A proper amount of sleep allows you to wake up refreshed and take on the day. Of course, you then lose a good chunk of the energy you obtained by doing chores around the house. There has to be a solution to this problem, right? Right. You can take care of your chores while you're sleeping -- no, seriously!
Is your diamond ring looking a little worse for wear? There's a quick fix for this issue. Get yourself an ordinary bottle cap and fill it with Windex. Place your diamond ring into the solution and let it soak overnight. Remove it from the cap in the morning and clean it off with a soft cloth.
Cleaning your shower head is important, and it's super simple. A splash of vinegar and a toothbrush will get the job done. You can shave some time off your cleaning routine, though, with this method that only requires a plastic bag and some vinegar. Fill the bag with vinegar and then tie it around your shower head. Remove the bag in the morning to reveal a shiny surface.
Red wine seems to love our dress shirts. While it's easy to spill wine on our shirts, it's not so easy to remove the stains. But it can be! Simply lay your shirt on an ironing board and cover the stain with salt and club soda. Leave the solution on overnight, and then wash your shirt as usual.
Over time, kettles develop a chalky residue called limescale. It's usually on the inside of the kettle, making it impossible to keep tabs on. Unless you're a fan of residue in your morning tea, you can remove limescale easily with a lemon. Cut your lemon into thirds and stick it in the kettle with some water. Boil the water, and then remove the kettle from the heat and let the solution sit overnight. In the morning, dump out the mixture and rinse the kettle with water.
No one likes cleaning the toilet. But even if you live alone, the bowl will collect grime and dirt that needs to be dealt with. Eliminate yucky buildup overnight by pouring a half of a cup of borax into the bowl. Swish it around with a toilet brush and let it soak overnight. In the morning, flush everything down, and you'll be all set.
We've all heard the "let it sit" rule for pots and pans. It's a good method, but sometimes the solution doesn't pull stains as effectively as we'd like. Don't worry -- there's a quick fix. Fill your pots and pans with water and lay a dryer sheet over the top of each one. Leave them to soak overnight. The dryer sheet will help get that stuck-on grime off your cookware once and for all. In the morning, drain the solution and wipe the pots and pans down with a sponge.
Bath toys are in some serious need of a deep clean. They get tossed around in dirty water and are often chewed on or thrown from the tub. Do your kids a favor and give the toys a nice soak in a bucket full of one gallon of warm water and three-fourths of a cup of vinegar. Take the toys out in the morning and rinse them in clean water to get any residue off.
Countertops are hot zones for stains and scuffs. Granite is a material that requires special cleaning, but you can easily get stains out overnight. All you need to do is make a poultice (paste-like substance) from baking soda and water. Mix the two together until a thick paste forms. Apply the paste to the stain and cover with plastic wrap. Leave it overnight and wipe the paste away in the morning.
You may need to leave the paste for longer depending on how deep your stain is. It's important to wipe up spills as soon as they happen so that they don't seep too far into the granite and become harder to remove.
Your life is about to get a lot easier with these cleaning hacks. Whether you're dealing with stains on your clothing, your countertops, or your cookware, you'll be able to lift them with ease. Go ahead and sleep in!