Long Weekend, Time to Clean Up!

Get Your Family Involved with CleaningGetting tired of your messy house? Why do not you take advantage of your long weekend to clean up the house with your family? That way the home would be a more comfortable place to live.

So what are the things should be done to clean up the house properly? Here are the tips:

Cleaning the fridge
Fridge, which is used to store various foodstuffs, may invite a lot of bacteria. As a result, if rarely cleaned, the fridge will smell bad. You can eliminate the odors in the fridge by putting a few sheets of newspaper inside it.

Crush a small piece of newspaper into a ball, then place it next to the side of the fridge and fridge drawers. Do not forget to change the newspaper on a regular basis at least once a week.

Cleaning the oven
Ovens are often used to heat food. Oil and food spills in the oven will cause the surface of the oven bottom part get humid. To clean it, you need to dismantle the oven unit and clean each part properly.

Clean up oil spills in the oven with a damp cloth. After that, wash the liner (mat) in the oven  using soap to get rid of the dirt.

Cleaning the bathtub
Bathtub in the bathroom has to be frequently cleaned to prevent mildew. However, you should remember not to use chemicals for cleaning the bathtub because it can damage the pipeline in the bathtub.

You should simply mix baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar. Clean the entire surface of the bathtub and rinse it with boiling water. You can also use baking soda and white vinegar to clean drains in the kitchen.

Cleaning the stove
Stove is one of the furniture that is regularly used every day. Spills of oil or dough will make the stove dirty. The surface of the stove is usually susceptible to scratch if rubbed too hard.

How to clean it? Prepare a soft cloth and dip it in warm water. Soak the cloth for 10 minutes in warm water, then rub the dirt on the stove. It is also not advisable to use chemicals to clean the stove since most chemical cleaners usually contain harmful substances which scrapes the surface.

Cleaning the shower
The first step to clean the shower is to rinse the tiles, floor and wall where the shower is installed. Clean it using hot water for several minutes. It is not just going to clean the outside part, but the heat will penetrate into the pores of the surface, making it easier for the next cleaning.

Cleaning the washing machine
Soap residue and dirt that accumulate in the tube of the washing machine can cause a bad odor. To avoid odor, clean your washing machine tube using a mixture of hot water and bleach.

You do not need to brush it. Simply turn on the machine and make it move as a regular wash. That way, the dirt in the tube will go. Then, use disinfectant to remove mildew on some points, such as the rubber on the lid of the dryer. What must be remembered is to dry the washing machine every time after you finished using it.

Bathing pets
Not just your house, your pet must be kept clean too. Bathe your pet once a week and dry the hair with a hairdryer.¬† And do not forget to clean any pets’ hair attached on the sofa or carpet.

Cleaning the floor
In order to keep the floor clean, make a deal with all your family members not to wear shoes or sandals in the house. Just imagine how dirty the millions of germs and bacteria attached on the shoe and brought into the house are.

Providing a rack for shoes next to the entrance is a powerful way to implement this agreement.

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