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Top 10 DIY Cleaning Tips

by | Sep 2, 2015 | General

Do you need a little inspiration or motivation to get some cleaning done around your house?

Well, you’re in the right place. We have found some awesome DIY cleaning tips to share with you that will make your cleaning to-do list less daunting. Here are our top ten favorite cleaning tips:

1. Refrigerator Deep Clean

To keep your refrigerator odor-free and sparkling clean, use disinfecting wipes every day to just wipe down the handles and surfaces that are most often used and touched. They are so easy and fast, and it prevents build up over time and makes it easier to deep clean when you have time. For that deeper clean, check dates and labels on food and throw out anything that is over 1-month-old. A few things may not apply such as condiments and well-preserved items but check those too. When things are cleared out, spray down all surfaces including the insides of drawers as well as the roof and walls of the fridge. It’s that simple!

Know more about How to Deep clean your refrigerator with DIY Disinfectant and Deodorizer, In Hello Natural. 

2. Copper Bottom Pots & Pans

The build up that occurs on the bottom of pans and the burnt looking film is absolutely brutal to get off. Most people throw in the towel and do not even bother trying to get it off but with just a little bit of salt, white vinegar, and a scrubbing pad, you can get those copper bottoms shiny in no time at all.

Simply sprinkle some salt onto the bottom of the pan and then add some vinegar. Scrub away using the pad to mix the vinegar and salt and rub it into the stains on the bottom of the pan evenly. This should only take about five minutes of your time so try it!

3. Fan Cleaning


Fans can be so hard to wipe down thoroughly, so it is hard to feel like they ever truly get clean. What you need to do first is disassemble the fan. Some fans are easier than others to take apart so this may end up not being as easy for you, but it is worth it either way. Either pop the clips or unscrew the screws to open up the cage part. Then separate the blades from the back panel- usually there is a nut holding it in place so loosen that and pull off the blades.

Once everything is off, put it in the dishwasher. Yes, the dishwasher. Not the mechanical part of the course but the blades and the cage can go in and get shiny clean in there. After it’s clean, all you have to do is reassemble and pat yourself on the back for having a beautiful shiny fan.

4. Rust Removal

Often people just end up throwing away rusty deck chairs and rusty playground equipment but we have a solution for you! Bar Keeper’s Friend- the magical substance that brings joy to homeowners and cleaners alike. All you need is some Bar Keeper’s Friend, a tough old rag and a pair of cleaning or work gloves. Protect your hands from the chemicals and put on those gloves then wet the cloth, so it is damp. Add a little Bar Keeper’s Friend powder to the rag and mix it around in the rag, so it is all over and creates a paste looking film on the rag. Then apply the prepared rag to the surface of the rusty item and scrub until it shines. Some rust is more stubborn than others but often it doesn’t take much time to get things shining again!

Want to know more about rust removal with home remedies?  Visit, remediesandherbs .

5. Toilet Bombs

A toilet bomb is a wonderful DIY solution to a few common bathroom and toilet-related problems. It helps with odors as well as kills bacteria, so it is worth a try. These cute little “bombs”, when dropped in the toilet, will fizz and pop and make your bathroom smell amazing while cleaning the toilet bowl from bacteria that causes bad odors. In order to make them, you will need a mask (for extra caution while mixing ingredients), 1 1/3 cup baking soda, and ½ cup citric acid, 30 drops of lavender, peppermint and lemon essential oils. Mix the baking soda and citric acid while slowly spraying in the mixture of essential oils from a spray bottle. Once it is all mixed evenly, put them in silicone molds and let them dry for about 5-7 hours. Drop in your toilet and enjoy the show!

Check out some more steps in Pop Sugar, Smart Living Homemade Toilet Bombs.

6. 5 Minute Bathroom Cleaning

If all you have is 5 minutes to make your bathroom look beautiful, simply grab a roll of paper towels and some kind of glass cleaner. Move quickly and just spray and wipe down every surface from counters to the toilet seat to the floors. Glass cleaner works on it all and makes everything shine and smell good.

7. Washing Hats


Washing hats is always hard because it tends to ruin their shape but this method will get your hats looking and smelling good as new with less work! Grab a Tupperware bin and throw the hat in with some warm water and a small scoop of detergent. Make sure it is sealed and shake it around a bit. You will see the water turn dark from the dirt so take the hat out, rinse in cold water and let it air dry.

8. Grout Cleaning

Grout is a pain to clean and often goes uncleaned because of this. All you need to do is mix water; baking soda, lemon and vinegar then spray or pour it onto tile and grout surface and let it sink in for a little while. After letting it sit, use a scrub brush to scrub it into the cracks a little better and it will look beautiful in no time and with less effort!

9. Pet Hair Cleaning

One of the most genius and easiest methods of removing pet hair from your carpet involves a squeegee. You didn’t expect that now did you? All you need is to drag the squeegee across the carpeted surface, and it will pull all of the hair out!

10. Quick & Easy Shower Cleaning

Get a dish wand and fill it with 50/50 vinegar and dishwashing detergent then simply store it in your shower caddy or on the rim of the tub. This keeps it handy and easy to wipe down the walls and the tub during and after showers.

Get Cleaning

We hope these tips have inspired you to find innovative and unusual solutions to everyday cleaning issues. Not everything is as hard to clean as it seems!

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Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.


About Author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.