Simple Cleaning Hacks for the Busy Home Owner

hacksWhen it comes to housekeeping and chores, you could be called an underachiever. This post is for you. Many home owners who call Universal Cleaning Company to clean their homes in the Flower Mound, Texas area say they are just too busy to do it themselves.

Maybe you’re a super busy business owner or a stay-at-home mom who just can’t find enough hours in the day. It’s not that you don’t care about your home’s appearance or cleanliness, you just don’t have enough time to deep clean every week like you’d like to, right?

Well, we’ve put together a few “hacks” and tips just for you. Enjoy!


Use dryer sheets to clean your blinds.

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Dryer sheets make for a good substitute of microfiber cloths in a bind. They use electrostatic charge to pick up particles, making dusting as easy as a few swipes!
Use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water with an old sock to effectively clean blinds.


Clean one area or put away 5 things during television commercial breaks.













Who likes to watch commercials, anyway? Load the dishes into the washer, organize your home office, or vacuum one room. The choice is yours!


Clean iron pots and pans with sea salt.














Clean those heavy old iron cooking pots and pans with sea salt and watch the residue just melt away!


 Divide your home into zones. Clean one zone each night for 5 minutes.













Set a timer and get going. It’ll be done in no time, and at the end of the week you’ll have a clean house. Not only will it be clean, but it’ll stay clean as long as you practice this technique.


Clean your dirty aluminum apple keyboard in the dishwasher.

Yeah, you read that right. It really works, so they say, and it’s much easier than using that canned duster.


Use rubbing alcohol and microfiber cloth to clean nail polish from carpet.

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You probably thought that your carpet was doomed to be an eye sore for eternity after you dripped nail polish on it. Think again!


Use a removable oven liner.

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The oven is probably one of the hardest kitchen appliances to clean. If you’ve ever tried to cook a pizza, you’re probably aware of this. Use a removable oven liner and save yourself the headache.


Line your George Foreman grill with foil before cooking with it.













I highly recommend a George Foreman grill for its simplicity and ease of cooking, but be sure to line it with foil before you cook with it. Cleaning these things can be a nightmare otherwise!


 Cleaning the microwave has never been so easy.












Pour a mixture of 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar into a microwave-safe bowl. Put it into the microwave, turn it on for 3 minutes, carefully remove the bowl and wipe the microwave clean.


Clean shower head stains with a plastic bag and vinegar.













Keep your shower head shining clean by wrapping a plastic bag filled with vinegar around it.


Use baking soda with bleach to effortlessly clean your bathroom tile.













Bathrooms are usually a nightmare to clean and require lots of elbow grease, but not with this solution!


Use Press N Seal wrap to line your fridge shelves.














Cleaning the fridge after leaky leftovers is almost as tough as cleaning the oven. Use these protective liners to make things easier on yourself.


Use Coca-Cola on driveway oil stains and watch them disappear!

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We hope you find these tips helpful and time efficient enough to allow you to keep your home clean with little effort. If you still find that you have no time to keep up with the chores and household cleaning, and live in the Flower Mound, Texas area, give us a call at Universal Cleaning Company, schedule an appointment here online or send us an email.


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Universal Cleaning Company provides residential and commercial cleaning services in Denton County, Texas, including: Sanger, Denton, Krum, Corinth, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores, Lakewood Village, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, Argyle, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Lewisville,  Trophy Club and Lantana.

One Response to “Simple Cleaning Hacks for the Busy Home Owner”

  1. Aleks Says:

    Many thanks for helpful tips .I learned a lot about cleaning. Coca-Cola, as a stain remover really does work. I would recommend this company to my friends.

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