8 Homemade Cleaning Hacks To Give Your House A New Look This New Year

homemade cleaning hacks to give your house a new look this new year

New Year = New You, agreed. But wouldn’t it be great if you had a New Year = New Home to match your 2019 personality? No, we’re not asking you to buy a new house – you can give your home a new, fresh look with just a few simple cleaning hacks that are affordable, cheap, and easy to do.

These hacks will transform your home just in time for the new year!

1. Grime Cleaner

Using your microwave over and over, especially to heat curry can leave stains all over. Get rid of these stains with a simple, 2-ingredient hack.

Things you need:

  • Juice of 2-3 lemons
  • A medium size microwave-safe bowl of water

Directions:

  • Put the lemon juice and the remaining lemon slices in the bowl of water. Mix slightly.
  • Put the bowl in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes, or till the water boils.
  • Let it stay in for some time.
  • Remove the bowl and easily wipe off the grime and stains from inside the microwave.

grime cleaner

2. Greasy Stove Cleaner

All the cooking is naturally bound to leave stains on the gas stove. These stains can be tough – but there’s an easy way to get rid of them.

Things you need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Vinegar
  • Cleaning brush

Directions:

  • Take the baking soda and add the water to it, just enough to make a slightly thick but runny paste.
  • Apply this paste on the greasy spots on your gas stove.
  • Let it stay for some time – about 20 minutes.
  • Take the brush and dip it in vinegar, and slowly scrub off the paste.
  • For any remaining stains, follow the same steps.

greasy stove cleaner

3. Wall Stain Cleaner

If you have young, passionate and creative children, there is a chance that your walls might be coloured with crayons. Here’s how to get them out in a simple way.

Things you need:

  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of borax powder
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Sponge

Directions:

  • Mix the baking powder and borax powder and add warm water. Let the powders dissolve completely.
  • Put a sponge in the mixture and leave for some time.
  • Take the soaked sponge and clean the wall.

wall stain cleaner

4. Multipurpose Cleaner

This can be used to clean tables, TV screens, etc. Make your living room inviting, beautiful and fragrant with this simple hack.

Things you need:

  • 2 cups of vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • A few drops of your favourite essential oil (lemon, peppermint, lavender, etc)
  • A spray bottle

Directions:

  • Mix the vinegar and water.
  • Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
  • Put it in a spray bottle and use.

multipurpose cleaner

5. Kitchen Sink Cleaner

All you need is one ingredient to get your kitchen squeaky clean.

Things you need:

  • Baking soda

Directions:

  • Take a generous amount of baking soda and apply it around and in your kitchen sink.
  • Leave for some time, and wash it off with water.

kitchen sink cleaner

6. Hard Water Stains and Rust Cleaner

Hard water on stainless steel can make it look quite ugly. Here’s how you can get rid of it.

Things you need:

  • A few lemons, cut in half
  • Coarse Salt

Directions:

  • Take half a lemon and put a good amount of salt on it.
  • Scrub the stainless steel surface till it’s clean.
  • Wash with water.

rust and hard water stain cleaner

7. Oil Stain Cleaner

Oil stains are hard to remove, and they can make a fabric look old. Here’s how you can get rid of them.

Things you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Regular dish soap (Prill, Vim, etc)
  • Vinegar
  • Old toothbrush

Directions:

  • Take the baking soda and spread it on the oil stain.
  • Take some dish soap and spread it on the baking soda film.
  • Keep it for some time.
  • Dip the toothbrush in some vinegar and gently scrub off the mixture.

oil stain cleaner

8. Stained Carpet Cleaner

Make your carpet look as good as new by getting rid of all the stains.

Things you need:

  • 2 parts white vinegar
  •  2 parts water
  • 1 part dish soap
  • A coarse cloth

Directions:

  • Mix the water, vinegar, and dish soap together.
  • Dip the coarse cloth in the mixture and rub it on the stained area
  • Rub till the stain goes away.
  • Let dry.

stained carpet cleaner

Cleaning your house isn’t as difficult as you think – just a few simple ingredients available in your pantry can do wonders to the way your home looks, and just in time to welcome 2019!

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