"The time rewards of efficient cleaning are real, and the busier you are, the more you'll appreciate them." - Don Aslett - Is there life after housework?
Does it feel like you are cleaning all the time? Here are five time saving tips that Don Aslett wrote about in his book, “No Time to Clean.” There are thousands of time saving tips, but here are the most basic and simplest tasks that work for any household, large or small.
#1 Protect your floors:
- Remove shoes at the door.
- Spot-treat stains as soon as they happen.
- Always have a spot treater on hand. Try this spot treatment kit!
- Use a Mat at all entry ways. Stop dirt from entering your home.
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#2 Prepare before you start:
- Round up the right tools and solutions before you start.
- Carry all your supplies. Using a bucket or caddy keep your supplies with you.
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#3 Make Cleaning Last Longer:
- After you clean your stove and your kitchen, cook outside on the BBQ grill or smoker.
- Change the air filters often to avoid airborne soil and reduce dust.
- Don’t allow food outside of the kitchen or dining room, keep the mess to one area.
#4 Remove Clutter & Dejunk: Cut housework in half!
- Assign everything to a place. Ex. Tools are always in the tool box, pens always in the drawer. Always put back things you get out to its assigned place.
- Get rid of broken or non functioning items. They take up space and end up just laying around.
#5 Practice “Keep Up Cleaning”
- When something spills, don’t wait to clean it up before it hardens and takes twice as long to remove the mess.
- Clean up as you go when cooking.
- Close closets, drawers, and cupboards before you leave a room.
- If you get something out. Put it away.
Try implementing these simple tips next time you clean to save yourself time.