Ways to Make Your Home Look Cleaner Without Cleaning
No one enjoys cleaning — it’s one of those chores that gets put off until the last minute or just never gets done at all. However, there are things you can do to make your home look cleaner without having to pick up a broom or spray bottle. Here are 3 ways to make your home look cleaner without cleaning it yourself
1) Shower Curtains
The shower curtain has the ability to make a bathroom look dirty. Whenever it’s time for you to give your home a deep clean, don’t forget this important detail. You can solve this problem by simply wiping down the shower curtain with a cloth and some soap and water. Additionally, you can spray your shower curtain with Febreze Fabric Refresher or with Clorox Shower Filter In-Shower Cleaner.
Both of these products will help eliminate any lingering odors that may be left behind after a long day. Another good idea is to have an extra shower curtain on hand so that when one is in the wash, you’ll have another one handy. It also helps to change out the curtains every few months because they start to get grungy from all the dust and grime around them.
I like to buy my shower curtains at Target or Walmart for about $10 per curtain. I always choose ones that are reversible and I’m able to switch up the design whenever I want! For me, it’s a lot easier than having to paint the walls or change my furniture. Plus, if you hang hooks above the tub, they’re even more useful because then you can hang towels and bathrobes off of them too!
Your home may look clean on the surface, but shelves can hold hidden clutter. You’ll have a better-looking space if you get everything out of sight so it doesn’t accumulate into an eye sore. Take down those pictures or display frames that are dusty and wipe them down with a damp cloth. Remove anything from shelves and go through your closet or storage areas for clothing that could be removed as well. Vacuum the floor and make sure any pets have been taken care of by sweeping any hair from their bedding.
If there is any furniture in your room that could use good dusting, now is the time to do it! It’s also important to sweep up any food crumbs left behind on countertops or tables. Get rid of trash bins with items piled high inside and replace them with new ones. Finally, add some greenery to the area like plants or flowers so it looks bright and inviting. Now take a step back and see what a difference this made. Now your living space feels much more spacious than before.
3) Bathroom Windows
Make your windows sparkle with these six easy steps:
- Combine a 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl. Dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and use it to wash your windows. Rinse well with water and buff dry.
- Polish your shower doors with lemon juice mixed into petroleum jelly for a quick shine that smells great too!
- Dust blinds with an old t-shirt sleeve;
- Vacuum baseboards or upholstery with an attachment nozzle on your vacuum cleaner;
- Use a paintbrush or hand brush to dust-tight spaces (e.g., light fixtures);
- Remove cobwebs from high ceilings by spraying them from afar using an aerosol