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November 8th, 2016 by MichiganLiving Home Cleaning Hacks and Tricks That Every Homeowner Should Read

Wanted to clean your home faster and easier than ever? These tips and tricks can surely help! These clever ideas and techniques can truly make home cleaning a breeze. By following each and every one of these tips, you can save time and money while keeping your house clean and tidy. Check them out!

Clean the cabinets with vacuum.

Use the vacuum’s brush attachment to easily pick up dust and dirt inside your cabinet. You can clean the outside part with a cloth dampened with warm water and light cleaning agent or soap.


Use dishwasher to clean light fixtures.

You can run removable glass pieces (domes) through the dishwasher. Run it at drying cycle too to reduce spotting.


Use old pillowcase to dust-off the ceiling fan.

Slip an old pillowcase over ceiling fan blades one at a time, then wipe. With this technique, the dust falls straight inside the pillowcase saving your floor and furniture from being covered with dust and dirt.


Use old socks to clean blinds.

Put an old sock at one hand and spritz it with water. Gently grip each and every panel of the blind (using the hand covered with old sock) and slide from top to bottom. This can effectively remove dust from both sides of the blinds at once.


Clean popcorn ceiling with paint roller.

Roll a damp paint roller at the ceiling to pick up dust and cobwebs. This is a safer and easier way to clean popcorn ceiling without knocking it down to pieces.


Use lemon oil and vinegar mixture to clean woodwork and furniture.

Mix 1 part lemon oil and 1 part white vinegar to create a cleaning solution for woodwork. This can effectively remove dust and dirt buildup while leaving it with a shiny fresh look.


Remove dirt and odor from your dishwasher with vinegar and baking soda.

Put 1 cup baking soda at the bottom of your empty dishwasher. Let it sit for 12 hours. Run the hottest cycle using vinegar to clean and deodorize the dishwasher. This can effectively remove dirt and eliminate odors.


Applying any or all of these tips and tricks can certainly make home cleaning job faster and easier. And always remember, one of the best ways to clean faster is to clean more often!


14 responses to “Home Cleaning Hacks and Tricks That Every Homeowner Should Read”

  1. Thanks, I needed that dishwasher trick. It’s been grossing me out lately.

  2. Jenn says:

    These are great tips. I have never used lemon oil on anything, but now have to try it. I already use the vacuum to clean everything I possibly can.

  3. Akhil Sharma says:

    These are some really nice tips!! Cleaning ceiling fan blades with pillowcase and creating a homemade cleaning solution are my favorite.

  4. The pillow case trick is great. I never thought of that! Thanks for these tips. I am going to keep them in mind and change up my cleaning routine.

  5. Nikki says:

    Using a dishwasher is amazing! These are some smart tips and I’m gonna saved it for my next general cleaning tomorrow.

  6. Kelly Reci says:

    These are very clever ideas! I never thought this in my entire life. Thank you that I found this.

  7. I feel like I’ve been wasting my dishwasher on my dishes. So many really smart ideas for cleaning the home without using so many chemicals.

  8. Elizabeth O. says:

    These are all great ideas! Some, I have been doing at home as well. Cleaning doesn’t have to be stressful or hard, we just have to know the right hacks.

  9. I wish I would of saw this yesterday. I used my vacuum hose to clean my ceiling fan. I was covered in dust which I’m extremely allergic too.

  10. Heather Gallagher says:

    LOVE these tips! I don’t have a dishwasher but I’ve washed my light fixtures in the sink just like the dishes – works really well!

  11. adriana says:

    These are all SUCH great tips!! I love the idea of using the dishwasher to clean light fixtures! That’s genius!

  12. I’m going to have to try the lemon oil and vinegar. My walls are all wood and I need to give them a good washing down.

  13. krystal says:

    Old socks to clean blinds is a fun tip! This is a good idea to deep clean your house.

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