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Keep your house looking clean

I’m known for having a pretty tidy house.  But secretly, I hate cleaning.  Dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom….  Not my idea of fun.

You can spend less time doing chores you don’t enjoy, but still keep your house looking clean.  Follow these quick tips to keep your home looking sparkling between cleanings.

1.  Polish the chrome

Or, whatever metal your faucets are made from.

Whenever you dry your hands, use the towel to just wipe the water spots off the faucet.  Or, after a shower, quickly dry off the fixtures with your towel before stepping out of the bath.

The kitchen sink faucet, bathroom faucets, and shower fixtures all polish up in a flash, making a huge difference in how clean things look.

No effort, big effect.

Sink

2.  Clean up crumbs

Before you put the sponge away after rinsing your dishes, take a quick swipe at the countertops.  Catch the crumbs, and scrub the sticky spots.

I also wipe off the toaster oven, and the top of the stove.

Clean kitchen surfaces in less than 60 seconds.

How to keep Countertops clean

3.  Contain microwave messes

I can’t even tell you the best way to clean a microwave, because I honestly don’t know how.  (Eeewww!!!)

No really, my microwave stays clean.  And it’s as easy as covering whatever you’re heating.

Invert another plate over the dish you’re warming.  That way, splatters usually stay contained, which saves you from having to spend a long time scrubbing off cooked on messes.

Bonus Tip:  Keep yourself looking polished (without ironing!)

Is the shirt you wanted to wear today looking rumpled, with no time to iron it?

Spritz the wrinkled fabric with a little water and toss it in the dryer for a few minutes.  The heat and the moisture will help the wrinkles fall away.

Lay it flat and let it cool for a few minutes before putting it on, to prevent brand new wrinkles.

Skip ironing
No time to iron? Spritz your clothes with water and toss them in the dryer for a few minutes.

Turn these few quick tips into habits, and it may become just a little less daunting to keep your house looking clean.

Do you have any favorite tips to share?

 
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