30 DIY Cleaning Tips

Does cleaning the house always seem like a great idea until you actually have to make time to do it? If you are not a huge cleaning fan but having a super clean house is a must, then you should definitely check out all 30 of these brilliant cleaning tips. DIY your way into a sparkling home with cool ways to clean just about anything in your home, from kitchen to bathrooms to floors. Get rid of smells, polish and make everything in sight sparkle with just a few simple tips and tricks. You are going to wish you’d known about these sooner, such amazing time savers. I used the blind cleaning trick last weekend with spectacular results, and if I had done it my way, the job would have taken hours. Instead, it took minutes. I am not a fan of every DIY hack I see, but these are different. Every single tip here is a must try. See for yourself!

1. Most Efficient Way To Clean Blinds


Are you ready to know the only hack you’ll ever need to clean window blinds? Blinds collect dust like nobody’s business, and getting that dust off is a pain. It is time consuming, and I know I’ve never felt like I’ve gotten mine completely dust-free–even after a day devoted to cleaning them.

2. Clean Electric Stove Burners


Whether it’s the occasional boil-over or a big spill, your electric stove burners are bound to get a little gunked up after awhile. Learn how to clean those tough, baked-on messes on your stove burners and burner pans with this easy to follow instructions from Apartment Therapy.

3. Remove that Horrible Urine Smell from the Bathroom


If you’re ready to get remove the urine smell in your bathroom, this natural recipe will work wonders!  Here is how to remove that horrible urine smell. With nothing more than a few supplies you probably already have sitting around the house and about half an hour of time, you can finally get rid of that urine smell in the bathroom once and for all. Read all about it in this blogpost from Life of a Homebody.

4. Clean Oven Glass The Easy Way


Do you remember when was the last time you cleaned your oven glass door? I am sure it is not something you look forward to, but once done it makes a huge difference in the kitchen. Cleaning that brown stained oven door glass can be very easy! No matter which option you pick it will take just a few minutes to make it shine like new. Take it from this easy tutorial and I’m sure it will never disappoint.

5. Best Way To Clean Baseboards


Those tiny little ledges can get unsightly with dust and dirt pretty quickly. Learn the easiest way to get them clean with these simple instructions from The Country Chic Cottage. How do you keep those baseboards clean for longer?  Allow the area to dry, then run a dryer sheet along the entire baseboard.  This not only repels dirt and static, but it will put a coating on the area so that dust, pet hair, and more just fall right off.  Amazing right?  Give it a try in your own home!

6. Repair And Clean Cast Iron Skillets


Now learn how to clean, season, and maintain your cast-iron skillet so it will last a long time. Cast iron skillets aren’t expensive, but there’s no reason to throw one away if you can fix it like new with a few hours of lazy work, and a few minutes of heavy scrubbing. So, if you have a neglected cast iron skillet or know somebody who does, you can check out this comprehensive blogpost from Macheesmo.

7. Clean Bathroom Vent Fans


Bathroom exhaust fans must be regularly cleaned to keep the grill and motor from clogging up with dust. Here’s how to do it! You’ll need a chair or a ladder, depending on how high your ceilings are and how tall you are. Pull down on the plastic cover, and then pinch the wire braces on each side. This will let the hooks come out of the slots in the actual fan piece.

8. Make Your Own Scented Cleaning Vinegar


White vinegar is something of a super tool when it comes to cleaning. It’s non-toxic, inexpensive, easy to find, and cleans, oh, just about everything: It brightens windows, freshens laundry, banishes spots on carpeting, and much more. Follow along the complete tutorial from One Good Thing by Jillee so you can learn how to make lemon-scented vinegar for cleaning.

9. Clean a Glass Cook-top


Keeping your stove-top clean requires diligence and effort. Figuring out how to clean a glass stovetop without scratching it can be tough! I’ll be honest, I hated cleaning the stove when I was younger. But I recently moved into a new home and bought a new stove. Ever since then I have wanted to keep the top of my stove as clean and untouched as possible. Here are two simple ways to keep your cooktop sparkling from Happy Mama Tales.

10. Deep-Clean Your Natural-Fabric Couch


Removing and replacing old caulk can be a time-consuming project if it starts growing mold. Everyone knows mold is gross. Yet, it’s in pretty much every home, especially in areas where there is moisture naturally, like in your bathroom! But, if you want a “quick fix” or something that is more affordable than new caulking, and likely far less time consuming, and don’t want to wait two days for the new silicon caulk to dry, this cleaning tip from What’s Up Fagans works really, really well.

11. Clean An Iron With Vinegar And Baking Soda


12. Clean Your Air Vents for a Fresher Home



13. DIY Chemical Free Cleaning Wipes




14. Remove Mold From Shower Caulking


15. Clean A Top Loading Washing Machine With Vinegar And Bleach


16. Make Your Own Swiffer Wet Pads


17. Clean Your Brush In Minutes


18. Keep Your Faucets Shiny


19. Clean Your Stove with Amonia



20. Clean Up Nail Polish Spill


21. Use a Magic Eraser for Your Windowsills


22. Use a Seam Ripper To Clean out Vacuum


23. Deep Clean Your Kitchen


24. Wash And Whiten Pillows


25. Clean Your Essential Oil Diffuser


26. Clean Your Vacuum Cleaner


27. Use A Pillowcase To Dust A Ceiling Fan


28. 3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs


29. Broom as Long Distance Duster




30. Dust A/C Vents with a Foam Brush



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