INFOGRAPHIC: How to Clean Your House in 1/2 the Time (Even if You’re a Busy Mom)

Truth be told, it’s insane how much time we spend on household chores we dread.

There’s more to life than cleaning, vacuuming, scrubbing behind the toilets (yuck!).

According to surveys, parents spend an average of 2.2 years of their life just cleaning.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!

So, we thought we would help out.

We scoured the internet and used our own personal experience to create the ultimate house cleaning infographic.

Below, you’ll find all sorts of interesting house cleaning tips and tricks, including a unique way to clean up vomit (gross… I know).

The goal of this infographic is to help you clean faster, so you can take back your life.

However… if you need house cleaning in Overland Park we can help!

Check it out (transcript below image):

INFOGRAPHIC How to Clean Your House in 1/2 the Time

INFOGRAPHIC How to Clean Your House in 1/2 the Time

TRANSCRIPT:

Did you know that parents spend an average of 2.2 years of their life just cleaning?

That’s a total of 312 hours a year…… or to put it another way: 7.8 work weeks!

YIKES! Most folks don’t even get that much vacation!

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to get just some of those 2.2 years of your life back?

Imagine all of the things you could do:

Sleep [picture]
Date night [picture]
Go for a walk [picture]
Read a book [picture]
Hang out with friends [picture]
Get healthy [picture]

Well, we have spectacular news:

With these speed cleaning hacks YOU CAN clean your house in 1/2 the time.

HOW TO SPEED CLEAN LIKE YOUR HOUSE LIKE A PRO:

  1. Clean from top to bottomWork from top to bottom so that dust and dirt particles fall to lower surfaces before you clean them.
  2. Clean from left to rightWork from left to right to ensure that you don’t accidently miss an area or mistakenly clean the same area twice.
  3. Minimize movementClean the outer walls first, and then focus on the furniture in the middle of the room.
  1. Never go over the same ground twiceClean thoroughly the first time so that you only have to go over an area once.
  1. Use the right toolsMove to a heavier or more efficient tool if you’re having trouble reaching a corner or getting up a stain.
  1. Let your cleaning solutions work for youSoak stains and buildup that are particularly challenging while you move on to clean another area.
  2. Two hands are better than oneYou can clean so much faster using both hands.
  1. If it isn’t dirty – don’t clean itVertical surfaces do not collect and hold dust in the same way that horizontal surfaces do so skip them, and all similar areas, when possible.
  1. Stay organizedKeep your cleaning products and rags in their own places in your cleaning caddy so that you can quickly find them when needed.
  2. Be more efficient through repetitionClean your home in the same way, every time, creating routines that you can easily remember and follow.
  1. Dust firstDusting first ensures that all particles falling from higher surfaces will be cleaned up at later stages in your cleaning routine.
  2. Vacuum lastVacuuming last ensures that all those nasty dust particles that have not been picked up from wiping down surfaces still get cleaned up.

 

APPLY THESE SIMPLE TACTICS AND START CLEANING FASTER TODAY!

THE EASY WAY TO CLEAN FAN BLADES

Wrap a pillow case around a fan blade and gently wipe away the dust. If done correctly, all of the dust will get captured inside the pillow case and prevent any messy cleanup later.

EFFORTLESSLY CLEAN WINDOW BLINDS WITH AN OLD SOCK

Put your hand in an old sock and wet the outside with equal parts water and vinegar. Then, wipe the dust away in between the blinds. You’ll clean 2 surfaces at once! Go go efficiency!

Q-TIPS ARE YOUR SPOT-DUSTING SECRET WEAPON

Wet the end of a Q-tip with vinegar and dust all of those hard to reach nooks and crannies. These are perfect for window tracks!

CLEAN LAMPSHADES WITH A LINT ROLLER

Run a lint roller over your lamp shades to collect dust, hair, and other nasty not-so-good-looking particles.

BUTTER KNIFE YOUR AIR VENTS

But not with butter! Wrap a damp towel around a butter knife and then run it through your air vents. You’ll be amazed and how easily it picks up dust!

BASEBOARD CLEANING MAGIC

Run a used dryer sheet along your baseboards to clean up dust. Plus, you get the added bonus that the anti-static properties of the dryer sheet may transfer to the baseboards and literally repel dust.

CLEAN TOILET BOWL STAINS WITH COCA-COLA

Pour coca-cola into a toilet bowl and let it sit for an hour. The acid in the drink will break down stains and make it easier to clean.

CLEAN YOUR SHOWERHEAD WITH VINEGAR

Fill a plastic bag with vinegar, wrap it around your shower head and secure it with a rubber band. Let it soak for 1 hour. The vinegar will break down any hard water deposits in the spout and increase water flow.


KITCHEN

STEAM CLEAN YOUR MICROWAVE WITH EASE

Fill a bowl with water and microwave it for 2 or 3 minutes. The steam will loosen food particles and you’ll be able to wipe them away with ease.

EFFORTLESSLY CLEAN BURN-STAINED PANS

Fill the bottom of a burn-stained pan with water, and then add a cup of vinegar. Bring contents to a simmer, take the pan off heat and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Stir well. Empty the pan and scrub lightly. You’ll be amazed out how easily the burn stains come out!

SANITIZE A DISGUSTING SPONGE IN 2 MINUTES

Microwave a wet sponge for 2 minutes to kill 99% of nasty germs.

BLEND YOUR BLENDER CLEAN IN SECONDS

Fill a blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap. Blend for a few seconds. Dump, rinse with clean water and enjoy.

ACCIDENTS AROUND THE HOUSE

PICK UP GLASS WITH WHITE BREAD

Lightly dab broken shards of glass with white bread. The glass will stick to its surface and pick up with ease. Be careful not to press too hard! You don’t want to cut yourself.

A NEW WAY TO CLEAN UP VOMIT

Combine baking soda and warm water into a paste. Spread the paste onto the vomit and let it sit and dry overnight. In the morning, get out your favorite vacuum and clean it up.

 

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