Cleaning doesn't bother me, but deep cleaning...that takes a long time and involves real work. So what if there was a way to prevent the need for deep cleaning? These 10 tips will help you eliminate some of your deep cleaning.
One of the easiest ways to prevent the need for deep cleaning, is to clean up spills as they happen. A fresh spill can take a few minutes to clean, while a dried one can take hours or even be impossible to fully clean away. When you're in a rush, cleaning wipes can help to make these quick wipe ups all that much faster.
Taking time to clean up clutter on a weekly or monthly basis isn't enough. To prevent these mega clutter sessions. take care of clutter on a daily basis. Each time you enter or exit a room, find some clutter that you can easily toss or put away. It won't add much to your day or workload, but will prevent a lot of work, later on.
It's tempting to pile up the mail and other papers that enter our home for one large sorting session at the end of the week. Instead, try taking a few minutes each day to deal with papers. Open your mail near the trash can, so that it's easy to throw away the inevitable junk that finds its way into our homes. Taking a few minutes each day to put mail and papers in their proper places, will prevent piles of papers from ever forming.
A set of good doormats is a necessity for every entrance to your home. One doormat stays outside, with another just inside the door. These two tools will drastically reduce the amount of dirt that enters your home. Be sure to keep your doormats clean to prevent dirt from being tracked throughout your home.
Prevent damage to wood and other hard surface floors by using felt protectors on the legs of your furniture. You'll keep furniture from damaging your floors, ultimately saving yourself many hours and dollars spent on repairs.
Weather stripping around doors and windows, prevents dust and dirt from ever coming into your home. Screens perform a similar function. Air filters trap dirt particles from the air, improving the air quality and cleanliness of our home. Take a few moments to check, change, or repair these items.
Vases, decorative containers, candles, even small appliances can cause damage to our furniture, countertops, and more. Rubber disks and felt glides can be attached to the bottoms of everything from blenders to vases. This will protect wood furniture, countertops, and any other surface that is at risk to be scratched, dented, stained and more.