Busy parents have a lot to get done. Between getting that proposal to your boss on time and making it to your son's football game, it's a wonder you have the time to keep your house clean and tidy. Oh, you don't?
Well, here are five house cleaning tips and tricks you can use to keep your house under control without all the scrubbing:
Top 5 House Cleaning Tips & Tricks
House Cleaning Tip #1: A Simple Shortcut to a Grime Free Oven
Who has time to clean a dirty oven? One way to keep that oven free of grease and grime is to line the racks with baking liners. Spills get caught there and can be removed without lifting a finger -- or a scrub brush.
House Cleaning Tip #2: Disinfectant Wipes to the Rescue
These handy wipes are a wonderful cleaning product that can be used in every room to clean up quick messes or keep counters, door handles and other surfaces free from germs.
House Cleaning Trick #3: Rid Those Odors with Baking Soda
We all know that an open box of baking soda can keep the refrigerator smelling fresh, but have you used it in other places around your home? This can keep your home smelling great all of the time. Sprinkle some on carpets before running the sweeper, on dog beds to absorb odors, and even in the bottom of trash cans and diaper pails for an easy and quick air freshener.
House Cleaning Tip #4: Cut the Clutter with a Regular Purge
Kids never want to part with old toys -- even when they get broken. One house cleaning tip to alleviate the stress (and tears) is to purge your home of unwanted and unneeded items on a weekly basis.
House Cleaning Tip #5: Offer Kids Bonus Bucks for a Job Well Done
Pin some dollar bills to a cork board in your kitchen with notes attached describing certain "chores" your kids can do to earn the extra cash. This simple house cleaning trick helps kids learn responsibility and frees you from more work.
Keeping your home clean despite a hectic lifestyle is easy when you incorporate these house cleaning tips and tricks into your schedule.
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