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Simple cleaning swaps to save you time

Posted: 26/05/2023

Cleaning a home can take up a lot of time, energy, and money that you probably feel could be better spent elsewhere.

Luckily, there are many simple swaps you can make to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning, and even save you some money, so that you can do more of the things you enjoy.

Before you go and stock up on your cleaning supplies, look in your cupboards for household items that can do the job just as well, or even better.

Banish the rust

Is rust flaking off onto your driveway? Use vinegar to remove rust from the cement. Pour it on the rust and wait 10 to 20 minutes before scrubbing the cement with a hard bristle brush, then rinse it clean.

A great way to remove and repel dust is with dryer sheets. They help to reduce static and prevent dust from clinging. Wipe over skirting boards, window sills, fans, screens, and any other areas or items that tend to attract dust.

Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used to neutralise odours. Sprinkle baking soda into your shoes between wears to dissipate smells.

Make your glasses shine

Have you noticed cloudy stains on your drinking glasses? Make a solution of equal parts vinegar and water and let them soak in the solution for 30 minutes, then remove one glass and rinse it. If it has done the trick, rinse the rest, otherwise leave the glasses in the solution for another 30 minutes.

Keeping your toilets clean

Clean your toilets with vinegar and baking soda. Drop one cup of baking soda in the toilet, followed by a cup of vinegar, then close the lid and let it soak for 30 minutes before flushing. Repeat weekly to keep your toilet clean.

Don't forget the showerhead

Vinegar and baking soda can also be used to clean your shower head. Make an equal parts solution and put it into a plastic bag and put your shower head in it and secure it with a rubber band. Leave to soak for at least two hours before removing from the solution, then rinse.

Make ornaments look good as new

Some items, particularly small ornaments, can be tricky to dust. Put on some soft gloves or cotton gardening gloves and use your fingers to get in the crevices for a thorough dusting.

A quick tip for the tub

Clean your bathtub using grapefruit and salt. Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle coarse salt on it, then use it to scrub the bath. Not only will it leave it sparkling, but also smelling great.

Ensure your white clothes stay white

Brighten your whites with lemons. Dab lemon juice on your white shirts and leave them out to dry in the sunshine to freshen them up.

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Time For You are the premier international house cleaning service company with hundreds of local business owners across the UK, Australia, and Canada. Time For You are currently cleaning tens of thousands of homes across the world on a weekly basis.