25 Things You’ve Probably Been Cleaning Wrong

Who likes cleaning? If you are one of those who do anything they can just to avoid this chore, we have some good news for you. After reading this post, you will still be cleaning, just more efficiently, which will greatly reduce the time you spend on this unpopular activity. How is that possible? What if we were to tell you that your parent possibly taught you wrong? OK, maybe not completely wrong but there are definitely many more efficient ways to clean things that your parents may not have been aware of. Take your microwave for example? We bet you try to remove the burnt-on food residues with a piece of wet cloth, right? But there is much easier and comfortable way to clean this kitchen appliance. To find out how to clean not just your microwave but also iron, shower head, mattress, cutting board, cheese grater, hair brush and many other things of everyday use, check out these 25 Things You’ve Probably Been Cleaning Wrong. After reading this helpful post, cleaning might even become one of your favorite household chores (Ok, maybe not…hey at least we tried).



SpongeImage: pixabay.com

After doing the dishes, you usually rinse the sponge and leave it dry, right? Sounds good but it doesn’t remove the bacteria and germs living on it. To kill them, microwave the sponge for two minutes on high.



MicrowaveImage: commons.wikimedia.org

Talking about microwave, this appliance also needs some occasional cleaning. Forget clumsy wiping, just mix some vinegar and water in a cup, put it in the microwave and let it run for few minutes on high. Then, simply wipe all the grime away.



IronImage: pixabay.com

Well, you probably haven’t been cleaning the iron wrong because you haven’t been cleaning it at all, right? But you can do it and it is surprisingly easy – just put some table salt on the board and iron it. Then, turn the iron off, let it cool down and wipe the bottom with a dump cloth.



PaintingImage: pixabay.com

If you have a precious oil painting in your living room, you are probably afraid to clean it all. Not anymore. All you need is a piece of doughy bread. Pat the painting with it gently and once the bread is soiled, breaks off another piece and keep patting until the painting is clean.


Shower head

Shower headImage: pixabay.com

A heavily clogged shower head looks disgusting. The good news is that getting rid of the dirt is easy. Pour white vinegar in a plastic bag and secure it around the shower head. After a few hours, take it off and wipe it with a wet cloth.

SEE ALSO: Biggest Rip Offs That You've Probably Been Tricked Into Buying »

NOW WATCH: 25 Strangely Unique Schools You Won't Believe Exist

Subscribe to List25

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote
25 Facts About Sharks: Terrors Of The Ocean

25 Facts About Sharks: Terrors Of The Ocean

25 Things That Get Keep Getting Weirder The More You Think About Them

25 Things That Keep Getting Weirder The More You Think About Them