Hi guys, something a little different for you all today. Probably really boring if you aren’t attempting to be an adult.
I have lived on my own for two years now, and one of the hardest things I have had to learn is cleaning. Not the every day stuff, thats fine, I am actually probably a little over the top when it comes to cleaning because I have a small flat so deffo don’t need to clean as much as I do. Anyway, I am referring to the more deeper cleaning, the nooks and crannys that need an afternoon the details that aren’t picked up every day. Here I have compiled all the things I have learnt.
First up- oven shelves.
Everyone who owns an oven will you tell you these are the most difficult dirty things to keep on top of, they are always collecting dirt. So after a little google, I read that by soaking the shelves in fabric detergent and hot water it does just the trick. You have to leave it over night and this was the result!
Unblocking your drain
I have before purchased products that you just pore down, but they haven’t ever really done the trick, both my bathroom and kitchen drain are dreadful at blocking so I saw online if you mix vinegar with bi carbonate of soda and leave for a few hours, this does just the trick! I must say I was very impressed because it worked immediately for me!
Maintaining your vacuum
I hope this one is more obvious for you guys then it is for me, but one thing I haven’t been keeping on top of which is VERY useful, is emptying your vacuum. Cleaning the filter, emptying the bag/box, taking it apart and removing as much dust as possible. Its not always about just changing the bag to keep it maintained.
In my flat, I have a little gas heater that creates a big fat black mark on the wall essentially burning the wall. It is safe to use but its just because its an older method of use. So basically in order to clean it is near impossible so every summer when I don’t need to put the heating on, I paint the wall.
I recommend painting as a fantastic way to spruce up your walls if you have a few marks. It adds brightness to a home and makes it feel fresh and new again!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I know its not useful for everyone but since living on my own its just a few useful things to take the time to know, because no one tells you these things when you move out! I rang my dad a fair few times about a broken vacuum before realising it was just because it was full and hadn’t been emptied!
If you have any other tips, please do leave them in the comments below,
Lots of love,