5 Easy Cleaning Tips & Free Printable

by The Organized Dream
5 Easy Cleaning Tips and Free Printable

Ever find things around your house you dread cleaning because it takes way too long to get clean? I think we’ve all had to deal with it at some point. When it comes to cleaning, there is always something more important we could be doing and I’m sure you all will agree. With these 5 easy cleaning tips and free printable checklist, you’ll clean less and do what you really want to do!

Easy Cleaning Tips

1. Let’s talk about deodorizing your refrigerator. When you have a stinky fridge, it can easily affect your food such as milk and eggs. Here’s a not-so-obvious solution. Try newspapers! By lining your shelves and drawers with newspapers, you can eliminate odors because newspaper naturally absorbs it.

2. There is a simple way to unclog and maintain your drains whether it’s your tub sink or shower. Once a month, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Allow this to foam for about 5 minutes to loosen the gunky buildup. Rinse with a full pan or kettle of boiling water.

3. Ever wonder how to remove the built up grime on your stove? When you notice this buildup, simply take cloths rinsed with hot water and lay over the grimy area for roughly 10 minutes. After sitting, wipe softened gunk away with the same cloths.

4. Keep soap scum under control by storing a spare towel in the bathroom. Use the towel after a shower to dry walls, doors, fixtures and corners where water sits. To remove existing soap scum from your shower, use a damp dryer sheet.

5. It can be hard sometimes to remove all of the lint from light shades and it’s definitely not something you’d want to look at. An easy way to remove the dusty buildup is with a lint roller. Continue rolling until all dust is gone and you won’t have a sneeze to shed.

Source: RealSimple.com

Free Cleaning Checklist Printable

Below is a cleaning list I updated from last year. It is free for you to download to keep your cleaning organized! This printable is set up in 3 easy to follow categories to make sure your home stays clean all year long.

5 Easy Cleaning Tips and Free Printable

I hope these 5 easy cleaning tips and free printable help you out! Do you have a cleaning tip or trick to share? Post it in the comments below. If there’s plenty to share, I’ll feature them in an future post!

5 Easy Cleaning Tips and Free Printable

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Christie Selken January 13, 2015 - 7:37 am

Awesome tips, with a great printable! Thanks for sharing! I'm stopping by from Two Uses Tuesday!

Kate Lynn January 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Thanks, Christie!

Purfylle January 13, 2015 - 9:19 am

Wow, you can come and clean my house anytime you like! hahaha seriously though this is a great checklist and it's so different from mine.

Kate Lynn January 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Thank you!

Mitzi January 13, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Great tips and love the printable checklist, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Motivation Monday 🙂

WorkingMomMagic January 13, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Love this! Great printable.. I pinned it for later! Glad to connect through Turn it up tuesday! 🙂

cynthia haller January 14, 2015 - 4:21 am

Great tips and great printable, thanks for sharing

Susan F. January 15, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Sounds like your tip for drains would be safe for septic systems – and a good maintenance practice to adopt. Glad I found this at the Thursday Fav. Things Blog hop!

Heidi's Wanderings January 18, 2015 - 4:56 pm

You are the queen of organization. Thanks for the great list.

Jessica Holoka January 21, 2015 - 2:26 pm

I love this printable! I'll be sharing on Pinterest and Twitter. 🙂

Sasha March 4, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Awesome cleaning tips! The printable is great, too! Thanks a lot! Greets, Isle Of Dogs Carpet Cleaners Ltd.


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