Cleaning Shortcuts to Get the Job Done in Minutes

So, cleaning isn’t your favorite pastime, right? You’re not alone. In fact, most people want to stay in a clean house but are not willing to spend the time required to make it happen.

Even then, you can use shortcuts to tidy up your living space spotlessly clean. That way, you don’t have to spend a lot of time scrubbing and sweeping. Instead, you can do a little bit more relaxing or resting. And the beauty of it is that most involve a couple of minutes. Here’s a quick overview.

Tackle Spills in Breeze

Picture this – you have a casserole or pie spill over your oven. Now, the stain is stubborn and won’t go away easily. But, did you know that it’ll be easier to get rid of the mess if you place an oven-proof bowl of water inside while the oven is still hot?

Yep. All you need to do is to turn on the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave the oven running for about 20 minutes. The idea is to make sure that the water boils quickly. The steam generated will help loosen grime and food. Be sure to wipe down your oven down after it cools with paper towels or a sponge.

Keep Your Shower Walls Clean

Soap scum is a common occurrence on shower doors and stalls. It is stubborn to remove as well. Or is it? You can slow down the buildup if you give your bathtub or shower a quick wipe down using a squeegee or towel every time you use it. And guess what? It only takes about thirty seconds to do it.

Repeat the procedure every day and you’ll save yourself 30 minutes of intense scrubbing later. Don’t forget to close the shower curtain to make sure that the tub dries quickly.

Skip the Ironing Board

You can get more out of your shower by hanging wrinkle clothes in your bathroom as you clean your body. The steam helps reduce the wrinkles on most fabrics. What an excellent way to save you time every day in front of your ironing board!

Be Mindful of Where you Store your Garbage Disposals

One of the reasons you’re likely to spend hours cleaning your house is the failure to set up an efficient garbage disposal system. Where do you store your bags? How can you ensure that you don’t have litter lying around?

Any garbage removals worth your attention should be compact enough to save your space while meeting your needs at the same time. Of course, you’re better off with an electric disposer that can handle as much trash as you’d like. The performance has to be top-notch too so be sure to check if the unit can grind up chicken bone in a minute.

De-clutter your Rooms

The more stuff you have spread around, the longer it takes to arrange it. So, spare a few minutes every day to de-clutter at least one room. Get rid of the things you don’t require. And, if you cannot throw away your treasures, place them in a box and store them safely from your living house. The last thing that you want to do is keep dusting items you don’t use anymore.

Make your Bed

Avoid leaving your bed unkempt. In fact, you should make it soon after getting up. It only takes a minute or less to leave your bedroom looking tidy and neat. Start by sitting with your back against the headboard. Then pull your pillows and sheet evenly up your waist. Finish by sliding out the side and smoothen out the linens. Easy as pie!

Place a Donation Box in your Closet

At times, it’s hard to figure out what you need to give out. So, add a donation box in all you closet so that you can separate clothes that don’t fit you anymore instead of hanging them back up. Donate the box to a charity of your choice when it gets full.

Final Thoughts

Indeed, these aren’t the only ways to clean your house without breaking a sweat. Others include labeling your baskets to make laundry day less stressful and learning to multitask. Try these tips out – they work perfectly!

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.