Now that back to school season is upon us, it's easy to get lost in the whirl of shopping for school supplies, filling out forms, and signing permission slips.
Adding even more work can seem overwhelming, but now that summer vacation (and the mud, grass, and sand that comes with it) is behind us, it's the perfect time to tackle any lingering household mess.
Just because the house is overdue for a clean-up doesn't mean it has to be hard, though.
So here are some simple house cleaning tips and tricks to get you back to your busy life as quickly as possible.
- Going back and forth to get "just one more thing" from under the sink saps your momentum. You can get an organizer with pockets that turns your mop bucket into mobile storage for your cleaning products, or repurpose an open-topped tool bin from the hardware store, but having all your most-used items in a container you can carry with you saves time and energy.
- Washable mop heads reduce waste, and they also let you swap your regular mop head out for a microfiber head which both dusts and dries floors quickly to keep little feet from slipping.
- Don't waste money on expensive disinfecting cleaners. You make your own disinfectant with ¼ cup bleach, and 2¼ cups water. Use it in the bathroom, on countertops (not on fabrics), and anywhere you want to be sure is germ free.
- Cleaning can be a family activity, but rather than overdoing it (especially once the homework begins to pile on), ask for just fifteen minutes of help. You can all work together, and the kids can learn just how much they can get done in a little bit of time.
Last chance to take advantage of this awesome summer cleaning checklist!
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