When it comes to cleaning up, I’ll try pretty much anything to save time! I love finding a new method for cleaning something that normally I would have to spend time scrubbing my poor fingers to the bone. ;-) When I’m in a hurry these are my tried-and-true shortcuts for getting the house looking presentable in no time!
Keep a container of these homemade disinfecting cleaning wipes in the bathroom so that you can quickly tidy things up without having to gather supplies.
This method for washing outside windows doesn’t require any squeegeeing, wiping, or drying. It’s so easy, and the windows will sparkle!
If you want to freshen up your pillows, throw them in the dryer on a low-heat setting for a few minutes. You can also add some wool dryer balls if they need some fluffing up, or, if they’re looking dingy….check out this method for washing and whitening pillows.
My tub and shower soap scum buster recipe is easy to make and leaves your bathroom sparkling clean! All you do is spray it on, wait 30-60 minutes, and rinse. You can also fill one of these fillable dish scrub and soap dispensers and give the shower a quick clean before you get out!
Do you have a steam cleaner for your floors? I love mine and use it for lots of other cleaning projects. It’s a fast way to disinfect an entire area.
To clean and freshen your mattress, just sprinkle this simple powder, and vacuum it up.
Consider purchasing a robotic vacuum. We just bought one for our new studio, and I love that it can clean up without me even being there! :-)
Next time something burns on the bottom of your pan, try one of these simple solutions for getting the gunk off.
Got clothing wrinkles? Try this super simple homemade wrinkle release spray – especially handy when traveling!
Never underestimate the power of the cleaning caddy! Set a timer, grab your caddy (which saves you running around looking for everything you need) and work quickly for a short amount of time. I’m always amazed at how much I can get done when I’m racing the clock!
To easily clean the microwave, place a wet sponge inside, then spray the entire interior with a combination of water with a few teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar. Then set the timer for 2 minutes and turn it on.
After the microwave turns off, and the sponge is cool enough to handle, use it to wipe out the inside. You have effectively just “steam-cleaned” your microwave.
Cleaning off the burnt-on gunk on my cookie sheets used to be one of my least favorite (and hardest) cleaning jobs! Not anymore! Just apply this 2-ingredient paste, let it sit, and wipe away all the baked-on residue!
If you have pet hair on the carpet, use a rubber glove to pick it up quickly. No need to get out the vacuum!
Don’t stress about the mess this holiday season! Follow these shortcuts and you’ll be done with your cleaning before you know it.
How do you save time cleaning?