Save Time when Cleaning

by Amy Gordon
(last updated January 21, 2013)

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Have you ever made your way through your cleaning routine, cleaning the living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom and come to a second bedroom and find you do not have the tools necessary to clean the room? Then you have to search through the house to try to find where you left them. This can be extremely frustrating, and is a really big problem when trying to clean multiple rooms. Fixing this requires planning ahead, but if you do it right, it will save a few minutes or more while cleaning your house.

The easiest way to have all the right tools at the right time while cleaning is to carry all the tools you need together. This may not be too difficult if you only use a few chemicals, but if you really want to clean your home well, you will probably need a fair number of items in each room. The best way to keep things organized is to get a handy "carry-all" plastic container. These are like caddies for your cleaning supplies. These are sold at nearly all supermarkets, and most even have several options to choose from. A simple bucket or tub will do if you don't want to go out and buy something specifically for cleaning. Just bring your caddy it from room to room, and you will not have to backtrack while cleaning, since everything will be in one place.

If you are cleaning a large variety of rooms, or if you use a lot of tools while cleaning, everything may not fit into the one carry-all. A good idea is to get several of these, and use each one for a specific purpose. Maybe you can have one for the living room and the bedrooms, and then a separate one for the bathrooms and kitchen. All you need to do is grab the right carry-all, and you and do all the rooms that use those same chemicals. Then, when you have finished all of those, switch carry-alls, and do all the rooms that need the chemicals in that container. This will become natural after a while, and you will find that you bring all the right things with you as you move from room to room. As a side note, if you decide to do this, make sure to label the carry-alls, otherwise you may waste more time trying to figure out which one to take, which could even offset the time you save from carrying everything together.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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2013-01-21 08:40:53

Barbara

I clean houses for a living. I use very few products.....I have found that Scrubbing bubbles cleaner works great in kitchens...they have now come out with a special kitchen Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner, but I haven't bothered to try it as the original works very well on greasy kitchens and stoves. I use microfiber cloths, window cleaner, use a damp microfiber cloth for dusting, Scrubbing Bubbles, a different sponge for kitchens and baths. toilet bowl cleaner. I keep my floor cleaner in the bucket for cleaning the floors. I love and use a string mop that I buy from Don Asslett's Cleaning Service. I have an old fashioned metal ringer pail. The cheap plastic ones never wring the mop out well enough. I use a no rinse floor cleaner, so my job is done in one mopping. No streaks ever. I keep it simple, few products, with mulltiple uses. I also prefer an upright vacuum cleaner because dragging a canister cleaner behind me causes the canister to bump into things, I prefer the vaccum cleaner to be in front of me so I can see where it is at all times. That alone is a time saver. I do not polish furniture often. I do a cleaning once a year and then give it a good nourishing cream to rejuvenate the wood. Don Asslett has everything you could ever want or need for cleaning. He has videos and books.......I learned from him before going to work for myself.


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