I’m a housekeeper in a luxury hotel

With the weather warming up, it’s a good time to do some spring cleaning around the house.

But if like us, you have no idea where to start or what products to use, then fear not… because a cleaner at a luxury hotel has revealed her top tips using simple ingredients you probably have. already in your closet.


A hotelier has shared her best cleaning tips using simple ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. Pictured, stock imageCredit: Getty

From vinegar and lemon to baking soda, Lisa, the executive housekeeper at five-star hotel The Grand, York, has shared her favorite natural products with The Express.

Refresh the microwave with vinegar and lemon

Lisa suggests using a solution of vinegar and lemon to help remove stubborn dirt from inside your microwave.

“[You can] make it easier to wipe away caked-on dirt by heating a cup of water with several tablespoons of vinegar and a chopped lemon over high heat until the microwave window is damp,” she explained .

The housekeeper then advised letting the bowl sit for five minutes before wiping down the inside.

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Let the glasses fizz with white vinegar

Tired of constantly washing glasses, only to have them come out cloudy?

Well, that could soon be a problem of the past.

Lisa notes that the hazy look is likely “the result of hard water minerals.”

She commented, “Remove film that can build up from hard water minerals, by soaking stemware in white vinegar for five minutes, then rinsing and drying with a microfiber cloth.”

Make an all-purpose cleaner for surfaces without any chemicals

According to Lisa, there’s no need to go broke with an all-purpose cleaner when you can create your own solution at home — using ingredients you already have in your cupboards.

“Mix three tablespoons of baking soda and a quarter of warm water and wipe surfaces with a sponge for a sparkling result,” she advised.


The housekeeper added that this effective mixture will leave surfaces shiny – including the fridge.

Use soap and water to clean light switches

As you flick the light switches every day without fail, have you ever thought about the dirt they can accumulate?

The good news is that there is no easier way to clean them!

According to Lisa, you just need warm, soapy water and a soft cotton cloth to wipe away any dirt or sticky fingerprints, before running a dry cloth over them.

Vinegar for cleaning windows

Many of us spend five minutes every day cleaning the shower in an effort to keep it streak-free.

But apparently there’s an easy way to keep it sparkling without the effort of scrubbing – and it all depends on a solution made with natural ingredients.

The housekeeper explained, “Spray vinegar all over the bathroom window first, let it sit for a few moments, then mix equal amounts of baking soda and salt to make a paste.”

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She then advises using a damp sponge to apply the paste to the surfaces, before rinsing it off afterwards.

“For a deep clean, use a Magic Sponge or Dryer Sheets – dampen them and rub them all over the bathroom glass,” she added.

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