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    IS your iPhone Lightning port seriously grubby? It's probably time you gave it a clean. But don't be hasty: it's a delicate task as you'll want to avoid causing any damage to the iPhone. Read all the latest Phones & Gadgets news Keep up-to-date on Apple stories Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram 2It's important to keep your iPhone in tip-top conditionCredit: Apple After all, if you mess with the Lightning port, you could end up making it impossible to charge your iPhone. And a severe cleaning blunder could even totally break your expensive smartphone. Of course, debris lodged in your Lightning port can cause issues – including preventing you from charging. One simple option is to try gently tapping the device. Sometimes a little wiggle or tap is all you need to dislodge a bit of dirt or grime from the Lightning port. Just don't do it too hard or you could cause damage to the device. Another option is to gentle insert the corner of a microfibre cloth into the port and give it...
    KEEPING the grimy mould at bay is a real challenge, particularly in the bathrooms and kitchen. But cleaning fans have got a simple - and very pocket friendly - solution to help you ditch it altogether. 1Getting rid of mould is a doddle with this bargain productCredit: Getty All you need is a handy product and you should be able to sort the mould for a little as a penny. The cleaning enthusiasts raved about a budget item that gets rid of mould in an instant. They recommend Astonish’s Mould and Mildew Blaster, which comes with a nice apple scent. It's described by the company as “the UK’s number one mould and mildew remover”, and it is available in all supermarkets. Read more on cleaningHOME HACKS I'm a cleaning pro... 7 easy cleaning hacks to transform the home for £1 or less The handy product costs just £1.25 which works out at just 1p for every eight to nine sprays - an absolute steal. It's safe to use on all surfaces from the windows to the walls as well...
    CLEANING your home doesn't have to feel like such a chore. There are some tricks and tips you can use to make your house look sparkling in no time at all. 5The pro shared her top tips on TikTokCredit: Neat Caroline - Tiktok According to cleaning and decluttering pro Caroline Solomon there are five things you can do to make cleaning your home. She posted the trick on TikTok and people can't get enough of them. Vacuuming the floor is one of the main things that you should do when cleaning, but it can quickly get full of dirt and hair making it less effecitve. Caroline said: "Empty the vacuum after every use, this keeps the vacuum running as efficiently as possible." Read more on cleaningClean break These are the household items which you can use as cleaning productsMAGIC NUMBER We’re cleaning pros, how often you should be washing EVERY bit of clothing Caroline's next tip is to look at all your surfaces from eye-level, rather than above to make sure they're properly clean. "They might look clean from above,...
    IN any busy house dirt can easily begin to pile up on a carpets, especially if you have children or pets. No matter how dirty you carpet gets, this five step cleaning guide will have it looking good as new. 1You can clean your carpet in five easy stepsCredit: Getty How to clean a carpet?  Before you start make sure that you have a vacuum cleaner ready, some borax, salt and vinegar, some plastic bags and possibly a fan. Now you're ready to get cleaning. Clear the carpet If you have any furniture, shoes or other items on your carpet then be sure to move them before getting started. Read More on CleaningFRESH AND CLEAN How to deep-clean a fridge in five simple steps If you have heavy furniture on the carpet, just put some pieces of rubber or plastic around the edges so that it does not sustain any damage by the cleaning products used. Remember to remove anything that might get in the way of the vacuum cleaner and make sure that there isn't anything which is making...
    DOING the laundry should be a regular chore, and no doubt on top of your to-do list each week. But did you know your washing machine needs some special attention too? 1We think about cleaning our clothes every day - but what about our machine?Credit: Getty How to clean a washing machine? According to cleaning experts, washing machines can harbour salmonella and other nasty bacteria if not given some TLC every now and again. However, if you clean it regularly as part of your routine, you can keep germs at bay. This quick and easy cleaning process will save you a lot of time and keep your laundry smelling fresh. Here's how to clean a washing machine: 1. Run a hot cycle Run an empty, regular cycle on the hottest setting (at a minimum of 60ºC) Add around 250ml of white vinegar to the detergent tray. White vinegar is a great natural ingredient to neutralise bad smells and kill any lingering bacteria in the drum of the washing machine. Read More in Washing MachinesGIVE IT A SPIN Cleaning pro...
    DON'T let stains and spills cramp your style - or your sofa. There's a quick and easy way to clean a fabric sofa - and we have everything you need to know. How to clean a fabric sofa When it comes to cleaning fabric furniture - it can be a tricky business. But our step-by-step guide will make cleaning your fabric sofa quick and easy - and without causing any damage. Step one - Check the fabric type The first and most important step when it comes to cleaning your fabric sofa is to check what type of material you're dealing with. Some fabric sofas will have removable covers that you can simply take off - and throw in the washing machine. 1Cleaning a fabric sofa can be a quick and easy task However, if yours doesn't don't panic - just check the upholstery for a label, where you can find the necessary cleaning codes. These codes will tell you the best way to clean your sofa and should like something like this:  Read More on CleaningSpruce up I'm an organised...
    A tidy room equals a tidy mind, so when your room gets messy it can feel like an overwhelming task to tackle. According to cleaning experts, there is an easy three-step guide you can use to quickly clean your bedroom. 2TikTok user Neat Caroline shared her three-step method to cleaning your bedroom in minutesCredit: TikTok/neat.caroline TikTok user Neat Caroline shared her three-step process for quickly cleaning your bedroom. For her first step, Caroline recommends tackling any visual clutter from clothing items to stray trash. "Step One: Tidy. Place dirty clothes in the hamper, gather loose trash, grab dirty plates and mugs, put them in the dishwasher, and put away your clean clothes," she said. Caroline also recommended bonus emptying any trash hidden in your nightstand. Read More Cleaning HacksTrash trick I spotted a clever hack in hospital - now I’ll never change the bin another wayDOUBLE CHECK I’m a cleaning pro - 4 items hiding in pockets that ruin your washing machine The cleaning expert then advised her followers to clean all the surfaces in their bedroom. "Step Two: Clean....
    A MAKEUP whizz has revealed that you're cleaning your makeup sponges all wrong. Cleaning a makeup sponge is no easy task and everyone has their own way of doing it. 2The makeup whizz revealed you shouldn't be using soap on your beauty blenderCredit: Tiktok. But because of how dense they are you never know if you're really doing a good job. Luckily, a makeup whizz has shared a video on TikTok instructing you what to do to get it cleaned up properly - and what you should avoid. First up, she reveals you should avoid running it under water to try and get it clean. Especially with any kind of hand soap as it will not penetrate the sponge deeply enough to clean it. READ MORE BEAUTY HACKSFEELING FRESH I’m a heavy sweater but I’ve finally found a deodorant that actually helpsGLOW FORWARD Top budget-friendly hacks to make your makeup stay in place during the summer Instead of running water over your sponge, fill a bowl with boiling water and add washing up liquid and olive oil. Then you can...
    AIR conditioning units are usually the biggest contributors to a high energy bill, but there is a simple fix to lower the costs. The summer heat has been driving up electricity bills as people try to cool down. 1Misting your AC unit when it's been running all day can increase its efficiencyCredit: Tiktok/@Twinhomeexperts Running fans, or even buying new ones, doesn't offer much relief for you or your wallet. You don't have to sacrifice comfort for the sake of a lower bill or spend thousands on getting your system upgraded. The Twin Home Experts on TikTok regularly share home improvement tips that can help you save money. The brothers have shared a simple way to make your AC more efficient in the summer, lowering your electric bill by up to 35%. Read more energy saving tipsBILL REDUCTION Millions of Americans to get energy bills cut by up to 50% under new plansSAVINGS SAVAGE I cut my energy bill by $330 a month with a simple trick that takes seconds Grab your hose When you mow your lawn...
    ONCE spring cleaning is complete, do you breathe a sigh of relief, or start looking for more areas to clean? One decluttering expert shared "summer cleaning" jobs you can tackle – the four tasks are quick, easy, and will leave your home feeling refreshed all season. 2The 'spring cleaning for summer' checklist includes four simple tasks you can do todayCredit: Getty 2Summer is the perfect time to clear out your garage, one decluttering expert saidCredit: Getty During summer, clearing out unwanted or unused items is one way to make a stuffy house feel breezy and clean, according to the packing experts at RAJA. "Decluttering can be overwhelming and knowing where to start can be half the battle," the pros added. That's why you should add "summer cleaning" to your calendar. Divvy up these four tasks amongst your household every summer season, or add them to your schedule to start off summer break. Start by clearing out your fridge. It's a task that leaves your kitchen feeling cleaner, and it also welcomes a seasonal dietary overhaul. READ MORE CLEANING TIPSSCENT-SATIONAL...
    WE'VE all been there - guests arriving with short notice and your house is a mess. To perfect the speed-cleaning process, all you need to do is follow five easy steps. 2TikTok user Neat Caroline shared her five-step method to swiftly cleaning your houseCredit: TikTok/neat.caroline TikTok user Neat Caroline shared her tips on how to clean your entire home in just minutes. "If you’ve got guests coming over or you want to finally tackle that mess, here’s how to speed clean your home," Caroline said. She advised her followers to start by tackling any visible mess, including trash. "Step one: Trash - grab any loose trash, pop it right in the bin," the TikToker told her followers. Read More Cleaning HacksSPICK & SPAN I’m a cleaning pro - simple hack will save you time and energy while tidyingMINIMAL EFFORT I’m a cleaning pro – never scrub your shower head again with my easy hack For her second tip, Caroline recommended tackling any plates of rogue dishware in your home. "Step 2: Plates – look around your home for any...
    WITH the summer temperatures only increasing, it’s unsurprising that so many people have gotten their paddling pools out. Whether for yourself or for your kids, the scorching heat has everyone wanting to take a dip, and with most people not having a swimming pool in their garden, the paddling pool is likely your best option. 1Follow these tips and you'll be having summer fun in no timeCredit: Getty However, while these may be a handy addition to your garden, you may find yourself unsure of the best way to clean these pools. Luckily, a number of experts have spoken to Real Home. giving their tops tips on how to clean your paddling pool. Keep it clean with a cover Your best bet for keeping your pool clean is to cover it when it’s not in use. This will prevent insects and other wildlife from getting into the water. MORE SUMMER TIPSWATER GOOD TIP Mum shares genius hack for filling up paddling pool without hosepipe adaptor This can also make the water slightly warmer, which can be great for anyone not...
    5 PADDLING pool season is here, but anyone who has ever owned one of these knows that they are something of a bug magnet. Well luckily, one mum has taken to TikTok to share her top tip for debugging any pool, using two items that you likely already have in your house. 5The mum shared her struggle on having to clean the paddling poolCredit: TikTok/@mcigala1 5Just attach a sieve to a swiffer stick to create the ultimate debuggerCredit: TikTok/@mcigala1 Posting to her TikTok account, @mcigala1, the mum refers to her method as ‘Mexican style.’ The video begins with some pictures of her family in the pool, with text reading: “Getting a pool but having to keep it clean…”  Attaching a sieve to a swiffer stick, the savvy TikToker uses this to remove any dead bugs floating in the pool. She says that this “worked like a charm.” You can purchase a sieve for just £1 from Tesco, and a stainless steel one is available for just £2.75 at Dunelm. MORE SUMMER TIPS & TRICKSFAN PLAN Should you leave window...
    A CLEANING guru has revealed the right way to wash your bikini - and it's not using the washing machine. With summer now in full force and Brits enjoying a scorching 33C heatwave, most of us are spending the sunny days on the beach rocking bikinis. 5The whizz has amassed close to 180,000 followers on TikTokCredit: tiktok.com/@neat.caroline 5She also explained how to properly dry the wet bikini - and it's all about a burrito methodCredit: tiktok.com/@neat.caroline Just like any others garments, any piece of swimwear requires washing - but if you're amongst those who just chuck it in the washing machine, keep on reading, as that might do more harm than good. According to Simply Swim, using washing machine to get your bikini clean is a major mistake that could ruin the delicate garment - even if it's done just once. Instead, to prevent stretching, you should stick to hand-washing, and one cleaning whizz, Neat Caroline, took it to TikTok to demonstate how. The pro organiser, from New York, said that you should first start by running the bathing suit...
    EVEN with today's strict cleaning measures, hotel rooms can often be dirtier than they appear. Throw out that 'Do Not Disturb' sign on your next hotel stay, because there are areas of your room that may need extra attention. 4TikToker Neat Caroline shared the six areas she checks to ensure her hotel room has been cleanedCredit: TikTok/neat.caroline 4Caroline suggests checking the grout between the bathroom tiles to ensure it is mold-freeCredit: TikTok/neat.caroline TikTok user Neat Caroline shared the six things she checks when entering any hotel room. The first area Caroline examines to ensure it has been cleaned thoroughly is the grout between the bathroom tiles. The TikToker ensures the tiles are mold-free before using the facilities. Her second priority is to make sure the coffee cups and glasses are clean. Read More Cleaning HacksDAILY HABITS I’m a cleaning pro – my ‘days of the week’ routine keeps my house spotlessFLY TRAP I'm a cleaning expert - the 99p hack to get rid of flies in your home Even if she can't see any visible smudges or dust, Caroline takes...
    TOASTERS are one of the most-used household appliances. It's important to keep your toaster clean, to avoid contaminating your food - here's how to maintain it sparkling clean. 1You can clean your toaster using items found in your homeCredit: Getty How to clean a toaster? You do not have to go to the shops and buy any expensive cleaning products to clean your toaster. These household items will help you get your toaster clean in no time. As equipment, you need a pastry brush, a sponge or dishcloth and a microfiber cloth. As for liquids, you only need water and dishwashing liquid. Read More on ToastersUPPER CRUST 15 best toasters for every budget including KitchenAid, Breville and Cookworks 1. Unplug the toaster Remember that you are cleaning an electric appliance which generates heat too, so make sure to take safety precautions. Unplug the toaster from the power socket. If you just used it, give it time to cool and get on with other chores meanwhile, or else you risk burning yourself while cleaning. Most read in LifestylePETER OUT 'Catnip' Pete...
    YOU might think that your dishwasher is self cleaning because you put detergent in but this is not the case. Overtime, bits of food and grease can build up causing your dishwasher to become less effective, so you need to clean it. 1Cleaning your dishwasher doesn't need to be a time consuming taskCredit: Getty How to clean a dishwasher? One of the often forgotten tasks in the kitchen is cleaning the dishwasher. It can be a mystery as to how a dishwasher actually works but cleaning it is actually quite simple. Clean the filter Without a clean filter your dishwasher cannot do its job properly. You should take the filter out and rinse it under hot running water. Using a soft toothbrush, clean the mesh and the plastic frame before replacing it back into the dishwasher and locking it into place. Deep clean the dishwasher with a hot wash Put your empty dishwasher on for a hot cycle to break buildup and stop smells. READ MORE ON DISHWASHERSWASH WATCH People shocked after seeing what happens inside a...
    CLEANING rugs can seem like a monumental task, especially when it comes to the outdoor mats on your porch or patio. But the experts know how to get an outdoor rug clean in just five steps – and the last one is so simple, you can walk away while it happens. 1Cleaning the outdoor rug on your porch or patio doesn't need to be a struggleCredit: Getty The team at Gardening Etc. spoke to outdoor living experts who detailed a five-step process to clear dirt and dust from your rug or welcome mat. According to rug expert Daniel Prendergast, the first step is clearing away any large debris – and doing so by following the instructions on the care label. Double-check the notes on the tag to see if your rug needs any special care. Then, give the rug a good shake to free any loose debris or chunks of dirt from the fibers. "Many outdoor rugs can also be vacuumed," Prendergast said. "Make sure they’re dry and shake off the worst of the dirt first before you do so." READ...
    CLEANING the bathroom is a massive task and can be time consuming but it must be done. A squeaky clean shower can make the whole bathroom look fresher so how do you clean a shower? How to clean a shower? First things first, remove everything from the shower to give you a blank space to work with. You will need: Cleaning fluid (natural or chemical) Sponge Squeegee Plastic mesh scrubber Toothbrush Rubber gloves Microfibre cloth When you're all prepped, cleaning just takes patience and elbow grease and your shower will be sparkling in no time. Don't forget to ventilate the room as best as you can when using chemicals, take breaks and don't mix products with bleach and ammonia. 1Cleaning your shower is simple but time consumingCredit: Getty Shower head Cleaning the shower head is often one of the first tasks people look at when starting. Limescale can build up around the head making it less powerful and directing your water off in odd directions. READ MORE ON CLEANINGOH SHEET! Cleaning pro reveals £1...
    IN the UK, it feels like you could blink and miss the hot summer weather - so you can bet we're spending every second of the heatwave soaking up the sunshine. And once we've had our fill, we normally just bung whatever swimsuit we had on straight in the wash with our beach towels. Right? 4Cleaning guru Caroline urged people NOT to put their swimming costume in the washing machineCredit: TikTok @Neat Caroline 4She started by running it under cool waterCredit: TikTok @Neat Caroline Well according to cleaning and home organisation expert Caroline, this is the worst thing you can do for your bikinis. Earlier this week, the TikTok star - who boasts 176,000 followers - shared the "correct" way to wash them. To begin with, the cleaning guru recommended running your swimming costume under a cold tap to get rid of any lingering sand, chlorine or sun cream. She said: "Fill up the sink with cool water and add a teaspoon of gentle detergent. Read More Cleaning TipsOH BARMY Cleaning pro reveals £3 trick for a sparkling BBQ...
    SHOPPERS have been racing to clear the shelves at Wilko after the brand slashed the prices of their cleaning products to as little as 25p. Wilko is believed to be repackaging a whole load of their own brand products, so have reduced them to clear in many of their stores across the UK. 4Shoppers have taken to Facebook to post pictures of their bargain Wilko haulsCredit: Facebook 4People haven't been shy about clearing the shelves at the storeCredit: Facebook People have been taking to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook to share their amazing hauls, with Annamaria Amacucci posting a snap of what she'd stocked up on. "The Mighty Wilko Haul!! 25p Fabric Conditioner.. 25p Fabulosa Toilet Roll.. 50p 6x Kitchen Roll," she wrote alongside the snap. In total she'd bought 24 kitchen rolls, 11 bottles of fabric conditioner and four packs of Fabulosa toilet roll - for a grand total of £6.64. But others insisted that if they went to their local Wilko, they wouldn't be able to find any bargains....
    DOES it feel like you clean every single part of your living space? Do you wipe down all the dirt and dust off of every surface – the floor, counter, stove, and so on? 4A TikToker says that people often forget to clean their walls 4Kacie Stephens shared her three-step process, which includes dusting the surface and cleaning with a water-cleaner mixture Well, apparently vacuuming the floor and scrubbing the table is only part of the battle. According to Kacie Stephens, owner of The Big Cleaning Co, there's an area of the house that most people skip cleaning but shouldn't: the walls. Scuffs and scratches aren't the only things that your wall can collect. Dust, pollen, dirt, and mold can all build up as well. READ MORE ON CLEANING HACKSSMART CLEANING I’m a cleaning pro - 3 ways to clean smarter not harder, plus a toilet bombPUP CLEANUP I’m a cleaning pro - my easy hack helps pet owners pick up dog hair more easily In her TikTok video, Kacie demonstrates the proper way to...
    EVERYONE knows you need to change your bedding, but have you ever cleaned the mattress itself? Stains, dirt and grime can build up on your mattress so you need to give it a thorough clean every so often. 1Clean mattresses can help you sleep betterCredit: Getty How to clean a mattress Cleaning your mattress might seem daunting but it is a lot simpler than you might think. You can clean it with some simple supplies you already probably have in your house. 1. Wash the bedding set The first step is to strip your bedding off the mattress because you can't clean a mattress that's covered up. Put this in the washing machine to clean while you get to work on the mattress itself. READ MORE ON MATTRESSESSWEET DREAMS Here's what we thought of the Nectar Mattress You should wash your bedding once a week or once every two weeks depending how often you sleep in it. 2. Grab your cleaning supplies There are no fancy cleaning tools you need here, unless you have some...
    EVERYONE knows you need to change your bedding, but have you ever cleaned the mattress itself? Stains, dirt and grime can build up on your mattress so you need to give it a thorough clean every so often. 1Clean mattresses can help you sleep betterCredit: Getty How to clean a mattress Cleaning your mattress might seem daunting but it is a lot simpler than you might think. You can clean it with some simple supplies you already probably have in your house. 1. Wash the bedding set The first step is to strip your bedding off the mattress because you can't clean a mattress that's covered up. Put this in the washing machine to clean while you get to work on the mattress itself. You should wash your bedding once a week or once every two weeks depending how often you sleep in it. READ MORE ON MATTRESSESSWEET DREAMS Here's what we thought of the Nectar Mattress 2. Grab your cleaning supplies There are no fancy cleaning tools you need here, unless you have some...
    CANDLE wax can be kryptonite for many household surfaces, from wooden floors to rugs. Instead of calling time of death on a wax-stained rug, there is a simple solution you can use to save it. 1TikTok account Problem Solved shared an easy DIY cleaning hack to remove wax stains from your rugCredit: TikTok TikTok account Problem Solved have shared an easy tip for removing wax stains from your rug. Using a few household items, you can quickly remove wax from your carpet without damaging it. "You’re going to need paper towels and a blow dryer. Set your blow dryer at the hottest setting and heat your wax from a safe distance," said the host of the tutorial. "And as the wax melts, continue to gently blot the wax with your paper towel." Read More Cleaning HacksQUICK CLEAN The 7 things you need to do to keep your home tidy with minimal effortWASH AND GO Cleaning fan thanks 'legend' for suggesting unique way to clean her shower This easy hack should remove the wax from your rug, without the need for...
    HOME experts make cleaning look so easy – tasks that take mere mortals long, laborious hours take the professionals minutes to do. Cleaning pros shared the secret to getting a house clean in sixty minutes flat, and you can do it yourself next time guests drop in with minimal notice. 1Cleaning your home in just an hour is doable if you focus on details, an expert saidCredit: Getty The experts at Apartment Therapy broke down the cleaning strategy you should use to get your house clean in under an hour. The first step is to kick people out of the house. A safe rule of thumb? If they aren't going to contribute to the cleaning, keep them outside until it's over, the experts advised. If your spouse is home, send them to the park with the kids, or ask your older children to play in the backyard with the pets. Then, prioritize the bathroom, which Apartment Therapy's experts say is "not the place to skimp on cleaning efforts." READ MORE HOME TIPSPROPERLY DONE I'm an expert - my storing trick...
    LEAVING a pen in your pocket is a small oversight that can ruin an entire load of laundry if you're not careful. Unfortunately, there isn't a universal solution to this pesky problem as it all depends on the material of your clothes. 4Better Homes & Gardens have compiled a how-to guide on treating ink stains on your clothes, and most involve household items you already ownCredit: Getty Don't worry though, the experts at Better Homes & Gardens have been doing their research on ink stains and have gathered a list of easy tips for all your laundry needs. Ink stains can set quickly and are easily aggravated, so follow these cleaning hacks to save your clothes. CANVAS AND LINEN This cleaning method involves rubbing alcohol, so you will want to test a dab of this on an inconspicuous part of the fabric. Place the stained area over the top of a jar or glass, holding taut to prevent the stain from spreading. Read More Laundry HacksON THE SHRINK I’m a laundry pro, my simple 6-step guide will save your shrunken...
    CLEANING can be a rather time consuming activity, and if you want to deep clean then there’s no way to avoid this - but there are ways to do a quick clean. Cleaning expert and writer at Apartment Therapy Shifra Combiths has revealed how she can clean her entire house in just one hour. 1With these tips you can quickly give your house a refreshCredit: Getty Shifrah says that this method is extremely useful for when she has last minute guests coming over and just won’t have time to do a full clean before they arrive. Get everyone else out of the house Shifrah’s first step is to get everyone else out of the house - she says that while it is important for everyone, including kids, to help out in maintaining cleanliness in the house, too many people can actually slow you down when it comes to a cleaning blitz. You can also be slowed down if others in the household are present but not helping, as they may continue to make a mess meaning you’ll have to return...
    A GOOD pillow is a key to getting a good night’s sleep. A laundry expert has broken down how to wash any pillow - and also at what point you should just throw it in the trash. 2Pillows should be carefully washed every four months so as not to need to replace them. Carolyn Forte, Director of the Good Housekeeping Cleaning Lab, explains how each kind of pillow, whether it is foam, down, or fiberfill has certain requirements for cleaning. Some can be put in the wash, and others need dry cleaning or spot cleaning. Others can not be put in the front-loading washing machine. The best thing to do is to look at the care tag on the pillow to see how it should best be cleaned. Read more cleaning tipsMAGIC CARPET I'm a cleaning pro - my two-step routine will remove carpet dents for freePURGE I'm an organized mom – I keep my home spotless with my three-step method If the tag is worn or lost, you're in luck. Forte put together a guide for how...
    IF YOU have an electric hob and struggle to keep it clean, you’ve come to the right place. Electric hobs are becoming increasingly popular with those looking to give their home a modern feel. 3Mrs Hinch fans have shared their simple hack for keeping an electric hob cleanCredit: F&F 3If your electric hob looks a bit like this, listen up because we've got just what you needCredit: Getty But besides the great look, they can be a nightmare to keep clean.  However, fear not, as Mrs Hinch fans have come to the rescue.  Ever since cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, otherwise known as Sophie Hinchliffe, took to Instagram, cleaning tips and tricks have become more and more popular. There’s even Facebook groups where cleaning fanatics share their hacks for getting their homes spotless. Read more cleaning tipsGAME CHANGER Mrs Hinch fans swear by £1 product to get patio slabs sparkling in no timeSHOE KNEW? Mrs Hinch fans swear by £1 hack to get stinky trainers smelling fresh in minutes The latest tip focuses on getting your electric hob sparkling in minutes....
    ANY parent knows how annoying it can be when your little on wets the bed. That said, it's perfectly normally in their younger years and not a big deal, at least if you know how to properly clean up afterwards. 2Kids bed wetting doesn't have to be a big dealCredit: Getty Cleaning pro Erin Odom from The Humbled Homemaker explained that her brand new mattress was drenched in pee when her kids climbed into her bed in the middle of the night. Luckily, she had an easy three-step method to remove the grim pee in no time. She shared: "You likely already have these ingredients on hand, and, if not, you can easily buy them at any local grocery store! "Our mattresses have been peed on so many times now (again–we have four kids!) that we always keep these on hand." What you'll need A large towel A vacuum cleaner Diluted white vinegar Baking soda Once you've gathered everything you need you can start cleaning, generally speaking the sooner the better. While you might not want to...
    IF you’ve ever been surprised by last minute guests, you’ll understand the mad panic to get everything ready for their arrival.  That means rushing around and manically cleaning to try to make your living room presentable and inviting.  5Cleaning experts have revealed you need just five minutes to spruce up your living roomCredit: tiktok.com/@ao But now some trusted cleaning gurus have revealed their easy guide to a quick clear-up and how it can all be done in just five minutes. The experts at AO have shared a video titled: “How to make a room look cleaner in 5 minutes.” In it, they go through the five steps to ensure your room looks clean from top to bottom - but with minimal effort. First, set your timer with five minutes on the clock, and get ready for a cleaning blitz. Read More in CleaningCLEANING UP I'm a cleaning expert, a toothpick and kitchen roll changes cleaning routine Then start by removing any items or things that don’t belong where they are That could be anything from glasses to remote controls for...
    THERE'S nothing we love more than slipping into a set of fresh bedsheets at the end of a long day - but let's be honest, the process of actually changing them is a total faff. So it goes without saying that we're definitely guilty of leaving it a few weeks at a time before we eventually get round to this household chore. 1It's recommended you wash your bedding once a weekCredit: Getty However, that's about to become a thing of the past - as the cleaning experts at Reviewed have shocked us into action. According to the pros, the biggest mistake most people make with their bedsheets is not changing them every week. If you don't stick to this schedule, the experts warned you'll be "surrounded by body oils, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dust mites" as you snooze. Unsurprisingly, that'll affect your quality of sleep over time too. Sharing their top tips to thoroughly clean your bedding, the experts recommended treating any stains before you put them in the wash. And while it might sound obvious, they also urged...
    CLEANING your whole home doesn't require a cabinet full of specialty sprays and expensive tools. According to one cleaning expert, a single product can defeat almost any mess, mildew, or stain, and a hefty box of the product is only $5. 2One $5 product can beat any stain in your home, a cleaning expert saidCredit: Getty 2Borax can be used in any room to clean, the expert saidCredit: Amazon Even though you've probably seen boxes of borax in laundry rooms, you might not realize how powerful the inexpensive product can be when cleaning any room of your home. Speaking to Insider, Fredrika Syren, author of Zero Waste for Families, detailed the wide range of uses for the workhouse cleaning product. "It is ideal for cleaning and safe to clean almost everything," Syren said. Try using borax to beat stains, get rid of mildew, and even remove rust from garden tools. READ MORE CLEANING TIPSHOT SPOT I’m a cleaning expert, how to clean your duvet without using the washing machineWE'VE GOT YOU COVERED How to clean a carpet in five easy...
    VACUUMING is one of the most hated household tasks. It’s noisy, dusty and quite a bit of faff. So I put the high tech iRobot Roomba j7+ to the test to see whether this robot vacuum cleaner can save my valuable time. 4Credit: iRobot If you click on a link in this story we may earn affiliate revenue. iRobot Roomba j7+, £899.99 from iRobot - buy here Pros:  Looks impressive Control from your phone, Alexa or Google Home Can set a vacuuming schedule  Self charges and ready to go any time Automatic dirt disposal Super quiet Cons: Takes a while to learn your home Not good on some rugs Can’t reach tight spots Quite a bit maintenance to keep it in good condition What is a Roomba? A Roomba is a robot vacuum cleaner from the brand iRobot. It’s not the only robot vacuum cleaner around, but it’s definitely one of the most well known - and the iRobot Roomba j7+ is pretty much top of the range for the brand. Like other models,...
    MOST parents will know the pain of their child using permanent marker where they shouldn't. But one cleaning fanatic has shared a very unlikely product that can get out any stain - marker included. 4The Folding Lady took to TikTok to admit that her son drew over his cream carpet with a purple Sharpie penCredit: TikTok / @thefoldinglady 4But she managed to get it all out with her "game-changing" stain removal productCredit: TikTok / @thefoldinglady 4She showed how she used the product to remove the pen with a microfibre clothCredit: TikTok / @thefoldinglady 4The surprising product she used to get rid of the pen marks all over her houseCredit: TikTok / @thefoldinglady The Folding Lady took to TikTok to explain to her followers that she'd been stunned when she discovered that her son had drawn "everywhere" with a purple Sharpie pen, including all over the cream carpet in his bedroom. "We didn’t notice for about two hours, but last time I got foundation in my carpet, I realised there’s a product in my make-up kit that gets...
    WIPING dust off any surface has to be one of the most annoying tasks as it will probably take a few wipe-downs to get it all off. However, one genius woman has shared the $5 tool she uses to do so. 3The woman used a squeegee to wipe down furnitureCredit: TikTok/watchmecleanandorganize 3It collected all the dustCredit: TikTok/watchmecleanandorganize A cleaning and organizing fan, who posts under the name Watch Me Clean and Organize on social media, revealed she uses a squeegee to wipe the dust off her tables. That's right – she uses the tool that's usually reserved for showers and windows. And she proved that it's not just water that it can wipe down. Although she said it wasn't one of the most effective ways to get rid of dust, it did the job. Read More Cleaning HacksQUICK CLEAN I’m a cleaning pro - my 3-step method will get your toilet sparkling CLEAN UP I'm a cleaning pro - my seven carpet hacks will make your floors look brand new She did call it one of the most...
    ANYONE with carpets in their home knows how hard they can be to clean. Unlike with wood or laminate, carpets tend to hold dirt and stains, meaning getting rid of dust and stains can be a nightmare 2Keeping your carpet clean isn't always easyCredit: Getty Luckily, the cleaning pros at Life Hack revealed some of the best ways you can banish dirt and grime from your carpet in no time. Whether you're dealing with stains or just a shaggy looking carpet, there are a few ways to revive it. Use an iron Your trusty iron can do more than just straighten out your shirts, it can also be used to carefully remove pesky carpet stains. Before you grab your iron make sure you vacuum up any dust and crumbs that might be lingering, then with a damp cloth moisten any stained patches with a mixture of water and vinegar. Lay the damp towel over the stain and move your hot iron over the area. The stain should lift when the towel is removed, just make sure you don't leave your...
    THERE'S an easy way to get that stubborn tomato sauce stain out of your favorite white shirt. It will take some common kitchen items that you likely already have on deck, according to a cleaning expert. 5Cleaning enthusiast Shammond shared a cleaning tip that he claimed could get stains out of any clothing itemCredit: TikTok 5Baking soda was amongst the list of ingredients in Shammond's mixtureCredit: TikTok In a video, a cleaning enthusiast who goes by Shammond said: "Did you know that if you mixed baking soda with some fresh lemon juice, add some white vinegar, a little bit of dish soap, and water, [then] give it a good shake, you could remove any stains from your clothes?" Shammond put the aforementioned ingredients into a small tube for easy use. Per the expert, all you'll have to do is put this mixture on the stain, grab an old toothbrush, and brush the stain away. According to him, it's safe, natural, and doesn't involve any chemicals. Read more on cleaningSQUEAKY CLEAN I’m a cleaning expert - two easy hacks will...
    CREATING a cleaning schedule can help keep your home as tidy as possible. Home expert Noell Jett posted a video explaining why you should clean out your fridge on a certain day of the week. 4One home expert shared what day of the week you should clean out your fridgeCredit: TikTok/jettsetfarmhouse 4Trash day is the best day to clean out your fridge so smelly food can be taken away as soon as possibleCredit: Getty - Contributor "The best day of the week to clean out your refrigerator is trash day," said Jett. The home expert said that whatever day your trash day is, try to schedule your cleanout for the same day. "This way any food you have to throw away will be taken away as soon as possible," she said. This will help prevent foul odors from your trash or fridge leak around your home. READ MORE ON CLEANING TIPSLet it breathe I'm a cleaning pro & you SHOULDN'T make your bed everyday - it'll ruin sleepSAFETY HAZARD I'm a cleaning pro & crumbs in a daily kitchen...
    DO your walls have marks on them that you are desperate to remove? Mums have been raving over the Scrub Daddy’s Eraser Daddy sponge to tackle stubborn stains. 4Mums have been raving over Scrub Daddy's Eraser Daddy spongeCredit: @homewithchloex/Tiktok 4People have demonstrated how the sponge has removed marks from wallsCredit: @homewithchloex/Tiktok TikTok user @homewithchloex uploaded a video demonstrating the product, and it has racked up over 150,000 views. She wrote: “The Eraser Daddy is PERFECT if you have any marks on the walls.” Chloe showed her rubbing the eraser on her walls, with scuff marks coming off instantly. She added: “Just like magic it comes off.” More on cleaning hacksGIVE IT A SPIN I'm a cleaning expert, here's my tweezer hack to clean your washing machine On the product’s webpage, it states: “New Eraser Daddy 10x is a new kind of water-activated melamine eraser.  “It spot cleans marks and scuffs around your home just like a traditional eraser, without wearing like one!  FABULOUS BINGO: Get a £20 bonus & 30 free spins when you spend £10 today “It’s durable enough...
    TO many people, the idea of being able to clean their home in less than 20 minutes seems like a far-fetched dream. It turns out that making things spotless in a timely manner is actually a lot more doable than you might think. 2You can clean your home in 20 minutes It doesn’t matter if you’re obsessed with keeping your house clean at all hours of the day, or you’re the type of person who only occasionally tidies up when you have a guest coming over, a quick cleaning checklist can make a huge difference by making things feel so much less chaotic. The president of Molly Maid, one of the top to your house cleaning companies of 2022, Vera Peterson had a lot to say about what it takes to make sure you’re living in an environment that’s both tidy and comfortable. She told Readers Digest: “If you put in even 20 minutes of effort a day, you’ll keep chaos at bay.” Dedicating 20 minutes of your day to making sure your home feels like a nicer environment to...
    IF we had to list all the household chores we hate doing then cleaning the kitchen would take first place. So it'll come as no surprise that we normally just give the counters, hob and fridge a quick wipe down and call it day. 1The expert urged people to adopt a 'top to bottom' approachCredit: Getty Well now a cleaning expert has revealed the "correct" way we should be tackling this task - and it'll make your life SO much easier in the long-run. Writing for Taste of Home, Erica Young urged people to adopt a "top to bottom" approach. The cleaning pro said: "Start with the cabinets and work your way down, ending with the floor. "That way, even if it ends up covered with drips and dust, you’ll only have to clean it once." Read More Cleaning TipsQUICK CLEAN I’m a cleaning expert and here’s how to get your bathroom clean in five minutes To begin with, soak a microfibre cloth in hot soapy water and make sure to wring it out so it's not dipping wet....
    AS satisfying as it is to deep-clean our home, the dining room somehow always gets overlooked - because let's be honest, we eat dinner in front of the TV most nights anyway. Well if you can't remember the last time you gave the space a spruce-up, then you might just learn a thing or two from cleaning expert Erica Young. 1The expert revealed her 'top to bottom' cleaning methodCredit: Getty Writing for Taste of Home, the expert shared the exact order we should be cleaning our dining rooms in - so have YOU been doing it right? To begin with, Erica said it's important to declutter all the surfaces before you get properly stuck in. She wrote: "Remember to clean from top to bottom, because crumbs, dust and debris will inevitably fall to the floor as you work." "Start with dusting the ceiling fixture and leave the floor for last." Read More Cleaning TipsCLEAN SLATE I'm a cleaning expert and my ‘smarter not harder’ tips will get homes sparklingQUICK CLEAN I’m a cleaning expert - here's my super easy kitchen...
    EVERY keen cleaner knows there are some jobs that need to be done everyday. But there are also some less important things that still need to be done, but less often. That's not to say you can forget about cleaning them altogether, but once a month will cut it. Cleaning and organising pro Caroline Solomon recently shared some of there things, and we are shocked by some of the stuff we've been forgetting to clean. When was the last time you cleaned your vacuum's filter? If you can't remember that's probably a good sign to get to cleaning, just rinse under cool water and let it air dry overnight for optimal vacuuming. Read more on cleaningNO SCRUBS I'm a cleaning expert and here's the 10p hack to get your oven sparkling clean You should also be cleaning your washing machine monthly, annoyingly, they're not self cleaning. Caroline says you can add vinegar where you would normally add your detergent and baking soda to the drum on a hot cycle to banish any build up of gunk and grime. The same...
    TRYING to get limescale removed from the toilet bowl can seem impossible. Fortunately Mrs Hinch fans and cleaning enthusiasts have revealed their 60p secret lifting it off without leaving scratch marks behind. 2Cleaning enthusiasts have found a cheap way to remove limescale without scratching the toilet bowlCredit: Getty Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, 32, has long been a fan favourite, with close to 4.5million followers on Instagram. The star rose to fame a few years ago with various home hacks and now her fans have even started dedicated cleaning pages on social media. In one such group, Mrs Hinch Cleaning tips and tricks on Facebook, a member sought advice: "How do I get rid limescale out of the toilet bowl? I’ve use coke for three days, every limescale toilet cleaner. "I tried chipping away at it with a knife but it’s scratching the bowl. But it looks so bad, I don’t think it’s ever been cleaned. Just moved in and need help.” READ MORE CLEANING HACKSFLUSHED AWAY How to unblock a toilet without a plungerSparkle & shine I’m a...
    DON'T stress over carpet stains. Instead, clean it in seconds using cleaning expert Charla's easy trick using items you probably already have. 4One cleaning expert shared how she removes stains from her carpet using items she already hasCredit: Tiktok/charlascleaninghacks 4You will need a pot lid and a hand towel for Charla's trickCredit: Tiktok/charlascleaninghacks First, Charla started by filling up a bucket with warm water. Using a dishwasher pod for more than just cleaning dishes, she tossed one in the bucket and let it break down. She then took the lid of a pot and wrapped it up in a hand towel. Holding the towel-wrapped lid by the handle, Charla dipped it in the warm soapy water bucket. READ MORE ON CLEANING HACKSSCRUB-A-DUB I'm a cleaning pro - my easy tip will remove stuck-on food from pans for freeHAVE A BALL Remove flooring scuffs using a $1 item you probably have lying around To apply the cleaning mixture to the stain, she simply just dragged the towel-covered lid over the ruined area. The lid handle allowed Charla to have an easy...
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