10 Quick and Safe DIY Cleaning Hacks: Easy Ways to Keep Your Airbnb Fresh

Cleaning can sometimes feel like a never-ending job. Even when you tidy up and clean regularly, it may feel like there is always something that needs to be picked up or washed. That probably means running to the store now and then to get cleaning supplies. But with more people becoming environmentally conscious, you do not have to use chemical cleaning products every time you are cleaning your Airbnb. Here are ten quick and safe DIY hacks that you can use to clean your Airbnb

  1. Throw some lemons down the disposal

Once in a while, you may have noticed the sink disposal has a nasty smell. As much as you run it through hot water now and then, food particles can get stuck in the crevices and rot. Forget about any chemical treatment and get a lemon instead. It is a helpful cleaning agent with many uses. Cut it into quarters, run the disposal, throwing one piece at a time. The acidity of the lemon will help clean it up and give you a pleasant smell at the same time.

🍋 Lemons and limes are great for cleaning your garbage disposal. After you’ve finished with your usual garbage disposal cleaning routine, place halves of lemon or lime in the disposal and run it. This will not only help to clean the disposal but will also give it a fresh, citrusy scent.

  1. Using oil for buffing

A lot of Airbnb guests often cook, meaning your pots and pans are likely to have some burn marks at the bottom. Instead of spending a lot of time with chemical cleaners, why not use some olive oil. The oil will help loosen stains and grime stuck on the pots.

  1. Clean with baking soda

While baking soda is popularly used in food recipes, it is also a great cleaning agent because of its ingredients. It has compounds that can neutralize acids, making it a strong cleaner for removing stains and odors from tubs, sinks, and countertops.

 Here are some cleaning problems you can eliminate with baking soda.

  • Stains from plastic containers
  • Scrubbing kitchen surfaces
  • Deodorize musty furniture
  • Remove mildew from bathroom
  • Unclog a drain
  • Scrub a messy grill

Put 1/3 cup baking soda in a bowl. Mix in enough warm water so that you get a nice moist paste. Put paste on sponge or brush and scrub away. Make it as you need it.

  1. Remove stains with vodka

You are probably wondering why you would want to use your cherished vodka as a cleaning agent. However, it is very effective in removing stubborn stains from carpets, linens, and other fabrics. Its high alcohol content helps remove stains from fabrics, leaving them good as new. Pour the vodka on the stained area, then give it ten minutes and wash it off. The stain will come off.

Turns out vodka can be used for many of the same tasks as vinegar, such as degreasing, deodorizing and disinfecting. Green cleaning experts say it’s a great choice for anyone sensitive to smell.

  1. Use water

If you have leather furniture in your Airbnb that needs cleaning, there is no need to buy expensive cleaning products. Water will do. Pour some water on a cloth and wipe away the dirt gently.

  1. Stock up on essentials

Most of the time, people use essential oils in a diffuser, but you can also use them to clean the toilet and give it a great smell. Mix your preferred scent with vinegar, spray it in the toilet bowl, allow it to sit for a few minutes, and then scrub the toilet.

  1. Microwave your sponge

You use your kitchen sponges to clean dishes and so it is easy to assume that it is clean. However, it can hold bacteria even when rinsed. Put it in two cups of water mixed with drops of lemon juice and microwave it for a few seconds to remove bacteria.

To clean and sanitize a sponge, you can put the wet sponge in the microwave for one minute on high. One minute of microwaving is sufficient to kill bacteria.

  1. Make your own glass cleaner

Instead of buying a glass cleaner from the store, here is how you can make yours.

  • Mix a liter of warm water with two tablespoons of vinegar.
  • Add essential oil or lemon juice, depending on your preference.
  • Give it a shake for all products to mix, and you are good to go.

A mix of rubbing alcohol, vinegar, cornstarch, and water is an excellent Windex alternative because it’s non-toxic, relatively easy to make, streak-free, and inexpensive.

  1. Steam the microwave

You can remove spattered food particles by steaming your microwave. For a fresh smell, you can even add some lemon to the water. The steam will loosen stains, making it easy to clean.

  1. Scrub your shower

Because it is a wet room, mold and mildew can grow and discolor your shower tiles. Spray them with hydrogen peroxide to remove stains and mold.

For cleaning to be easy and quick, you will have to be creative. Try these cleaning hacks that are affordable for a clean and appealing Airbnb.

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