10 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Chores Easier

By Susanna Redmer on May 18 2020 in How to

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  • Vinegar cleans water stains on glasses.
  • Put a lemon down the garbage disposal to make it smell better.
  • Set a cleaning schedule to get chores done.

Cleaning your living space can seem like an overwhelming and time-consuming chore. Now is a great time to start your cleaning project. Spring has sprung and it’s time to freshen up your space. Read through the following tips to make your cleaning time and chores easier.

10. Set a Schedule

Cleaning will be easier if you set a schedule. Image credit: Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Make a schedule and be determined to stick to it. Set aside time for your next cleaning project. If it’s a bigger project, schedule a chunk of time to finish it. If it’s an everyday chore like the dishes or taking out the garbage, do it at the same time each day. Have expectations in yourself to get a chore done and stick to it!

9. Motivate Yourself

Stay motivated when you do your household chores. Photo by Catt Liu on Unsplash

Make a schedule and be determined to stick to it. Set aside time for your next cleaning project. If it’s a bigger project, schedule a chunk of time to finish it. If it’s an everyday chore like the dishes or taking out the garbage, do it at the same time each day. Have expectations in yourself to get a chore done and stick to it!

8. Invest in Quality Products

Work with cleaning supplies you like. Photo by Catt Liu on Unsplash

Invest in your favorite cleaning products. Buy the Roomba you’ve always wanted or a new set of organic cleaning products. Pick scents you like best, use brushes and sponges that are your favorites, and pick cleaning tools that are user friendly. The more you enjoy your cleaning supplies, the more likely you are to use them.

7. Simplify

Only buy cleaning products you will use, and opt for the brands professionals use. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Simplify your shelf of cleaning products. Professional cleaners use these products the most:

-  Abrasive cleanser

- Tile and bathroom cleaner

- Degreasing cleaner

- Light-duty evaporating cleaner (a multi-surface or glass cleaner)

6. Pick-up Before You Clean

Get rid of clutter before you wipe surfaces clean. Photo by The Honest Company on Unsplash

Pick up the surfaces you want to clean before you scrub them down. Put away the piles of junk mail or books that are stacked on your counter. Do with the dirty dishes in your sink before you clean it out. If you do this, you won’t have to stop in the middle of your cleaning spree to organize and tidy up. Picking up an area before you clean it makes the cleaning go quicker and more efficiently.

5. Use Teamwork

Make cleaning a family project. Image credit: cleaning.lovetoknow.com

Remember to use teamwork when you clean. Cleaning can be a family event. Have each person in the family takes a room to clean it. After cleaning time celebrate with an activity everyone likes to do together. If you live alone, invite family or friends to help clean and treat them as a thank you.

4. Dryer Sheets Have Many Uses

Dryer sheets are great at picking up dust. Image credit: tasteofhome.com

Use a dryer sheet to clean your baseboards. A dryer sheet will pick up any dust that is clinging to them. A dryer sheet can make your living space smell good too. Dryer sheets can also be used to wash the grime stuck to pans. Put a dirty pan in the sink with dish soap, warm water, and a dryer sheet. Let the mix sit for 2 hours. Pour out the water, and your pan will wipe clean.

3. Microwave Sponges

Putting your sponge inthe microwave will kill bacteria. Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Sponges can be a hotspot for bacteria since it is they're used to clean everything. So damp in your sponge and put it in the microwave 90 seconds. The amount of bacteria on your sponge will be reduced by 99%.

2. Put a Lemon Down A Garbage Disposal

A lemon can freshen up your garbage disposal. Photo by Han Lahandoe on Unsplash

Your garbage disposal may be the smelliest and grossest place in your home. Sometimes a garbage disposal scent even wafts through the entire home. To remove the smell, take a lemon and cut it up. Drop the pieces down your drain. When your garbage disposal smells, smush up all the lemon pieces, it will begin to have a lemony Citrus scent.

1. Use Vinegar

Use vinegar to get ride of pesky stains. Photo by Crema Joe on Unsplash

Vinegar has many uses, and they are not all for cooking. Vinegar can remove water stains on glasses and other areas. Create a mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water. Put it on the stains. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes before you scrub with a toothbrush or other tool with a bristle. If you have a grimy showerhead, fill a sandwich bag with white vinegar and use rubber bands to attach it to your shower head. Leave it overnight on and the vinegar will make huge numbers of bacteria disappear from your shower head.

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