Summer is the best season of the year because people get to hang out with their family and friends. More often than not you don’t have enough time to clean the whole house and still have ample time with your loved ones. Making use of the following tips from Simplymaid will ensure that you can eat your cake and still have it. These tips are;

Use two doormats to trap enough dust

To keep dust at bay, use two doormats; one outside the door and the other one inside the house. This means there will be less or no dust getting inside the house via people’s shoes. Vacuum the indoor ones first on both sides; vacuuming the backside of the mat ensures all dust drops on the floor which makes it easier to pick. To wash the doormats, hose them off and air dry them before replacing them.

Cleaning the microwave

Most times when warming foods or drinks, they might spill or run over and these stains can be hard to clean. To easily clean the microwave, place a microwavable bowl in the microwave with enough water, a chopped lemon, orange, lime or a few spoons of vinegar. Boil the water until the microwave window is steamy then turn it off. Let the solution sit for 15 minutes then wipe the microwave in and out with a clean sponge

Grocery bags

Buy reusable grocery bags to cut down on plastics use. These bags are prone to grime and dirt; ensure you run them through the washer often. Turn them inside out before tossing them in; make sure to check the bag’s fabric before selecting the dryer setting

Cutting boards

If your cuttings boards have some marks, cut a piece of lemon in half and run it over the board. Not only does the lemon remove nasty marks, but it also removes any odors. You can also add some baking soda or salt for a cleaner look.

Stainless steel

To keep your stainless-steel surfaces clean and sparkling, mix 1 teaspoon of dish washing soap and some hot water. Use a microfiber cloth to rub the solution on the marks and the entire surface. Rinse with clean hot water and immediately it with a clean cloth

Keeping your shower curtain clean

Machine wash your shower curtain on the gentle cycle using the normal washing detergent and air dry it. To keep it clean for longer, spray it with a bleach-containing all-purpose cleaner, run the shower for some minutes to rinse it off then use the shower.

Shower drains

To keep your shower drains smelling fresh, mix1 cup of table salt and ½ cup of baking soda. Pour the mixture down your shower drains and then pour one cup of heated vinegar. This mixture will foam and bubble thus removing any smells. Let it sit for 15 minutes then run hot water for one minute.

Cleaning your brooms

Brooms also need cleaning lest they re-spread dust and germs on your next cleaning. To keep your brooms clean, vacuum them using the end of your vacuum hose or swish the heads in warm soapy water, rinse them and air dry them.

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