16 Must Read Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

We have all heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” Nowhere does that apply better than when cleaning. Getting the grime out of the tub is horrible no matter how you spin it. Cleaning your stove tops is another hated chore! I am always searching for tips and hacks to ease the pain of cleaning and this roundup from World Inside Pictures looks like a winner! I’m excited to feature these 16 tips for making your house cleaner and your back less broken from all that scrubbing.

I never clean the over. Ever. I hate having to leave the house because of the noxious fumes and I hate all that scrubbing. The burners do get cleaned during spring cleaning (maybe). The glass? Ha! I might check these tips out. After the holidays my oven could use some tender loving care. My pillows could use some freshening too. We had a lot of company this year! This tips from Listotic are pretty amazing too. Find them here

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World Inside Pictures: 16 Must Read Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Reconditioning

Cast iron is amazing. I got a cast iron dutch oven for my birthday last year and I love cooking with it! These pans distribute heat evenly and, if taken care of, can last forever! My mom always told me that the tempered, well loved ones were the best. Well loved is just another way of saying well used. But even the most ‘loved’ pans need help and reconditioning every once in a while. They can rust easily and using soap and metal utensils has a negative effect on these wonderful pans.

One of the many myths about cast iron is that once it is damaged it’s time to throw it out. Black Iron Blog has an amazing step by step tutorial on how to recondition it, making it just like new! I’m so excited to try this! If he can take a nasty antique skillet and make it beautiful then I can fix my slightly damaged one! Here are some other restoration projects I know you will find helpful…

Here’s the link to Black Iron Blog’s full article…

Black Iron Blog: Easy Cast Iron Skillet Reconditioning

DIY Wood Floor Cleaner (Safe, Non-Toxic, Easy and Cheap!)

My floors are so messy! I’m always looking for new ways to add some some polish and hide dirt. That’s why I’m excited to try this all-natural wood floor cleaner from Gathered In The Kitchen. I’m so glad to have run across this DIY. It only has three ingredients and it works great on laminate and solid hardwood floors!

FInd out all about it here…

Gathered In The Kitchen – DIY Wood Floor Cleaner (Safe, Non-Toxic, Easy and Cheap!)

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mold mildew

Ewwww. Mold and mildew. There is some hiding in even the cleanest of houses. I didn’t know this until now, but September is ‘Mold Awareness’ month. That stuff if bad for you! Mold makes your bathroom look nasty and can cause some serious health issues. Here are 5 all-natural-ways from Plant Care Today to get rid of it.

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Plant Care Today – 5 Natural Ways To Treat Household Mold And Mildew

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mouse trap

Mouse problem? No problem! Not with this trap from Instructables. This is a great catch-and-release style trap that won’t harm the mice. It’s easy to make and all from repurposed materials. Don’t forget to release what you catch somewhere where they won’t come back. Or you could be doing this over and over and over again.

Find the trap here…

Instructables – Simple ‘No-Kill’ Mouse Trap

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25 Deep Cleaning Tricks For The Neat Freak

I go through cleaning phases but I’m not in one now. Sometimes the mess just doesn’t bother me and the dirt builds up, and up, and up. But I don’t think I can put the cleaning off any longer! If your home is in a need of a deep clean like mine, don’t freak out. It isn’t that bad! Here are some easy tricks that are quick but still work wonders on all that grime.

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Diply – 25 Thorough Cleaning Tricks For The Neat Freak

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laundry soap for a year

This sounds like a good deal to me. I have always been a liquid laundry detergent person but I can see myself branching out to try this and you should too. I am excited to feature One Good Thing By Jillee and her wonderful soap recipe. It looks great and $30 for a year of soap is hard not get excited about!

Find out how to make your own here…

OneGoodThingByJillee – Make A Year’s Worth Of Laundry Soap For $30.00

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