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Great Cleaning Saving Tips

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Recently, I found that some old-fashioned based cleaning tips are quite amazing and great saving tips.

List of ‘ingredients’ you’ll need to clean your house:
Essential Cleaning Items
-Dishwasher
-Laundry Detergent
-Vinegar
-Baking Soda
-Bleach

Tips for an effective and cheaper dishwasher:
-Only use the dishwasher machine when you have enough dishes to fill it. Otherwise, it’s less expensive if you wash it manually.
-Take a cheap dishwasher bottle. Take out 1/3 of the product and keep it in a separate empty bottle (for exemple, an empty water bottle). Add a little vinegar to the initial dishwasher bottle and fill it with water.
-Now you have a very effective dishwasher, once the vinegar is quite amazing dealing with grease, and you save 1/3 of the dishwasher liquid for the all-purpose cleaning (check the next tip).
-Every time you finish your meals, please slightly rinse the dishes. It will avoid dried dirt.

Tips for an effective and cheaper all-purpose cleaning:
-In an empty spray bottler or vaporizer (you can buy a new one or reuse an empty one) add half water and half vinegar.
-You should prepare 2 separate vaporizers with this moisture: one labeled with ‘Kitchen Cleaning’ and the other with ‘All-Purpose Cleaning (bathroom/ windows/ mirrors/ furniture)’.

Tips for an effective and cheaper bathroom cleaning:
-Clean all the bathroom with the ‘All-Purpose Cleaning’ moisture (except the floor). Note that for the mirrors cleaning you should use a dry microfiber cloth.
-To clean the toilet, you should throw in it about 2 cups of bleach, let it rest about 10 minutes and then flesh the toilet.
-If the toilet is too dirty, you can also apply about 2 cups of vinegar, then add 2 cups of baking soda. Let it ‘boil’ for just a few minutes, then scrub with the bathroom brush and flush the toilet. You toilet will be like a new one!
-If you’ve found yellow spots between your bathroom tiles (usually it’s rust), you can apply a small amount of baking soda and scrub it with an old and moistened toothbrush. Let it rest for some minutes and then wash it with water. Otherwise, if you’ve found dark spots between the tiles (mold), you should scrub it with vinegar and and the old toothbrush.

Tips for an effective and cheaper window cleaning:
-For the interior side of the windows, you should simply use a dry microfiber cloth and the ‘All-Purpose Cleaning’ moisture.

-For the exterior side of the windows, you should first wash it using a microfiber cloth soaked in a moisture of hot water and a pinch of dishwasher. Then, you can finish the cleaning with a dry microfiber cloth and the ‘All-Purpose Cleaning’ moisture.

Tips for an effective and cheaper wooden floor cleaning:
-Using a moisture of very hot water, about 2 tbsp of laundry detergent and 2 tbsp of vinegar, mop all the floor.
-Note that using hot water not only helps to dry faster, but it will also clean better.

Tips for an effective and cheaper mosaic or tile floor cleaning:
-Using a moisture of very hot water, about 2 tbsp of dishwasher and 2 tbsp of vinegar, mop all the floor.
-Note that using hot water not only helps to dry faster, but it will also clean better.
-To finish with a brilliant result, you can use a swiffer mop. Note that you can also substitute the swiffer with a cheaper option: use a dry microfiber cloth and mop the floor with it and a little ‘All-Purpose Cleaning’ moisture.

Tips for an effective and cheaper furniture cleaning:
-Clean all furniture surfaces/interiors with the ‘All-Purpose Cleaning’ moisture and a microfiber cloth. Note that for mirrored furniture you should use a dry microfiber cloth.

Additional Notes:
-Almost nobody enjoy the smell of vinegar, but no worries, it’ll disappear just in minutes and you’ll have a cleaned and brilliant home.

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