Are you strapped for time? Is housework not on your favorite list of things to do? What a awful feeling to have a dirty house and very little time to clean it. The best solution for that is to clean a little each day, even ten to fifteen minutes a day will help. Here are some great tips to help you clean allot quicker and how to keep your home cleaner longer.
When it comes to dusting we can spend quite a while just dusting knickknacks. Place them in a mesh laundry bag and tuck them in the top rack of your dishwasher. Run them through the regular dishwashing cycle with very little detergent and then let them air dry they will look like new. You can also fill the sink up with hot soapy water and let them soak awhile, then rinse them with cold water. Clean air ducts frequently and make sure you change the air filter monthly. For cobwebs in the corners. Keep them from coming back by spritzing the spots where cobwebs tend to appear. Use a solution of one quart of white vinegar mixed with one teaspoon of coconut oil. This repels spiders, which in turn prevents cobwebs.When cleaning a room always work from top to bottom, and from the farthest corner to the one nearest the door. You’ll get the cleanest clean in the shortest time.
For floors start with some prevention. Take shoes off before entering the home. Keep a heavy duty floor mat in front of the door for people to bang the dirt out of their shoes. Do not use too much soap when mopping the floors. Use a couple of drops of dishwashing soap and hot water then go over the floor with a vinegar and water mixture. Too much soap can leave a sticky residue that will attract dirt. Use plain hot water to prevent soapy buildups. After mopping always make sure you rinse the mop thoroughly. For quick bathtub cleanups squirt a little shampoo on a sponge and wash down the tub and walls, rinse with cold water. I do this every time I take a bath or shower so I am saving time by doing both at the same time. For a streak free finish wipe down the shower walls with a towel. To stop mold use a spray bottle filled with white vinegar and water. The acidic vinegar inhibits mold growth and is chemical free.
For glass doors and windows. Try using rubbing alcohol to clean them, use a clean cloth to rub on a dab of polymer car wax. The wax will fend off fingerprints and make the glass easier to clean the next time. Keep a piece of parchment paper under the produce drawer at the bottom of your refrigerator. When it gets dirty just throw it away then you won’t have a sticky mess to scrub out. Keep handy wipes ready to wipe down any spills on counter tops.