Tips To Make Cleaning Your Home Quick And Easy

home, design
Emma Markezic


Dec 30, 2021

Cleaning sure isn’t how many of us plan to spend our days, but it always seems to nee to be here may not be how you want to spend your day but it’s just got to be done. So here’s how we can help with Emma Markezic’s simple tips to make your house sparkle.
 Emma’s quick and easy steps will teach us some tricks to keep your house clean, even when you have pets living with you.
Want a sparkling clean home that is protected from pests? Rhetorical question, right?! Well it’s a whole lot easier with a little forward planning.

Here are our top household tips on how to create a safe and stress-free environment for the entire family.

The fridge is the workhorse of the kitchen, and where most of your perishables live. But it’s actually more of a trojan horse when it comes to dirt as its so often overlooked in your everyday cleaning.

So how to get a fridge so clean you can eat out of it? Once it’s switched off, clean all removable parts of your fridge with warm, soapy water – use an old toothbrush for the nooks and crannies – then just rinse and dry everything before replacing shelves, drawers and food. And don’t forget to clean behind and underneath – you would be surprised what gathers there!

Also, keep any over-ripe fruit in the fridge not on a bench-top. Leaving them out in the open is like a flashing neon welcome sign for creepy crawlies!

Also, pet-hair. It gets everywhere!

A swift vacuum will do the trick in most areas. But for a quick mini-clean-up, a squeegee or rubber glove will get the same results.

And finally, bicarb soda and vinegar are your bathroom bffs. From cleaning your sink, toilet and bath, to ridding your shower screen of scum – soap scum, of course – we can’t do much about the riff-raff the kids bring home from football practice.

And an extra tip to clean your kids bedroom: Think of all the toys that get exposed to germs, sticky fingers, and whatever else shares floor space with your offspring. Put everything through a short cycle in the washing machine or dishwasher. And for small items like Lego – pop them in a laundry net. Genius!

And that’s it! Hope these tips have helped.

As an added bonus, you’ll cut down on general day-to-day elbow grease too!


By Emma Markezic


Emma is a writer, columnist and comedian. She wrote the book Curveballs. With a particular flair for lifestyle and pop culture, she has written columns for Sunday Style, Grazia, OK! and many more, with her incredibly popular monthly column for Cosmopolitan magazine syndicated to several countries around the world. She’s also written for many of the country’s biggest magazine titles including Vogue, Cleo, InStyle, Shop Til You Drop, Stonefox, Madison, FHM, OK!, Who, Famous, Dolly, Girlfriend and body&soul in The Sunday Telegraph. Emma is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, having performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival, among others. Other notable accolades her role as one of the key cast in the Logie-nominated SBS show Comedy School in 2010, for which she won the ‘rising star’ category in Cosmopolitan’s Women of The Year Awards. Emma also works as an MC and social commentator, providing quips and reviews for mX newspaper, various ABC radio outlets around the country and on morning television shows on a regular basis, as well as hosting duties for corporate and media outlets such as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s Style Sessions. Having been an ambassador for brands such as SKII, Cricket Australia and Cointreau – and created sponsored content for the likes of Cartier, Nissan and ING Direct – you can also see her musings on



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