New year, new you, right? I don't know if you are the kind of person that makes resolutions – I'm typically not. However, this year I've resolved to get some projects done around my home . . . because there are quite a few things that need to get done! I'm doing a big move this year across the country and that's made me more cognizant of keeping my home tidy on a daily basis. When the time comes to pack – and it's going to be soon – I don't want to have to clean all my stuff top to bottom. These 10 cleaning hacks will help you refresh your home for the new year. And help you keep it tidy all year long as well!
Use whitening toothpaste and an old toothbrush to clean your shoe soles. This is one of my favorites – works instantly!
Have any grease stains on any of your shirts? Rub with chalk and let it soak in – then wash. It will come right out.
Keep on top of those drains that clog regularly with Liquid-Plumr! The most common causes of drain clogs are grease, soap scum, and hair – which we have plenty of going into all of our drains. We've had slow flowing drains for months and it's very easy to clean them up yourself with Liquid-Plumr.
Slowly pour the entire contents of bottle over the drain opening; For slow drains, wait 15 minutes. For clogged drains, wait for the drain to clear. Then flush with hot tap water.
Fill a bowl with a 1/2 cup of ammonia and put it in an oven with the door closed. The ammonia fumes will loosen the grime and make it easier to clean.
My stainless gets fingerprints and oil on it quickly, so keep it shiny by buffing it up with some cream of tartar (a damp soft cloth is preferable for application).
If you'd rather not use cleaners and paper towels on your electronics (I get worried about scratches), then try paper coffee filters. They remove dust and aren't abrasive.
I never knew how to remove scuff marks from the kitchen floor until I read that WD-40 works. I recently tried it and it removed black marks perfectly!
Sandpaper will sharpen your scissors easily – just by cutting through it several times. And if you want to sharpen your punches? Aluminum foil!
Cleaning the microwave is one of my least favorite things. Make it easier by boiling water in a container with lemon first – it will loosen up the grossness and allow you to easily clean it up.
Don't throw dryer sheets away after you've used them; use them to dust the baseboards and leave them smelling fresh.
I'd love to hear your top cleaning hacks for keeping your home in tip top shape for the new year!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Liquid-Plumr. The opinions and text are all mine.