Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

home cleaning tips

At Bozman Farms, we know it’s important to have a clean, beautiful home. However, keeping a home clean and tidy can be time-consuming. Also, the heavy cleaning chemicals sold in stores can be dangerous, especially with kids or pets around. We’ve compiled a list of some fast, easy, and inexpensive cleaning hacks that will keep your house as spotless as the day it was built.

 

Keep stainless steel appliances pristine with cream of tartar.

Stainless steel appliances are beautiful, but vulnerable to easy staining. Cleaning with a damp cloth doesn’t work, as it leaves streaks. However, if you add a dab of water to cream of tartar powder on a brush, they’ll get your kitchen appliances looking brand new. Cream of tartar powder is just a couple dollars at your local grocery, and unlike most cleaning products, it doesn’t leave an odor!

 

Lift coffee stains with baking soda.

Coffee is dangerous for carpet and clothing. Stains, especially old ones, can ruin fibers. While many swear by club soda to tackle coffee stains, it is often ineffective on stains that have already set. Baking soda on a damp towel attacks coffee stains and can bring carpet or clothing back to life.

 

Use Coca-Cola to clean oil stains off the garage floor.

Believe it or not, this works great! Guys love working on cars, but few love cleaning the mess auto repair often creates. Pouring Coke on oil stains is an easy, inexpensive way to keep the garage floor clean. Just cover the stain and let it sit for several minutes. Make sure to spray the soda off the floor with plenty of water to keep the floor from getting sticky.

 

Grind rice to keep the coffee grinder fresh.

There are few better smells than a fresh cup of coffee at the crack of dawn. The smell of weeks-old coffee bean fragments in the grinder is a completely different story. Coffee grinders are notoriously difficult to deaden, until now. Grind a full load of uncooked white rice three or four times to rid the old coffee bean smell. Rinse with water afterward.

Clean up broken glass with a piece of bread.

Accidents happen, especially in homes with kids. You can use pieces of bread to pick up shards of glass on wood and tile floors. Just press slices against the floor and the sponge-like texture of the bread can pick even those tiny shards that are seemingly impossible to catch.

 

Use coffee filters to clean screens.

TV screens and computer monitors are a nightmare to clean. They are perpetually dusty and using any sort of wet cleaner leaves streaks. You can wipe down screens with a dry coffee filter to restore a screen’s clarity. The filter’s fibers are a magnet for dust, and unlike microfiber cloths, it doesn’t leave streaks.

 

Bozman Farms is conveniently located near Wylie, Texas. With generous lots and top-quality construction, it’s the perfect master-planned community for families. Stop by and see our model homes to find your next home.

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