Cleaning homes have become an important factor in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus and experts have revealed how important it is to stay clean and keep our homes clean. From alcohol gel, alcohol wipes, high concentration bleaches, and wound cleaning wipes are in huge demand for sanitizing to help kill the virus while cleaning.

With the ongoing lockdown, do you feel the home chores around you will never end? How many times have you lost hours managing tricky cleanups? If you are one among them, then you are in the right place. Here is the composed list of all the DIY Cleaning Hacks for your Home during the Lockdown Period.

Among these tips, you will also find solutions for the most tenacious and time-wasting cleaning problems. And, believe us they’ll save your time and efforts. Let’s begin:


Detox the garbage disposal with lemons or limes

The garbage disposal does a lot of dirty work regularly, so it’s essential to keep it clog-free and clean. Expert Tip: To clean and deodorize garbage disposals, use fresh lemon or lime. Cut it into quarters, and while you have the water running put the lemon pieces one by one into the disposal. This will work wonders and save a lot of your time!


Essential oils for a sparkling toilet

How about using essential oils as a DIY toilet cleaner? Yes, you read it right! This will help you get a sparkling and fresh toilet. How to Use? Mix one cup of baking soda with 15 drops of tea tree essential oil and 15 drops of lemon or orange essential oil. Let the mixture sit in the bowl for 30 minutes and scrub with a bowl brush before flushing. Isn’t it that simple?


Baking soda and vinegar will clean the tub for you

Commercial cleaning services experts recommend the following 10-minute plan of attack for tubs. Mix one cup vinegar, half a cup of baking soda with hot water and pour into [an empty] tub and allow to sit for five minutes. Start filling the tub with hot water until it is approximately one-quarter filled, and let it sit for an additional five minutes. Then release drain and rinse thoroughly. This will clean your bathtubs like never before!



Eliminate foul odors from upholstery

Do you know wiping out pet smells and other odors from upholstery by combining vinegar, water and your favorite essential oil works like a pro. Try it once and you will never need to buy anything for removing foul odors.


DIY Glass Cleaner

If you don’t feel like running to the store for more glass cleaner, making your own is easy. All you need to do is mix white vinegar, distilled water, drops of essential oil, and shake. This is an affordable and easy way to clean your windows, mirrors, or even shower doors.


Buff surfaces with olive oil

We are all very-well aware of the benefits that Olive oil has. It can possibly increase longevity and can also help you cleaning the house. Olive oil is an excellent option for cleaning stainless steel, such as pots, pans, and appliances. Put olive oil on a soft cloth and rub in a circular motion to buff out any dirty spots. It will help you in polishing surfaces so well.


Dust electronics with coffee filters

How about using your favorite coffee for cleaning? Coffee filters are useful items to keep around your living room and office, not only in the kitchen. They are perfect for clearing dust from TV screens, computer monitors and any other screens around the home, without leaving behind any fibers like towels do.


Lemon oil is a natural degreaser for the oven

In addition to its scent benefits, lemon essential oil is a great degreaser and can be an excellent tool to remove stubborn grease stains naturally. Spray a mixture of one cup water, one cup vinegar and lemon essential oil onto your stovetop and simply wipe clean. For tougher stains, sprinkle baking soda first, then spray and wipe. You can use the same technique to clean your oven. It will help prevent kitchen fires, many of which are caused by grease.


Eliminate water stains with shaving cream

Who’d have thought that shaving cream could be used to clean? But it is a great way to remove water stains from shower glass. Apply the shaving cream and let it sit for 15 minutes, and then wipe off.


Remove carpet stains with vodka

Have dirty carpets? Rubbing alcohol, clear vodka (which has a lot of cleaning benefits!) and even white wine can be used for this cleaning hack. First blot the stain. Second, pour any type of clear alcohol (rubbing alcohol, vodka, white wine) onto the stain. This is better than any over the counter product.

Some Additional Cleaning Tips: 

  1. Vacuum cleaner – It is essential to clean out the vacuum every few weeks thoroughly.
  2. Bedding – It is necessary to wash bedding every seven to ten days on a 60-degree cycle to kill germs.
  3. Mattress – Vacuuming mattresses can help get rid of germs.
  4. Washing up – Not replacing kitchen dishcloth/sponge can cause bacteria to transfer onto crockery, make sure to change it every three days
  5. Mop head – It is vital to sterilize the mop head after every use to help germs stop spreading around when using
  6. Kitchen bin – Washing and disinfecting the kitchen bin helps in getting rid of food bacteria
  7. Refrigerator –  Regularly Clean refrigerator shelves and drawers weekly to stop bacteria growth
  8. Chopping boards – Wash chopping boards thoroughly after every use!
  9. Door knobs – Door knobs are a regular touched item in the house so it is advised to disinfect door handles and taps weekly.
  10. Windows – It is very important to clean windows with water and detergent once a fortnight



Though cleaning home has become one of the prime things these days, but using smart tricks that definitely help you. If you still need experts for cleaning and sanitizing your home, contact Dry Effect and our professionals will make sure that your home is sanitized and clean properly.


About Lisa McIntyre

Lisa McIntyre has always resided in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Applied Science. Ultimately, her passion for science and teaching came to fruition after her husband requested her assistance in developing Dry Effect Restoration Services. She was able to develop her knowledge, degrees and certifications further in many indoor air quality associations and organizations. Thus allowing her to educate Realtors and Insurance Agents on the damages that many common indoor air quality irritants and water bacterial growths can lead to in ones home or business. Over 10 years later she’s glad to have taken the leap of faith to assist her husband what seemed to be a fun project into a lifetime achievement and to see the individuals she teaches prosper from their newly found knowledge.

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