Cleaning Pro Tips: Secrets for a Spotless Home!

In the quest for a spotless and sparkling home, we often find ourselves wishing for a magical solution that could make the cleaning process easier and more effective. Well, the good news is that professional cleaners have been hiding a treasure trove of cleaning secrets that can help you achieve that immaculate home you’ve always dreamt of.

In this blog, we’re going to reveal some of the best-kept secrets of the cleaning industry.

Top 12 Professional Home Cleaning Tips

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Here are the top twelve genius cleaning tricks that will make your home sparkle:

Embrace the Power of Essential Oils

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Ditch chemical-laden air fresheners and cleaning products by embracing the natural power of essential oils. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, tea tree, or eucalyptus, to your DIY cleaning solutions for a delightful fragrance while you clean. Essential oils also possess antimicrobial properties, contributing to a fresh and germ-free home.

Tackle Pet Hair with Rubber Gloves

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If you have furry friends leaving their mark on your upholstery, ditch the lint roller and reach for rubber gloves. Simply dampen the gloves and run your hands over the pet hair-laden surfaces. The rubber’s friction attracts and clings to the pet hair, making it easy to gather and dispose of.

Harness the Power of a Cleaning Supply Subscription

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Never run out of cleaning supplies again with a convenient cleaning-supply subscription service. It delivers the essential cleaning products right to your door, ensuring you are always equipped for a sparkling clean home.

Repurpose Your Old Toothbrush

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An old toothbrush can be your cleaning tool’s secret weapon. Its bristles reach into nooks and crannies your other tools cannot, making it ideal for scrubbing grout, around faucets, and in hard-to-reach corners. Here are more tips on how to repurpose your old toothbrush

Use Coffee Filters for Dust-Free Screens

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Expensive screen cleaning solutions? Who needs them when you have a simple coffee filter on hand? Its lint-free composition ensures a smudge-free clean-up, making it a budget-friendly alternative for dusting off your TV and computer screens without leaving any frustrating residue behind.

Fight Grease with White Bread

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We know it sounds ridiculous, but trust me, your basic white bread can be a total game-changer when dealing with grease. This cheap kitchen essential can be used to clean grease stains from walls and cabinets in your home. Just gently dab the bread on the oily spot and witness the grease vanish!

Microfiber Magic for Dusting

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Owing to their exceptional dust-snagging and absorption prowess, microfiber cloths provide a dusting experience that is unparalleled. Their unique fiber makeup sets them apart, ensuring they do not merely shuffle dust and dirt around but truly trap them, leading to a noticeably cleaner and dust-free home.

Turn to Baking Soda for Stubborn Stains

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Stuck with a stubborn stain? Your kitchen pantry holds the answer. Mix some baking soda with a little water to create a paste that does wonders on tricky stains, whether they are on your kitchen countertops or bathroom tiles.

Steam-Clean Your Microwave

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Wave farewell to stubborn microwave dirt, all thanks to the might of steam! Just toss a bowl of water with a few lemon slices added into your microwave, turn it on for five minutes, and then smoothly wipe down the interior. The steam and lemon duo takes care of the heavy lifting, turning clean-up into a cinch!

Use Wax Paper to Keep Faucets Shiny

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The trusty wax paper isn’t just a baking staple; it’s your secret weapon for maintaining your faucets’ sparkle. Give them a rub-down with wax paper after a good scrub. This simple step helps ward off water splatters and fingerprint smudges that can ruin their shine.

Deodorize Your Garbage Disposal with Citrus

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A stinky garbage disposal can straight-up wreck your whole kitchen vibe. Lucky for you, the fix is smack dab in your fruit bowl. Citrus peels, specifically from lemons or oranges, can freshen up your garbage disposal. Simply putting some peels through it changes the odorous machine into a citrusy-fresh one.

Use Lemon Oil and Vinegar for Shine

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Are your wooden surfaces looking very lackluster? We’ve got a genius trick for you: Take some lemon oil and vinegar, mix them up, and boom! You’ve got yourself a killer combo.

This non-toxic, all-natural remedy does more than just clean; it also restores your hardwood furniture’s previous luster.

Cleaning Checklist: 8 tasks not to miss

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Make sure your cleaning checklist contains these 8 tasks. Plus, tips to do them right.

How to Create a Cleaning Schedule

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Come learn how to create a personalized cleaning schedule for the important but overlooked tasks in your home.

Serenity and Legacy: A Guide to Swedish Death Cleaning

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This concept revolves around decluttering and organizing your possessions with a unique focus on preparation for the inevitable. The aim is to ease the burden on your loved ones by ensuring a smoother transition after you pass away. Here are ten practical tips inspired by the Swedish Death Cleaning method.

Decorator Magic: Budget-Friendly Home Transformation

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Turning your house into a home that reflects your style and personality doesn’t have to break the bank. With some creativity and smart design choices, you can achieve a stunning home transformation on a budget. In this blog, we’ll uncover the secrets of decorator magic to help you revamp your living space without emptying your wallet.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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