Fall is here, which means you have no excuses: It’s officially time to clean your entire house.
If you’re unsure on where to start. Work your way through these tried-and-tested cleaning tips to add sparkle and shine to any and every room. The choice is up to you: Take things room by room or tackle one small appliance at a time until everything is free of grime, mildew, dust, and whatever else is making it look and feel dirty. When all is said and done, your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and every other corner in your home will look just like new. So, let’s grab those rubber gloves, and start cleaning, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Scrub your toilet clean.
Apply a toilet bowl cleaner, and let it sit for up to five minutes before scrubbing with a stiff-bristled toilet brush. Then wipe down the toilet seat and toilet with disinfectant wipes. The goal? A Sparkling white bowl and a germ-free toilet seat.
Re-season rusty cast iron.
Over-scrubbing cast iron with metal scouring pads can remove the seasoning from your trusty skillet. To restore the finish, use a scrub sponge to remove any rust, clean with a bit of mild dish soap, then rinse and dry well. Coat the inside and outside with vegetable oil and bake upside down in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Let cool and remove excess grease with a paper towel.
Restore your shower pressure.
Unclog your shower head by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water and pouring it into a plastic bag. Tie the bag around the shower head to immerse the holes in the solution and secure with a twist tie. Let it soak for up to an hour, then remove and wipe away the loosened deposits.
Shine plants with mayo.
Take a tip from professional florists: Clean dusty potted plants with some mild soap and water, then use a paper towel to rub a drop of mayo into the tops of leaves to make them extra vibrant.
Zap oven spills.
If you don’t own a self-cleaning oven, try Easy-Off Professional Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner to effectively remove any gunk. Caught empty-handed? Sprinkle table salt to absorb fresh spills and wipe it up with a damp sponge or cloth once the oven is cool.