Our Favorite Cleaning Tips

The Cleaning Authority has collected some of the best cleaning tips from our cleaning hacks and tips blogs and posted them below. Looking for more? You can visit the original tip blogs below for even more creative ways to keep your home spotless!

Cleaning Tips to Remember

Deodorize your cutting board with salt & lemon

All you need is salt and a lemon! Massage 1/3 cup of coarse salt on your cutting board, and then let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, massage the salt with 1/2 a lemon, squeezing the lemon to release the juice. Last, simply rinse the board with a clean cloth and hot water.—You can also use this method to clean a wood cutting board that can’t go in the dishwasher.

Cleaning Blog: Cutting Board Hacks

Check if you can donate an item in your home before throwing it away

When cleaning out the clutter in your home, you can donate some unexpected items like eyeglasses, bicycles (even if they’re broke), and gaming equipment.

Cleaning Blog: How to Get Rid of Unusual Items

Clean white shoes with baking soda & hydrogen peroxide

First, brush off your shoes to remove any bigger pieces of dirt. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda, ½ tablespoon water, and ½ tablespoon hydrogen peroxide in a small mixing bowl until it becomes an even paste. Apply a first coat of the mixture by brushing it into the surface, and then paint a second coat over the shoe. Leave your shoes in the sun for four hours. Clap your shoes together and use a brush to remove the dried up mixture.

Cleaning Blog: How to Clean White Items in your Home

Keep a hanging organizer in your car

A shoe organizer that typically hangs on a door is a great addition to the car to keep things organized. You can hang them on the back of the front seat for toys or snacks or store in the trunk for sporting equipment.

Cleaning Blog: Five Must-Have Items in your Car

Keep your kids' sandbox dry

A key to keeping a sandbox mildew and mold free is to keep the sand dry. Be sure to cover your sandbox when it is not in use. When in use, turn the sand often to be sure the layers of sand are exposed to the sun.

Cleaning Blog: How to Keep Outside Toys Clean

Always hang your coat when you walk in the door

It’s not just shoes that can track in a mess, so can your coat, scarves, hats, gloves, etc. At each entry way, have a coat rack or closet where these items can be hung up before they have a chance to make it further into your home.

Cleaning Blog: How to Keep the Outside from Coming In

Use vinegar to clean your microwave

Pour equal parts water and vinegar into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high until the solution comes to a rolling boil. Wait a few minutes for the microwave to cool, and then wipe the inside of the microwave down with a sponge.

Cleaning Blog: How to Clean Major Appliances