9 Genius Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

These nine tips might make you hate cleaning a little less.

Amanda Thomas
5-minute read
Episode #190

7.) Use Alka Seltzer to Clean Toilet Rings

Hate scrubbing your toilet? Who doesn’t? Luckily, there’s an easy way to clean the ring from your toilet, and it requires very little time and effort on your part!

Grab a box of Alka Seltzer and toss 3-4 of them in to your toilet. Let them do their fizzing and popping while you go work on other things for 20 minutes. Then, when you return, do a quick swish around the inside of the bowl with the toilet brush. The citric acid and fizzing action do the hard work so you don’t have to.

Bonus tip: Denture cleaner tablets can do the same thing!

8.) Keep Wet Wipes Near Toilets

You know that saying, “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie”? Well, it’s much easier to wipe the seatie if you have something close by to use to wipe it! Personally, I keep flushable wet wipes near my toilet because they can be used for cleaning the toilet and bums, but I know others who prefer to keep a container of disinfecting wipes near the toilet because they prefer the thought of a stronger cleaning agent.

Whether the drips are on the toilet itself, or on the floor around the toilet, you can teach everyone in your home to be a sweetie and wipe up any messes they may before leaving the bathroom. This way you’ll have to deal with any dried urine, and the stench that comes with it, on a much less frequent basis!

9.) Use an Old Toothbrush to Clean Paneled Doors

Paneled doors are a great upgrade to a home. They provide a more contemporary look to a space by giving a design to the interior doors and cabinet doors. The challenge with paneled doors is that dust and dirt accumulates on the tiny ledges and crevices. A rag can be used to clean the flat surfaces of the door, but often dirt sticks in the corners.

To more easily clean the tricky spots on the doors and cabinets, use an old toothbrush. You can spray a bit of surface cleaner directly onto the door, then use the toothbrush to work the dirt and dust out. Wipe down the entire surface with a clean rag, and your doors will look good as new!

That’s the complete list of my favorite cleaning hacks. Implement one or all of them to make your cleaning sessions easier each week. If you have any additional tips, I’d love to hear them as well. Post them in the comment section below, or on my Facebook page.

For more cleaning tips check out these 10 Cleaning Tips You Won't Be Able to Live Without.

Until next time, I’m the Domestic CEO, helping you love your home.


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Amanda Thomas Domestic CEO

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