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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Cleaner

Friday, June 23, 2017

We all wish our home was just a little bit cleaner. But between driving the kids to school and soccer practice and getting to work on time, cleaning your home can feel like a drag. But most of us can’t afford to hire a cleaning crew, and so the task of weekly tidying and disinfecting is unavoidable. To help, below are three easy habits to a cleaner home.

Set a timer. Every night after dinner, set a timer for 15 minutes and have your family run around the house cleaning: arm someone with disinfectant to wipe down the bathroom, set another loose on the living room picking up clutter, and hand out a trashbag to tackle any expired goods in the fridge. If you make this a daily task, cleaning your home will always feel a bit more manageable.

One room a day. If the timer method isn’t your thing (or if you family is a small one), pick a room or area each day to address. Living room on Monday, bathroom on Tuesday, laundry on Wednesday, and so on. Depending on the size of your room, many can be handled in 20-30 minutes or less.

Multitask. Pair cleaning with something you enjoy doing, like listening to a podcast, phoning a friend, or watching your favorite show. Fold the laundry while you catch up on television or wipe down the counters and surfaces while you gab with your sister or old roommate.

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