9 Things Only Professional Cleaners Know

9 Things Only Professional Cleaners Know


9 Things Only Professional Cleaners Know

As a professional cleaner, I thought i’d share with you some of my best hints & tips for cleaning things around your house.

From fingerprints on your fridge, stains on you clothing to toilet cleaning hacks.

Olive Oil

Using just a small drop of olive oil (or baby oil), on a dry microfibre cloth, can easily remove all the smudges and fingerprints from your stainless fridge and appliances.

Simply place a drop of olive oil onto a clean dry microfibre cloth, and rub onto your fridge or appliance in a circular motion.

Follow this with another clean, dry microfibre cloth, to polish it up.

Olive Oil For Window Cleaning


White Chalk

Got a grease stain on that favourite piece of clothing? Maybe bubs is just a messy eater. Either way, here is a simple fix for getting your clothing back to its original non greased looks.

Take a piece of white chalk and rub it into the grease stain to absorb the oil. Then you can wash as you normally do.

This chalk method should help you with most greasy stains.

If you don’t have chalk on hand, and need to find an on the spot cleaning fix, try using cornstarch or talcum powder instead.

Just sprinkle it over the greased clothing stain, let sit for around 10 minutes, then was as you normally would.

White Chalk For Grease Stains



It’s my miracle window cleaner. Seriously. When I first heard of it, I thought, yeah right.

I mixed it up, gave it a go, and now I’m sharing this awesome DIY Window Cleaning mix with you!!

All you need to do is mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, with 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water. Put it into a spray bottle and shake.

The reason this DIY Window Cleaner works so well, is because the cornstarch is a natural mild abrasive.

Spray it onto your glass, then using a dry microfibre cloth, wipe to a dry, streak free finish.

Cornstarch for DIY Window Cleaner


White Vinegar

White vinegar has many uses around the home for cleaning. Here i will share with you just a few ways you can make cleaning tasks, a lot simpler thanks to white vinegar.

Hard water spots! Soak some paper towel in white vinegar, and then wrap them around your taps & spouts. Leave to sit for at least 15 minutes, but up to an hour would be ideal.

Once the time is up, remove the paper towel and buff with a dry microfibre cloth. Your hard water spots, should now be gone.

Is your showerhead squirting water in all sorts of directions it shouldn’t be? Grab a ziplock bag, fill with white vinegar & place your showerhead into it, and tie it up with an elastic.

Let it sit for as long as you can. Overnight is ideal. Then remove and run the water to rinse out all the blockages.


Ceiling Fan

This would be my best tip for cleaning. ALWAYS start at the top of a room. Then as you are cobwebbing & dusting, what doesn’t stick to your duster or microfibre cloths, falls to the ground, which should be the last thing you are cleaning.

So always clean your ceiling fans first. So much dust is attracted to the blades.


Toilet Brush

Cleaning the toilet is a job that most hate to do. But it needs to be done. The worst part, is that dirty toilet brush being put back in it’s holder, wet & dripping into the base of the toilet brush holder.

Sitting there in that damp, moist environment, creating more bacteria as every day passes.

I have a simply fix for this grossness!! Once you have scrubbed your toilet, balance your toilet brush over the rim of the toilet bowl, with the seat down to hold it., so it can drip dry into the toilet bowl. Leave for around 10 minutes, then you can place it back into its nice dry toilet brush holder. No more bacteria here!

How to Drip Dry your Toilet Brush

Magic Eraser’s

I love these thing’s. I always make sure that I have them when doing my cleaning jobs. They seem to work on almost anything. The best is marks on walls. Simply wet your magic eraser, squeeze out, and then wipe over the mark on the wall. I like to go over it with a damp microfibre cloth, as sometime you can see where you have wiped with the white magic.

Always do a test patch on painted walls, as this can sometimes, start removing your paint.

Others uses are:

  • Cleaning Mugs
  • Remove Soap Scum
  • Polish Up Taps
  • Spot Clean Leather Lounges
  • Clean White Goods

You can try it on almost anything.

Pumice Stone

Another toilet cleaning tip. Using a wet pumice stone, you can scrub away at any rings or marks that may have appeared over time in your toilet bowl.

Try to empty as much water as you can from the bowl. I simply turn the tap of that fills the toilet, and then flush to remove the water.

Then with some gloves on, I just wet the pumice stone, and start scrubbing.

Make sure you use the pumice stone wet, because if you use it dry, you will scratch your toilet bowl.

Pumice Stone for Cleaning Toilets

Cleaning Equipment

My last cleaning tip to you, is about cleaning equipment. You need to have the right stuff to make cleaning a simple and easy task!

Having a dedicated cleaning cupboard, with all your tried and loved cleaners & equipment available, just makes a cleaning task so much easier to complete.

Cleaning Equipment All Together

To see my list of essential cleaning chemicals & equipment, click here.


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