31 Days: Easy Cleaning Solutions

I hate to clean. I put it off too much, so then it’s a big project when it happens. Lately, I’ve been a bit better on keeping things picked up, dusting more, and cleaning the floors. I’ve looked at FlyLady’s website and LOVE it! I’ve broken my house into zones and have purposed to start deep cleaning those zones, but life comes up, all the time!!

Anyway, this is not to become a Betsy-is-whining-about-cleaning-post. This is a easy-cleaning-by-using-things-you-have-around-your-house-post!

I’ve found Real Simple is a wealth of information when it comes to using everyday items for cleaning, decor, projects, or whatever! Sometimes you can spend way to much time wading through all their articles, even though it is good stuff (though some of it is common sense). The next 4 are the ones I found to be unique and clever:


Pantyhose to dust a candle

Coffee filter to clean a screen or window


Rice to clean out a coffee grinder


Rubber band as an earring backer


Wooden furniture that has lots of scratches? Try this trick:



1. Identify areas of your wooden furniture that are unsightly because they have been bumped or scraped.

2. Get your walnut.

3. Rub the walnut on the damaged area.

4. Watch in amazement as the damaged area begins to darken. (Source)


Pantyhose can also help you find missing items!!




Hope these helped to give you a jump start in cleaning!! They did for me!


What easy cleaning ideas have you heard?


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1 comment to 31 Days: Easy Cleaning Solutions

  • Jan Pool

    Ever had a child or pet cut their foot and then walk on carpet? Hydrogen peroxide poured on the spot and then blotted with a clean rag will pull it out of the carpet fibers. I use this in laundering too.

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