Cindy Lin, Founder, Staged4more

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Effective Solutions for Common Household Cleaning Problems

Effective Solutions for Common Household Cleaning Problems

If you are one of the many people that believe a general wipe down and occasional dusting is the best and easiest way to clean your home, you are sadly mistaken. There are so many germs and bacteria floating through your home, on what you would consider the most uncommon places.

You have dirty dishes around, grease splashes from cooking, the juice from raw meats that may have splashed, and other food items that have dropped around your home. This is a major problem in most homes, because it is the root of your family being sick. It is quite simple to effectively clean your home though using these following tips. You can also view more tips at

How to Clean Your Kitchen Sink Properly

You would think your kitchen sink is the most well cleaned areas of your home, especially since you wash dishes in the sink daily. However, this is where food particles lay and bacteria grow from those food items left behind. You actually do not need abrasive cleaners, which may damage stainless steel and marble. Also, if you use bleach, it could get on other dishes you come in contact with. An easy way to disinfect and get up grime is using a paste made of baking soda and vinegar.

Start out with an empty sink and sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over, including your faucet. Then, soak a sponge or cleaning towel in vinegar and clean away. You may want to use a toothbrush to scrub around the edges of the sink and faucet. Do not forget to clean the sink drain and garbage disposal flaps. Rinse everything away with clean water and wipe dry with a clean towel to dry.

Removing Pet Hair

If you have pets, letting them get their way around the home seems natural. However, they easily get their hair over your bedding and couches. You can keep your home virtually hair free with your rubber cleaning gloves. Place a glove on and run water over the glove. Then, just wipe the furniture and the hair will stick to the glove. Discard the hair, wet the glove, and repeat until it is hair free.

Remove Stubborn Microwave Stains

Cleaning the microwave is a difficult chore. If not kept up with, the food stains can dry and settle on the walls of your microwave and are almost impossible to clean. The easy method is to take a bowl of water and heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Allow it to sit in there for 5 minutes to steam up the microwave and loosen the food. You should be able to easily wipe away excess food and dirt.

Wipe Away Countertop Stains

Spilling glasses of grape juice or Kool-Aid can leave ugly rings on your countertop. The most effective solution for this is rubbing alcohol. Gather a few paper towels and soak with the alcohol. Place it over the stain and allow to sit for 5 minutes. The stain will break down and wipe gently away.

*This is a guest post by Christopher Wayne

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