There comes a time in everyone's life, that the unavoidable happens. We have to clean...
So for those of you who have extra enthusiasm in this department, here are some cool cleaning tips.
Don't be silly! dust first, then vacuum. More effective for getting rid of all those old skin cells floating in the air.
Unscrew your light bulbs once in a while and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. Might even change your light.
Cut off a small piece of magic eraser and drop it in the toilet. Let it soak over night and flush. No scrubbing needed.
Keep one of these in your shower with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 dish washing detergent. Clean your shower while you clean yourself.
Make your house smell like heaven. Two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup and heat in oven at 300 degrees for an hour. Thank me and make me into a diety.
While cleaning up the bathroom, heat the tub with a couple inches of the hottest water you can get from the tap. Heating the bathroom 10 degrees above the normal air temperature doube the effectiveness of alkaline cleaners.
Use vinegar more often.
If you're paranoid about chemicals (many OCDers are), white vinegar is an ideal alternative. It kills 99% of bacterias, 82% of molds and more than 80% of viruses. You can use it with tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, or baking soda to increase its antibacterial effectiveness. However, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar should be applied separately, not mixed together. Also, don't use vinegar in your microwave or oven — your kitchen will smell like vinegar for days when using those appliances. And never mix bleach with vinegar in hopes of amplifying the cleaning power — it creates a dangerous chemical reaction.