15 hidden hacks

Next in line are some of the hacks which can be avoided but, if used, can be of great advantages at home. Whether its a matter of maintaining the most-used appliances or performing crisis control after an everyday accident, when it comes to cleaning I agree: the faster, the better. Cleaning is a necessary evil. If we want to keep our homes clean, then cleaning must happen on a regular basis. However, it doesn’t have to take very long to clean and maintain your home! So here are 15 such daily useful hacks which are, if followed, helpful for day to day cleaning.

sponge-clip_galBinder Clip as Sponge Stand

To prevent a smelly, waterlogged sponge, air-dry it in a binder clip away from the sink.

socks-floor-protector_galSocks as Floor Protector

Protect wooden floors. Slide socks onto the legs of chairs and tables so they don’t scratch the floor while  rearranging the room .

light-bulb-remover_galTennis Ball as Light Bulb Remover

Remove a hot bulb that’s just burned out, using the other half of the ball.

clothes-pin-cord_galClothespin as Cord Holder

Keep a retractable cord from rewinding too soon. Just clip the cord near the opening to prevent the cord from being sucked back in too quickly.

lintroller-handbagcleaner_300Lint Roller as Handbag Cleaner

Quickly clean the interior of your purse by running a lint roller over the lining.

tupelo-honey_300Coaster as Drip Catcher

Catch the sticky stuff from bottles and jars in cupboards. No more shelves that require a full wipe-down after every spoonful of honey, slather of jam, or glug of olive oil.

lint-roller-2010_300Lint Roller as Glitter Pick-Up

Clean up glitter (and tiny pieces of construction paper) after craft time.

pant-hanger_300Pant Hanger as Drying Rack

Use a pant hanger to air-dry a bath mat after showering. Simply hang it over the shower curtain rod.

salt_300Salt as Salad Wash

Clean dirt from leafy vegetables by washing them in a bath of salt water.

shower-curtain-liner_galShower Curtain as Picnic Blanket Liner

Do dew diligence and layer a liner underneath a picnic blanket to avoid soggy bottoms and grass or mud stains.

night-lamp_300Lint Roller as Lamp Shade Duster

Run the roller up and down the outside of the lamp shade to get rid of small particles that shouldn’t be there. The satisfaction of knowing that every surface in the living room will pass the white-glove test is unmatchable.

shaving-cream-rust_300Nail Polish as Rust Preventer

Coat the bottom of a shaving-cream can to fend off rust rings on the ledge of the tub.

newspaper-container_300Newspaper as Food-Container Deodorizer

Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a plastic container that has developed a funk, and let it sit overnight. By morning the paper will have absorbed the offending smell.

pillowcase-fan_galPillowcase as Ceiling Fan Duster

Slide an old case over a fan’s blade then pull the fabric back, keeping all the dust and dirt contained.

plastic-carrot_300Plastic Bag as Kitchen-Cleanup Aid

For no-fuss cleanup, instead of peeling fruits and vegetables over a cutting board or into the sink, do it over a plastic bag. When you’re done, flip the peelings into the garbage and rinse the bag to reuse another day, or simply toss the whole shebang into the trash.


So here are some of many hidden hacks which can be followed for reducing the one time cleaning headache. These are less fussy and just a second away from being followed. Try these and keep reading for the next set of cleaning hacks in the series.

Happy cleaning..

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