Housecleaners Hate These 6 Things

Housecleaners are blessings when it comes to cleaning our houses. They get into the cracks and clean the dirtiest places in our homes. While it may be their job, there are parts that they actually hate doing. Different things build up in your home, and that makes it harder for them to clean. If you do your own cleaning in-between visits, here are some things you can do to help out.

Oven Vents

Overtime, the vents in your oven accumulate a lot of grease. It can get stinky, tainting the air you’re trying to keep fresh.

How to hate cleaning it less:

Fill your sink or a bucket with boiling water. Add a quarter-cup of baking soda and liquid dish soap. Detach your vent filters and leave them to soak for five minutes, thoroughly rinsing afterwards

Showers and Tubs

The hardest part about cleaning showers and tubs happens to be the hard water and soap scum spots. They’re hard to remove and clean to leave it sparkling.

How to hate cleaning it less:

Soak the tub or shower with any household cleaning fluid and let it sit for five minutes. Grab a Magic Eraser and put some effort into it. Scrub brushes or industrial toothbrushes can get small spaces.

Shower Curtains

Scummed-up shower curtains usually turn into black mildew, which is a difficult removal. Spray cleaners turn out to be too weak. Scouring cleaners are difficult to rinse and could tear the liner.

How to hate cleaning it less:

Take down the shower liner, grab cleaning rags and white socks, and launder them hot water with half the normal amount of detergent and one cup of bleach.

Tile Grout

Tile grout is one of the most difficult tasks and can be time-consuming.

How to hate cleaning it less:

Use a stiff-bristled brush to scrub warm water on the lines in a circular motion. Don’t push too hard or you can remove the grout. With dark or stubborn stains, add vinegar or baking soda for cleaning power.

Bathroom Floors

The bathroom floor is damp, germy, and is constantly piled with dirty clothes, which means it’s the dirtiest floor in the house.

How to hate cleaning it less:

Vacuum and steam your bathroom floor at least once a week to keep dirt buildup at bay and make cleaning up less challenging over time.

The Oven

Your oven should be cleaned out every three months. The longer you wait, the worse it will get and especially if you’re using it multiple times a week.

How to hate cleaning it less:

Take out the racks and put them into plastic bags. Generously spray each one with an oven cleaner. You can make a spreadable paste by using half-cup of baking soda with a tablespoon of water. Coat the inside of the oven and avoid the heating components. Let that sit overnight. Wipe it down in the morning, and spray solution of equal parts water and vinegar. When you rinse and dry the oven racks, put them back into place.

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