Sunday, June 19, 2011

Economical House Cleaning Tips

Vinegar diluted with water is a natural cleaner for glass, porcelain, linoleum, non-porous counter tops and even bathroom floors.
Have also some disinfecting wipes for bacteria-infested places and micro fiber clothes for dusting. They're all an effective substitute for a bottle of bleach.

Fill your kitchen sink with water and two Alkaseltzer tablets; add 2 more for your toilet, then let them fizz for 15 minutes, while you tackle other areas.
Those bubbles remove grit, so all you have to do is drai or flush,-no scrubbing required.

Focus and stick to kitchen, main bathroom and family room. Other rooms that don't see as much activity don't need to be cleaned every week.

If you have kids, divide the chores among them, assigning them tasks like folding laundry or vacuuming the living room. They'll be willing to help especially if you promise them to take them out for ice cream as a reward when they're done.

Spend at least 10 minutes daily wiping down surfaces or sorting through mail while you're on the phone to minimize mess for the weekend's big clean up.