Easy Cleaning Tips for the Busy Mom
Find some shortcuts to keep your home
With so much to do around the house, it can be difficult to get everything done in
a day's work. From washing clothes and preparing meals to tending to the garden and looking after the family's
needs, shortcuts that help you get things done as soon as possible are absolutely necessary.
When it comes to cleaning, there may be no other individual type of task in the
house that takes more time as a whole. As such, finding easy ways to clean various items is crucial to maintaining
both a clean
house and one's own sanity. In the following article, we will
talk about a few easy cleaning tips to help the busy mom of the house keep things as they should
|As with any housekeeping tasks, a well-organized approach to cleaning your home
will save you time.
Make Circles Around the Kitchen
The kitchen can be one of the nastiest rooms of the house, and will usually
require a lot of work to clean from top to bottom. From food particles that fall into every nook and cranny, to
grease and stains that come about from cooking and eating, the cleaning routine for the kitchen needs to be
In order to do this, start at your kitchen stove and work your away around the room in a clockwise fashion. This
will mean that you end up back at the stove when you're almost done; since the stove is the nastiest place in most kitchens, you'll
avoid spreading any oil, grease or food particles onto other surfaces as you're cleaning.
Sweeping Done Right
In order to get the most efficiency out of your sweeping experience, be sure
to follow this advice. First and foremost, always select the right broom for the occasion. You'll want one with
finer bristles to pick up smaller/finer pieces of debris, while a coarse broom works better for larger
As any mom well knows, different types of brooms are used for different purposes. So
garden broom won't be used in house.
In order to sweep as the broom is intended to be used, hold it like a canoe paddle
by placing one hand on the top and the other near the middle of the broomstick. By pushing your hands in opposite
directions while sweeping, you'll get the most power out of each and every sweeping motion.
Finally, be sure to store your broom with
the handle down and bristles up; this will make it easier to spot in a closet and will also keep the bristles
newer for longer.
Taking Out the Trash
Depending on where you live, you may have automatic curbside trash pickup (garbage
removal in New York City, for instance). If you do not have this service, then you may want to take this as an
opportunity to get more creative with how you handle your garbage and trash. For food-related items, you can
consider creating a compost project that will help you reduce the amount of unavoidable landfill trash you
accumulate at the same time that it will produce quality ingredients for any gardening projects.
If you have a variety of larger items or items that will not compost, then
consider calling someone who will help you clean this stuff out of the rooms of your home. Cleanout Express serves the NYC metro area, for instance, and is but one of many junk removal services
you can consider to spruce up the home in time for spring, summer or fall.