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Household chores for married couples

Updated: Jan 9

72 household chore hacks and a household chore list for couples



Cleaning in the kitchen


Cleaning hacks for kitchen appliances


  • Use a mixture of water and dish soap to clean greasy stovetops.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean coffee makers.

  • Shine up stainless steel appliances with olive oil.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean and deodorize the refrigerator.

  • Clean your dishwasher by running a cycle with vinegar and baking soda.

  • Place a bowl of vinegar in the microwave and heat for a few minutes to easily wipe away stains.

  • Place a bowl of lemon juice in your microwave and set the microwave for 2 minutes or until the lemon juice comes to a boil then clean the inside of the microwave.

Cleaning hacks for countertops and sinks


  • Baking soda can remove tough stains from countertops and sinks.

  • Polish stainless steel appliances with baby oil to remove fingerprints.

  • Clean stainless steel sinks with a mixture of baking soda and water.

  • Detox the garbage disposal by cutting lemons into quarters, and while you have the water running, put the lemon pieces one by one into the disposal.

Cleaning hacks for dishes


  • Scrub cutting boards with salt and lemon to remove stains and odors.

  • Lemon juice can clean and deodorize cutting boards.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean and disinfect wooden cutting boards.

  • Use a mixture of baking soda and water to clean silverware and remove tarnish.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean and disinfect kitchen sponges.

  • Remove burnt-on food from pots and pans by boiling water with baking soda and vinegar.

  • Clean cast iron pans using coarse salt and half a potato.

  • Remove coffee and tea stains from mugs by scrubbing with baking soda.

  • Remove sticky labels from jars and bottles by rubbing with cooking oil.

Cleaning hacks for around the house


Remove stains and smells from carpet and furniture


  • Use a damp cloth with rubbing alcohol to remove permanent marker stains.

  • Remove carpet stains with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water.

  • Remove stubborn carpet stains with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap.

  • Shoe polish can hide the scratches in leather furniture (use appropriate colors and rub off any excess).

  • Use your hairdryer to remove water rings from wooden surfaces and refresh them with olive oil.

  • Remove water rings from wooden furniture by rubbing with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and olive oil.

  • Vacuum a room horizontally and then vertically to get all of the trapped dirt.

  • Remove carpet stains with vodka.

  • Put baking soda on the couch for 20 minutes and then vacuum it up.

  • Remove pet hair using rubber gloves by wetting them lightly then rub your hands over the pet hair.

  • Dab a little white toothpaste (not gel) directly on the coffee ring stain and rub it in with a clean cloth.

  • Remove pet hair with duct tape.

How to clean floors, baseboards, and fixtures


  • Rub a damp dryer sheet on baseboards to remove dust and repel future dirt.

  • Use a lint roller to clean lampshades.

  • Remove rust stains from metal surfaces with a paste of baking soda and water.

  • Clean off shoe scuff marks from vinyl flooring with a clean, dry tennis ball.

Clean windows, walls, and mirrors


  • Use vinegar and water to clean windows and mirrors.

  • Clean dirty blinds by using a mixture of vinegar and water on a sock or glove.

  • Dust window blinds with old socks.

  • Remove crayon marks from walls by using a blow dryer and a cloth.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean and shine hardwood floors.

Other household cleaning hacks


  • Rub a slice of bread over broken glass to pick up small shards.

  • Remove rust stains from metal surfaces with a paste of baking soda and water.

  • Clean and deodorize the garbage can by sprinkling baking soda at the bottom.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean and shine glass tabletops.

  • Use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean and disinfect pet litter boxes.

  • Clean and freshen up smelly gym bags by placing a fabric softener sheet inside.

  • Clean and sanitize computer keyboards and mice with disinfectant wipes.

  • Use some Coca Cola to clean oil stains off your garage floors.

  • Broken glass can be picked up by pressing a piece of bread on it. (or wet washcloth)

  • Dust a ceiling fan by putting a pillowcase over ceiling fan blades, one at a time, then wipe.

  • Dust electronics with coffee filters.

  • Soak a rag with any cleaning agent you have and wrap it around a butter knife to clean vents.

  • Remove splinters using a small piece of duct tape.

How to clean the bathroom


  • Use an old toothbrush to clean grout in between tiles.

  • Soak shower heads in vinegar to remove mineral deposits.

  • Use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to clean grout in the bathroom.

  • Remove the ring inside the toilet with dryer sheets.

  • Use a dryer sheet to remove soap scum from shower doors.

  • Remove stubborn bathtub stains by scrubbing with a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

  • Buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors with dryer sheets.

  • Always sweep or vacuum the bathroom floors before applying any wet soap based products.

  • Clean toilets by dropping two tablets of Alka-Seltzer into the toilet bowl and after 20 minutes it should only take a few swipes from the toilet brush to clean.

Hacks for laundry


  • Remove grease stains from clothing by applying dish soap before washing.

  • Clean and freshen up mattresses by sprinkling baking soda and vacuuming it off.

  • Remove grease stains from clothing by applying cornstarch before washing.

  • Remove ink stains from fabric by applying rubbing alcohol before washing.

  • Clean and deodorize smelly shoes by placing dryer sheets inside overnight.

  • Remove oil stains from clothing by applying baby powder before washing.

  • Use a razor to remove paint from clothes.

  • Dry clothes fast with a clean towel in the dryer.

  • Lift sticky stains with ice cubes.

Household chores list




Note: You can convert the Sheets version of the chores list to Excel.


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