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Ever wondered no matter how pedantic you are towards cleaning house, you can never do as good of a job as the professionals? Find out what their tricks are.

11. DIY cleaning solutions

11. DIY cleaning solutions
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Want to know the secret to streak-free mirrors and windows? Well, it’s an easy at-home solution you can make yourself. According to Rapinchuk, all you need is:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Washing windows and mirrors is probably the least favorite cleaning tasks.

12. Clean the toilet daily

12. Clean the toilet daily
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If you swish your toilet every day with your cleaning brush, you’ll keep it relatively clean without a ton of hard labour.

Use the water already in the toilet to swish the entire toilet bowl.

Your bathroom probably gets dirtiest the fastest and is the hardest to clean.

13. Skip the polish

13. Skip the polish
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Of course, you need to polish your wooden furniture and hardwood floors every once in a while (once or twice a year, or when they begin to look foggy), but all you really need to keep them shiny is a dry microfiber cloth.

“Your furniture will actually get less dusty without using furniture polish,” says Reichert.

Ever wondered no matter how pedantic you are towards cleaning house, you can never do as good of a job as the professionals? Find out what their tricks are.

14. Prioritise

14. Prioritise
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“[Start] with scrubbing areas such as kitchens and baths, then moving on to de-cluttering, dusting, bedding, and finally floors,” McGee advises.

“Look at your home carefully to determine what needs most attention to bring it to your idea of clean.”

15. Speed clean

15. Speed clean
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Maybe you just found out your in-laws are coming over and you need to quickly tidy up the place – knowing how to speed clean will be your savior.

Make sure you hit the places that are most visible first like kitchen countertops and the bathroom.

You can skimp on things like the top of the fridge and behind the coffee maker.

16. Purchase a paintbrush

16. Purchase a paintbrush
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Reichert uses a stiff paintbrush around her furniture to pull the dirt out without having to move all the furniture around.

“You are brushing it out away from the furniture so the vacuum can suck it up,” she says.

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