Monday, 28 December 2015

The internet's top 8 cleaning tricks

It's time to get 'your clean on' - well, that's what my 12 year old tells me, must be some new young person phrase that I'm too old to carry off, although it is remarkably similar to a Missy Elliot track from the 90's! 

What my 12 year old doesn't realise is that this year is the year I teach him not just to tidy, but to clean!  As I type his shoulders have dropped and he's adopted a 'kevin' stance, for those of you old enough to remember the comedy sketch Kevin and Perry, the brainchild of Harry Enfield.  However,  I love cleaning, when i'm not at work selling houses, it's like therapy for me. 

I've decided to share the 8 tips I found online today to help your home stay cleaner.  Enjoy!

Top 8 internet cleaning tips

1. Drilling: 

Catch dust that is created whilst drilling by using a stick memo pad folder to catch the dust.  Why not ask someone to hold the hoover nozzle and turn on the hoover to catch it before it falls.

2. Bins:

To get rid of odours, drop in a cut-up lemon, some salt and a few ice cubes. The lemon deodorizes, and the ice and salt clean away residue.
3. Sponges

Sponges are the breeding ground for bacteria.  Disinfect yours everynight by squeezing it out and microwaving it on high for about a minute.  Once it gets out of shape and smelly - I would replace it though.

4. Paint Tins

Stop paint from running over the edge of the tin and hardening, because then the tin will be hard to close. How to do it? Just fold some aluminium foil over the edge of the tin.
DIY for

 5. Make your bed easier
I read this one today I LOVE this tip:
Start with the Bed: If your bed is made, your bedroom looks neat. When you wake up, pull the covers up to your chin, then scissor-kick your way out of bed so it'll be half made. Finish the job before you walk away.

Thinking of all the people scissor kicking their way out of bed tomorrow morning
6. Radiators 
To clean your radiators, hang a damp cloth or damp newspapers behind the radiator. Blow on the radiator with a hair dryer to force hidden dirt and dust onto the damp cloth. © 2006 Publications International, Ltd.  Use a hair dryer to remove hard-to-reach dirt from a radiator.

7. Radiators and crayons don't mix
Remove crayon from your radiators with a papertowel soaked in milk from the fridge.  <<really? If it works, this really is a great tip.

8. Pet Hair
A house selling nightmare s pets.  Pets are wonderful, I even have a cocker spaniel called Tilly.  Sadly, they don't help your house sell, but you can get rid of pet evidence, aka pet hair, by using  a wet rubber glove and rubbing it over your furniture.  It will get rid of any hair your hoover and lint roller miss!

Do you have a top cleaning tip, you can share?  i'd love to hear them.

If you would like to see a way of getting out of cleaning, why not take a tip from Kevin...  I'm still laughing:

Until next time

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