Home cleaning hacks that will instantly make your life easier

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Do you ever feel like the list of chores around your home never ends? Nobody wants to spend their precious free time cleaning, mopping and dusting. So here are a few home cleaning hacks that will get the tough jobs around your house done, with minimal stress and effort.

1. Use a homemade oven cleaner.

No matter how badly your oven is in need of deep cleaning, this mixture will conquer the grease in no time. Combine five tablespoons of baking soda, four tablespoons of white vinegar and five drops of dishwashing liquid to form a thick paste. Spread the mixture on your oven and leave it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Then use a sponge to wipe your oven clean- no scrubbing required!

2. Rethink your vacuum.

We all know this home appliance gets rid of the dirt on our floors but how about using it to clean other parts of your home. The Easy Brush Duster attachment for Rowenta’s Silent Force Extreme Multi-Cyclonic Vacuum is the perfect tool to stop dirt in its tracks on countertops and other hard surfaces. Its soft fibres mean that you don’t need to worry about any scratching.

3. Remove water rings with a blow dryer.

Sick of looking at the water rings on your wooden table? Before you decide to refurnish or go out and buy a new one, banish water rings by holding a blow dryer to them for a few minutes. Once you’re done, refresh the surface with a bit of olive oil.

4. Clean stainless steel with lemon.

Is the bathroom the most dreaded part of your cleaning experience? Beautifully clean and shine your faucets without unnecessary chemicals by cutting a lemon in half and rubbing away the stains. Not only will it remove rust and water damage but the room will be left with a fresh lemony scent.

5. Get out grease stains with chalk.

Instead of doing a tedious pre-soak and scrub or surrendering your grease stained clothes to the cleaners, rub a piece of chalk over the stain and then wash as usual. The chalk will absorb the grease so that your clothes will come out of the washer stain-free.