Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a difficult chore. If you start things off with the right strategies and cleaning tools, you can have every room sparkling in no time. Here are some of the best cleaning hacks to help you achieve your goal of a tidy and fresh home.

Use Your Dishwasher

Sure, your dishwasher can leave your dishes sparkling, but try thinking outside the box. If you have ceramic or glass items that aren’t kitchenware, you can probably clean them in the dishwasher as well. Steer clear of plastic items that might melt in high temperatures though. Have some sponges you want to disinfect? Stick those in the dishwasher too. You can even wash certain gardening tools this way, as long as you avoid wooden handles.

Use Vinegar and Dish Soap

This combination of ingredients can be surprisingly versatile when you’re cleaning surfaces in the bathroom. Use a 50/50 mixture to help you scrub away grime in the sink and shower. You can also use it to clean in and around the toilet.

Vinegar in particular is a must-have cleaning tool. You can find a use for it almost anywhere. For example, you can clean a burnt pan by boiling a mixture of water and vinegar. After the mixture reaches a boil, allow the pan to cool before you begin scrubbing it with a nylon pad.

Use Baking Soda

Like vinegar, baking soda is another essential cleaning tool. Use it to remove smells from fabrics and appliances around your home. For example, you can sprinkle some in your trash can or mix it with water to clean out a microwave. You can also deodorize mattress and other types of furniture with baking soda.

Use the Right Vacuum Cleaner

Use a premium vacuum cleaner that makes life easier. From dirt canisters that require frequent cleaning to wheels that catch on carpeting, some vacuums are simply more trouble than they’re worth.

On the other hand, the ZeroG has lots of useful features and allows you to achieve a thorough cleaning with little effort. For example, the base floats on air and has an automatic height adjustment. This prevents it from scratching your beautiful hardwood floors and snagging on the ends of your carpet.

The vacuum also has a ½-gallon storage canister, low-profile design, and a variety of natural fiber attachments to make your cleaning experience as easy as possible.