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Everyone has a list of cleaning chores they absolutely despise! However, by using these simple cleaning methods, the professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID will have you tackling these chores with ease.

  • The greasy stove hood filter: Fill a bucket with hot water and add a few drops of de-greasing dish soap and a ¼ cup of baking soda. Remove the stove hood filter and soak it in the solution for 10 to 15 minutes. Scrub the filter with a non-abrasive scrub brush. Rinse the filter in hot water and dry it with a clean microfibre cloth.
  • The toilet: Lift the toilet lid and spray the surface of the toilet with bathroom cleaner. Wipe down the toilet handle first, and then wipe the top, sides and front of the tank with a microfibre cloth. Clean the lid, toilet seat, ridge around the bowl and the toilet seat hinges. Lift the seat and wipe the area underneath. Use the toilet brush to clean the inside of the toilet bowl. Close the toilet lid and flush.
  • The mouldy shower: Mix baking soda and water together to create a paste. Dip a scrub brush into the mixture, and work the paste into the grout. Spray the shower with a mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water. Use the scrub brush to remove any build-up in the shower. Rinse the shower with warm water.
  • Old vegetables in the fridge: Remove the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator, and empty the food into the compost bin. Put the empty vegetable drawer into the sink and fill it with warm water and dish soap. Clean the interior with a microfibre cloth. Rinse and dry the drawer.
  • Vomit on the carpet: Use an old scraper or flat edge to remove as much of the vomit as possible. Generously sprinkle corn starch onto the carpet, covering the affected area completely. Let the corn starch stand for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Use a microfibre cloth to blot the stain. If the corn starch does not lift the stain completely, mix one tbsp of white vinegar and one tbsp of dish soap into two cups of warm water. Use a clean microfibre cloth to blot the area until it comes clean.