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Cleaning Tips of the Week: Sponges, Tiles & Vents.


Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Goldilocks Cleaning Tips of the Week. If you didn’t get a chance to read my blog from last week, head over when you’ve got a chance, there’s plenty of tips there and plenty more to come.


Sponges

My first tip for this week is how you can properly go about cleaning your dirty kitchen sponges. We all know how disgusting kitchen sponges can be after cleaning the nightly dishes. Even though you’ve given it an excellent rinse with hot water and soap, you can’t help but think it’s still not fully washed. Sponges tend to pick up lots of bacteria, especially when they are left in the sink, and cleaning them frequently and properly is very important. Suppose you simply pop your wet sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds. In that case, the heat will remove any existing bacteria you might be worried about after an dinner clean and have it good to go again. Just make sure you leave the sponge in the microwave for a couple of minutes so it can cool down before you take it out. Putting the sponge in your dishwasher is also another convenient way to get it nice and clean


Tiles

My next tip for this week is one that I have recently come across and has completely changed how my tile floors look around the house. I can’t begin to stress how long I have been looking for the best way to get in between my bathroom tiles and get everything looking like the day it was built. Let me say, that day has finally come, and I have the secrets. This one may seem anticlimactic, but you’ll be blown away by the results if you do it properly. Once you’ve vacuumed the floor, simply grab a bucket of water, some light detergent, and a rag and get down and scrubbing! Be sure to rinse and wash out the dirty rag and water frequently so that the dirty water isn’t splashing around in the areas you’re trying to clean. This is the MOST important part of this tip! Then if you’re really having issues with the tough spots, pull out a handy old toothbrush. The cleaning abilities of these are incredible, definitely worth adding to your arsenal.


Vents

My final tip of this week is to do with unblocking air vents. This one can appeal to everyone. Until recently, it had been a long while since my vents had a good cleanout. Also, dust builds-up in these vents and gets sent into rooms, blocking air from getting out and circulating through my home. So, this is your cheat guide to an easy vent fix. Start with a soft brush vacuum tool, and if that doesn’t get the job done, time to move to phase 2. Soak a rag with any cleaning agent you have around the house and wrap it around a butter knife, that’s right, you heard me, a butter knife. This can be inserted into your dirty vents and act as a scrub tool to remove all that unwanted dust. Easy, accessible and anyone can do it.


Thanks again everyone for reading. Please leave a comment below, tune in for next week and let’s get a discussion started!

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