I realize it is way past spring cleaning time, but cleaning tips are always relevant! With 2 kids, a husband, 2 cats and a creek in my back yard, keeping my house clean is not always easy. I am really bad about getting involved in a project and then I let the housework slide a bit. It seems I go in waves with my cleaning spurts. I will be really good about keeping everything picked up and then I get exhausted just thinking about it and slack off a bit. Now that the kids are older, they do help a bit, but come on! They are the kids who happen to be two of the major mess makers around here! In order to make things easier, I decided to turn to the experts and see what they suggest I do in order to easily keep your house clean. Here are some of their tips:
- Put It Back:Once you are finished using something, put it back where you got it from. Not only does this make it neater around the house, but it makes it easier to find what you need.
- Find A Place: I am crazy about labeling things so the kids will know where to put things. We have the laundry room bins all labeled and the kids bins are all labeled in their rooms. I also have things labeled in the bathroom as well.
- Purge Often:When you noticed you are not using something for a while, you may want to throw it away. You do not want to be a hoarder do you?
- Cut Down On Buying: As George Carlin said in one of his routines, people go buy stuff and then they need a bigger house to put the stuff in and then they go buy more stuff. Decide what you need and live with it. Do you need more than 2-3 sets of sheets? You can only sleep on one set at a time, right?
- Use Helpful Tools: When you are cleaning, make your tools work for you, not the other way around. Instead of getting a step stool out every time you dust up high, get a duster that has an extendable wand. If you are cleaning your floors, use a tool that cuts down on the effort and back aches like that from Bona
How To Easily Keep Your House Clean
The entrance to our house leads directly into the kitchen. WE have a creek out back and a gravel drive, so the kids often track dirt into the house. I find myself constantly cleaning those floors and the mop I had was killing my back. I needed to find something that would be easy to use and I was not doing a lot of bending with. I was sent the Hardwood Floor Mop along with the Stone, Tile and Laminate refill cartridge.
All you need to do is pop the cartridge in the mop, pull the trigger and start cleaning, The floor cleaner sprays a nice wide path in front of you to make cleaning even easier. The solution does not leave any dull residue, so the floors look nice, clean and shiny. I was really impressed with the amount of solution (33 ounces) that comes in each cartridge. I have a pretty small kitchen, so this will last me for several months before I would need to replace it. Bona also carries cleaners for hardwood floors, polish, and other household cleaners and products. You can purchase the Bona product from their website including the Hardwood Floor Mop, which sells for $39.99 and the solution cartridge, which sells for $9.49. Bona also sells a Hardwood Floor Mop with sonic cleaning power for added bursts of cleaning.
One reader will win the Hardwood Floor Mop ($39.99) and their choice of the Hardwood Floor or the Stone, Tile and Laminate cartridge ($9.49)