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Cleaning Hacks to Keep Your House Sparkling Clean!

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 27, 2020

House cleaning chores are no fun.  But now, more than ever, it’s important to keep your home as clean as possible. Here are some quick fix tricks to help you get your house sparkling clean:

  • Cleaning the Microwave – No matter how dirty your microwave is, you can have it clean and shining in less than five minutes with this trick! Slice a lemon in two.  Put it in a cup and add some cinnamon.  Place the cup in the microwave and “cook” on low power for 10 minutes.  Wipe the inside of the microwave clean with a damp cloth.  The cinnamon makes it smell nice.
  • Dusting That Lasts – The secret here is to wipe your furniture down with a little bit of cooking oil on a paper towel. This will do two things. The first is that it will make your furniture shine nicely.  The second is that it adds an anti-static layer which repels dust.  You will need to dust again eventually, but not for a much longer time.
  • Getting Kids’ Artwork Off the Wall for Good – Finding that your creative child has used a wall for artwork with a pen or permanent marker is the worst! The good news is that the stain can be removed. Try squeezing toothpaste (not the gel kind) onto a damp cloth.  Rub the toothpaste over the stain and watch it disappear. How to Get Sharpie Marker Off the Wall
  • Keeping Window Tracks Clean – Spring has sprung and you are going to want to open your windows to enjoy some fresh air. But if you do that, you want to make sure that the window tracks are super clean. The easiest way to make sure they are, is to sprinkle the area with baking powder and then add vinegar.  Don’t worry when it starts to bubble; it’s supposed to do that!  Leave it for 15 minutes.  Then wipe it clean with a paper towel and done!
  • Shiny Bathtubs – You won’t believe how easy it is to clean your bathtubs this way!  First, warm (don’t boil) some vinegar in the microwave.  Mix it with equal parts soap solution in a spray bottle.  Spray all over the bath.  Leave it for about 30 minutes.  Come back and wipe clean.  The shine you get will amaze you! Don’t forget to keep that toilet clean too! 5 Nearly Miraculous Ways to Keep Your Toilet Clean for Longer
  • Keeping Animal Fur off Blankets – Do you have pets that shed? If so, you know the struggle of keeping your house fur free. Vacuuming regularly helps, but doesn’t keep the fur off things such as blankets and throws.  Believe it or not, there is a way to do that. Wash them once in white vinegar and you will discover that the fur never sticks to them afterward!

Add these simple tricks to your house-cleaning repertoire and enjoy your fresh, spotless home!

Looking to buy or sell a home in the Huntsville area? Let professional Realtor Mike Manosky help you with all your real estate needs! Give him a call today at 256-508-0211!

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