How To Easily Clean Your Yoga Mat?

Did you know that you have to clean your yoga mat after every use? After all, you do not want all that sweat and impurities near your body or face every time you use it! Of course, not everyone has a lot of free time which is why I have a few different cleaning methods you can use depending on how much time you have.

If You Have 30 Minutes

If you have 30 free minutes to clean your yoga mat then grab a detergent (you can use liquid dish soap) and dilute it in a bucket of water. If you have a bathtub then you can use that instead of a bucket (it will be so much easier). Then grab a sponge, dip the yoga mat in your bathtub (or bucket) and start scrubbing. Scrub for a few minutes then rinse with warm clean water.

Then just let your yoga mat fully dry before you use it. You can take it outside if it’s sunny which will speed up the drying!

If You Have 5 Minutes

If you are extremely busy and you do cannot waste more than 5 minutes on cleaning a yoga mat then do this!

Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with a few drops of your favourite essential oil in a spray bottle. I like to use lavender because it smells amazing and it also has antibacterial properties!

This mixture will be your “antibacterial spray”. I recommend you spray your yoga mat with this vinegar mixture after every use just to make sure you keep it clean and disinfected between sessions. After you spray the mat with the mixture let it sit for 1-2 minutes then wipe with a cloth to remove the excess moisture.

If You Have 30 Seconds

If you don’t have the time or you don’t feel like doing the previous method and you want something quicker then just buy antibacterial wipes and use them between sessions.

However, I need to warn you that you still need to deep clean the yoga mat from time to time especially if you use one of these easy and quick cleaning methods!

Here Is How To Clean Your Home When You Have Allergies!

Having allergies can be a nightmare. I have allergies as well and do you know what has helped me tremendously? Changing the way I clean my home. It really makes a huge difference – and who doesn’t want an allergy-free life?

So for all people with allergies – here is how you should clean your home in order to improve your condition!

Clean Twice A Week

Removing the dust and dirt from all surfaces in your home is a crucial step in battling allergies – and cleaning once a week is simply not enough.

That is why I clean my home twice a week – on Wednesdays and on Sundays. I have found that this has helped my allergies a lot.

Focus On Your Bedroom

When cleaning your home you really need to focus on your bedroom because that is where you spend a lot of your time.

If you tend to wake up and have a stuffy nose then focus on replacing your sheets twice a week.

You also need to wash your pillow (yes, your pillow) once a month. Thankfully, you can simply throw it in the washing machine.

Another crucial step is to clean your mattress. One of the best ways to do that is by using a steam cleaner – so if you happen to have one, use it to steam clean your mattress a few times a year. It’s really beneficial because the steam extracts all the dirt, dust, germs, body-liquids, and other impurities that the mattress absorbs on a daily basis.

If you don’t have a steam cleaner then you can always book a cleaning company to do it for you.

Vacuum Your Upholstery

Whenever you clean your home (as I said, you should do it at least twice a week) you need to also vacuum your upholstery – from curtains to sofas, all upholstery absorbs way too much dirt and dust which can trigger your allergies.

I have noticed a huge difference in how I feel ever since I started regularly cleaning my sofa.

Never Walk With Shoes Inside Your Home

You can’t even imagine how dirty your shoes really are which is why you need to avoid walking with them inside your home at all cost.

I take them off the second I get inside my home and I replace them with some house slippers which are clean.

By doing that your home will remain clean for longer and you won’t spread all sorts of impurities that your shoes have trapped from the outside.

This Is The Best Window Cleaner You Can Make With Natural Ingredients!

Don’t you just hate when you have to clean your windows and the product you use leaves smudges and streaks behind? Window cleaning is already such an annoying task but when you use the wrong product it gets even more time-consuming and frustrating.

Well, I have the solution to your problems – a homemade windows cleaner! Yes, you can make a very effective window cleaner at home using natural ingredients you already have? That is right – you don’t need to spend a lot of money on cleaning products that don’t even work that well!

In fact, all you need to do in order to make your window cleaner is to mix three ingredients I can guarantee you have at home – water, white vinegar, and liquid soap.

You also need an empty a spray bottle to transfer your mixture in so that it’s much easier to use.

I recommend wiping the window with either a newspaper or with a squeegee. Yes, I do not recommend you use any microfiber cloths or paper towels because they will leave a ton of smudges and water stain behind – and this is the last thing we want, right?

You have probably heard of the newspaper window cleaning trick – it’s what our grandparents have used to achieve a spotless clean window. So many years later this hack still works and is one of my favourites!

What Else Can You Clean With It?

I love this recipe so much because it doesn’t leave any streaks or stains behind and it really makes your windows spotless. You can also use it to clean your mirrors and glass shower doors.

Another great way to use this window cleaner is to spray any stainless steel kitchen appliance you have and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. It works great at removing smudges, fingerprints, and even stains from certain surfaces.

How To Remove Cranberry Stains From Clothes, Carpets, and Upholstery?

Dealing with cranberry stains is a nightmare. Similar to tomatoes and red wine, cranberries leave a bright red stain behind which can be hard to remove. But, of course, if you are quick in treating the affected area and you know what steps to take you shouldn’t worry!

How To Remove Cranberry Stains From Clothes?

If you spilt cranberry juice on your clothes then you need to gently blot the affected area with a napkin in order to remove the excess.

If you dropped cranberries then you should grab a spoon and remove the excess.

Then you need to “flush” the stain under running cold water. I prefer to hold the fabric with the wrong way up and flush it that way.

Once you do that you need to treat the stain. I normally use laundry detergent. I pour some on the affected area and I work it in with my fingers. And remember – be gentle and never rub aggressively.

If the stain is removed then you can throw the clothing item in the washing machine but if the stain remains then make sure you rinse the area and remove the laundry detergent completely. Then grab an oxygen-based bleach, dilute it with water in a large bucket, and soak the entire clothing piece in there. You can leave it for a few hours or you can even leave it overnight for the best results.

The next morning the stain should be removed completely!

How To Remove Cranberry Stains From Upholstery Or Carpets?

If you spilt cranberry juice or cranberries on a carpet or on upholstery then the first thing you need to do is similar to what I described for the clothes. Blot the cranberry juice or remove the excess cranberries with a spoon.

Now it’s time to treat the stain. Mix cold water and oxygen-based bleach, dip a cloth in the mixture, and start treating the stain. Again, you need to be gentle – never rub, simply blot.

The stain should be gone by now which means it’s time to remove the bleach mixture. Rinse the area by using a clean damp cloth then allow the area to air-dry.

Want to easily clean your shower? Use this homemade recipe cleaner!

Cleaning the shower often involves countless hours of scrubbing and elbow grease, right? That is exactly why I hated this chore and I used to neglect it like there is no tomorrow.

However, I knew that if I don’t clean it – no one will clean it for me which meant that the cleanliness of my bathroom depends only on me. This is why I decided to find a cleaning method which would be easier. I dedicated my time to find this – and I succeeded!

Here is a homemade shower cleaner you will love!

Forget about scrubbing and wasting your time on cleaning the shower – there is a much easier way to do it. By making this homemade shower cleaner you will always have a spotless shower without doing much!

And guess what – you don’t need that many ingredients. In fact, you only need three ingredients – vinegar, liquid dish soap, and your favourite essential oil!

Why vinegar? It’s a great way to remove soap scum and build-up because it’s highly acidic. I hate the smell which is why I add essential oils!

Now, mix all of the ingredients in a spray bottle and you are ready! I recommend you shake the mixture well before using it.

How to use it? Spray the shower after using it every day!

Here is how to clean your computer screen without damaging it!

A computer screen is one of those things that get dirty extremely fast yet you don’t do anything about it. You avoid cleaning them because you don’t want to damage them, right? Well, fortunately, there are cleaning methods out there that won’t do any harm.

I know some people use glass cleaners, however, this is not the best option for cleaning computer screens since you can remove protective coatings with it.

So if you are indeed using a glass cleaner – ditch it!

Instead, do this:

All you need is microfiber cloth, distilled water and a spray bottle!

The first thing you need to do is unplug your computer/ monitor. This is for safety. Plus, you would be able to see dirt and smudges way easier when the screen is black!

Then grab the microfiber cloth and wipe the screen with it. This is a great way to remove impurities without the risk of scratching the screen.

The next thing you should do is spray the distilled water on the cloth – but spray just a little since you don’t want the cloth to be soaked. Wipe the screen with it.

DO NOT spray the water directly on the screen because the moisture can cause serious damage!

Once you are done grab another clean microfiber cloth and dry the screen.

How to clean sneakers by hand and avoid the washing machine?

If your sneakers desperately need to be cleaned then you are probably thinking of simply throwing them in the washing machine. This is a terrible idea because you might damage them and this is the last thing you want to do, right?

The only time I do recommend you do wash them in the washing machine is whenever the manufacturers say it is okay so check on your own and see.

If you own Nike or Adidas sneakers then I will save you the trouble and will tell you that they do not recommend cleaning them in the washing machine – I have already checked a while back.

Try this instead

Cleaning your sneakers by hand is the safest option you have.

Mix baking soda and water in order to create a paste. Then dip an old toothbrush in the mixture and scrub the sneakers with it. Scrub both the inside and the outside of the shoes.

Then leave the mixture on the sneakers for a few hours. Continue with filling a bucket or your bathtub with warm water and wash your shoes in there.

After you removed all of the remaining paste off of the sneakers allow them to air dry completely. Keep in mind that this might take a couple of days!

How to clean after your dog

You might have a dog or you are simply considering getting one but you are still researching how hard it really is to take care of one. These creatures will transform your life, making it far more interesting filling it with love and affection. But having a pet sometimes requires you cleaning after it. No matter how well your dog is trained it will still make a mess from times to times and you need to know exactly how to deal with it.

– Wet Wipes

Always keep wet wipes by the front door. This way you will be able to wipe clean your dog’s paws before you let them in your home and you will remove all of the dirt they have picked up.

– Buy a mat

You should buy a mat and place it under the food and water bowls. This will reduce the amount of food that your dog drops on the ground and then licks the floor creating one big mess.

– Buy a washable dog bed

If maintaining your home clean at all times is a priority of yours you should consider buying a dog bed that is washable. You will easily throw it in the washing machine once a week and this gets rid of germs and dirt.

– Don’t leave your dog on the couch or on the bed

If you don’t want pet hair, vomit, saliva (or even worst – urine, poop) then keep your dog away from the couch and from your bed.

– Bathe your dog often

Did you know that regularly bathing your dog will reduce the shedding? A little disclaimer before you start bathing it – buy dog shampoo and do not use any human products.

– Brush your dog

Brush your dog’s fur every day – this will reduce the shedding.

How to remove stains from a microwave

Stains in a microwave are hard to remove when they have been sitting there for too long and they have hardened. One thing is for sure – they are not impossible to be cleaned. You need to do some things to soften them first. Here are some things you can do.

What you will need?

Grab the following:
A bowl (a microwaveable one)
Lemon Juice or Baking Soda
Water

The process

Grab the bowl and fill it with hot water. Add some lemon juice or baking soda.
Then put it in the microwave and heat for a couple of minutes. The steam that’s created from the mixture will soften all of the stains.
Proceed with removing the bowl and wiping the inside of the microwave with a cloth.
If there are still stains that you can’t remove – repeat the process.

What to do after?

Sometimes when you remove a stain you are left with areas that are yellow. You can get rid of that as well.

What will you need?

Water
A cloth
Soap
Nail Polish Remover

The Process

Put some nail polish on the cloth (or cotton ball) and begin wiping the yellow area.
When you are done, wash the inside of the microwave with soap and water and make sure you remove the nail polish remover.

Tips

The cleaning technicians at Monster Cleaning do not advise for anyone to clean their microwave with chemical cleaners. Why? Well, exactly because they contain too many chemicals that you might not remove fully which means that they will transfer to your food or drinks (and this is not good for your health).