When it comes to cleaning your home, your brain can become pretty creative in concocting excuses why you shouldn’t get the task done. “You’ve had a hard day, you deserve time to relax,” it mischievously tells you. “It can be done tomorrow,” is a classic. Sometimes your mind doesn’t even try very hard, coming up with reasons such as, “Your dog is sleeping, you don’t want to wake it do you? You’d be monster to clean now!” Even though you know this is ridiculous, you listen anyways and push off cleaning once again. Before you know it, you’ve procrastinated so long that your place is a disaster and has reached the point of no return. Might as well move out.
We understand that cleaning can be a bothersome task for many individuals and easy to dismiss, but living in a clean home feels so much better than living in a pigsty. At UMG Cleaning, we’re here to help. We strive to be the best residential cleaners in the Manhattan area, so if you’re in need of our services, be sure to contact us! We’d also like to help by giving you a few cleaning hacks for around the house that are not only simple, but will save you time and effort.
Use Your Dishwasher for Items That Are Not Dishes
Yes, you read that right. You can use your dishwasher to clean things aside from dishes! Seem too crazy to you? Bear with us. The dishwasher has a rack that can fit an assortment of household items big and small, and it’s main function is to clean using water and soap. So why do the dishes get to have all the fun? Here’s a quick list of some of the items you can clean using the dishwasher:
- Toys (children’s or dogs’)
- Removable light fixtures- saving you the hassle of hand washing or dusting them!
- Combs and hairbrushes
- Golf balls
- Coffee pot
- And so much more!
All we ask is that you use logic when deciding what to put in the dishwasher! If an item melts easily, you’re going to want to avoid having it going through a hot wash cycle. Also be smart in where you put the items, smaller things should be put in the silverware bin, toys and rubber products should be on the top