Cleaning your house does not have to be something that you dread. It does not have to take hours, and be filled with drudgery. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the thought of cleaning your home, read on for 11 cleaver cleaning tips and tricks. Follow these tips and soon your home will be neat and tidy.
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If you don’t use it, get rid of it. It really is that simple. This goes for drawers, cupboards, and closets. Organizers recommend that if you do not wear or use something in a year, it goes. The less unnecessary clutter that you have in your home, the easier it will be to keep clean. Plus everyone knows decluttering your home helps to declutter and destress your brain
Many people spend money on cleaning products, yet don’t let them do their job. If you spray and immediately wipe, you are doing it wrong. Spray and give the cleaning products time to penetrate the dirt, then go back and wipe.
Choose a bin with a handle. Being able to carry everything from one area of the house to another saves you time. You will no longer have to run back and forth because you forgot to bring something along with you, there's much less to remember and your cleaning routine becomes so much simpler and stress free.
Make it a rule that if you use something, it gets put away where it belongs right away. Even small children can follow this rule with some help. This way you do not have to pick up before you clean.
Everyone in the house who is capable of helping out should have jobs proportionate to their ability. Children can sweep or wipe down a table and, as they get older, they can take on more responsibility and be a bigger help. Try writing equally difficult jobs on scraps of paper and let them lucky dip for them.
If cleaning the entire house in one day is more than you can tackle, break up the job. The important thing is that it gets done, not that it all gets done in one day.
There are many shelving units on the market designed for kids rooms so that they can can keep them clean. Choose the units that have bins. Mark each bin so your child knows what goes inside each one. If you child is too small to read mark the bins with pictures. It's also easy to turn it into a game.
Vacuuming is one way to make a room look cleaner. If your carpet is clean, the room often looks better. You should vacuum at least a couple of times a week.
You will be surprised by how much door mats cut down on the dirt in your home. You will find yourself having to sweep less if you use door mats. your guests will be under pressure to make use of them when they come in and probably feel relieved they at least don't have to take their shoes off...
Buy the right cleaning tools to meet your needs. For example, if you have pets, choose a vacuum cleaner designed for a home with pets. If you have stairs, look for a vacuum that has a lift off canister to make cleaning the stairs easier.
The cleaner will work overnight so you can brush inside, squirt a thick layer of fluid onto the sides to work their magic and save the flushing until the morning. Your toilets will always be sparkling clean, super hygienic and smelling lovely this way, and all with the minimal effort.
Remember these 11 clever cleaning tips and tricks the next time you have to clean the house. Put on some music and jump right in. Your house will be clean before you know it.