If you don’t know where to start, work your way through these tried-and-tested cleaning tips

Un-scratch your plates with baking soda.

A slip of the knife here, an overzealous fork there, and suddenly you’ve got a stack of unsightly scratched plates in your kitchen. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your plates look brand new again with some baking soda.Make a paste with baking soda and water, buff it into the scratches, then rinse it away and those scratches will disappear, 

Clean Top to Bottom, Left to Right

Don’t start a room by wiping the coffee table, then cleaning the blinds, only to watch the dust from the blinds coat your newly cleaned coffee table. start at the top of the room, such as dusting a ceiling fan, and work your way down to the floor to eliminate redundant work.

Get Proactive

The best way to keep a clean home is to stop some problems in their tracks before they ever begin.

Lemon Cleaner

Rust stains on patios, porches, garage floors, and driveways are eyesores, but you don’t need acid to remove them. Instead, use a lemon. The acid in the lemon juice will dissolve the rust. Cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the stain and let it soak in for about 10 minutes. For stains that have been on the concrete for weeks, months, or longer, scrub with a hard bristle brush. Then rinse off the lemon juice and gunk with clean water.

Clean your windows with newspaper instead of paper towels.

If you’re using paper towels to wipe your mirrors and windows, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

“The cheap and easy way to clean your glass surfaces is with newspaper, which won’t streak or leave your surfaces covered with annoying bits