General Cleaning Tricks

Office Cleaning Artarmon

Office Cleaning Artarmon

Most of us understand the need for regular vacuuming and wiping down of furnishings. Dust and grime constantly accumulate, so we need to constantly remove them. But in addition to this regular, procedural cleaning we will also come across the odd stain, the odd cleaning job that requires some trickery to fix.

There is advice we get from other cleaners, advice we read online, and a few tricks we pick up ourselves, that easily deal with a specific cleaning situation.

Microwaves – Make a bowl of water and lemon juice and heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes. Then wipe down the interior of the microwave with a soft cloth or sponge.

Pots and pans – Burnt food is often hard to remove from pots and pans. But we can boil some vinegar in the pot/pan and let it boil for a few minutes. Then add some baking soda (two tablespoons) and scrub the surface. The item should clean quite easily.

Tea Cups and Coffee Mugs – Mix bicarb of soda and water into a paste, then use this to clean stains from cups and mugs. A combination of vinegar, water and bicarb of soda can be used for stubborn stains.

Ring mark on wooden tables – Ring marks can be left on a table from cups. In future use a coaster. To remove, cover the ring mark with an old tea towel and apply heat with an iron. Keep the heat to a minimum and make sure the steam is off.

Paint on the carpet – Make a mixture of laundry detergent, vinegar (half teaspoon of each) in two cups of water. Use this on a sponge to dab away the paint. Many other stains on carpet can be removed with vodka or any clear alcohol.

Porcelain – Sinks, toilets and bathtubs can be cleaned with vinegar and baking soda. Mix a cup of vinegar, half a cup of bicarb with hot water. Let this sit for five minutes then wipe clean.

Tiles – Soap scum is the sticky residue on tiles and shower surfaces. This tends to attract and hold dirt. It is actually left over detergent from all the previous times you tried to clean the surface! Use vinegar and bicarb mixture to remove soap scum. Then wash with plain water.

Pet hair – Some of this can be vacuumed up. Use rubber gloves to remove the stubborn pet hair, which sticks to the rubber. A rubber squeegee also works well. Rinse these clean under an outside tap.

Blinds and ceiling fans – Use an old sock to clean blind slats or ceiling fans. Just wear the sock like a glove and wipe the surface.

Marks on walls – These can be cleaned with a magic eraser, which is slightly abrasive. Or use hand sanitiser and wipe with an old cloth.

Oil on concrete – Pour coke (the soft drink) on any oil stain and leave it overnight. Then scrub the surface the next day.

Eucalyptus oil removes sticky stains. For more stubborn stains, use De-Solve-It, available from hardware stores.

Microfibre cloths can be used on almost any hard surface. They remove almost anything, including bacteria and microscopic debris. The only issue is to make sure that the cloth is clean, as grit on the cloth can cause scratches.

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