it seems. Keeping on top of it can be the best ways but there are also some handy tips out there so that you don’t need to ring rescue team. Everyone believes they know how to clean but this article will help to show you some handy tips and tricks to keep your house clean and tidy for whenever you have guests round. Keep reading to find out several cleaning tips for any home.

Disinfect your sponge

One of the staples of cleaning any home or plate is the humble sponge. However, a recent study has shown that this usually useful utensil may actually be spreading millions of bacteria all around your home. There is a simple fix for this, however. Putting your damp sponge into a microwave and power it on full for about one and a half minutes. This should reduce 99% of the bacteria on your sponge.

Water Stains

There is nothing worse than wasting your day scrubbing and drying your glasses to find them still marked or dirty. You can gain a huge sense of satisfaction by having crystal clear glasses. An easy way to do this is to create a solution from water and vinegar with a ratio of 1:1. Fill your glasses with the solution and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Get a spare toothbrush and wipe the surface clean. This will make your stained glasses the cleanest in town.

Burnt-on messes

A more obscure solution to get rid of your burnt pans without the hassle of scrubbing them for days is to use a common supermarket ingredient: Rhubarb. Chop up sticks of rhubarb and fill the pan with water bringing it to the boil. Letting it simmer for over 5 minutes, leave the water to cool and then come back with a scrubber sponge. With almost little to no effort, that burn will come away and your pans will be back to looking like new.

Blender hacks

Cleaning your blender is not only a hassle but can be a dangerous proposition at the best of times. You are essentially sticking your hand in a small container of swords. As opposed to scrubbing away at your blender with a sponge, you can create a cleaning solution with warm water, baking powder and washing up soap. Pour this into your blender and begin to blend it. It should strip away any residue from your soup or smoothies without the risk of slicing your hand up.

Mildew Stains

This one will all depend on how much you like a vodka martini. Mildew in your bathroom can be taken down with a mixture of vodka and water. Create the mixture and spray it on your mildew. Leave it for over 5 minutes and your mildew will wipe away in no time. It shouldn’t only kill the mildew but also make it harder for the mildew to come back meaning that you have to clean it less. Win-Win. Though this of course comes at the cost of that extra drink.


Much like your glasses, cleaning your windows can be a massive struggle. Even after you spend hours cleaning them, you can still find that they are streaky and difficult to see through. Well now is the time to throw away your sponge and clean them with something else. Gather up all of your old newspapers and use them instead. It can really help stop your windows developing streak marks and do your part for the planet all at the same time.

Bed Mattress

Keeping your bed fresh is an essential part of any adult’s life. Not only do you need to wash your sheets, duvet and pillows but you can also freshen up your mattress using baking soda. Vacuuming your mattress and then spread baking soda over it. It will stop any smells developing and can be easily vacuumed up afterwards. You will keep your bed the freshest it’s ever been.

Upholstery stains

Nothing is worse than having people round to your lovely living room and having to cover your furniture with throws and blankets because of all the stains there. One way you can combat this is to use shaving foam, though not gel, to help remove the stains. Let it stay on the stain for around 30 minutes and then blot it dry. Your stains will disappear.


Facing tough stains can be difficult but hopefully these tips will help get your house sparkling. Stay on top of it and break down your cleaning over the week to keep it fresh and sparkling. 

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