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12 genius tricks for a dazzlingly clean home!

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Cleaning – we all have to do it, and for the most part, we all loathe it. For those select few individuals who enjoy cleaning their home, we salute you. Cleaning is the bane of domesticity, and if you live in a bustling and busy household, your will understand the time commitments that come with maintaining a dwelling that looks, smells and feels fresh.

If you feel as though your cleaning is overwhelming your ability to relax and enjoy your time at home, we’ve got the solution for you! To help with your cleaning schedule, we’ve collated a handful of neat tips and tricks that are sure to decrease your cleaning time, and increase your time for relaxation, restfulness and family activities.

Attack your cleaning head on with our 12 tips that professional cleaners don’t want you to know. Read on below and get started today!

1. Say goodbye to rage-inducing lumps of slimy bar soap, and switch to the handy liquid variety!

GW's RESIDENCE:  Bathroom by arctitudesign
arctitudesign

GW's RESIDENCE

arctitudesign

2. Forget about chemical cleaners. To clean your mirrors, all you need is some brewed black coffee and a microfibre cloth

3. Tired of kitchen odours? Leave an open jar of bi-carb soda in the cupboard and rid yourself of musty smells

 Kitchen by PimpYourKitchen
PimpYourKitchen

Saucepan keuken achterwand op Pimp Superior materiaal.

PimpYourKitchen

4. To clean your timber chopping boards, grab a lemon, sprinkle with coarse salt and scrub!

 Kitchen by e15
e15

Cutting board CUT

e15
e15
e15

5. Along with black coffee, white vinegar does a superb job at polishing and keeping your glazed surfaces streak-free

 Living room by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Cliff Dwelling

Specht Architects

If you need assistance with your interior cleaning, contact a professional via the homify website and get started fixing your dwelling today!

6. If your timber furniture or floors are scratched, rub a shelled walnut over them to make scratches disappear

7. Need to dust your mirrors? Use coffee filters for a lint-free solution

8. Vacuum your sofa at least once a week to remove crumbs and prolong the life of your furniture

9. Keep your timber floorboards looking fresh by regularly treating them with a professional wood oil or cleaner

 Bedroom by General Assembly
General Assembly

Vinegar Hill Apartment

General Assembly

10. Get into the routine of regularly de-cluttering your wardrobe, and throwing away old odorous shoes

 Bedroom by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Darnley Road

Will Eckersley

11. Clean your exterior decking with a pressure hose to remove any grime and dirt

12. Remove city grime by regularly wiping exterior furniture, at least once a week

Would you like to learn more about domestic organising and cleaning? Check out 8 tricks to organise your house (and keep it that way!)

How do you keep your home sparkling? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
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