I LOVE a good cleaning hack and really though, who doesn’t? I mean, anything that makes cleaning easier is okay in my books! These little bite-sized cleaning tips also always make for popular videos here at Clean My Space, so, this week I’m reaching into my bag of tricks and pulling out 5 freshly minted cleaning hacks for you to enjoy!
Sticky Note Precision Cleaner
These handy little notes are perfect for reminding you to do something, but, did you know they also serve as a keyboard cleaner? That’s right, before you throw out a sticky note, utilize the remaining stickiness to capture some the nastiness that’s residing in your keyboard.
Just run the sticky side along the keys in your keyboard and you might actually surprise yourself with how much dust, dirt, hair and other miscellaneous brick-a-brack you find now stuck to the paper.
A bonus tip for all you gamers out there – take a sticky note and fold it in half – and then fold it in half again – and you have yourself a Precision Controller Cleaner!
Just use the corner of the sticky note to get into any cracks and crevices on your controllers – but I warn you – what gets pulled out of these tight spaces is pretty nasty, so, just be prepared for that.
Dry Erase Marker To Clean Permanent Marker On White Board
Now, this hack doubles as a magic trick that will make you the hit of any party or bar mitzvah – get yourself a whiteboard, a permanent marker and a dry erase marker..
If you get permanent marker on your whiteboard – simply colour over the area with dry erase markers and wipe away!
Pretty amazing huh? and it works with ANY marker colour too!
Microwave Sponge De-Funkifier
One of the funkiest things in your kitchen is probably sitting beside your sink right now – your sponge – and since it’s designed to suck up all the crud on your counters and in your sink and on the stove, it ends up harbouring germs and bacteria in its inner pores and no matter how much you wring it out, your sponge remains a stanky mess!
Well, lucky for all of us – there’s an easy fix which quickly kills 99% of all bacteria in there and all you need is a microwave and a bowl.
Just soak your sponge in water – this is an important step, your sponge MUST be soaking wet – and put it in the bowl…….put the bowl in the microwave and set the timer to 2 minutes on high power – and give your sponge the spa treatment it deserves!
Once the 2 minutes is up, GIVE THE SPONGE SOME ALONE TIME! – a couple of extra minutes will do – just enough time for the sponge to cool down…
Tissue Box Tissue Receptacle
I shared this hack in our ‘post-sick cleaning’ video and thought it was too good not to mention again!
Simply take an empty tissue box and attach it to your current tissue box using a couple of rubber bands and voila!, you have yourself a handy tissue receptacle.
Quick & Easy Weed Killer
Where I live, it’s illegal to sell chemical weed killers which means we have to get a little creative when dealing with the jungle of weeds that we experience each summer..
Fortunately, I have a quick and easy recipe which handles my weeds with ease – and all you need to make your own is fill a spray bottle with about a cup of VINEGAR and then a couple squirts of DISHLIQUID – shake this up and go hit those weeds!
Now DO BE CAREFUL!
Vinegar will kill the weeds, but it’ll also kill plants, flowers and any other vegetation you may have – so watch the overspray and you might even want to consider watering down the solution to start and the increase the potency after you see the results…
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