House Cleaning Hacks
Now that we finally own our own home, we really want to make sure that we keep our home in top shape. On the other hand, we don’t want to spend the rest of our lives cleaning! That’s where these 16 house cleaning hacks come in. They’ll help us keep our home looking brand new, but without the hours and hours of hard labor.
Ever since I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I’ve had to become extremely efficient at everything in my life. That means using things like house cleaning hacks to do as much as possible with the least amount of effort as possible.
It’s kind of sad to me that it took me becoming chronically ill to realize there were more efficient ways to clean your house, but on the bright side I’ve learned how to do lots of things in a snap, so I can pass those house cleaning tips onto you guys! (And that is definitely a win!)
You don’t have to have a chronic illness to appreciate these house cleaning hacks, but you do have to make me a pinky promise. Promise me that you won’t use the time you save using the house cleaning tips to do more boring stuff like work more and pay bills. Use that time for you! (You guys know I’m all about telling you why me time is important)
Use the time these cleaning hacks save you to discover things you are passionate about in your life. Spend time with your family, play with your kids, chase a dream. THAT’S what makes cleaning hacks and life tips so important. They give you time to find out what truly makes your life rock!
We all have to do boring stuff like pay the bills and laundry, unless you live in a nudist colony, so use these house cleaning hacks to get through the “have tos” so you have plenty of time to get to the “want tos”. Make sure to check out other tips to save you time too before you start drooling over these house cleaning hacks!
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Make Your Pillows Look Like New (No more Dingy Pillows here)
Homemade Carpet Powder
One Step MakeUp Brush Cleaning
DIY Shower Cleaner
Clean Your Microwave in Less than Five Minutes
Clean Toilets with Vinegar and Duct Tape
Miracle Toaster Cleaner You Have In Your Spice Cabinet
No Scrub Cooking Sheet Cleaner with Products You Already Have
Properly Clean Your Hair Brushes with things in your baking
Quick and Easy Steps to Make Wood Look Like New
2 Steps to Cleaning Your Washing Machine
Easy Printable Cleaning Schedule
Remove Rust Stains from Knives (you’ll never guess with what)
Easy Grout Cleaner
What are your favorite house cleaning hacks?
Jill Breheny says
Hi Ashley, I’m not sure why, but the Homemade Enzyme Cleaner recipe is not showing on my computer and I am not able to click on anything to re-direct me to the recipe (within that blog post).
Also…I offer a prebiotic body wash that may make a big difference for your daughter’s eczema, along with a Healing Elements Balm. If you would like more info about either one, please let me know (they are both made with 100% natural and organic ingredients with no fillers or harsh chemicals)
Ashley Sears says
Jill, Weird That is a link for another website, so I will double check the link and fix that. Thanks so much for the offer lotions, I might look more into that once all of her testing is done.
Really useful article, thanks for sharing these tips!
Nicole Bauer says
Yay! I love cleaning tips. I don’t buy harmful chemicals to use in my home, so I’m always on the lookout for healthier, less toxic alternatives. Thanks for a great list of ideas!
Ashley Sears says
Nicole, then you are gonna be in love. Just found out about a new allergy in our house, so we will we be going 110% toxic cleaner free in this house. LOTS more of homemade cleaning recipes to come.
It is funny how many household items live double lives as very useful cleaners.
Barbara Chapmen says
Here is a tip from me:If you see little brown smudges appearing around the glass of your coffee pot, you don’t need to spend forever trying to scrub it off. Take some ice cubes, salt, and a little water and put it all inside the pot. Swirl it around for about 20 seconds, let it sit, and do it again. The ice reacts with the salt and cleans the glass!
Ashley Sears says
Thanks for the awesome tip! I hadn’t heard of that before.
We all need cleaning hacks in our lives, don’t we? Who wants to slave over that every day? I do not! Thanks for the tips!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
I’m sorry you have fibromyalgia but I know what you mean about finding efficient ways to clean. I have Rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune chronic illness and I never know when a flare comes that will knock me off my feet.
I love these hacks, I really need the one for my baking sheets and toaster oven. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup and hope you join us for the new Linkup that starts Saturday 8pm EST.