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The Lazy But Effective Way to Clean Your House!

Updated on July 9, 2017
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Everybody wants to live in a beautiful clean place — whether it's big, small, apartment or a house — it gets dirty. And while we all don't want to live in an unfurnished house to keep it flawlessly clean all the time, there is a smarter way to get the job done. If you are a person, who want your house to stay clean — like the tidy type, their homes are always impeccably clean; let me give you some house cleaning tips you’ll wish you knew earlier.

Sometimes keeping your house clean can seem like an endless task. Especially since cleaning is a horrible, boring, thankless job as we all have other things we’d like to be doing, stuff like investing time in a beneficial relationship, work to socializing or relaxing. If you are regularly cleaning your house, it helps to know a few quick and easy tricks that can make the entire process easier.

There's now a faster way to clean your house, and if you want to learn them, it's best to get the tips from a person who knows the right way to tidy up a home. First, you need a plan, the plan that involves planning in advance: then start from the top and move to the bottom, go left and then to the right. I learn the greatest mistake most people make is "zone cleaning." "Zone cleaning," is much too slow and involve hard work. It's best to simplify and organize each room efficiently, but begin each task at the messiest location and move from left to right in each room.

When you move from left to right, you get things done and don't miss anything, and you won't unexpectedly pat the dust onto already cleaned areas. Moreover, overhaul your cleaning kit is necessary. A pro cleaner doesn't need to carry around too many products just the right must have products. Although keeping up with the daily housekeeping can be very annoying, it doesn’t have to take up all your time.

I found myself cleaning most of the time because my house is filthy. But because I want to open up some of my time, I found myself thinking what a woman to do when she loves a beautiful, clean home but tired of cleaning behind two messy children? After all the annoying part is that after cleaning my house, with the children help it just gets dirty all over again. Yes, there were days that things got crazy and I found myself consistently follow through with the daily cleaning, but, for the most part, I was getting very frustrated to keep a nice clean house.

After, research and many studies I like to use what one would call a lazy woman guide to a tidy home: tips for individuals who hate cleaning. I'm not proud to say this, but I dislike cleaning, although I love a beautiful, clean home. Because I want my house to stay neat, I made great use of my search for a faster way to clean my house, a lazy person's guide, so I don't want to go crazy keeping my home neat and clean. With that in mind, here are five tips and the best methods for keeping a clean house without working long and hard.

1. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. I learn to stop sweating over small, petty stuff, things like the children dropping crackers or things on the floor. I train them to pick up behind themselves and throw it in the trash. When you dread cleaning (like me) even those little spots that are overlooked seem bigger than they are because I want everything to be SUPER clean.

2. Make Cleaning Fun. This is an insight that I learn from years of frustration; it helps to make the cleaning fun. I taught my children a cleaning song, "Clean Up." put your things away. They dance and love picking up behind themselves, after teaching them this song, chores that had before been a difficult task was abruptly somewhat enjoyable, and it was the beginning of me feeling completely relaxed at the end of the day.

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3. Place the toy in the toy box and clothes in drawers. If you are tired of the clutter and looking for the secret to busting it, the secret is organization The children had lots of toys, so, the house stays full of them laying around. Things on the living room floor, coffee table and sometimes on the counter top. I allowed them to play, but teaching them to put their toys away in the toy box and the clothes away in the drawers was the best way to keep the house clean.

4. Declutter; remove what we don't need. It's a simple theory — but it's hard to get rid of stuff. Especially, things that have sentimental value even when we not using it. However, with less clutter, it is a lazy woman's dream, less cleaning.

5. Get the Entire Family Involved in Cleaning. This is one that I had to work on the most because I often do the job myself, but I was left drain and with limited time to do other things. However, getting the children involved to do age appropriate jobs was better for them and me. I was amazed at how much of a difference it made in the overall tidiness of the house to have them do the simple things.

Whether you love to clean — or don’t know what it is, — it helps to save time and frustration, along with some money on cleaning products. Moreover, for the person who is on the hunt for little tips and tricks to make the cleaning process easier; here are nine simple house cleaning tips to use for simple household pointers that anyone can use.

1. How to remove lipstick stains: A touch of lipstick can make you look your greatest, but not when it gets on your clothes. If you have a lipstick stain on your garments, don’t waste your time scrubbing at it, just spray hairspray on the stain, wait ten minutes, and then wash. It will come right out with hairspray and a good clean wash.

2.Sofa/Fabric Stains: when face with fabric stains start utilizing the removable of it by sprinkling on baking soda, let it set, vacuum it up, and you’re done. Baking soda is a fabulous and safe way to get stains and odors out of hard-to-clean fabric items. Whether you want to lose that funky manufacturing smell, fight a nasty stain or just refresh your couch, baking soda is the way to go. Also, use baking soda to remove stains from clothes by pouring a cup of baking soda in the washing machine with the wash, and your clothes will turn out even brighter and cleaner.

3. Water Rings: if you are looking to rid water rings and renew your wood furniture or coffee table try using a hair dryer to remove water rings. The heat from the dryer will remove the stain, and then you can go over the area with a little bit of olive oil. The olive oil boosts the color to make things look a bit evener.

4. Removing dust from any area of your home: if you need to remove dust mites from anywhere in your home, laundry sheets are an excellent way to do it. They are also a great substitute for vacuum, very inexpensive and if you don’t have a duster.

5. Severe stains on your dishes: if you do not have a scrub pad, and you want to save tons of money, as you are looking to cut corners; use a lemon dipped in salt to remove stains on your dishes. The benefit of this trick is the salt works as a tough exfoliate to get the stains off.

6. Dingy leather couches: if your leather sofas look a bit shabby, and you feel it need reupholstering. There is no reason to seeking to upholster to make it looks good as new, a coat of shoe polish is the way to go. The shoe polish will even out the color of the leather and lessens the effect of wear and tear.

7. Coca-Cola for nasty toilet bowl stains: If you have a hard toilet bowl stains, you can leave it sparkly clean by removing all blemish using a traditional beverage, Coca-Cola. Next time you have a messy toilet bowl stain, pour at least 2 cups of coke down and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes then brush lightly with a bathroom brush. It will break down any stains in the toilet, leaving it sparkly clean. You can stop using the harmful chemical cleaners and choose an environmentally friendly product like Coke with the acidity of getting the job done.

8. How to Freshen a Stinky Pair of Shoes: If you have a stinky pair of shoes, this embarrassment does not need to occur use tea bags. After you use a tea bag to drink tea, don't throw it away. Wash them up under running tap water, allow them to dry as Tea leaves are excellent moisture absorbers. Then stuff into the toe area of the smelly shoes, no more odors guaranteed. Set it up for at least overnight.

9. Cleaning the stove: A particularly gross item in your home that needs cleaning is the top of your stove. To clean the burners on your gas stove top, then, you’ll want to use ammonia for your stove. The stove gets used every day, and cooking leaves it splattered with stray crumbs, oil stains, grease, and burnt bits. Just slip the burner off of the stove, fill a gallon baggy with the ammonia and place the burners inside, let them sit a while. Afterward, they are good as new. Make sure to be careful when using ammonia, as the fumes can cause illness.

Your home is just like your body — you need to take very good care of it, habits are formed by doing, and one of the greatest ways to change a bad habit is to replace it with a good one. Tidy moms get messy sometimes, too, but no one wants to spend the entire day cleaning to stay on top of their game. With that being said, take into consideration my lazy woman's guide to a tidy home and my nine home cleaning tips you’ll wish you knew earlier, and it will make keeping your house accessible without feeling like it's a huge chore.

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      Pam Morris 3 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Besarien, Thank you for your astounding comment, it is so appreciated. Many may not know it but giving children skills (tools) at a young age prepares them for the future and neatness is a vital skill.

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      Besarien 3 months ago

      Great hub! We owe it to kids to start early getting them interested in keeping the house nice. Generally little ones love being helpful and getting praise for their good deeds. It is very easy to make a game or a competition out of any chore. By the time my son was 8 he was doing his own laundry and keeping his room and bathroom spotless without being asked. He will be neat and organized for college, for work, for his own family, for chasing his dreams.

      By the way, using coke to clean a toilet is a new one on me. I am going to try it!