13 House Cleaning Hacks You Can Easily Do With Stuff In Your Cupboards
No more living in fear of an unexpected visit from the landlord
In the age of Mrs Hinch, knowing how to get a clean home isn't exactly groundbreaking. But what about those easy hacks you can do using household cupboard essentials without a trip to Wilko for specific cleaning stuff? Step forward, 13 hacks you can do in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. without having to leave the house.
3. How to clean a microwave with vinegar Microwaves need a bit of TLC too. Make a solution of half water, half vinegar and lemons, and microwave it on high for around 5 mins. The steam breaks down the dirt, so even the most stubborn of baked bean sauce will wipe away in a matter of seconds. 4. Make your kitchen smell lovely with vanilla extract As a last resort, if you've got no time at all to clean but don't want the place to stink, put a couple of capfuls of vanilla extract in a pan in the oven and heat at about 140C for around 20 minutes – hello, fresh baked cookie scent, goodbye funky bin smell. 6. How to get rid of limescale with vinegar This time you can use it to clean your shower - pour it into a plastic bag, tie around the shower head, and leave it to do it's thing. No longer will you be bathing in limescale. It's also a great idea to clean the shower whilst you're in the shower. A quick spritz and squeegee and that's two jobs ticked off your list - you're squeaky clean and the shower is too! 7. How to make your mirrors gleam with newspaper Spray your mirror and any other glass with your usual cleaner, and then scrub with balled up newspaper. It won't leaves streaks or lint like cloths will, and will leave your mirror clean and shiny (ready to get covered in toothpaste and mascara again, yay!)