Cleaning can change a house or an office by adding exceptional beauty to it. Here are the top 9 cleaning hack that will save time and make life easier for you. Read on!

  1. Grapefruit and Salt

These are effective tools that can be used when you want to get rid of soap scums without using any harsh chemicals. To scrub your bath tub, simply sprinkle some salt on a grapefruit.

  1. Avoid Cleaning Woodwork On Windows

Many common cleaning solutions can cause damage to the framed wood areas of windows. When drips fall on the wood, it can damage such surfaces. This should be achieved by avoiding too much spraying of the solution at once. That is, spray in small sections on the window all through.

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar

Bathroom drains can be cleared with baking soda and vinegar. Simply pour a cup of baking soda down the drain along with a cup of vinegar. Then, put a soggy cloth over the drain and let the mixture bubble away. This destroys the gunk that is blocking the water from draining. Sit tight for 15 minutes, and then pour a bowl of boiling water down the drain to flush it.

  1. Use a Squeegee Always

This simple device can deliver some of the most astounding results on a glass window. With the help of a squeegee you can without much of a stretch polish each part of your window. A long handled squeegee will be convenient for the windows that are located quite high in your home or office.

  1. Salt and Lemon

When you begin to observe rust around the drain of your tub or sink, salt and lemon can be handy. Squeeze some lemon juice around the rusty areas in a closed drain and then add enough salt to form glue. Wait for about 2 hours, and then wipe off the glue and the rust away.

  1. Ice Cube To Remove Indented Spot on Furniture

You can use an ice cube to melt on an indented spot from furniture. After the ice has completely melted, smudge the excess and iron with a cloth until the fabric or carpet dries. At that point, fluff and vacuum!

  1. Baby Oil

Have you ever thought about how to clean your faucets? Put some baby oil on a dry cloth. Wipe your faucets with this clean cloth until dry and you’ll be amazed at the effect you get from your faucets.

  1. Chalk

To effectively remove stains, apply some chalk on clothes/materials that have oil/grease stains before washing them.

  1. Nail Polish Remover or Window Cleaner

Using any of these two chemicals can clean spots on your rugs. Dip a clean cloth in these chemicals and then rub the cloth on rug/carpet stains in a circular motion before vacuuming.

These 9 hacks will help you to make cleaning easier and faster. But, it is also important to consider hiring the services of professional house cleaners.  To save time in your search, a tip is to use comparison websites and customize the enquiry to your local area.  For example to search for house cleaning Point Cook, select Point Cook as your suburb instead of Melbourne as it provides a more accurate comparison of businesses in your local area who are available to do the work at a competitive price.

Why kids today are not cleaning up after themselves?

Children, as they grow, need constant follow up and guide to teach them how to take care of the mess they make. As humans, we learn from corrections every day so does a child. If we don’t try to correct them, they can never learn. Below, I have selected some few reasons why kids today can’t clean up themselves.

Parents are too busy to train them. Some parents are workaholics so much so that they spend little or no time with their kids. This alone has a lot to play in a child’s upbringing. Such a child will lack the basics in life. If mom is not there to always correct them when they mess up the room, they will not learn how to clean up after themselves.

Kids today have Nannies at home that do all their dirty mess. Kids today have caretakers (Nannies) that do all the washing and cleaning for them. As a parent, it’s good to have such services at home to care for your kids. This makes the kids lazy in doing home chores as all they do is want to play. Kids are very intelligent and when they do mess up the room, the parent or the nanny always does the cleaning, they can never take responsibility for their mess. Parents should try as much as possible to make sure they make their kids responsible for their mess and not rely on the nanny to always do it for them. If not, they will not know how to clean up after themselves when they grow up.

Parents don’t set rules for kids. Parents give in to children these days. There are ways you can be harsh on children without them knowing. Like for example, you can say to a child, if I see your room messed up, no holidays for you or no new toys. Use what the child loves to blackmail the child and that child will obey. But today, parents turn to pamper their children and whatever they ask goes.

They don’t get challenged.  Children love challenges and they get so excited when they win. Do a weekly chart on board in their rooms to show them their weekly score. Encourage them when they are doing better and don’t when they are not. This will motivate them. However, this is not the case for some parents today as they turn to be so busy to do the routine.

We turn to beg them a lot. If you don’t talk to your child with confidence, then who will? That’s the mistake most parents do. Trying to pamper them. It’s true we need to pamper them, but to an extent, we will be doing them a whole lot of favors if we put things straight for them. When asking the child to get something done, you can say ”Go clean up your room fast” once they are done with the cleaning, that’s when you give them the credit.