Get In To A Routine For House Cleaning.

By: Steve Drumm

What if I were to supply you with a simple routine which would make it so easy to clean rooms that you will rarely have to spend any real time cleaning the kitchen or bathroom?

Give these ideas a try...
After dinner, scrape off and rinse all of the dishes then put them into hot soapy water or into your dishwasher. Empty all of the pans and put hot soapy water in the bottom of them (unless your dishwasher happens to do a great job on pans). If you're using the dishwasher - switch it on.

Now go and do something like taking a walk, read a book or Magazine, do some exercises. When you return, the dishes will wash a lot more easily. Before you drain out the water, wipe down the counters, stove and range-hood using the same water. This only takes 2 minutes.

Rotate wiping down the microwave, fridge, cabinets, and rubbish bin, just do a different one each week. Use Oil Soap, or something similar on wood cabinets. Don't worry about scrubbing, just a simple wipe down is good enough. If you perform these simple tasks as a daily regime, you will not have to scrub hard to clean off any build up - it should just be a quick wipe up.

OK, now the bathroom. Keep a squeegee in the shower. Squeegee the walls each time you have finished showering. Also remember, when you're finished showering, take a bath wipe, or even a paper towel and glass cleaner (keep them handy in the bathroom) and wipe down the sink and toilet. Just a simple wipe down. Throw away the wipe and get to bed!

Once a week - wipe down the walls and bath making use of a bath cleaner, clean the toilet and clean the flooring. Shine things up with some glass cleaner to give it a professionally-cleaned look. It still shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes.

A lot of people insist on making this a major project. If you do that, you're missing the entire point of this article. Quick wipe ups - don't waste time - have a quick wipe up and get out!

The difficulty of how to clean a mattress comes up fairly often, especially if youíre expecting visitors. Keep in mind that a mattress is really a piece of upholstery - except that it catches and holds unpleasant creatures like dust mites, dead skin, and odors.

The first step in cleaning your mattress is going to be to vacuum, and vacuum some more. Flip the mattress over and repeat the practice. Do your pillows while youíre at it.

If ever the mattress truly needs cleaning, use an upholstery cleaner, and take care not to soak it. A foam cleaner, or a dry cleaner would be the best choice, you do not want mold growing on top of it, which you will get if you soak it.
To eliminate odors and allergens, spray it down with an anti-allergy formula. You can perform this whenever you change the sheets.

Be sure youíre changing your sheets and washing them in hot water once a week. Wash or clean your blankets or comforters as needed. Itís good to have washable ones so you can do them once a month. If you have "dry clean only" bedding, I would certainly suggest removing it at night when youíre going to sleep. But I guess thatís a personal choice. Iím all about avoiding housework as often as possible! If you have stains which you want to get rid of, Pet stain remover works great. Honest! Of course another option is to hire a cleaning contractor to come in every now and again, but this can work out expensive.

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