Our 50 Best Tips to Make Your House Super Clean
We’ve got a trick for every corner of your home (it’s just what we do).
Plus, find more tips on how to clean…pretty much anything!
Make an easy, all-purpose cleaner
Here’s the cleaner recipe that will make nearly every surface gleam (especially kitchen counters, appliances, and inside the refrigerator). Combine 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1 quart warm water, and use it with a sponge to wipe messes away.
De-stink the garbage disposal
Run a few lemon rindsthrough the disposal and follow with cold water to dispel any sour odors.
De-funk hairbrushes and combs
Combat build-up from hair products with a sudsy solution of a few drops of dish soap mixed with warm water.
Clear a slow drain
When you notice your drain is starting to clog, a 1/2 cup of baking soda down it, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover with a wet cloth to contain the science fair-like effects. Wait five minutes and then flush with hot water.
Soften fuzzy towels
If you’ve got hard water, mineral buildup could be the cause of your scratchy towels. “To lift deposits, wash the towels in the hottest water possible, and add 1 cup of ammonia and nothing else,” says Good Housekeeping home care expert Heloise.