4 Simple Steamer Cleaner Hacks to Up Your Cleaning Game

by Elnazhamai

Today, I'm going to share some amazing steamer hacks that will not only make your cleaning chores a breeze but also add some oomph to your regular steaming routine.

If you're looking to up your cleaning game, then these hacks will do the trick. Trust me; once you try these hacks, you'll never go back to your old ways.

Tools and materials

  • Steamer
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Essential oils (Lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, or citrus)
  • Baking soda
  • Measuring cup
  • Spray bottle (optional)

Step 1: Prep Your Steamer and Work Area

First off, make sure your steamer is in good working condition. If it needs a quick descale, now is the time to do it. Also, prep the surface or area you're planning to clean, be it tiles, glass, or mirrors.

Adding white vinegar to a steamer

Step 2: Supercharge the Water with White Vinegar

Did you know adding a small amount of white vinegar to your steamer water can do wonders? Just measure about a quarter cup of white vinegar and add it to your steamer's water tank.

Using a steamer with white vinegar
DIY steamer hacks

This simple hack will dissolve mineral deposits, sanitize surfaces, and even eliminate odors.

Using a steamer on surfaces and glass

It works like magic, especially on tile surfaces and glass.

Adding lemon juice to a steamer

Step 3: Freshen Up with Lemon Juice

If you're anything like me and love the smell of fresh lemons, then this hack is for you. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the steamer water.

Using lemon juice in a steamer

Lemon juice not only infuses a fresh scent into your cleaning but also acts as a natural degreaser. It can help remove stubborn stains and grime with ease.

Adding essential oils to a steamer

Step 4: Elevate the Aroma with Essential Oils

Looking to make your cleaning experience more enjoyable? Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, or citrus to the steamer water. These oils will not only infuse a pleasant aroma into the steam but also come with natural cleaning properties.

Using a steamer under a sink
Using a steamer to clean

Step 5: Pre-treat with Baking Soda

Before you start steaming, lightly sprinkle some baking soda onto the surface you're about to clean. The baking soda will help to loosen dirt and stains, making them much easier to remove when you hit them with the steam.

Step 6: Steam Away

You're all set! Turn on your steamer and start cleaning the surface. You'll notice that the dirt and grime are easier to remove and that the whole area smells wonderful.

The steam, combined with your chosen natural ingredients, will deliver results that are nothing short of amazing. Your surfaces should be sparkling clean, smell incredible, and be free from harsh chemicals.

Steamer hacks

These steamer hacks are super easy to implement and can dramatically improve the effectiveness of your cleaning routine. Which natural ingredients will you try? Let me know in the comments below!

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