House Cleaning Facts: Did You Know?

Have you ever wondered if there are “secrets” to getting things cleaner in your home? Have you ever wondered what little “tricks” you can use to keep your personal items looking their best? We all cringe when a glass of red wine tips over on our beige carpets, or our kids drop chocolate ice cream on their white clothes. But what if there were little tips you could rely on to clean things easily with things readily available in your home? Turns out there is. We love a clean house. I guess you could say, house cleaning is our passion. So we’re constantly on the lookout for tips and tricks that really work on the things that happen inside your home every day.

Give these things a try – and let us know what you think.


Baking soda … need we say more? It’s one of the best all-around, all-purpose cleaners you’ll ever need. It can absorb stains as well as it can absorb odors. Dump a little in your wash to keep your clothes smelling fresh. Pop another box in your refrigerator to soak up those strange smells that materialize after a week’s worth of leftovers.


Toss a lemon wedge into your garbage disposal to keep it smelling fresh and add a little baking soda to eliminate odors.


Blenders will clean themselves. Simply add water and a drop or two of dish soap, turn it on and let it clean. And if you whip up some bubbles before you clean up the kitchen for the night, add them to the sink, and you’ll have a thick lather to clean up the rest of your dishes.


Your trash can is a pretty unhealthy place. Mold can quickly grow in the corners at the bottom of the trash can, thanks to the warm, moist, and sometimes dirty environment. To keep mold away, add a half-cup borax to the bottom of the can before you secure your trash bag into place.


Vinegar is another natural cleaner you can use throughout your home. And it’s so gentle, you can use it to clean fruit and vegetables. Mix water and vinegar together and use to disinfect and get rid of dirt and bugs that can hide in your leafy greens.


Did you know newspaper is the best thing to use when cleaning dirty mirrors?


While you might not thrive during your day without your morning cup of coffee, those stubborn coffee rings can be frustrating to clean when you return at night. Pull out a beer from the fridge. Yes, it may be just what you need after a hard day at work. But pouring a little on the stain will make it slip away like magic.


Did the kids leave a sticky, grimy mess in the microwave again? It’s easy to clean. Add a lemon wedge to a small bowl filled with water and cook for two minutes. The moisture will make it easy to wipe away dirt and grime with ease.