Cleaning up your home is a thing to do. That’s an inconsiderable fact. The ways of doing that are simply numerous, and having in mind that it could be a pain one must learn to use some tricks which will prevent the mess for as long time as possible.
Household items and furniture vary in matter and type of surface. So that means that a single solution will probably not be enough to clean them all and keep them this way for a longer period of time.
So different surfaces need the proper different cleaning material and solution.
Acrylic and Glass surfaces
It’s a tricky one, so it needs you to be as tricky as it is. Fist things first. You should dust the surface with a clean, damp cloth. And please, wipe it gently. The damp cloth cuts down on friction, helping reduce static electricity, which holds the dust onto the material. Next wash with a mild detergent and water solution for acrylic or with an ammonia and water solution or glass cleaner for glass. Be sure you use a soft cloth or a clean sponge; because acrylic scratches easily. After that rinse with a clean, damp cloth and dry all that with a clean, soft cloth.
Concerning this one you could use some nonabrasive cleaners like powder or liquid cleaner. They can be all-purpose type. The thing you should do is to mix the solution with water or simply use full-strength liquids according to directions on the package. Basically there will be no need of rinsing, except for no waxed floors or when used full-strength.
Baked-on food traces
Since you already cook you should probably have the opportunity to deal with those hard-core stains and baked-on leftovers in dishes and oven as well. For this purpose use the baking soda. Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water. Solution : Mix 4 parts tablespoons baking soda per 1 quart water. Dry cleaning of stains of this matter can be dealt by sprinkling the baking soda straight our of the box on the place, which needs to be cleaned. Then rub with damp sponge or cloth. Then rinse and dry.
You could also use some abrasive product or powder for this occasion. First wet the dirty surface and apply the cleanser. Rub for a while, but remember to do it gently as needed. Then rinse.
Sure we love barbecues! But when it comes to cleaning the mess after the big bonfire no one is OK to that without receiving a big gold medal after that. In order to clean the rack at the end of the season, use an oven cleaner or soak it in a household ammonia and water solution. After that scrub the place and rinse it. For gas-fueled grills, follow the directions in the owner’s manual, cause you know the thing about gas. To clean permanent briquettes, flip them occasionally, ignite the grill, and, with the cover closed, allow it to burn at a high setting for about 15 minutes. This would be an easy one for you to execute.
Removing the smell
Cooking is cool, and the results of it are almost every time exquisite. But no matter how exquisite they can be, the odors which are left behind are not always pleasant. And definitely combine with the surfaces of the rugs, carpets and upholstery of the furniture. You can use air, fabric, carpet, and room fresheners, deodorizers, and odor eliminators (aerosol, spray, powder, solid, heat-dispersed. This is the artillery. How to use it?- Sprinkle powdered carpet freshener on and leave for 10 to 15 minutes, then vacuum; for other forms, follow package directions. Another way is to leave the concrete rug or carpet for a while on open air and if the odors are not that strong it will “heal” in an hour.
How to clean cast-iron
There is possibly one thing here you should know and it is never to wash a cast-iron utensil in the dishwasher. If you need to do this type of cleaning use baking soda to remove burned-on food residue at first place. And you should always be sure to hand-dry thoroughly to prevent from rust appearing.
It‘s also a tricky and a hard one to be cleaned. But do not worry. You some abrasive product or why not liquid. Apply on surface, then rub gently and rinse like you already know.
Chrome, stainless steel and wrought iron
They seem absolutely hard ones to be hurt but you should be really careful no matter that. First of all dust with a clean, soft cloth or the dusting tool on your vacuum cleaner. Clean with a cloth soaked in a mild detergent and water solution, baking soda and water (4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart of water is a good solution), or an all-purpose cleaner solution. After that rinse and dry with a clean, soft cloth. For added protection to wrought iron, you should use a thin coat of paste or liquid wax with a clean cloth.
Cleaning coffee spots and stains is not an easy one. Cleaning the machine that makes you coffee is not an easy one as well. But since there is a problem, there is a solution for it. Use white vinegar. Use full-strength or diluted depending on use. To clean automatic drip coffeepots, you should first fill reservoir with vinegar and water and run through a brew cycle. Follow with a cycle of clear water to rinse. The effect should be right on time before the guests come.
To clean collectibles, you can try using a dry paintbrush (with bristles at least 3 inches long) to clean both the surface and the little crevices they have got. Wash the paintbrush with hand soap and warm water and air dry before using again.
Computers and “stuff”
They seem easy to be cleaned, but you should not forget they are quite “tender”. Never use household glass cleaners on computer monitor screens, that’s a fact “old as the world”. Instead, use a static-free product made for cleaning monitor screens, which can find in special stores. Keep static-free covers on the computer and printer when not in use.
It happens that we clean those stuff the most in our daily activities. To clean them you can use abrasive powder. First wet the surface, apply the abrasive cleanser, rub very gently and then rinse properly.
They seem very easy to be cleaned, but as for all things they need to be treated properly as well. For this occasion use all-purpose (nonabrasive) cleaners (powder or liquid for example). Mix well with water or use liquids full-strength according to package directions of the products. Generally no rinsing is required, except for no-wax floors or when used full-strength.
How to clean floors, fixtures, combs and brushes
Ammonia can be used on resilient, ceramic, concrete surfaces. Do not use to clean clear plastic windows or surfaces and on aluminum, because it is not appropriate for this occasion- clouding and pitting can occur. Do not use on brass fixtures, because you could have to deal with unwanted pitting as well.
How to Clean Laminate Floors
For you should know, please vacuum regularly to remove loose dirt and grime. When a more thorough cleaning is required, try using damp-mop the floor with plain warm water. The mop should be kept damp, not wet, so you don’t saturate the floor. Do not polish or wax a laminate floor, ask the specialists if necessary. Don’t use abrasive cleaners, scouring powder or steel wool because they have the potential to scratch the floor and ruin it for good.
Lamps and lampshades
Dust the base of the lamp carefully, the bulb, and the shade as well. Do this with a soft cloth or the dusting tool on your vacuum cleaner. Clean the base with a damp sponge or cloth with cleaning product appropriate for the material the lamp is made of. Do not immerse the base in water since this damages the wiring, plus it is a quite dangerous when dealing with water and electricity you know.
It is an important thing to know that leather is in the same time strong and “soft”. Dust with a clean, soft cloth. Use a soft bristled toothbrush or paintbrush if the leather is tufted and has buttons or piping. Carefully wipe with a clean, damp sponge or cloth and mild soap for the purpose. Rinse with a well-wrung sponge or cloth. Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
It’s a splendid material and always looking good, so you should keep it that way. Dust with a clean, soft cloth for this one. Damp-dust occasionally with a clean sponge or cloth dampened in warm water. After that dry the surface with a clean, soft cloth. Wipe up spills immediately.
Stains in the microwave
If there is a turntable in it, go on- remove it and wash in warm. Do it by hand with water or in the dishwasher. After that dry it. To clean the interior, boil a cup of water inside for 3 to 4 minutes. The smart thing is that the condensation will loosen any food soil on the walls or ceiling of the oven. Then wipe with a damp sponge or cloth, and dry. Never use a commercial oven cleaner or remove the cover in the top of the oven interior for cleaning. In order to have a good indistinctive smell, wash the interior surfaces every few months with a solution of 1/4 cup of baking soda to 1 quart of warm water; rinse and dry. That’s it!