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Cleaning Hacks: Get Tidy in 20 Minutes a Day

Father and Son Cleaning Kitchen TogetherKeeping your Winston-Salem house clean can seem like a never-ending chore. But in actuality, cleaning the house doesn’t need to take hours out of your day. Even though some tasks take time, you can accomplish most everyday cleaning in a surprisingly short amount of time. In truth, through using a few simple cleaning hacks, you should be able to get your rental home clean – and keep it that way. If you put a system in place, you could be spending just 20 minutes each day!

To start with, one of the best ways to keep your cleaning time down to 20 minutes a day is to divide up your cleaning tasks. Cleaning experts suggest focusing on only one room each day. In this method, you would assign each room in your house to a particular day of the week. On the designated day, you’d spend 20 minutes tidying up just that room, removing clutter, dusting, and cleaning the floors. Accordingly, each room in your house gets surface cleaned once a week, and clutter never gets a chance to pile up.

An alternative method to the one-room-per-day way is to assign a particular task to each day. This approach is different because you are cleaning all of the same surfaces in the home, rather than everything in one specific room. As an example, you might dust the entire house one day, then focus on vacuuming the next, then sweeping and mopping hard floors on the third day. By executing one type of cleaning at a time, you could find it much easier to get more cleaning done in a shorter amount of time.

An essential part of keeping your home tidy every day is simply cultivating good tidying habits intended to keep clutter to a minimum. Clutter can build up quickly whenever things are not put away after use. Rather than leave items out or setting them down to pick them up eventually, make a conscious effort to put items away in their proper places before moving on to a new task. If multiple people are living in the home, one method to keep things gathered is to create baskets or bins for each person. Each person could then be responsible for putting the items in their bin away each day. Keeping one piece away after use could take up much less of your time than cleaning up big piles of misplaced things. It will also help keep your home organized and enable you to find the things you need when you want to use them.

On a final note, one of the best parts of making use of a cleaning hack such as this is that you can carve out time for cleaning anywhere in your day. Many people prefer to carry out a quick run through the house before they leave for work in the morning, though others prefer to spend a few minutes after dinner tidying up. If you don’t have time to execute your assigned task that day, focus on a quick spot clean in the main living areas. Even five minutes of cleaning can go a long way toward keeping your home in great shape.

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