Tired of spending all of your free time cleaning? Last-minute notice of a friend’s visit? Boss stopping by for dinner? Don’t fret. Clean up your place in a snap with a few homespun tricks. They are ones I’ve learned from a few friends. Just:
1. Bag it all up.
Do you have a lot of loose papers or bills sitting around your office desk or in the kitchen area? Grab a large plastic bag and fill it. Stuff it with the papers a handful at a time. Then, over the next week, sift through it when you are relaxed and you have time.
2. Take five.
Take five minutes to clean each room of your house. Sound like a waste of time? Well, it isn’t. Most people can pick up a room, vacuum and load a dish washer in five minutes. So try it. You’ll be surprised at how much cleaner your house looks in under 30 minutes.
3. Spray Roundabout
If you have a lot of dirty counters to clean, spray at the same time. Here’s how. With a spray bottle in one hand and a paper town in the other, spray each counter in a clockwise manner. Then, start at the beginning and wipe without ever missing a beat. It’s a more efficient way to do it and quick too.
4. Rinse and stack your dishes.
If you wash your dishes prior to throwing them in the dishwasher, it’s time for a change. Through technology and science, dishwashers and dish washing detergent/liquid is much more powerful. So quit washing your dishes before you “wash” your dishes. Rinse them instead. Then, with two hands, pick up two dishes/cups/silverware and place them in the dishwasher at the same time. It’ll help you load your dishwasher in a more efficient manner.
5. Vacuum with a purpose.
If you tend to run your vacuum over the same spot two and three times, stop it. Pretend you’re in a race and you have to cover each area of your carpet in singular motions. Do this and you’ll complete this chore quickly.
In conclusion, clean up quickly using these few tips. What will you do with all of your spare time? Read. Spend time with your kids. Enjoy life. It’s what people do when they don’t spend their days just working and doing chores.