Nobody wants to spend a long time cleaning their home, the last thing you want to do during the holiday season is spend a day cleaning up. So we’ve put together a list of 10 of our favourite cleaning hacks to make cleaning up your home a breeze this holiday season.

The Dishwasher Is Not Just For Dishes

Your dishwasher should be your best friend when it comes to cleaning up the smaller things around your home, you don’t have to only use it for dishes.

Use your dishwasher to clean up your floor vents or air conditioner air vents

Use your dishwasher to clean air vents
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Clean up and disinfect your kids toys in your dishwasher. You can even clean up smaller toys like Legos by putting them into a laundry or swimming mesh bag.

Clean kids toys in the dishwasher
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Bonus, you can even cook dinner in your dishwasher while a cycle is on. Here’s how to cook the perfect salmon in your dishwasher.

If you liked these dishwasher home cleaning hacks, here are 7 more things you can clean in your dishwasher.

Clean Your Window Screens With A Lint Roller

Clean the dust and dish from your window screens by rolling over them with a lint roller, the sticky surface will lift the dirt and dust from the screens making for an easy clean.

Clean window screens with a lint roller
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Get Rid Of Mould And Mildew With Bleach Gel

Use bleach gel to get rid of stubborn mould and mildew stains in your bathroom and kitchen. This works really well on the seals along the edges of the bath, the gel holds the bleach in place while it works on removing the mould.

Use bleach gel to get rid of mould and mildew
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Clean Your Oven Racks In The Bath

You can easily clean your oven racks with a soak in the bath. Simply run a hot tub of water, dissolving in a scoop or two of laundry detergent. Put the racks into the water, fully submerged, and allow them to soak overnight. In the morning, they’ll be 90% clean and the remaining dirt will come off with an easy wipe or brush down.

clean oven racks in the bath

Make A Crevice Vacuum Tool With A Toilet Roll Inner

Place a cardboard tube, such as the one from paper towel or toilet paper, onto the end of your vacuum hose for an easy to shape and mould vacuum tool. This is great for getting into the really tight to reach places along the edges of your drawers, on your window tracks and between appliances.

Make a vacuum tool with cardboard roll
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Clean Between The Oven Glass With A Coat Hanger

Clean up any drips or spots on the inside of your oven glass (between the two glass layers) by placing a piece of cloth around a coat hanger and feeding it into the hole near the top or bottom of the door, most oven doors have one at the bottom. This way you don’t need to remove the whole oven door to clean between the glass panels.

Clean between glass panels on oven door
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Keep Your Bathroom Mirror From Fogging Up

Keep your bathroom mirror from fogging up permanently by rubbing it down with a bar of soap and a dry cloth.

 

Keep your bathroom mirrors fog free with this simple trick

Polish Out Mug Rings With Toothpaste

Us toothpaste to polish out light mug and coffee cup rings from your wooden tables. Simply apply a small amount to the area and gently rub it out with a damp cloth before wiping it clean.

Toothpaste removes rings from wood
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Make Your Yellowed Sheets Look White Again

Get your old yellowed sheets to look brand new and white again by soaking them with OxiClean or borax, if that doesn’t work then try out a bluing solution, follow the image link for the full guide.

How To Get Your Yellowed Sheets White Again

Have you got any tips, tricks or home cleaning hacks which you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you.

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