It has never been easier to clean your home in just a few minutes with the elements you have in your kitchen. Especially those areas that you always leave for the last, because they are not so easy to touch. In this article we show you 15 amazing tricks to clean difficult things around the house effectively in a short time.

15 ways to clean difficult things at home

Below you will find different alternatives to clean all kinds of common objects that are in every home, and that are often difficult to clean .

1. Oil stained carpets

One of the ways to clean difficult things is many times to use natural products again, and in the case of carpets, the solution is in a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and a little dish soap. Make a small paste with these ingredients, place it on the stain you want to remove and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Once this time has elapsed, rub the mixture with a sponge until you get a kind of foam, remove with a damp cloth and that’s it.

2. Computer keyboard

According to studies, the computer keyboard can be a source of contagion of diseases, even more than our toilet. Cleaning difficult things like the keyboard can become very easy if we know how to do it, just by rubbing a dry toothbrush and then blowing with your dryer to expel the dust, we can remove much of its dirt without breaking any key, try to do it when air and rub very carefully. Then with a cloth moistened with hydrogen peroxide, pass over the area (while everything is off) to disinfect.

3. Drinking water bottle

The bottles of drinking water need cleaning inside from time to time. They usually start to smell moldy. Add a little bleach with water and a sponge into the bottle . Cover and beat until the entire container has been cleaned inside. Rinse with hot (not boiling) water. Repeat the process until you see no trace of dirt or a bad smell.

4. Clean sofas and armchairs

When cleaning the sofas you can make mistakes that leave marks or stains on the fabric, to avoid this, you can use a microfiber moistened with alcohol and add a little distilled water, you will have to rub it and you can completely renew them without leaving any mark.

5. Cleaning granite floors

If you want to save a little money but want some quality, you can use sawdust (fibers or wood dust) is the super effective solution for a quick and easy cleaning of your granite floors . You will need a large broom with which you will slide the sawdust all over the granite floor. The dust will be trapped by the sawdust and your granite floors will be clean, something that is often very difficult to clean.

6. Eliminate bad smells on dishes

You will need baking soda and lemon juice (unsweetened). You just sprinkle a little baking soda on the plate and then with a wet cloth (moistened with lemon juice); you scrub the plate and leave it for a few seconds. Then rinse and pat dry.

7. Clean the windows

You will need water, liquid dishwasher, two washcloths and some newspaper that you are not using . Take a cloth to wash the windows with water and dishwasher, then moisten the other cloth in water to remove the dirt. Now pass the newspaper through the window in order to remove any trace of moisture and that’s it. It will be unmarked and sparkling.

8. Ceramic junctions

The grooves or edges of your ceramics and tiles can be cleaned with a mixture of bleach and caustic soda ( toilet bowl cleaner ). You will need a plastic bristle brush and water. The first step is to spread the bleach and caustic soda in the grooves, let it rest for about 5 minutes, then brush until you get the desired result. Now you must wash with plenty of water and that’s it.

9. Clean burnt pans

The first thing to do is fill the bottom of the pan with water, add a cup of vinegar and bring it to a boil. You must remove it from the heat and add the baking soda little by little. When the mixture drops the bubbles, remove the water. If dirt persists, carefully scrub the surface with a sponge and baking soda. Cleaning the pans is one of the most difficult things, since we can damage them, so it is necessary to be very careful when doing it.

10. Remove lint from clothing

This cleaning trick is super effective and simple, you will only need thick plastic tape. Take a piece of tape, stick it on the lint garment, squeeze well, and remove at once.

11. Eliminate bad smell from the sink drain

You will need ¼ liter of toilet bowl cleaner ( caustic soda ). You should pour it little by little into the drain without adding water , and wait about 15 minutes to use it normally again. Repeat this process once a week.

12. Stains on cotton furniture

We will need to mix a teaspoon of baking soda, hot water ( not boiling ), half a cup of vinegar and a pinch of powdered detergent. Brush carefully and let it sit for a couple of hours until it dries, then you can remove it with a vacuum cleaner.

13. Stained or rusty faucets:

The easiest and fastest way to clean your taps is using a sponge, toothbrush, baking soda, and a dry cloth . Rub the baking soda with the sponge and use the brush in hard-to-reach areas or crevices. Let stand 5 minutes and remove with a dry cloth until you get the desired result.

14. Clean suede leather shoes

To make them look like new and you can remove any stains, it is best to use vinegar . You will need to moisten a cloth with a little vinegar and rub it on the suede leather until you see that it has been removed, if the stain is persistent, you can dry the surface and then spread baking soda, let it rest for a while and then with a brush of fine bristles we apply circular movements. With this they should be like new.

15. Clean tiles

There are a variety of ways to clean your kitchen tiles , but in this article we show you the easiest. And for your best help we will see some tricks to clean the house in a short time

You will need to:

  • 1 Toothbrush that you no longer use but that keeps the bristles in good condition.
  • ½ Cup of baking soda.
  • ½ cup of liquid laundry soap.
  • ½ cup of vinegar.
  • ½ cup of warm water.


The first thing is to make a cream with the bicarbonate and soap, which you must spread in the grooves of the tiles and the tile itself. Now brush the dirty surface, mix the vinegar and water and rinse the tiles to remove any bad odor.

You already know, to clean difficult things there are also many options available, and that in the end, they do not turn out to be so complicated to look like new or much cleaner at least.

Other difficult things to clean can also be :

  • The hair brush: in a solution of water with baking soda and vinegar, insert the brush and let it rest for at least half a day. Your brush will be disinfected, odorless and free of bacteria.
  • Cloth toys for children and pets: put them in a mixture of soap with water and white vinegar, let them rest for at least half a day.
  • Plastic toys: put them in a mixture of water with hydrogen peroxide and let them rest for half a day.
  • Stains on wood: you can clean grease, ink, and other liquid stains by applying toothpaste and removing with a clean cloth.
  • Knife rust: apply cooking oil to the rusted area; let dry for a couple of days; remove by rubbing with another knife or a hard sponge.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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