We’ve all spent a lot more time of our time at home this year, and that has given us plenty of time to notice areas in our homes that could use an update, a good cleaning, or other improvements. Not only has this led to sales increases at stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s, but also to increased internet searches for home cleaning advice.
According to data from Google Trends, many people have taken to Google to find out how to give their homes (or at least certain parts of it) a thorough cleaning. And since I’ve written so extensively about how to clean things here on my blog, I thought it might be useful to share the answers to the top cleaning questions here with you today! 🙂
So if you could use some help with a certain household chore or cleaning task, you can save yourself a Google search by checking out my tried-and-true solutions in the list below! 🙂
9 Answers To The Most Searched Cleaning Questions
1. How To Clean Windows
Dirty windows and mirrors have a way of making an otherwise clean home look grimy or dingy. For exterior windows, learn how to make and use a powerful cleaner that leaves behind clean, shiny windows here.
For interior windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces inside your home, learn how to make my favorite streak free cleaning solution here.
2. How To Clean An Oven
A lot of people assume that cleaning their oven will be too difficult or time-consuming, but you can actually accomplish this task in your sleep! Get all the details about my super easy overnight method to clean your oven (no expensive store-bought cleaners or exhausting elbow grease required!) here.
3. How To Clean A Carpet
Did you know your carpet can hold up to one pound of dirt per square foot and still appear clean? Yuck! Ensure that your carpet is actually spotless by utilizing the tips and tricks in my carpet cleaning guide. From tricky stains to everyday dust and dirt, they’re no match for my easy carpet cleaning methods and effective cleaning solutions!
4. How To Clean Blinds
You can’t enjoy the full effect of sparkling clean windows if you’re staring at them through dusty blinds. And lest you feel overwhelmed at the thought of wiping each slat one by one, never fear—I have several helpful hacks that speed up the process considerably!
5. How To Clean A Washing Machine
Cleaning your washing machine might sound redundant, but removing grime and gunk that builds up over time is crucial part of maintaining your machine to ensure it runs smoothly and gets the job done. Find step-by step instructions for cleaning both front-loading and top-loading machines here, which will eliminate bacteria, mildew, detergent residue, and even tough mineral deposits.
6. How To Clean A TV Screen
You’ll enjoy all this year’s Hallmark flicks and your favorite classic holiday films that much more if you’re watching them on a smudge-free TV screen! Try using my super gentle DIY electronics screen cleaner—it only costs pennies to make, it won’t mess with your tech, and it works wonders!
7. How To Clean A Microfiber Sofa
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of cleaning your microfiber furniture! Take your sofa from shabby to chic by following this simple microfiber cleaning guide. (Is pet hair the problem? Solve it with these tips.)
8. How To Clean A Toilet
Make your toilet bowl sparkle with my homemade toilet bowl cleaner made with baking soda, borax, castile soap, and essential oils. It’s cheaper than the store-bought stuff but just as effective, and it even smells good, too!
Have hard water and the stains to prove it? Mineral deposits are no match for my white vinegar solution!
9. How To Clean A Mattress
Over time, sweat, dirt, and dead skin can build up on the surface of your mattress… yuck! Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to clean your mattress that not only removes dirt and moisture, but eliminates odors too!
The secret is my baking soda cleaning powder, which you can learn how to make and use here.
What cleaning questions have you searched for help with?