Let’s face it, cleaning is a hassle and takes up too much precious free time that could be better spent doing almost anything else. Wouldn’t it be more fun to spend time with your family than pushing the vacuum cleaner around? These cleaning hacks will help you clean your house a little faster and less often. What could be better!
Always Work Top to Bottom
Do your dusting and polishing before cleaning your floors. As you dust your ceiling fan and those corner cobwebs, some of that dust will settle on the floor. The same with polishing furniture. If you do the floors last, you’ll get up all the dirt and dust the other cleaning left behind.
Keep Extra Cleaning Supplies
Keeping extra cleaning supplies where you need them most will make cleaning faster and easier. Don’t waste time running downstairs every time you need glass cleaner for your bathroom. Instead, keep an extra bottle in the bathroom, or wherever else you use it, so it’s handy. Keep toilet cleaner, disinfectant for the tub and counters, and glass cleaner in every bathroom along with cleaning rags or paper towels.
A drop of olive oil will wipe away nasty fingerprints on your stainless steel and keep them from coming back for days. Just a dab on a paper towel is all you need. After applying it, use a dry paper towel to wipe off any excess.
Use Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets do so much more than soften your clothes. They’re perfect for cleaning and dusting, and using them will keep dust from settling in again for days. You can also use a dryer sheet to wipe down all the gunk on your baseboards. Bonus tip: tucking one into your belt loop when you’re in the yard will keep the mosquitos away!
Pull, Don’t Push
Most people think that they clean their carpets by pushing the vacuum around, but the fact is, it’s the pulling that sucks up all the debris. Pushing the vacuum just moves the debris into the right position. If you slow down when pulling the vacuum, you’ll be able to get more dirt. On hardwoods, the air from the vacuum just scatters the mess. Use the hose attachment first to get most of the mess up, then push and pull the vacuum across the floor.
Don’t Throw Out Those Pantyhose
Sticky objects like candles can be hard to dust, but dust seems to be very attracted to them. Use an old pair of pantyhose for dusting, it will clean the sticky surface and won’t leave anything behind.
These tips will help you get through your cleaning faster so you can spend more time doing the things you love!