5 Apartment Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know
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Cleaning Shortcuts for Your Apartment
Cleaning your apartment, or anything for that matter, is a tough task. We all want our homes to be magically cleaned, but we don’t want to do the work to get there. Sometimes, we have to clean in a hurry, making it near impossible to do so efficiently. But, with these cleaning hacks, your apartment will be clean in no time.
#1 – Clean Your Mattress with Ease
Cleaning your mattress probably isn’t something everyone knows how to do. Well, this cleaning method is much better than just stripping your bed of its sheets and spraying it with an odor freshener. While that may get rid of the smell, the stains will remain. All you have to do is put vodka into a spray bottle, and then spray it on the stains. You can also add some oils that smell nice to the mix. If you don’t have the oils, there are many places within the area in which you can purchase them.
#2 – Get the Dust Out of Your Air Vents
Are you tired of getting dust blown around your apartment from your air vent? Most of the debris may not be visible, but it could be the reason for your allergies and itchy eyes. Luckily for you, there is a simply way to clean out those air vents. The two things you need are a moist towel and a butter knife from the kitchen. Use a little bit of warm water to moisten the towel. Then, wrap it around your butter knife and start cleaning in between the vents.
#3 – Use Any Extra Grapefruits to Clean the Tub
Grapefruits are a delicious fruit, and are very good for you. But, did you know they double as cleaning supplies for your tub? Grapefruit has the same acidic properties as a lemon, except grapefruits make for a better smell. First, you will want to run the water in your tub to make it damp. Second, cut the grapefruit in half, sprinkling the exposed sides with some salt. The skin of the fruit acts as small handles when scrubbing the tub with it. Afterwards, washout your tub and it will look brand new.
#4 – Get Rid of the Mess in Your Oven
Cleaning the stovetop is somewhat of an easy task, and doesn’t take too long. But, cleaning inside of the oven ends up being a messy task. Getting on your hands and knees with oven cleaners trying to scrub the floor of the oven never really works. For this hack, grab a lemon and cut it in half. Then, sprinkle the inside of your oven with kosher salt, and then start scrubbing with the lemon. This method easily gets rid of grime and leaves your oven smelling nice.
#5 – Do Away with Stains with Baking Soda Paste
Everyone has had an accident or two where they spill something onto their rug leaving a stain. That’s the price we pay of having a rug over a hardwood floor. Not to worry though, your rug and carpet are not ruined forever. Baking soda paste takes away the stains with ease. In a spray bottle, combine 2/3 of water and 1/3 vinegar. Spray it over the stain, and then place a warm washcloth over it. Then grab your iron, and iron over the cloth for about half a minute and it should look good as new.
Apartment Homes in Virginia
All of these apartment-cleaning hacks should have saved you a lot of time and money. There is always something better you could do rather than buying an overpriced cleaning product, when most likely have all that you need is right in your kitchen. If you were interested in looking for an apartment, stop by for a visit at The Springs Reston Apartment Homes.