Cleaning Hacks for Dad
Dad hacks are usually seen as funny jokes to show just how far some dads will go to avoid work, but these cleaning hacks are the real deal! Let dad take a break from the chore list and give him the gift of clean. Use these cleaning hacks to get the job done fast or make life easier so you can spend more quality time on with dad.
Use ice to get rid of dried gum.
Dealing with a gooey mess of gum is time consuming and no fun. Put some ice in a bag and place it on the gum for a few minutes to harden. Once it’s firm, it’s easier to remove without causing extra damage.
Remove scuffs with a tennis ball.
Scuff marks don’t come out easily with just a simple wipe. Get rid of scuff marks on all types of floors with a fresh tennis ball. Simply rub the scuff gently with a tennis ball to buff it out.
Clean tough grout stains with a steam cleaner.
While steam cleaning isn’t recommended for wood floors, a steam cleaner can work wonders on dirty grout lines. Use a steam cleaner with a brush attachment to wipe away tough dirt and grime on grout.
Try a toilet paper roll for a better crevice tool.
Sometimes vacuum crevice tools can be too big to get the job done. For an even narrower crevice tool, simply attach a toilet paper roll to your vacuum and flatten the other end for a cheap cleaning hack.
Make your dustpan better with water.
Sweeping up dust, dirt and debris can be made more effective with some water. That way the dust stays put in the dustpan without the potential for falling out.
Fill buckets fast with a pool noodle.
With a good microfiber mop, you won’t need a mop and bucket to clean your floors. However, for other bucket jobs, fill a bucket with ease by simply putting one end of a pool noodle over your faucet and the other end into the bucket. No need to move a heavy bucket from the sink to the floor!
Use zip ties to hang cleaning tools easily.
The Bona Premium Spray Mop has a built-in retractable hook for easy storage. For other cleaning tools that need some help being hung, use zip ties in their existing holes to make them easier to hang.
Avoid damaging floors (or other surfaces) by using microfiber.
Microfiber is an excellent material for getting into all the nooks and crannies of a surface for cleaning. It’s gentle and reusable, saving you some money while being a better earth-friendly alternative.
Skip the DIY cleaning solutions and use a formulated floor cleaner.
Don’t waste time figuring out which DIY cleaning recipe is the best. Many of them use vinegar, which can be too acidic for floors. Just leave this to the floor care pros and use a gentle cleaning solution designed to give your floors the best clean possible!
These cleaning hacks can take the place of some regular cleaning techniques, but don’t forget some dad-worthy advice and always have the right tools for the job. Give dad a day off from cleaning and get your home looking great with fantastic floor products. From mops, surface cleaners and hard surface floor cleaners, Bona has everything you need to clean smarter.