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Quicken Up Housecleaning by Pre-Empting the Mess!

By Jakemontgomery @LTDOnlineStores

Cleaning the house can feel like a daunting task that looms over you like a gray cloud that seems to follow your every move. No matter how much fun you’ve had, you’re always thinking of that stack of dishes, that icky toilet, or unsightly carpet that’s waiting for you when you get home. Worry not! Housecleaning can be manageable if you follow these tricks!

Take control of your home send those dust bunnies running for cover. There’s a new Sherriff in town and messy spills, stains, and build up is now outlawed. Preventative Cleaning will reduce the amount of chores that you are forced to do every day. By keeping the place spick and span, you’ll be able to spend your time doing things you enjoy like reading, eating, and napping!

6 Preventative Housecleaning Tips

Close Your Windows
House Cleaning Tips

Opening the windows will allow all sorts of dust to flow into your home. Grab a damp cloth and run it along the window sill to see how much dirt has traveled into your tidy home through an open window. Fresh air will rejuvenate your home but be sure you don’t leave windows open for extended periods of time. This is one of the reasons why your house collects so much dust in just a few short hours!

Spring Cleaning All Year Round

Funny Spring Cleaning Quote

Image via Some e Cards.

Don’t wait until Spring to start getting rid of that pile of junk that you’ve been hoarding all year long. Housecleaning can take place each and every day. If you see an item that you know you’re not going to use, simply toss it out or take it to your nearest donation drop off. This will help put things in the hands of those who need it. Put a smile on someone’s face today!

Disinfectant Wipes Are Your Friend

Disinfectant wipes should always be in your arsenal of trusty housecleaning supplies. They eliminate germs and work wonders your countertops, tables, and even floors. Disinfectant wipes can be used one time and tossed in the trash. No extra laundry for you!

Choose Your Pets Wisely

We all love pets and the companionship that they provide but it’s always wise to take all things into consideration when bringing a new pet into your home. If you don’t have a large backyard, it’s probably not a good idea to bring home a large dog. As much as you may love their adorable faces, you have to make sure that you can provide a holistic environment for your extended member of the family. Consider clean up; some animals may shed more than others making it nearly impossible to keep your couches free of cat hair. Take these things into consideration before you make a final decision.

Welcome Everyone Into Your Home….With a Welcome Mat

Funny Welcome Mats

The Welcome Mat is probably the most overlooked item in the home, literally. It serves as your first line of defense from all the dirt outside. If you have kids, you know that you can’t live a day without these things. To reduce your house cleaning chores, place these mats in the bathroom to keep from tracking dirt from one room to the other!

Shake the Soap

Teach everyone in the house to shake the soap before they place it back in the soap tray. Hand soap will dissolve in a puddle of water and stick to your soap tray. You’ll have to scrub to remove it and it looks disgusting. To prevent this, just shake the soap every time before you place it back in the tray. Problem solved! You can also try this cool new soap dispenser from Tubotec!

Additional Resources:

  1. Recycling in the Bathroom – Why Don’t We Do It?
  2. The Top 5 Hacks for Better Bathroom Organization
  3. 5 DIY Tricks for a Brilliantly Clean Bathroom

About this Post
Cheryl Khan is a designer, writer, and day dreamer who contributes to several home decor blogs. She can be found on Google Plus or tweeting away with all of her friends!

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