I am not a great housekeeper. I like to have a clean house but I hate getting up close and personal with anything dirty. That’s why I love finding cleaning hacks that can be done with as little interference from me as possible. As Spring Cleaning season approaches, I wanted to share some of those hands-off cleaning hacks with you. I found the supplies for each of these cleaning hacks when I was getting groceries at Walmart.
CLEAN YOUR BLINDS: This tip isn’t as hands-off as the other hacks on this list, but you won’t have to touch any of the grossness directly. Save any unmatched socks from your laundry and use them to clean your blinds. Bonus points if you turn them into sock puppets and encourage your kids to have their puppet “eat” the dust off the blinds. Kids cleaning the house > you cleaning the house.
CLEAN YOUR MICROWAVE: Do you have gross splatter stains in your microwave? Make cleaning the microwave much easier by cooking a lemon in it.
CLEAN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Wait! Don’t throw that lemon away. Toss it in the garbage disposal, and run it with a bit of cold water. The lemon will clean and deodorize that stinky drain.
CLEAN YOUR DRAINS: If other drains in your house are backing up, bust out your grade school science experiment skillz. Pour some baking soda down the drain, followed by some white vinegar. The bubbly foam should loosen up some of the gunk coating the pipes. Finish up by pouring some very hot water down the drain.
CLEAN SHOWER HEADS AND FAUCETS: Give your scaly faucets and shower heads an overnight spa treatment. White vinegar will loosen up the gunk so you can wipe it away without scrubbing.
CLEAN GAS BURNERS: Gas stove burners get very gross and are hard to clean without a ton of elbow grease, right? My friend Viv shared a way to use ammonia to make those burners look like new… without scrubbing.
CLEAN YOUR TRASH CAN: Give your trash can shower to remove the funk at the bottom. Pour some bleach into the can, and set it under a hot shower. Pour the bleach down the shower drain and rinse the can out. Then, please clean your shower out before you use it again.
CLEAN YOUR TOILET: keep a safe distance from the dirty toilet bowl by using the Clorox Toilet Wand. The bleach cleaner will get your toilet fresh and clean, but you won’t have to put your face anywhere near the bowl. Just click the disposable toilet cleaning head to the end of the handle, swish around the toilet bowl to release the cleaner and toss the head into the trash when you’re done – it really is that simple and works better than a nasty toilet brush. The bonus is that you don’t have to have that germy toilet brush sitting in your bathroom all the time anymore. You can find the Clorox Toilet Wand in the mop and broom aisle at Walmart.
What’s your best low-maintenance cleaning hack?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.