Any housewife needs some tested cleaning tips. In this useful guide for cleaning the house you will learn how to disinfect every nook and cranny at your house without expensive and harmful chemicals.
Do you know that about 2 million dust mites live in your mattress? Although not visible to the naked eye, they are there and are the cause of most of the allergies. Clean your mattress with a vacuum cleaner and wash the bedding at a temperature no lower than 60 degrees, at least once a week. The high temperature in the bedroom is not recommended – it favors the development of mites. Sleep with the window open or at least air the room every morning. Spots of mold and mildew in the mattress are the result of high humidity in the room. If you notice any stains on it, move it in a sunny place and let it dry. Gently wipe the existing stains with a damp cloth.
Regular cleaning of the sofa with a vacuum cleaner (at least weekly) and daily brushing of the seat cushions guarantees that you will enjoy a good-looking sofa for years. To remove accumulated pet hair on upholstery, rub gently with a damp, well-squeezed cloth or just use tape wrapped around your arm.
The Genuine Leather Furniture
In order to look good longer, leather furniture need regular maintaining. Clean them with a vacuum cleaner and then wipe them with a damp cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, use a special soap for leather surfaces. With a clean cloth soaked with solution of water and mild soap rub the stain slightly. If you pour water on the leather surface by accident, dry it immediately with a clean cloth.
The doors are usually most stained near the handle, and that area you should be cleaned more often. Thoroughly clean the dirt with a cloth or use a soft brush. Wash the door frame, rinse and dry. If the doors are white, clean them with water and baking soda (1 teaspoon per liter), rinse and dry immediately. If you have plastic doors, wash them with a cloth dipped in a solution of water and mild detergent (or ammonia). Then, rinse well and leave to dry.
The Kitchen Sink
Unfortunately, the sink cannot be cleaned with just a rinse. It would probably look good, but all the germs would remain inside. Regular cleaning of that part of the kitchen equipment is required. If possible, use a disinfectant to kill all the bacteria. Deposits of limestone in the kitchen sink you can easily remove by rubbing the affected area with half a lemon; leave it for a few minutes and then rinse.
The Furniture and Wooden Floor
For polishing wooden furniture, use 100 ml olive oil mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. You can add a few drops of essential oil as well. Pour a small amount of the mixture onto the cotton cloth, spread and polish until it is absorbed completely. Thus, the wood is fed and the furniture will shine more than ever.