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10 easy and cheap ideas to keep your home neat and clean

Natasha Kurien Natasha Kurien

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Cleanliness is often sought out for but never fully grasped simply because of the lazy bug. To make matters worse, our schedules are jam packed leaving no room to do so much as to clean your room. When placed with the burden of keeping the entirety of your home spic and span, it's often one crazy ride. But before you let things get out of hand, we've got a few tricks lined up for you. 

​1. Soap and water

Nothing does the trick quite like plain old soap and water. Non abrasive soaps leave your bathroom looking squeaky clean so there's no reason to skip out on this. 

​2. Darker shades

The perils of white or lighter shades is that they tend to accumulate dust and dirt quickly, resulting in the need to clean them often. With darker shades, this problem doesn't surface as the dirt doesn't show.

​3. Wooden surfaces

 Living room by 심서방가구
심서방가구

삼나무 원목 탁자

심서방가구

Wooden furniture that doesn't entail too much polishing or varnishing is to be befriended if simple living is what you're chasing. It's simple maintenance and keeps your home looking chic and tidy.

​4. Wet Paper towels

Paper towels are the ideal resort if you want to get into those nasty nooks and crannies. They are practical and simple to acquire.

​5. Alcohol

There's more to alcohol than it being the lovely partner to your drinking glass. Incidentally, a stream of alcohol in water can keep the glass surfaces in your house spot free.

​6. Disinfect drains

 Bathroom by 제이앤예림design

Drains have to be constantly disinfected to keep them clean. A great natural disinfectant is alcohol vinegar.

​7. Refrigerator woes

 Kitchen by RI-NOVO
RI-NOVO

Villa Rustica

RI-NOVO

While cleaning out the dinner table soon after a meal is made easy with the refrigerator to dump leftovers, it's well known that from time to time, the odors emanate from it. To deal with this make sure that you clean out your refrigerator diligentally at least twice a month.

8. Do way with the stench

 Kitchen by homelatte
homelatte

[홈라떼] 기존 가구 활용해 아늑한 집 꾸미기—주방

homelatte

Rags and carpets pick up a musty smell from time to time. To deal with this we have soap and detergent to soak them in. Post that, all you need to do is throw them into the microwave, yes microwave, before you dry them.

9. Carpets and Rugs

 Living room by carpetree
carpetree

째즈 모던 카페트

carpetree

To break free from the dirt that carpets and rugs pick up, throw them in the washing machine! The upholstery of furniture can be dry cleaned for best results. 

For more on this, visit the following link

10. Baking Soda

 Corridor, hallway & stairs  by Asia Dragon
Asia Dragon

Mobel Oak Shoe Bench

Asia Dragon

Do away with the stench of smelly shoes by sprinkling baking soda in them! 

For more inspiration, follow this link. 

Leave us any tricks that you have hiding up your sleeves! 
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