Helpful Household Cleaning Hacks

Having a clean home doesn’t have to equate to an empty wallet. Use these creative household cleaning hacks from the trustworthy carpet cleaning services Orlando trusts to get the job done right.

White Vinegar

This is a multipurpose tool that should be a staple in every home. You can cook, clean and ward off pests. As far as cleaning goes, you can use white vinegar to clean your windows, floors, countertops, sinks and kitchen appliances. As an added bonus, it is said that cleaning your kitchen surfaces with white vinegar will keep bugs like ants and roaches from walking on them.

Pro tip: Create a mixture that is equal parts water and vinegar. Spray it on to the cleaning surface using a spray bottle and wipe dry.

Ice Cubes

Every three weeks or so, put five or six ice cubes in your sink with a few slices of lemon or orange to get rid of any odor that may be rising.


Instead of tossing old newspapers, line the bottom of garbage cans. It’ll absorb any nasty wet spills and make for easy clean up in the future.


Everyone loves a lemony fresh scent. So, use this natural bonus to clean your microwave faster. Just add a few squeezes of lemon juice to a small bowl of water. Make sure the bowl is microwave safe. Microwave the mixture for about five minutes to get rid of the smell and soften up any stuck on food particles that have been left behind.


If you happen to be out of floor cleaner, use mouthwash. Just keep in mind you have to use quite a bit of mouthwash to make it worth the effort.


If you enjoy decorating, there is a good chance you have vases or glass containers that are difficult to clean because you can’t get you hand into the opening. If you don’t have one of those special scrubbers, just put dry rice and warm water into the container. Cover the opening with your hand and shake it vigorously. Rinse once see the stuck on particles are gone.

Hair Spray

If there are children in your home, crayon and other markings on the wall are almost inevitable. Spray marker drawings with hair spray and wipe with a dry cloth right away. For crayon, use toothpaste and a toothbrush to remove the scribbles. Hair spray is also good to get rid of lipstick stains that may be left on clothing.


Because it is so porous, it is super absorbent and is great to remove oil and grease from walls and clothes. Follow up with water to wash away any trace of chalk and grease.

Once the rest of your home is spotless, you need to get your carpets up to the same condition.  Perfect Pear can effectively clean the carpets in every room of your house at an affordable rate with safe cleaners. For more information about carpet cleaning in Orlando, contact 407.688.2121.

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