Most of the time cleaning your home can feel...well, like a chore. A neverending chore. While you must clean your home, there are some things you can do to make the process a little easier. Using simple items you may already have in your home, you can cut down on the time you spend cleaning and spend more time enjoying life. Here are a few cleaning hacks that can make your life easier and help keep your home clean longer. And the best part is, they don't use harsh or chemicals to get the job done!

Baking Soda and Vinegar Will Clean Anything

Get acquainted with these two common household items. They can be the workhorse of your cleaning regimen. Mixing baking soda and vinegar creates a bubbly reaction, like those science-fair volcanoes you've seen. When you use the power of these items on household appliances and surfaces, the reaction you'll get is "Wow!" You can use a paste of baking soda and vinegar to clean bathtubs, toilets, ovens, and refrigerators. It's also great for scouring grout and countertops.

Use Walnuts for Wood Scratches

Do you have a hardwood floor or a coffee table that's riddled with scratches? Crack yourself open a walnut and prepare to be amazed. The natural oils in walnuts act as a polisher and buffer. The abrasive nut will fill in the scratch and will even blend in with the wood color, whether light or dark. Then rub the area with your finger to warm it and help the oils get into the wood. Remember, this cleaning hack is for light scratches. Deep gouges will require other remedies.

Prevent Carpet Stains with Alcohol

Carpet stains are the worst. Once they're in, it's impossible to get them out. So if you spill something on the carpet, reach for the rubbing alcohol. Blot up any excess liquid first and then apply a generous amount of alcohol (vodka works as well!) and clean with a white paper towel or even a toothbrush. And the best part is, alcohol evaporates very fast, so you can use as much as you need.

Polish Pots and Pans with Olive Oil

Sure, olive oil is a cooking staple, but it's also a great way to clean and extend the life of your pots and pans. Pour some olive oil on a soft cloth and rub your cookware in small circles. You'll see stains coming off and by the end, you'll have a pan that looks as good as new.

Cleaning Hacks Make Life Easier

If you're tired of spending money on store-bought chemicals or want to find ways to clean that are safer, try these cleaning hacks. They are cheap and you may already have them in your home anyway. And if you've found that there's too much for you to clean and you're overwhelmed, give us a call and see if we can help.