Cleaning your home or apartment can be a real hassle, and sometimes you are too tired to clean your house. However, cleaning your home regularly is better than cleaning it all at once, which means you have more work on your hands. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our simple tips for cleaning your home.
1. Clean your kitchen fronts
If you don’t take the trouble to clean your kitchen cabinets regularly, they can become greasy and sticky. Fortunately, there are tricks to make cleaning quick and easy. Nothing beats natural products such as white vinegar, for example.
White vinegar is perfect for cleaning, disinfecting, and degreasing kitchen furniture with its antibacterial and degreasing properties. And that’s not all, and it also neutralizes bad smells. Nothing could be simpler than making your homemade household product: boil water and white vinegar (in equal quantities). Once the mixture has cooled, simply pour it into a spray container.
Spray the mixture on your surfaces, leave it on for a few seconds and wipe it off with a cloth. It is very important to avoid traces avoid using cloth that can leave lint. It is thus necessary to privilege the microfiber rags or wipe them all.
2. Sanitize your home
The inside of your home is full of things that germs love to nestle on. Think of door and closet handles, stair railings, faucets, switches, toilet flush buttons, remote controls, and your children’s toys. These are the ones you touch several times a day. And often with dirty hands, to boot.
Metal surfaces are problematic because viruses can easily attach themselves to them. To ensure the cleaning and hygiene of these very special areas, household alcohol will be your best ally. Housekeeper’s tip: transfer the contents of your bottle into a spray bottle. Simple, fast, and effective!
For the daily cleaning and hygiene of the house, spirit vinegar is a must. You can use it on most materials. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with natural stone.
Does your little one like to put toys in his mouth? A good reason to clean them with care! But not with just any disinfectant cleaner. Most stuffed toys are machine washable. Some are even dishwasher safe. As for plastic toys, alcohol at a minimum of 64°C will be perfect.
3. Aerate your home
There is a whole range of pollutants that can jeopardize your health and the hygiene of your home. Interiors are 5 to 10 times more polluted than the outside. Cigarette smoke, cooking fumes, mold, furniture essences, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds.
This is why it is essential to air your cocoon daily and in all seasons, even in winter. Keeping the windows open for 30 minutes is enough. This simple gesture reduces the concentration of pollutants, limits the accumulation of dust, and curbs the proliferation of dust mites. Pay extra attention to damp rooms. They are exposed to the appearance of fungus and bad odors.
Daily air renewal is imperative to complete the cleaning and hygiene of the house. Take advantage of this beneficial ventilation to take out your linens on the windowsills during your home cleaning. The ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun prevent micro-organisms from reproducing. They, therefore, have a sanitizing effect.
4. Cleaning a fabric sofa
The sofa is part of our daily life, so it is important to keep it clean. In order to clean your couch, you need baking soda and a vacuum cleaner. To regularly maintain your fabric sofa, simply vacuum the entire surface of the couch with the brush nozzle or hose. The sofa will be well dusted, and the main dirt will be gone.
To dry clean it, sprinkle the sofa with bicarbonate over the entire surface of the fabric. After leaving it for about an hour, vacuum it gently. This will both revive the color and deodorize the sofa. Cleaning your sofa well will keep it looking new longer: it’s the perfect way to keep it looking new.
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