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13 Tricks For Cleaning The Most Hard To Reach Places

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We’re on a mission. We’re determined to attack those hard to reach places at home, the ones with the thick layer of dust because you could never find out exactly how to get into those tiny nooks and crannies. Well fear no more because we’ve complied a list of the top 13 tricks you need to clean even the most inaccessible parts of your house.

1. Clean dust from blinds

Wrap your salad tongs in a microfibre cloth and secure in place with rubber bands.

Remove dust from blinds hard to reach places diy

2. Vacuum those hard to reach places around windows

If your window frame or patio doors are a little dusty and you can’t quite clean all of it with a cloth or the vacuum cleaner nozzle, use an empty toilet paper roll as a hose extension.

Remove dust from the blinds hard to reach places

3. Clean every nook and cranny in the car

With a cotton bud, you can efficiently remove dirt from even the most hard to reach places in your car.

car cotton bud clean hard to reach places

4. Clean your computer keyboard

Did you know that computer keyboards have more germs than toilet seats? Eurgh. Our top tip? Remove the dust and crumbs from in between the keys with a post-it. Fold it in half so that the sticky side can collect the dirt.

Clean your computer keyboard post-it hard to reach places

5. Remove dust from your mattress

Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on your mattress and wait about 10 minutes. After vacuuming, your mattress will be like new.

Remove dust from your mattress baking soda hard to reach places

6. Remove limescale build up from taps

Use an old toothbrush and a little baking soda to make your taps shine again.

Remove limescale build up from taps baking soda hard to reach places

7. Clean the knife holder

You can wash a knife holder by putting it in a basin of warm water. Wait ten minutes and wipe it with a sponge.

Clean the knife holder hard to reach places

8. Tired of that dust on your lamp?

You can use the adhesive/sticky roll you use for your clothes or animal hair to make it look as good as new.

dust on your lamp sticky roll hard to reach places

9. Clean the shower cabin

Apply a mixture of sodium bicarbonate with lemon juice to the rail. Let it work for 5 minutes and then scrub with a brush.

hard to reach places Clean the shower cabin baking soda

10. No more dirt or limescale in your shower head

Mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with a cup of vinegar. Put the mixture into a plastic bag and place it over the shower head, as per the photo. Making sure that you don’t spill the liquid. Leave it for 2 – 3 hours.

dirt or limescale in your shower head baking soda vinegar hard to reach places

11. Remove dirt and dust from vents

Wrap a damp cloth with water or detergent around a knife and get dusting!

 dirt and dust from vents dusting removal clean hard to reach places

12. Did you know that you can put the shower curtain in the washing machine?

Of course you can! We suggest that you wrap it in several towels to prevent it ripping.

shower curtain in the washing machine hard to reach places

13. Wipe out stains

You can use a rubber to remove black stains like soil from the floor.

 rubber to remove black stains like soil from the floor hard to reach places

And tada! You now have a home that is spick and span… ready to invite guests! 

 

For more tips: 

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