Top 10 Cleaning Hacks, From Carpet Stains to Cleaning Grout

January 7, 2015 Updated: January 7, 2015

As 2015 rolls in, you’re probably getting geared up to take on that laundry list of resolutions! Well, instead of exhausting yourself from tackling hardcore chores in the first week, use the favorite cleaning hacks of 2014 to easily touch up your home and keep up with a thorough cleaning schedule all year long!

1. Clean Your Glass Cooktop

(Hometalker Angela @Kiwi Services)
(Hometalker Angela @Kiwi Services)

Keep your glass cooktop sparkling, with this secret cleaning tip that won’t leave you totally tuckered-out and stinking of bleach! 

2. Get carpet stains out (without chemicals!)

(Hometalker Ashley @Bigger Than the Three of Us)
(Hometalker Ashley @Bigger Than the Three of Us)

Not only is this carpet cleaning hack chemical free, the only ingredient is water! Get dripped drink stains out of rugs easily and quickly, with this miraculous no-cost trick!

3. Add some fresh air to your bathrooms

(Hometalker Jessica @Mom 4 Real)
(Hometalker Jessica @Mom 4 Real)

Even beautiful homes can sometimes suffer from unappealing scents, which is why this recipe for natural odor absorber air freshener is just what the doctor ordered!

4. Try your hand at reusable dryer sheets

(Hometalker Nicole @365(ish) Days of Pinterest)
(Hometalker Nicole @365(ish) Days of Pinterest)

Get more bang for your buck with homemade forever dryer sheets that you can toss in with one load of clothing, and reuse for the next one! Get all the good smelling, static-free goodness you love, for a fraction of the price!

5. Clean stickers off of glass jars instantly

(Hometalker Jessica @Mom 4 Real)
(Hometalker Jessica @Mom 4 Real)

You’ve probably got hundreds of ideas for how to use your stockpiled glass jars, but those pesky stickers make upcycling a pain! Solve that problem today, with this natural gunk removal method!

6. Keep kitchen appliances grease-free and sparkling

(Hometalker Alicia @Thrifty & Chic)
(Hometalker Alicia @Thrifty & Chic)

When chemicals and cleaning sprays just aren’t doing the trick, this secret solution won’t fail you! It’s time to beat your kitchen grease, and here’s how!

7. Easily scrub the gross out of your grout

(Hometalker Angela @Kiwi Services)
(Hometalker Angela @Kiwi Services)

Everyone knows what it’s like to have grainy grout buildup, but few people have a really good cleaning trick to get rid of it! Well, you’re about to join those few, with this great grout cleaning tip!

8. Solve dishwasher buildup

(Hometalker Jessica @Mom 4 Real)
(Hometalker Jessica @Mom 4 Real)

Get rid of that gritty lime buildup in your dishwasher with this quick cleaning method, and keep your glasses spec-free and sparkling!

9. Disinfect your wooden cutting boards naturally

(Hometalker Nicole @Simply Nicole)
(Hometalker Nicole @Simply Nicole)

You might not even have realized how much your wooden cutting boards need a good scrub, but those bacteria build-up even when you’re not looking – this trick will take care of that!

10. Bring your vintage linens back to life

(Hometalker Betsy @Coastal Colors)
(Hometalker Betsy @Coastal Colors)

Take your grandmother’s lace table cloth out of storage and give it a thorough cleaning, so that you can actually use it instead of just promising that one day you will!

Find even more cleaning hacks and tricks, on our cleaning tips topic page over at Hometalk!