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Show Us Your Life: Cleaning Tips

One of my favorite blogs, Kelly’s Korner, does a “Show Us Your Life” for every Friday. I really liked this week’s theme because I am all about cleaning tips! 🙂

  • Okay, my biggest tip for cleaning– one that I got from one of my favorite sites, Fly Lady– is to always shine your sink at the end of the day/before bed. Basically this just means to never go to bed with a dirty kitchen or sink. And really, who wants to wake up to nasty dirty dishes in the morning?! Unless I’m really sick or something absolutely crazy has happened, I never ever go to bed with a dirty kitchen. I haven’t always been this way but since I started doing it my life has changed (hello dramatic! ha!). Seriously though, it makes getting up and doing simple every day chores less daunting if I don’t have to clean the kitchen in the mornings. If you don’t live by this rule, try it for one week and I promise you’ll never go back!
  • My least favorite chore is laundry. Actually doing the laundry isn’t so bad, but folding and putting up clothes makes me want to scratch my eyeballs out (okay, continue with the dramatic theme…)! I don’t know why it makes me so crazy, it just does. I used to wait until the very last minute and do all the laundry in one day and then I’d have PILES of laundry to fold up. Ugh. So now my rule is to do at least one load of laundry a day and fold it as I’m taking it out of the dryer. If I don’t do this I get WAY behind and then avoid doing it like the plague.
  • The last “tip” I have is actually more of a product I couldn’t live without. I buy Clorox wipes by the bulk and place them under every sink in the house (kitchen and bathrooms). That way they are readily available and I can pull one out and wipe down the counters without having to drag out paper towels and some kind of cleaning spray. After getting ready I clean off the counter of products, makeup, and the works and grab a clorox wipe and wipe down the counters in the bathroom. It makes for such a fast and easy way to clean the counters AND get all those nasty germs off! I’m all about multi-tasking! 🙂

What are some of YOUR cleaning tips?! I’m always looking for easier/better ways to do things, so feel free to share your secrets! (I’m having a hard time figuring out MckLinky… because my brain is fried, so if you know how to do it and why I keep getting an error trying to create my list- let me know whats up!)

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  1. I like to keep the Swiffer Sweeper and wet cloths for the sweeper handy for small spills. I hate to mop, so when the kids spill something instead of getting out the mop and mop bucket, I just grab the Swiffer Sweeper put on a wet cloth and in no time the mess is cleaned up.

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