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5 Tips For Cleaning Hard To Clean Areas

Written by Natalie Henderson, Marketing at Blueland

June 14, 2021

We love things that keep us and our homes clean. But keeping our favorite home appliances clean can be tricky. Keeping our appliances clean helps them run more efficiently and for longer, and helps us make sure we are getting the best clean possible. Here are 5 tips to keep your favorite home appliances clean!

How To Make DIY Washing Machine Cleaner

Keeping your washing machine clean is important to get the cleanest clothes, and keep your machine running well for longer. Washing out your machine is easy, and you might already have everything you need in your pantry.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups vinegar
  • ½ cup baking soda

What to do:

  • Add 2 cups of vinegar into the detergent compartment
  • Run a normal wash cycle (without clothes!)
  • Add ½ a cup of baking soda in the drum of the machine
  • Run on normal wash cycle with hot water
  • Take a damp cloth and wipe out the drum

You’ve got a clean washer that will help keep your clothes even cleaner.

Easy Dishwasher Cleaning Trick

Like the washing machine, your dishwasher sometimes needs a little TLC. It’s easy for mildew or mold to build up, so it’s best to clean your machine regularly. A few tips for cleaning your machine:

  • Empty to drain of any food particles
  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Add a dishwasher cleaner and run a normal cycle

Dishwashers need to get a cleaning too, this can help

How To Make DIY Drain Cleaner

We’ve all had a clogged drain one time or another. Rather than filling your drain with a chemical cleaner, try a DIY Drain Cleaner with ingredients you might already have at home!

What you’ll need:

  • Boiling Water
  • Dish towel or washcloth
  • Baking Soda
  • Lemon Juice or Vinegar

What you’ll do:

  • Make sure your drain is empty of water
  • Pour ¼ - ½ cup of baking soda into the drain
  • Pour ¼ - ½ cup of vinegar or lemon juice into the drain (do so slowly so it doesn’t bubble over!)
  • Cover the drain with a cloth and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse the drain with boiling water, pour slowly until the mixture is rinsed out

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Does your garbage disposal ever have lingering food smells? It happens, and luckily it’s pretty easy to clean!

What you’ll need:

  • Lemons!

What you’ll do:

  • Run some water in the sink
  • Cut up a lemon into quarters and drop them into the disposal
  • Let the disposable completely incinerate the lemons - rind and all

Lemons help clean the disposal blades and leave a fresh lemon scent behind.

The Best Bathroom Cleaning Tools

Bathrooms are notoriously hard to clean, with grout and tight corners, it can be hard to find the right tools for the job. Luckily, you probably already have everything you need, here are some of our favorite bathroom cleaning tools:

  • T-shirt cleaning cloths - perfect for a streak-free glass or mirror clean up job
  • Grout toothbrush - your old tooth brush can have a second life, use it to get to the hard to reach bathroom areas!
  • Compostable sponge - opt for a plant-based, cellulose sponge instead of a traditional sponge, that can be made of plastic

These tips will have your whole home feeling fresh and clean, using items you already have! Get a clean space without the plastic waste!


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