Cleaning can often feel like an overwhelming and time-consuming task. But what if there were simple hacks that could make the entire process easier and quicker? Luckily, there are! By implementing these cleaning hacks into your routine, you can simplify your life and save valuable time.

Cleaning is a never-ending chore, and it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of constantly tidying up and organising. However, with the fast-paced nature of modern life, finding ways to streamline our cleaning routines has become more important than ever.

With these 10 cleaning hacks, you’ll discover practical and efficient ways to transform your cleaning routine. From utilising everyday items in new and unique ways to time-saving techniques, these hacks will not only simplify your life but also free up precious time for the things that truly matter. Get ready to revolutionise the way you clean and reclaim your time.

1.      Microwave Cleaning Hacks – Steam Cleaning

Your microwave can get grimy inside because of splatter when warming food. Luckily, there’s a microwave cleaning hack that will make it easier to remove food splatter. All you have to do is use steam.

Start by filling a microwave-safe bowl with water. You can add a few slices of lemon or a tablespoon of vinegar for a fresh scent. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it on high for a few minutes until the water boils and creates steam.

Let the steam build up inside the microwave for a couple of minutes to loosen any stuck-on food or stains. Then, carefully remove the hot bowl using oven mitts or a towel and wipe down the interior of the microwave with a damp cloth or sponge.

You can also disinfect the outside of your microwave with Zoflora wipes. These wipes remove 99.9% of all bacteria and germs living on a surface.

2.      Pet Hair Cleaning Hacks – Rubber Gloves

If you have cats and dogs you may struggle to remove their pet hair from your furniture using vacuum cleaners or other gadgets. Using rubber gloves is the best cleaning hack for removing stubborn pet hair.

First, put on a clean pair of rubber gloves, preferably ones with a textured surface. Next, moisten the gloves slightly with water to improve their ability to attract pet hair. Then, start running your gloved hands along the surface of the couch, applying gentle pressure.

The wet rubber will cause the pet hair to stick to the gloves. Pull your hands back and forth in long motions, gathering up as much hair as possible. Once your gloves are covered with hair, rinse them off or wipe them on a towel to remove the accumulated hair. Repeat this process until you have removed all the visible pet hair from the couch.

3.      Dusty Cabinets – Use a Vacuum

Cleaning cabinets can take time if you don’t have the right tools. A cleaning hack that will make the process go much faster is using a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and debris from inside and outside your cabinets.

Simply use your brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to make it easier to remove crumbs, dust, and pet hair. If you want to clean and disinfect the outside of your cabinets quickly, you can either use Zoflora spray with a soft cloth or wet wipes.

4.      Light Switches and Door Handles – Wet Wipes

There are many light switches and door handles around your home, so cleaning them can take a long time. But if you use the right product, you can get the job done faster. We recommend using Zoflora wet wipes because they’re easy to use and remove dirt better than other cleaning aids.

The wipes can remove the black gunk that’s on your light switches and door handles and it kills bacteria. This prevents sicknesses from spreading in your home as door handles and light switches are touched by many hands throughout the day.   

5.      Ceiling Fan Hack – Use Pillowcases

Ceiling fans accumulate a lot of dust that you won’t notice because they’re not at eye level. A clever hack for removing dust from ceiling fans is using pillowcases. Simply slip a pillowcase over each blade and then wipe it.

The pillowcase will catch any dust and dirt that falls. This way the dirt won’t fall onto your furniture and floors. You can then empty the dusty pillowcases outside and wash them. Add one cap of Zoflora concentrate to the rinse cycle when washing the pillowcases to remove bacteria.

6.      Cleaning Blinds – Use a Sock

Window blinds get dusty easily and you may not always add them to your list of things to clean when you’re tidying up the house. This is because cleaning blinds is a tedious task. But it doesn’t have to be if you use a sock to remove dust.

Start by putting the sock on your hand like a glove. Then, dampen the sock slightly with water or a cleaning solution. Next, starting from the top of the blind, gently slide your hand along each slat, using your fingers to grip and clean both sides of the slat.

Continue moving down the blinds, repeating this process for each slat. If necessary, rinse and wring out the sock periodically to remove any dirt or dust buildup.

7.      Spot Cleaning Floors – Use Zoflora Spray

Sometimes when you’re making coffee or pouring juice you may spill some liquids on the floor. Other times you don’t notice these spills, so they become sticky spots on the ground. Instead of moping your entire floor use Zoflora spray to spot clean it.

You can either use a pre-mixed spray or make your own Zoflora spray using a 500ml spray bottle and adding cold water and two caps of Zoflora concentrate to the bottle. Then spray the affected area with the solution and use a mop or cloth to wipe up the sticky mess.

8.      Washing Comforters – The Tennis Ball Hack

Comforters can be tricky to wash because the fibres inside may move and gather in one spot. To prevent this from happening, all you have to do is add tennis balls to the washing machine when you’re cleaning your comforters.

The tennis balls will weigh the blanket down to stop the filling from moving and gathering. Additionally, you can use tennis balls when adding comforters to the dryer to make them dry faster.

9.      Removing Hard Water Stains – Shaving Cream

Do you notice hard water stains on your taps, mirrors, and walls? If you leave these stains for too long it may become even more difficult to remove them. The best hack to remove stubborn hard water stains is using shaving cream.

Spray the area with the shaving cream and let it sit for a minute before wiping the area clean. This hack leaves your taps looking shiny. You can then disinfect your taps, mirrors, and walls by spraying them with Zoflora.

10. Disinfect Your Washing Machine – Zoflora Concentrate

Now and then, your washing machine will need cleaning. If you notice an odour coming from your washing machine or there’s dirt inside the drum, it’s time to clean it.

Consider doing an eco-rinse and adding one cap of Zoflora concentrate to your cycle. The Zoflora will remove bacteria living inside your drum and provide a pleasant scent inside your washing machine.

Final Thoughts

Incorporating these 10 cleaning hacks into your daily routine will not only simplify your life but also save you valuable time. By implementing these strategies, you will be able to efficiently tackle household chores, maintain a clean living environment, and have more time for the things that truly matter.

Say goodbye to exhausting cleaning sessions and say hello to a simplified and time-saving cleaning routine. Start applying these hacks today and experience the joy and convenience of a cleaner and more organised home.