9 Tricks Every Mom Can Use to Bring Order to Your Home

Cleaning is something you often need a lot of determination for.

Sometimes, us moms have to spend an entire day and a lot of effort cleaning in order to get our homes looking and feeling the way we want them to.

That’s why we at Momshells put together a selection of the best shortcuts to immaculate cleanliness.

Each one can save you a whole load of time.

1. Tricks for the washing machine

You don’t need expensive cleaning products to clean the washing machine. Instead, you can use ordinary vinegar. Pour some into the drawer for the washing powder, and set it to a long wash. When it’s finished, your washing machine will literally sparkle.

One trick that few people know about involves strengthening your cleaning products with the help of vinegar. Add some to washing powder (about a third of the amount of powder), and it will clean clothes more effectively. This is especially true for colored clothes.

Some kinds of material are magnets for cat and dog fur. Wash clothes made of these materials with white vinegar, and fur will never stick to them again.

2. For an immaculately clean bathtub

How can you clean an entire bathtub while barely lifting a finger? Simple! First heat up some vinegar in the microwave (it should be warm rather than scalding hot). Mix the vinegar together with a soapy solution in a spray bottle at a ratio of 1:1, but don’t shake the bottle — it’s enough to gently stir the substances together. Spray the resulting solution onto the bathtub, leave for 30 minutes, and then wipe it away with a sponge. The result will be more impressive than what you get with expensive cleaning products.

3. Cleaning window tracks

We’re constantly spending plenty of time on cleaning window tracks. However, here’s a way to do it without making much effort.

Sprinkle some baking soda on the hard-to-reach areas (pay attention to the corners). Then add a little vinegar — it’ll start bubbling, which is a good sign. Leave it as it is for 10-15 minutes, the baking soda and vinegar will cope with the caked on dirt and rust. When the time is up it’ll be necessary only to wipe the window tracks with paper towels.