Cleaning can feel like a such daunting task because there’s always more to be done. And it also can seem repetitive… well, because it is! So today I’m sharing a few cleaning hacks to make cleaning faster, easier & more enjoyable!!
In my After Dark Cleaning Routine video, I share 5 cleaning hacks + a bonus one just for fun! I also share my night time routine on how I keep my house clean (or as clean as it can be with 3 little boys living here) and begin each day with a head start. If you want to see my cleaning hacks mentioned in the video, you can click HERE. But I wanted to share a few others in this post (below) that DIDN’T make it into the video!
- SMELLY CARPET :: If you feel like your carpets aren’t smelling their best, you can remedy that super easily & on a teeny, tiny budget! All you need is some baking soda, and your vacuum. Simply sprinkle on some baking soda directly onto your carpet & let it sit for a bit. I love to leave it on for an hour or to make things easy, just sprinkle it on before bed & then when you wake up, vacuum it up! The baking soda will have absorbed the smell that your carpet was holding onto by then, and when you vacuum it up… VOILA!! Fresh & Clean!!
- DUSTY FANS :: I know some things are easily forgotten, or in the case of our fan blades… happily forgotten. Until you look up & see the inch of dust patiently waiting for you to clean off the top of your fan blades. Yes this chore can be a pain to tackle, & yes it’s an annoying one. But it can be less annoying if you use this hack… All you do is wrap the pillowcase around the blade of your ceiling & pull backwards. This will do two things, remove most of the dust from your fan, and also trap all of the dust inside the old pillowcase without distributing it around the room. So simple!! After that you’re welcome to use your favorite cleaning products to wipe it down… but this way you’re not having to deal with a crazy amount of dust flying everywhere! It’s all totally contained!
- STINKY BATHROOM :: This next one is less of a cleaning hack & more of a “thank goodness I found this tip to save my poor nose” … or at least it is if you live with boys (coming from a boy mama). I have tried just about everything to help with the “boy smell” and to be honest… I do several things lol but this one is amazing to keep those bathrooms smelling a little more fresh & clean Naturally! All you do, is grab your favorite essential oil scent ( I get mine from Simply Earth because the quality is great & it doesn’t break the bank ) Just add a few drops to the inside of your toilet paper roll, and everytime someone pulls on the toilet paper, it will release a light scent into the room, which sometimes is just what it needs to keep the room you clean constantly, smelling like you actually clean it!
I hope these hacks can help you in your daily cleaning! If you missed my video or want to go see my other cleaning hacks, you can watch it below! Happy Cleaning!! Love you guys!! XO ♡amanda