Cleaning is a part of life that is often unavoidable, time-consuming, and expensive. Whether it’s a small space, a large house, an office, or even a car, there is always something that needs to be cleaned.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be an expensive chore; these 9 hacks can help you mix it up without breaking the bank.
1: Tidy up regularly. Cleaning doesn’t have to be a massive weekly event; it can be done a little at a time, every day.
Not only does this save time when you do go for a major cleaning bonanza, it keeps things looking nice all the time.
Keeping clothes put away, cleaning up spilled food as soon as possible, and taking a few minutes to sweep the floor now and then can make a big difference, save time, and eliminate the need for a large and expensive cleaning event later on.
2: Get an air purifier. Do you have a problem with dust? A good quality air purifier may be the answer. If the air coming into your house is passing through a filter, this will reduce the amount of dirt, dust, and other particles that settle on your floor, furniture, clothes, and everything else.
This in turn will reduce the need for sweeping and vacuuming as well, as fewer particles will settle on the floor. An air purifier can also make your home feel fresher, and help remove strong odors like cigarette smoke.
3: Take off your shoes. Using a doormat and removing your shoes at the door can make a big difference in how often you need to clean your floors, because what is there to clean if they’re not getting dirty in the first place?
By keeping the dirt brought in from outside limited to the entry area, you can keep the whole house cleaner for longer.
4: Don’t be afraid to try something different. If you need to clean out a tough stain or scrub a toilet, consider trying something less conventional before you go out and buy that expensive toilet bowl cleaner.
Vinegar, baking soda, and lemon are among the common and simple items that can be used to clean countless things around your house. Save some money and a shopping trip, and clean out your microwave with vinegar this time.
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