Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Few Cleaning Tips

Cleaning is part of daily life. If you have children you probably feel like you are cleaning or picking up things all day long. I love learning new tips to make my life easier or my cleaning more effective. 

Here are a few of my favorite cleaning tips I've learned over the past year.

1. Wash your garbage cans in the dishwasher.

My cousin taught me this tip and I am forever grateful. My seven year old and 4 year old are in charge of taking out the small trashes in our home and with that comes things spilling out into the can. If a diaper doesn't get taken out the pails are left horribly stinky.

Just toss you garbage cans in the dishwasher to be clean, sanitized and fresh!

**I've even tossed in the plastic potty training seats! Take out the top rack to fit in larger pails too.**

2. Scrub the hinges of the toilet with a toothbrush.
If you have boys, men or potty training toddlers you'll love this tip that I saw on someone's blog (can't remember whose it was though). Flip up the cover on the toilet hinge the covers the bolt (use a butter knife to pop it up) and spray it with cleaner and scrub away.

Not only will this leave the toilet extra clean, but it will smell so much better too. I just leave my toilet toothbrush with my regular toilet brush so I have them both when I clean the bathrooms.

**Should I be embarrassed that I posted a picture of my dirty toilet for the whole world to see? Oh well, it's clean now so that's all that matters!

3. Fill up the soap bottle with shampoo.
I saw this money saving tip on Money Saving Mom. Just use cheap, discounted, or free shampoo in your empty hand soap bottles.

Currently our hands smell like lavender and I really like it!
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1 comment:

  1. Ooooh!! Good idea with the hand soap.

    I've washed uncovential things in my dishwasher but my old one would not have worked for trash cans - I will have to check my new one, it might!!



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