25 Cleaning Tips & Practices For A Cleaner Home

There are a number of tips and tricks to better clean you home. Mango Maids has developed the tools & experience to clean your property and keep it clean, below are a number of cleaning tips to improve the cleanliness and longevity of your home.

  1. Use A Quality All Purpose Cleaner: Whether you are making your own, or purchasing a cleaner a quality product always works best. Read some online reviews, and make an educated decision when selecting a cleaner. At Mango Maids we use eco-friendly cleaning practices & products that are sustainable and environmentally conscious.
  2. Remove Objects That Cause Odour: There are a number of household items that cause bad odour. Most commonly these are pets, shoes, garbage & drains. If you have smelly shoes remove them and add baking soda to suppress the smell. If you have smelly drains or disposals run a few lemon grinds down the drain to help alleviate the smell.
  3. Refresh The Bathroom Items: Toothbrushes, soaps, combs & other bathroom items should be refreshed regularly to promote personal & home cleanliness.
  4. Clear Slow Drains: If your kitchen or bathroom drains are slow or not working the way they should clean them. Frequent drain cleaning improves the function and helps to eliminate foul odours.
  5. Refresh Towels & Rags: Frequently wash towels & rags. Dirt, grime and bacteria often reside on dish towels and bathroom towels. To promote a clean and well-kept home frequently wash and refresh towels and rags. Towels & rags also are a common location for mildew, refreshing the towels on a regular basis helps to prevent mildew build-up.
  6. Remove Counter Top Stains: Lemon is a great alternative to countertop cleaning. If there are food stains on your kitchen countertops or cutting boards rub a little lemon and baking soda to remove the stain and leave a fresh smell. Wooden countertop stains can also be removed using a salt solution.
  7. Clean Outdoor Furniture: Adding a little dish soap while cleaning exterior furniture can help maintain its look and keep it clean. Washing patio furniture with warm water and dish soap and then rinsing with a sprinkler is a quick way to keep it looking great!
  8. Clean Using Vinegar: Vinegar is a great household cleaner! Vinegar can be used on windows, counter tops & floors adding shine and improving on the cleanliness. All that is required is 2 Tablespoons. If you want to improve on the small add a little sage or citrus to the solution.
  9. Degrease Cabinets: Kitchen cabinets commonly build up grime and grease, while cooking this grease resides on the cabinets, countertops & appliances. Add some dish soap to a spray bottle, or use eco-friendly cleaning products to mist away grime and then rinse off with water.
  10. Shine Copper: Do you use copper kitchenware, cutlery or dishes? Use some ketchup to help the copper pots shine and gleam like new.
  11. Remove Furniture Scuffs: If there are scuffs or marks on wooden furniture use walnuts and rub them on the damaged area with the shell removed to help mask the damage.
  12. Clean Porcelain: If you have porcelain furniture or decorations clean them using vodka. Using a soft cloth and vodka can clean the porcelain and make it shine.
  13. Remove Bar Soap: Bar Soap leaves grime and residue, keep a cleaner bathroom with liquid soap & pumps. This will keep your bathroom and its sink cleaner for longer.
  14. Have A Clean & Fresh Microwave: Microwaves get dirty fast! a quick, effective and eco-friendly way to clean your microwave is heating up a cup of warm water with cut up lemon. This not only cleans and freshens your microwave it also makes the grime easier to wipe away.
  15. Remove Pet Hair: Removing pet hair can be challenging to stay on top of. To keep pet hair off furniture run over the furniture with a rubber glove after washing dishes. The pet hair will come right off.
  16. Wait To Clean Mud: If mud is tracked in through your house wait for it to dry. Dry mud is easier to clean than wet mud.
  17. Clean Faucets: For bathroom and kitchen cleaning you must clean the fixtures and faucets. To make the faucets gleam use a little toothpaste on a sponge.
  18. Fight Bad Odours: To prevent the smell of bad odours in your fridge and/or closet use a box of baking soda. To remove bad smells open a box of baking soda and let it rest in areas that are frequent to bad odour.
  19. Hang Towels Correctly: There is a proper way to hang towels, doing this correctly can prevent bad smells and mildew. To prevent musty towels in the kitchen and/or bathroom hang them where they can air-dry. A hook works just fine, but a towel bar is best.
  20. Use Your Dishwasher For More Then Dishes: Dishwashers clean, and they clean well. Use your dishwasher for more than dishes & kitchenware. Dishwashers are great for cleaning toys, toothbrushes & pet toys.
  21. Remove Carpet Stains: Dish soap & dish liquid can work to quickly remove carpet stains. One tablespoon of dish soap, two cups of warm water, and blotting the stubborn stain with a clean white cloth can help to alleviate the marks. Repeat until the stain is absorbed and disappears.
  22. Iron Clothes When Damp: The moisture from damp clothes can help remove the wrinkles, best time to iron a shirt is when it is still wet/damp.
  23. Make Shower Sparkle: Nothing says clean like a glimmering shower. For bathroom cleaning and to have your shower shine remove the grime and grout mix in 3/4 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water. Tile & Grout cleaning requires a little elbow grease, use a stiff brush and bleach solution for a sparkling clean finish.
  24. Clean Windows & Mirrors: Mirror and window cleaning often ends with streaks and/or lint. To have your mirrors and windows shine clean them using coffee filters. Coffee filters are lint-free and can be swapped out instead of paper towels.
  25. Clean The Oven: There are often spills and mishaps in the oven, this leads to cooked on grease and build-up. To remove this simply use baking soda and vinegar, and the cooked on food will wipe away.

There are a number of ways to clean a home. There are varying products, methods, and myths associated with home cleaning best practices. To ensure a clean home seek out the assistance of housekeeping or a professional maid service. These companies have the tools, methods and procedures to guarantee a clean home.