Occasionally it seems that housecleaning is a ceaseless, time-consuming chore. Just when we believed we had a day or two off from work, then we have to spend our free time cleaning instead. But, housecleaning doesn’t have to consume your spare time in order for you to have some sanity. With a few cunning ideas and time-saving actions, you are able to slash your cleaning time and have time to spend with your family doing the things you enjoy the most and declutter your life which is very important for personal development. Rather than spending an whole day or weekend cleaning, clean half the house, or one story of a two-story, on one day or afternoon; clean the additional half or other story on another afternoon. Allow a block of time for the attic, basement, or garage.
Try dusting cloth lampshades with a lint roller. It works fast and effectively and you don’t have to drag out the vacuum and hook up the hoses and attachments. And old sock slipped over your hand makes a good dusting cloth to dust furniture with while cleaning the shades.
Newspaper works good for cleaning mirrors and windows. You’ll not only be saving cash on paper towels, but you’ll be creatively recycling at the same time. Vinegar is an low-cost and effective cleaner that may be used on windows and mirrors, and if you wait for an overcast day to clean your windows and mirrors, you’re less likely to have streaks.
Soak your toilet with a deep cleaning bowl cleanser while cleaning the outside. The interior dirt and stains will be loosened and more easily stripped. By using a drop-in cleaner, you are able to extend the time between scrubbing.
Use a baking soda solution to wipe down the inside of the icebox. It scrubs and eliminates odors without damaging surfaces.
When you start cooking, run a sink of hot soapy water, and wash as you go. Food on dishes won’t have a chance to harden, and you’ll be that much ahead when the meal is done. Make certain you’ve got plenty of paper plates and disposable flatware and cups on hand for those nights when your evening schedule is jam-packed with activities.
Clean up your surroundings and you clean up your journey. 🙂