Are you tired of spending endless hours cleaning your home every week? Keeping your home clean and tidy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you’re short on time. Luckily, there are several cleaning hacks you can use to make your cleaning tasks easier and more efficient. In this blog post, we’ll share 10 easy home cleaning hacks that can cut your cleaning time in half.
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10 Easy Home Cleaning Hacks to Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half
- Use a cleaning schedule
Creating a cleaning schedule can help you stay on top of your cleaning tasks and avoid feeling overwhelmed. A cleaning schedule will help you break down your cleaning tasks into manageable chunks, and ensure that each task is completed regularly. Use a calendar or a task manager app to schedule your cleaning tasks and stick to it.
- Keep cleaning supplies handy
Keeping your cleaning supplies organized and within reach can save you a lot of time when cleaning. Keep your cleaning products and tools in a caddy or a bucket that you can easily carry from room to room. This way, you won’t waste time looking for cleaning supplies when you need them.
- Clean as you go
Cleaning as you go is an excellent way to keep your home clean and avoid spending hours cleaning at once. As you go about your day, take a few minutes to tidy up and clean any messes you make. For example, wipe down the kitchen counters after cooking or clean the bathroom sink after brushing your teeth.
- Use microfiber cloths
Microfiber cloths are excellent for cleaning because they trap dirt and dust easily. They’re also reusable, so you’ll save money and reduce waste in the long run. Use microfiber cloths to clean surfaces, dust furniture, and wipe down appliances.
- Use vinegar for cleaning
Vinegar is an excellent natural cleaner that can tackle a wide range of cleaning tasks. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and use it to clean windows, mirrors, countertops, and floors. Vinegar is also great for removing hard water stains from faucets and showerheads.
- Use a squeegee for cleaning windows
Cleaning windows can be a time-consuming task, but using a squeegee can make it a lot easier. Use a squeegee to remove dirt and grime from your windows quickly. Start at the top of the window and work your way down, wiping the blade clean after each stroke.
- Use a lint roller to clean lampshades
Lampshades can be a dust magnet, but cleaning them can be challenging. One easy way to clean lampshades is to use a lint roller. Roll the lint roller over the lampshade to pick up any dust or pet hair.
- Clean your showerhead with vinegar
If you have hard water, your showerhead can get clogged with mineral buildup. To clean your showerhead, fill a plastic bag with vinegar and secure it around the showerhead with a rubber band. Leave it to soak overnight, and then remove the bag and run the water to rinse.
- Use baking soda to clean your oven
Cleaning your oven can be a messy and time-consuming task, but baking soda can make it easier. Mix baking soda with water to make a paste, and then apply it to the inside of your oven. Leave it to sit for a few hours, and then wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
- Use a pillowcase to clean ceiling fans
Cleaning ceiling fans can be a dusty and messy task, but a pillowcase can make it easier. Slide a pillowcase over each blade, and then use it to wipe down the blade, trapping the dust inside the pillowcase.
Need to deep clean?
First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.
Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.
Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.
Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.
Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.
You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.
Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.
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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.
Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.
Step 3: How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.
Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered.
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