The Busy Person’s Guide To Clean

No time? No problem. A clean home doesn’t require as much scrubbing, dusting, and disinfecting as you thought.

Here are 13 easy suggestions on fast cleaning tips!

  1. Dust and vacuum your bedroom weekly and try microfibre dusters that grab and hold dust instead of spreading it around.
  1. Wash your bedding each week and pillows, quilts, and comforters every 2 to 3 months.
  1. Clean your sponge. Microwave your wet sponge or run it through the dishwasher daily. And for tasks that don’t require a sponge, like giving your countertops a once-over, opt instead for paper towels.
  1. Spritz the kitchen sink, counter-tops, and cutting boards with an antimicrobial spray after preparing every meal.
  1. Load the dishwasher or wash dishes each night. Wet, food-spattered surfaces are an ideal breeding ground for bugs.
  1. Swab the fridge handle and telephone with an antimicrobial cleaner daily to cut down on trading.
  1. Sweep up kitchen crumbs daily with a dry cloth sweeper and then toss the pad for a quick cleanup.
  1. Clean the remote control, computer mouse, and keyboard with disinfectant wipes once a week and more often if a family member has a cold or flu.
  1. Dust, vacuum and mop weekly.
  1. Wipe down the bathroom sink, faucet, shower drain, and toilet seat once a week with an antimicrobial cleaner. If a quick in-between cleanup is needed, it’s fine to use disposable sanitizing towelettes.
  1. Use an after-shower spray regularly to prevent mildew and grime buildup.
  1. Drop a toilet tablet with bleach into the toilet tank every 3 months to effectively kill germs.
  1. Discard your plastic or vinyl shower-curtain liner every 6 months; after that it will take an enormous effort to keep it mold free.

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