10 surprising hidden cleaning tricks..

I sometimes feel that, the chores around my home will never end. Many times I have lost hours handling tricky cleanups.  I always try to look for such tips which will find resolutions for the most persistent and time-wasting cleaning problems. They’ll save the time and no doubt help me to avoid getting annoyed. I never want to spend hours in cleaning. This is also a known and important issue that I am paranoid about cleaning. With a little one around, I have to make sure that the house is clean and she is not the one exposed to all the problem areas.

In my earlier post I have stated about 10 different cleaning hacks which are helpful in day to day cleaning of the house. But there are so many other hidden tricks which are not only surprising but also very easy to use. The credit to my this post solely goes to pinterest. I found these awesome cleaning ideas from there.

So the next 10 cleaning hacks are all given below.

baby-oil-cloth_galBaby Oil as Chrome Polish

Forget keeping skin soft, baby oil also polishes chrome. Apply a dab to a cotton cloth and use it to shine everything from faucets to hubcaps. You’ll end up with shiny, happy surfaces from a medicine-cabinet staple.

red-shoe_300Emery board as Stain Remover

It is famously used as a nail filer. It remove small stains from suede by gently rubbing the filer (either side) across the problem area a few times to get rid of the splotch and refresh the shag.

baking-soda01_300Baking Soda as Linen Freshener

Place an open box of baking soda alongside your stacks of sheets and towels to ward off mustiness.

baking-soda_300Baking Soda as Carpet Freshener

To absorb stale odors from carpet (and to generally freshen up a room), scatter soda on it, wait a few hours, then vacuum up the powder.

citrus-peel_300Citrus Peel as Coffee Mug Cleaner

Remove coffee or tea stains from a mug by rubbing them with a lightly salted citrus peel.

cornmeal-grease_galCornmeal as Grease Absorber

Add this to the grocery shopping list for new reasons. Just for little knowledge about cornmeal that much finer version of corn meal is known as cornflour. Cornmeal absorbs grease on light colored fabric or upholstery. Pour enough on to cover the soiled area and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Vacuum to remove the grains.

cotton-swabs01_300Cotton Swab as Computer Detailer

With the machine turned off, disconnect the keyboard and trace between the keys with a cotton swab lightly dipped in isopropyl alcohol. If your mouse is the kind that rolls on a ball, unscrew the bottom and go over the ball and the interior with a cotton swab, too.

hairdryer_300Hair Dryer as Sticker Remover

A little hot air quickly loosens price labels—with zero fingernail-chipping frustration.

lemon-2005a_300Lemon as Laundry Brightener

Skip the bleach—add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighter up those fading whites.

magnets_300Magnet as Trash Bag Holder

Minimize garbage-day malaise. Hold the top of a trash bag in place with magnets so bits don’t find their way to the bottom of the bin.



When I started my series on cleaning hacks, I never thought that I will be looking into a new world of cleaning. I found some really cool and helpful techniques which are also smart to use. I will surely put up lot many cleaning ideas in my following posts. So till then, try out these ones in cleaning.

Happy cleaning..


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