Do-It-Yourself Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Make your life easier with these useful do-it-yourself cleaning hacks!

Cleaning hacks are probably the most efficient and useful of all the life hacks we’ve learned in this life. It’s a fact that homes are a basic necessity, we need homes to survive. But a home can also become a hazard when it’s filthy and messy. That is why regular cleaning of the house is good not only for the house but more importantly for the people living in it.

Here are some cleaning hacks that you can simply do without buying expensive cleaning products. You can find useful things inside your house that you can use to solve all your cleaning problems.



Permanent marker marks on hardwood floor.


Apply a small amount of toothpaste on the marks and let it stay for a couple of minutes. Next, use a sponge or microfiber cloth to rub the toothpaste on the spot.


Stains on microfiber couch.


Rub some alcohol into the stains and spray your couch with distilled water. Continue scrubbing the couch until the water rings fade. Fluff up the couch fabric by using a hard brush.


Burnt baking trays, pans and pots.


Mix 2 parts of baking soda to 1 part peroxide and apply the mixture on burnt parts. Let it stay  for a few minutes then scrub it with a sponge later.


Dirty car seats.


Mix dish-washing liquid, vinegar, baking soda, and water. Spray the solution on the car seats and use a hard brush to scrub the stains away.


Grimy window fittings.


Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into the window fittings. Pour some white vinegar on the same spot. Expect a sudden bubbly reaction. When the reaction stops, wipe the fittings with brush or cotton-buds.


Dirty glass bottles and vases.


Make a solution by mixing soap, salt and warm water. Fill the glasses with this solution and shake them well. Rinse with water.


Smelly washing machine.


Do not put any clothes into the machine. Start the hottest cycle while adding baking soda and white vinegar to the washer drum.


Dusty air vents.


You can simply remove the dust by using a paintbrush or an old cosmetic brush.


Old hair strands in hair brushes.


Use a scissor to cut tangled hair strands between the bristles. Make a solution of baking soda and warm water. Soak the brush in the solution and leave it for a few minutes. Strands will be easily removed from the brush.


Discolored grout lines.


Mix bleach and toilet cleaner. Spray the mixture on the tiles. Use a hard bristle brush to scrub grout lines.


Dirty bath tub.


Create a mixture of vinegar and washing powder. Apply the solution on the dirty parts of your bathtub. Let the solution work for 10 minutes before rubbing it off with a brush.