The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

Hack #1: Make a Vinegar-Citrus Spray For Spiffing Up All of Your Surfaces

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

You'll Need:

Heinz Distilled White Vinegar (64-ounce), $4, amazon.com

One Orange

Three Lemons

Ball Canning Jar (32-ounce), $7, amazon.com

Spray Bottle, $7, amazon.com

 

This spray is not only a great everyday go-to for wiping down countertops, but you can also use it for cleaning smudges off of mirrors and windows, and also for de-gunking greasy stovetops.

To make, first peel the very outer layer of the citrus with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife and put the pieces into a canning jar — the peels should ideally take up half of the vessel. Fill the rest of it with white vinegar, and let sit for four to five days before using — you want the oils from the peels to infuse into the vinegar. Transfer it to a spray bottle, spritz with abandon, and then wipe down any home surface that needs a little spiffing up.

Hack #2: Zap the Crap Off of the Inside of Your Microwave

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

You'll Need:

Heinz Distilled White Vinegar (64-ounce), $4, amazon.com

Paper Towels, $9 for pack of six, amazon.com

One Lemon

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

This hack is the triple threat of super-satisfying, quick, and cheap.

Grab a microwave-safe bowl from your pantry and fill it with 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and the juice of one lemon (it helps with the smell but isn't necessary for the hack to work). Set it inside of your microwave, and let it run for three minutes. After the timer goes off, wait for another two to four minutes before opening the door and removing the bowl — it will be hot! Then, grab a paper towel and wipe up the loosened gunk from all sides of the microwave, including the door.

Hack #3: Polish the Crud Off Your Stainless Steel Sink

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

You'll Need:

Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda (2 lb), $2, amazon.com

One Lemon

Paper Towels, $9 for pack of six, amazon.com

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

This super-simple paste helps to restore that shine to a beat-up sink, and lift all the stuck on bits that get trapped and dried after you do a big load of dishes. It can also be used on stainless-steel fridges and stovetop ranges as an alternative to chemical cleaners.

Combine one tablespoon baking soda and the juice of one lemon in a bowl, and mix it up to form a paste. Dip a paper towel or sponge into the paste and go to town scrubbing the water spots and gunk off of the walls and bottom of your stainless steel sink. Rinse the sink down once you've gotten the whole thing good and pasty.

Hack #4: Dust Your Baseboards With Dryer Sheets

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

Hack #5: Use a Vinegar Towel Soak for a Sparkling Faucet

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

If you're noticing a buildup of mildew in the caulking of your tub, try knocking it out with bleach to take care of those stubborn stains once and for all. Take your cotton coil and measure it around the perimeter where the wall meets the tub, so you know how much you need. Cut the amount you need into a few pieces. After putting a bandana or mask around your nose and mouth to protect yourself, pour about a cup and a half of the bleach in a small bowl. Quickly dip the coil in bleach making sure each piece is fully soaked, and apply it to the caulking. Let it sit for six to eight hours (if you have a pet, keep the bathroom door closed). When the time is up, remove and dispose of the soaked cotton coil. The mildew should be completely gone and the caulking restored to a pearly white.

 

Hack #6: Use Bleach-Soaked Cotton Coil for Cleaning Bathtub Caulking

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

Hack #7: Scrub Away Stubborn Tub Streaks With Citrus

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

The Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest — Here's What Worked

After a marathon bathroom-cleaning session of spraying down your tiles and scrubbing your grout, you may notice that the tub itself is left looking a little streaky. An alternative to more potent household cleaners is taking half a grapefruit, sprinkling it with salt, and scrubbing the walls of the tub down. Tougher stains may require a little bit of baking soda (and elbow grease), but light streaks should dissolve easily.

 

Article results and testing referenced from "Best Products.com".

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