Vacuum cleaner for collecting ashes in the fireplace

Home Cleaning Hacks Every Busy Bee Should Know

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Vacuum cleaner for collecting ashes in the fireplaceHomeowners everywhere want to come home to a clean house after a long day at the office or school. Cleaning and maintaining your home, however, can be a difficult task to get done, and is especially hard for those who have very tight schedules. While you can hire a cleaner to work on it when you are away, you cannot always be sure that they will do a thorough job.

Fortunately, there are quick and easy ways to clean your home and keep it spick-and-span. Here is a quick look at the home cleaning hacks you need to know:

Use a Vacuum to Collect Fireplace Ash Quickly

Wood-burning fireplaces often cause buildups that can lead to chimney fires, so it is best to remove and dispose of them immediately. Push the ashes away from the fire and use a vacuum to collect the remaining ashes. It is better to upgrade to a gas fireplace as it requires minimal maintenance. UintahGasFireplaces.com says quality gas fireplaces in Utah are available so it is easy to get one for your home.

Clean Your Porcelain Items with Vodka

Thumb marks and oily surfaces make glassware unsightly. For a thorough cleaning, grab a bottle of cheap vodka, transfer some into a spray bottle, and spray the liquid onto the surfaces of porcelain and glass. The alcohol dries up quickly so it will not leave much of a smell.

Remove Cooktop Gunk with Vinegar Mixture

Mix two parts water and one part vinegar together. After carefully scraping the spot with gunk, spray some into the spot then let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe the residue away, or spray some more if there is still gunk present. You can also use water-vinegar solutions for other cleaning applications.

Iron Carpet Stains

Carpet stains are inevitable, especially if you have a child or pet at home. To remove them, simply use the same vinegar mixture and spray a liberal amount on the stain. Cover the spot with a damp rag then iron it using the steam setting.

Cleaning your home does not have to be difficult. With these tricks, you can make sure your home is clean even if you barely have any time for it.

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