Clean Your Home Using Items You Already Have

entertainment centerCleaning your home doesn’t have to be difficult, and if you’ve just purchased a new home in Las Vegas, you may be looking for some new ways to keep it clean. There is a pride that comes from keeping your home clean, and if you follow our tips, you will keep your home clean with items you already own. Read on to find out more.

Coffee grounds

Have odors in the fridge? Use your morning pick-me-up to eliminate them. Simply place coffee grounds, new or used, in a bowl on the shelf. Replace them every two months for a fresh, slightly caffeinated smell.

White vinegar

Keep your dishwasher extra clean with white vinegar. Pour 1/2 cup into the detergent cups and run the empty machine for a complete cycle. Cleaning tips: you can also use a few tablespoons of powdered laundry bleach, tang, or lemon-flavored kool0aid (it must be lemon) for the same results.

Ice cubes

It won’t be a pretty sound, but tossing ice cubes into the garbage disposal breaks up grease and keeps it clean. Every few weeks, toss in a handful of cubes, turn on the disposal and run cold water. Add some orange, lemon, or lime peels to ward off odors.

Dryer sheets

Get baked-on foods off pots and pans with laundry cleaning tips. Just place a dryer sheet in a pot, fill with water and let sit overnight, then sponge off the next morning. The antistatic agent weakens the bond between stuck on food and the surface of the pan, while the fabric softener works its loosening magic.


Before you toss out (or recycle) your newspaper, use it to get rid of some garbage grime. Cover the bottom of your trashcan with old newspapers to soak up leaks and odors.

Sponge and baking soda

If you have scuffs on your vinyl flooring, you may be able to get rid of them with this simple solution: a sponge and baking soda. Baking soda will act as a scrubbing agent that can cut through grease and other problems.


Use this playtime gear to pick up tiny slivers of broken glass (like the ones you don’t notice until you step on them). Simply press a piece into the area to grab those smaller shards. Be sure to wrap the glass up carefully before you throw it away.

The microwave

To keep bacteria from taking up permanent residence in your kitchen sponges, rinse them with water at the end of each day, squeeze, and then put them in the microwave for three minutes. Let them cool before touching. Do the same with your cutting boards, if they are microwaveable.

If you have any questions about this, talk to us today! Keeping your home clean is a great way to keep it feeling like new for as long as possible. You will love the results from these simple changes. Clean your home, and feel happier and content in your own home and space.