14 Extremely Clever Ideas for Cleaning Hard-to-Reach Areas

Keeping hard-to-reach places clean and dust-free can sometimes seem like a never-ending battle.

However, we at Bright Side refuse to accept defeat, and so we have compiled a list of some of the most effective tips and tricks to help you keep your home as clean as possible.

Cleaning blinds

One way to clean blinds is to use elastic bands to wrap a damp cloth around a pair of tongs. By the way, this trick is used by professional house cleaners.

Vacuuming window frames

A great way to clean your window frame is to use a toilet paper tube on the end of your vacuum cleaner’s suction tube. Made of soft cardboard, you can shape it to fit almost any nook or cranny.

Cleaning difficult-to-reach places in your car

To make your car interior look neat, use a cotton swab and clean out the dirt in hard-to-reach spots.

Cleaning your keyboard

Use this method when you are at your desk. Simply fold an adhesive piece of paper in half so that the sticky side faces out, then rub it around between your keys to collect all the dust and crumbs.

Keeping your mattress dust-free

Sprinkle baking soda on top of your mattress until it forms a thin layer. Wait 10 minutes, and then vacuum it all up.

Removing hard water deposits from your faucet

Simply use an old toothbrush and baking soda.

Cleaning a knife block

Fill the sink with warm soapy water, and dip the knife block into it. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and wipe with a sponge.

Cleaning lampshades

Keep your fabric lampshades free of dust with the adhesive lint roller that you usually use for removing pet hair from your clothes.

Cleaning hard-to-reach spots in the shower

Apply a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda on the dirty area. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then rub with a stiff brush.

Cleaning a showerhead

Mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of vinegar. Fill a plastic bag with the resulting mixture, and wrap it around your showerhead. Use some string to tie the bag around the neck of the showerhead to keep it in place. Leave for 2-3 hours.

Cleaning air-conditioning vents

Wrap a damp towel soaked in cleaner around a knife, and run it through your air vents. The result will surprise you.

Washing a shower curtain

Cleaning your shower curtain in the washing machine is a quick and easy way to make it look like new again. Don't forget to wrap the shower curtain in a few towels so that it isn't damaged.

Getting rid of stains on linoleum flooring

Using a regular pencil eraser will help you get dark marks off your linoleum.

Cleaning bottles

Based on materials from Good Housekeeping
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