House Cleaning Made Easy and Cost-Effective with These 7 Tips

October 24, 2016

Cleaning around the house can be bothersome, but it’s an age-old habit that we should get used to. By cleaning up around the house, it saves you from breathing in dust and getting other toxins out of the air such as mildew and mold.

Everyone knows the basics of cleaning around the house, but is there any cheap and effective method, which not a lot of people know about? Of course, there is, and today, we will be going over some of the most creative, easy and cost-effective tips available. Let’s get started!


Seven Cost Effective Cleaning Tips

  1. Power Sponge Your Hard Stains

If you’re having a hard time getting a stain off the countertop, sink or shower, then you might want to give it some extra power. Find yourself a circular sponge brush. Take a threaded rod and place it through the center of the brush. Tighten it on both sides with a hex nut.

Place your apparatus directly into a drill chuck and secure it tightly. Now you can easily get out that stubborn stain with your drill power with the scrub brush on the end.


  1. Clean Your Kitchen’s Grease Filter

If you don’t clean your kitchen’s grease filter on a regular basis don’t be surprised how dirty it might be. It may seem hard to want to clean this, but not to worry about scrubbing and damaging this small screen. Simply pop it into the dishwasher with or without soap, and it will be as good as new.

Don’t have a dishwasher, not a problem, fill a squirt bottle with half soap and half vinegar and spray it on the screen. Let it soak for around an hour and rinse it off with water and it will look like new.

  1. Hard-to-Remove Rust Stains

If you have any furniture that has any types of medal associated with them, they can tend to pick up rust over time. If you want an easy, cheap method to remove the rust, you will just need a bowl of water and a sheet of two of aluminum foil. Simply crumple up the aluminum foil, dip it in the water and rub on the rust, and it should come right off!

  1. Lost Vacuum Nozzle Replacement

If you have a vacuum attachment and have misplaced or lost one of the attachments, then buying a new one might be just a bit too expensive. Instead grab an empty paper towel roll and tape it to your vacuum hose, and you will be temporarily back in business.

  1. Hard-to-Clean Microwave

Some of us who use microwave oven have had those instances where we forget to cover our food, and it has exploded inside the microwave. If you’ve ever tried to clean this, you know it’s a bit tricky.

As an easy cheap way to clean the microwave, fill a bowl full of water and cut a lemon in half and squeeze it into the water. Place the lemon in the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. The steam from the citric acid will have made the stains easy to wipe up with a paper towel.

  1. Removing Hard Water Stains

Speaking of lemons: if you have hard water stains in the shower, just use a lemon to nozzles, handles, and drains that have hard water stains. The acidity in the lemon will make that stain come right off, and it will look good as new.


  1. Easy-to-Clean Oven

Think that cleaning your oven is a chore? It usually involves buying oven cleaner and a lot of serious scrubbing, well not anymore. There is an easy solution where you can fill a bowl with ½ cup of ammonia and leave it in your oven overnight. In the morning, the grime should be able to easily be wiped away. Just remember not to use your oven while the ammonia is in there.



Once done cleaning up around the house and wondering where to dispose of the rubbish, you can hire a reliable company for your rubbish removal requirement.

There are plenty of wonderful yet cost-effective cleaning tips that you can use around the house, but hope that these seven have given you an idea of how easy it is to clean up. Which one of these cleaning methods will you try at your home today?


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