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Cleaning Hacks: Get Tidy in 20 Minutes a Day

Father and Son Cleaning Kitchen TogetherKeeping your Forest house clean can seem like a never-ending chore. But in fact, cleaning the house doesn’t need to take hours out of your day. Some tasks indeed take time, but you can accomplish most everyday cleaning tasks in a surprisingly short amount of time. Actually, by only using a few simple cleaning hacks, you will get your rental home clean – and keep it that way. Once you put a system in place, you could be spending just 20 minutes each day!

To get this underway, one of the best ways to keep your cleaning time down to 20 minutes a day is to divide up your cleaning tasks. Cleaning experts suggest focusing on just one room each day. With this practice, you would assign each room in your house to a particular day of the week. On the designated day, you’d spend 20 minutes tidying up just that room, removing clutter, dusting, and cleaning the floors. In this manner, each room in your house gets surface cleaned once a week, and clutter never gets a chance to pile up.

One other alternative method to the one-room-per-day technique is to assign a particular task to each day. This approach is different because you are cleaning all of the same surfaces in the home, rather than everything in one specific room. By way of illustration, you might dust the entire house one day, then focus on vacuuming the next, then sweeping and mopping hard floors on the third day. By just doing one type of cleaning at a time, you may find it much easier to get more cleaning done in a shorter amount of time.

An important part of keeping your home tidy every day is simply cultivating good tidying habits geared toward keeping clutter to a minimum. Clutter can build up quickly once things are not put away after use. Rather than leave items out or setting them down to pick up at a later time, make a conscious effort to put items away in their proper places before moving on to a new task. If multiple people are living in the home, one effective way to keep things collected is to create baskets or bins for each person. Each person could then be responsible for putting the items in their bin away each day. Always stowing one piece away after use will only take up much less of your time than cleaning up big piles of misplaced things. It will additionally help keep your home organized and enable you to find the things you need each time you ask for them.

Certainly, the best part of administering a cleaning hack the same way as this is that you can carve out time for cleaning anywhere in your day. Most people like to do a quick run through the house before they leave for work in the morning, while others prefer to spend a few minutes after dinner tidying up. If you don’t have time to complete your assigned task that day, focus on a quick spot clean in the main living areas. Even doing just five minutes of cleaning can go a long way toward keeping your home in great shape.

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