Time and money are probably the two utmost crucial yet difficult parts of our life. The scenario doesn’t change when it comes to cleaning.
Everyone wants to clean quickly, which will cost them less time and less money. Although it can be quite tough sometimes. Saving time and money while cleaning is not impossible to get.
You are probably busy during your whole week with work and other responsibilities. And I am sure you wouldn’t want to spend your whole weekend doing house chores.
That is why I have 25 amazing cleaning hacks that will save you from the trouble. That means you will be able to save time as well as money with these cleaning hacks.
25 Amazing Cleaning Hacks to Save Time & Money
1. Take off your shoes before entering your house
I would probably call it a habit rather than a cleaning hack. But it ultimately leads up to a clean front door area.
When you take off your shoes before entering the house, you will be able to keep that area clean and organized.
2. Make your faucets shiny again with a lemon
You will be able to clean your faucet and make it shiny instantly with a lemon. It will cost you zero money and around 2-3 minutes of your time.
3. Use vinegar for hard water stain in your faucet
It is a classic method of cleaning faucets. Take a plastic bag and fill it with vinegar. Then, wrap the bag around the faucet with a rubber band.
Leave it overnight and see the magic in the morning.
4. Use ammonia and boiling water to clean your microwave quickly
You will need to preheat your microwave oven in 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, simply place a cup of ammonia and another bowl of boiling water.
It will make the cleaning process easier and fast.
5. Make your own easy and cheap laundry detergent
You will no longer need to buy those expensive laundry detergents. It will take you around 15 minutes to make your own detergent.
All you will need is borax and washing soda. These two ingredients will work well to wash your clothes.
6. Say goodbye to the conventional kitchen appliances cleaner
It is time to say ciao to those conventional cleaners. You can easily clean your kitchen appliances with baking soda.
And we all know how cheap and effective baking soda is.
7. Clean the dirty grate of your stove with ammonia
Ammonia is another effective ingredient that works great as a cleaning agent. Using ammonia will loosen up the dirt from the grate, and your stove will be new like before.
8. Make your stainless steel shiny with baking soda
All you will need is to sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in the sink, wait for a few minutes and scrub with a toothbrush.
Voila! Your kitchen sink will shine like before.
9. Clean your garbage disposal with baking soda, lemon, and vinegar
Mix these three ingredients and clean your garbage disposal with it. The mixture will help to eliminate the odor as well.
There is no need to buy and cleaning products when you can clean with natural ingredients.
10. Make lemon and vinegar cubes to clean anything and everything
Get an ice cube box and pour a generous amount of vinegar in each compartment. Cut a lemon into small pieces and place them in the compartments.
Make them solid by cooling them and use them to clean your kitchen appliances, as easy as that.
11. Make those oven racks again
Make a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. Use it to clean your dirty oven racks. If you haven’t cleaned the racks for a while, it can be hard.
But the mixture of these 3 ingredients will remove all the dirt in minutes.
12. Get rid of dirt and grease from hood vent filter
I am sure that you don’t ever clean your hood vent filter. But you need to. Use water and borax and let it sit for around 15-20 minutes. Rinsing it with clean water will clean all the dirt from the filter.
13. Say goodbye to back pain while cleaning the baseboards
It is quite a common scenario to have back pain after cleaning the baseboards. You can wrap an old piece of cloth around a broom with a rubber band.
It will make your cleaning process a lot faster and easier.
14. Clean your kids’ toys in a dishwasher
Surprised? Do not worry. It is one of the most effective methods of cleaning kid’s toys. I have come so far.
Add a cup of white vinegar while cleaning to disinfect the toys.
15. Remove the soap scum from the shower doors with a lemon
There is no other faster and more effective method of removing soap scum from shower doors. Cut a piece of lemon in half and use it to clean your shower door, a very fast and cheap method.
16. Place a jar of vinegar in the toilet tank
Tired of cleaning toilet bowl? Well, I will save you from trouble. Take a jar and fill it with vinegar.
Make a few holes and place it in the tank. You will not need to clean your toilet for several weeks.
17. Clean the dirty grouts of your bathroom with a toothbrush and toothpaste
I can understand how hard it can be to get rid of dirty grout from the bathroom. There is an inexpensive and fast way to remove the dirt.
Apply some toothpaste in the grout and wait for several minutes. Scrub with a pretty old toothbrush and rinse with water.
18. Remove grease stain from your fabric with a chalk stick
If you accidentally got grease in your favorite piece of cloth, don’t worry. Use a piece of chalk stick and place it in the area overnight.
The chalk will absorb the grease, and your fabric will be all clean and new.
19. Use a tong and a piece of microfiber cloth to clean between the blinds
Take a tong and wrap a piece of a microfiber cloth with a rubber band. It will help you to clean the window blinds easily.
You can also soak the cloth with soapy water.
20. Use Coca-Cola to remove rust from old items
The acid in Coca-Cola will help to loosen up the rust. As a result, when you soak any old item in Coca-Cola overnight, the rust will be removed.
21. Clean your cloudy glasses with vinegar
Fill your kitchen sink with vinegar and water. Then place all of your cloudy glasses and wait for 15 minutes.
Rinse with clean water, and your glasses will be new like before.
22. Remove oil and grease from kitchen countertop with baking soda
Sprinkle a substantial amount of baking soda in your kitchen countertop. Apply some dish soap if the grease has become sticky.
Take a clean cloth and remove the grease.
23. Clean wooden utensils with a lemon
You should never use dish soaps regularly to clean the wooden utensils. When you have a natural ingredient, there is no need to use any cleaning product.
24. Clean your white pair of shoes with vinegar and baking soda
Make a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar and apply it on the white shoes with a toothbrush. Scrub the dirty areas well, and your shoes will be new like before in minutes.
25. Remove bloodstain with hydrogen peroxide quickly
You can remove a blood stain from fabric and furniture by applying hydrogen peroxide. Apply a small amount on the stain, and you will see that the stain is fading away slowly.
These are pretty much all the cleaning hacks I usually follow when I don’t have enough time. Also, these hacks are quite cheap as you don’t usually need a lot of expensive cleaning products.
Try to make your own DIY cleaners that will help you to save a lot of money. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me as well.