6 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Cleaning is just. so. fun.  I get that there are people out there who do enjoy it, and that’s cool, but I’m not one of them. There are a million other things I’d rather be doing. Fortunately, I’ve come across some clever little cleaning hacks that will make getting the room spic and span much simpler. Here are six cleaning hacks that will make your life easier.

How to Remove Pet Hair from Furniture and Carpet how to clean pet hair off furniture - Hooray for Moms

While I love our dog and cat, I don’t love the hair they leave behind on our sofa and carpet. In fact, it kind of disgusts me. That’s why I was so pleased to discover this nifty hack. To remove pet hair from furniture and carpet, use a squeegee. Just run the squeegee across the chair or carpet and you’ll soon have a ball of fur to toss out.

How to Clean Lampshades

Lampshades are one of those areas that accumulate an obscene amount of dust. Using a duster on them never seems to completely work, and instead just moves the dust to my nightstand. Not anymore! Instead of using a duster to clean lampshades, use a lint roller. The sticky pad picks up dust and removes it rather than making it settle elsewhere.

How to Clean Windowsills

I love opening the curtains each morning and letting the sun shine in, waking me up. But I don’t like seeing dirt and gunk in my windowsills. You’d be surprised how much accumulates. It’s not too pretty. To clean this narrow area, grab some Q-Tips and vinegar. Dip the Q-Tip in the vinegar and wipe inside the windowsill. Ahhh…clean again. Now that’s a beautiful sight!

How to Clean Baseboards

Baseboards add such a nice touch to homes, but they accrue dust quickly. To keep dust away in the first place, dust your baseboards with a regular dryer sheet. Not only will this clean your baseboards, but it will also repel further dust from gathering. (And the dryer sheets make your house smell nice and fresh!)

How to Clean Blinds

Blinds are one of those things that tend to get overlooked, but go look at yours right now. I bet they’re covered in dust. Fortunately, cleaning them is simple. Put on a cotton glove and run the blinds through your fingers from side to side. It’s as simple as that.

How to Clean a Mirror how to clean a mirror - Hooray for Moms

I love mirrors. I love how they reflect the sunlight, I love how they make a room look larger, but most importantly, I love that I can check my teeth after eating spinach. I don’t like how they attract smudges though. At least there’s an easy way to clean them. Brew a strong pot of black tea. Dip a lint-free cloth into the tea to moisten it and rub little circles on the mirror. (Don’t saturate it as it can leave black tarnish marks if the liquid seeps into the silver coating.) Dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Cleaning doesn’t sound as awful with these hacks now, does it? What kind of hacks do you use? Don’t hold out on us, share!

Kellie S

Kellie S

Kellie Sandrik is the creator of the online magazine Hooray for Moms. She has been writing for more than a decade about everything from parenting to travel to money-saving tips and more. She is the proud mother of two boys who drive her nuts and make her fall deeper in love with them on a daily basis. Her favorite thing to do is experience new adventures with her boys and husband.
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Kellie Sandrik is the creator of the online magazine Hooray for Moms. She has been writing for more than a decade about everything from parenting to travel to money-saving tips and more. She is the proud mother of two boys who drive her nuts and make her fall deeper in love with them on a daily basis. Her favorite thing to do is experience new adventures with her boys and husband.

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