The Best Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Common Household Items

cleaning tips and tricks

Last weeks most viewed idea on our link party was this FABULOUS post from My Love 2 Create:

What a great way to freshen up your toilet, thanks for sharing that with us Mindi!

Here are 5 other tips I’ve found for cleaning common household items:

Clean your mattress with some baking soda and lavender drops, as seen on As We Grow.

Clean your blinds with a sock! This idea from Keep Home Simple is what my mom used to do, and it cleans the top and underside the same time!

I really need to clean my dryer vent! This tutorial is a great reminder, from Pretty Handy Girl

How to clean your window tracks, from Ask Anna

I had a “Why didn’t I think of this” moment- cover your Foreman Grill in foil before you use it, from the Recipe Crayon Box

I think it is time to get off this computer and go clean something! My house is a disaster!!!best cleaning tips

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Thanks for the feature Stephanie! :)


  2. Wow! Thanks so much for the feature! Most viewed?! That is exciting! Thanks for all the great tips!

  3. Wow! Thank you so much for the feature! If you would ever like to be featured please let me know!

  4. there is no link for the mattress cleaning!

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi Nicole,
      For some reason the link we had to the As We Grow blog randomly broke- I’m not sure if they took their blog down or not, but unfortunately I can’t find their tutorial anywhere!

      If anyone finds it, please let me know and I will update this post with the correct link.


  5. The mattress cleaning tutorial and many many other great DIYs are on One Good Thing By Jillee. Her blog is amazing!