We all want a spotless home, yet due to busy schedules most of us cannot afford to spend bulk of our time cleaning each and every corner of the house on a daily basis. However, we can maintain a spick and span abode by having a system. The key is take care of cleaning jobs as they come up, instead of putting them off until weekends which is usually the scheduled cleaning day.
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Here are some suggested cleaning short cuts that take less time to accomplish.
Dusting – wiping out dust using a micro fiber cloth can take away dirt in an instant. The static charge of this cloth attracts dirt and dust so dusting chores on shelves, appliances and furniture will be easier without using spray or chemicals. Micro fiber cloth is also safe to use as they are not abrasive, thus won’t scratch surfaces. You can use it damp or dry.
Change trash bags or vacuum bag – less than a minute is all you need to change your vacuum bag and make it run more efficiently. The same applies for changing trash bags, you don’t have to take the trash all the way out, just take out the full bags from the trash can and replace them with clean empty ones.
Collect Garbage – if you don’t have the time to clean up a kid’s room but you want to make it look nicer, then clear out the garbage. Simply grab a bag and start stuffing it, you’ll soon find huge improvement in the room.
Removing pet hair – Having pets living inside the house is an added burden when it comes to cleaning. The duct tape method is a great improvised pet hair remover and much faster rather than vacuuming. Pet hair lying on your couch and vehicle seats will be glued all together in the sticky duct tape.
Train your children to make up their bed in the morning upon waking up; the bedroom looks neat when the bed is made up. Also ask them to clean up their mess and fix their toys after playing.
Make a habit of cleaning kitchen counters after each cooking, wipe spills immediately. It is also wise to cover the counter top with sheets of wax paper before preparing food so cleaning afterwards will be effortless.
A handy supply of biodegradable disposable wipes will minimize germs to spread.
No shoe policy can keep the dirt out, place a doormat outside the main door and another one on the back door then place an additional doormat inside each door as it can help keep dirt off floors.
Sweep the floor or vacuum beginning from the bedrooms going way out and ending at the doorway, the same procedure applies to quickly mop the floor.
De clutter through a systematize arrangement and organization of things around the house will make cleaning a manageable and quick task. Clean as you go along won’t end up on a tremendous weekend cleaning job.