20 Life-Changing Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know!

by Simplify

Discovering effective ways to clean can turn an overwhelming chore into a satisfying task. Lisa Burningham, a serious cleaning enthusiast, provides some invaluable tips to transform your cleaning routine with ease and efficiency. We'll get you started with some of her hacks!

Headlight Cleaning

To tackle the foggy and grimy headlights of her teenager's car, Lisa uses a simple yet effective approach. She applies WD-40, a popular solvent that dissolves dirt and grime accumulated over time, on the surface of the headlights. After an application of the solvent and a good wipe, the headlights gleam like new.

Window Cleaning

Remembering her mother's window cleaning method, Lisa creates an all-natural cleaning solution with equal parts vinegar and water. She sprays the windows and wipes them down using butcher paper, an effective substitute for newspapers. The paper fibers remove dirt and grime without scratching the glass, leaving the windows streak-free.

Cleaning windows

Sink Cleaning

To maintain an all-natural cleaning routine, Lisa cleans her cutting board and sink with salt and lemon. The pair work together to naturally clean and disinfect these surfaces. She also uses lemon to clean her faucet, removing hard water spots and stains, and freshening her garbage disposal.

Wooden Spoon Cleaning

Lisa also highlights the importance of sterilizing wooden spoons, which often harbor bacteria and oils. She submerges them in boiling water, a method effective in removing hidden dirt and sanitizing them.

Shoe Cleaning

Lisa combines baking soda, dish detergent, and toothpaste to create a paste for cleaning shoes. After scrubbing the shoes with the paste and wiping it away, the shoes look as good as new.

Scrubbing shoes is a lot easier with the right cleaning mixture!


We only highlighted some of Lisa's brilliant hacks here, but we hope you enjoyed them! Please let us know how these worked out for you.

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  • Christine mundy Christine mundy on Jul 25, 2023

    Thanks, I thought I was the only one who washing her shoes, I use soap and a brush than spray with Lysol