13 Quick Cleaning Tips: Clean Your House Fast
If you’re looking for ways to simplify cleaning or get rid of stubborn stains, you’ll find everything you need in these great tips.
Remove Tree Sap from Vinyl Siding
Synthetic Soap Simplifies Bathroom Cleaning
Countertop Gap Filler
Easier Bottle Cleaning
Duster for the Vertically Challenged
Microfiber Products Clean Faster, Easier and Better
Microfibers are tiny strands (usually less than one-tenth the thickness of a human hair) that are sliced into even smaller strands and then woven into fabric. Those tiny strands reach into crevices and provide millions of little pockets within the fabric to hold dirt particles. The strands also have sharp scouring edges, so microfiber cloths often clean effectively without chemicals or even water (you can use cleansers or water if you choose). Learn more about the science behind cleaning with microfiber cloths.
Scuff Mark Eraser
Easier Grout Haze Cleanup
The thousands of microscopic fabric hooks on a microfiber cloth (available at discount stores) make it perfect to cut through the dried grout haze left after a tiling project. You’ll still have to rinse and repeat, but the haze will clean up faster than it would with an ordinary rag.
Remove Tough Stains from Vinyl Flooring
Isopropyl alcohol, sold as a disinfectant at drugstores, is a mild solvent. It’s the best cleaner for heel marks and works on other tough stains too. You can also use lighter fluid or mineral spirits. Remember that all these products are flammable; turn off any nearby pilot lights and hang rags out to dry before throwing them away. Learn how to use it to remove tough stains from vinyl flooring.
A Quick Cleaning Cures Skipping Discs
Clean the Exhaust Fan
Caution: The cans contain chemical propellants, not just air. Don’t let children play with them.