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They say that a clean home is a sign of a wasted life, but that doesn't stop some people from spending hours every week dusting, vacuuming and cleaning up after others.
Housework is easily one of the most despised parts of most people's lives, but if the following rules are adhered to, the whole housecleaning process can be a bit less of a nightmare.
First, don't put things off until they absolutely have to be done. The only reason why the bathroom or the dishes sometimes take half a day is because people put them off as long as possible and new biological life forms begin taking shape in your toilet bowl.
Dishes should be done each and every day, and the bathroom (the vanity, mirrors, bathtub/shower, toilet, floor) should be cleaned every weekend.
It may sound overwhelming at first, but when you realize how much LESS work it takes to keep everything clean once per week, you will become a convert quickly.
Also, concentrate on just cleaning one room at a time; your task won't seem as daunting then.
Second, try using all-natural products instead of hazardous chemicals. Some of the best cleaning tips for your home involve all-natural solutions. Using all-natural alternatives to clean your home is much healthier for the environment, as well as for your health.
One example of an all-natural solution is to prepare a very large container of strong camomile tea. Camomile tea is known for its properties as a disinfectant. Also brew a bucket of either essence of lavender or dried lavender leaves and combine it with the tea. Pour it down the drains in your kitchen and bathroom, as well as in your toilet bowl for a naturally disinfecting cleaner. Rinse the surrounding areas well with lemon juice and hot water.
Also, remember baking soda works well as a scrub for cleaning sinks.
Vinegar is an awesome substance to use for cleaning appliances, both kitchen and bathroom. Take a natural sponge, soak it in vinegar, and you can be off in a flash cleaning drains, taps, and all sorts of various places. For really tough grime, leave a vinegar-soaked sponge to rest on the spot where the toughest stains or grime are for a little while.
Then take a toothbrush (an old toothbrush, mind you, one that you have long ceased using to clean your teeth) and some toothpaste. After the vinegar has worked its magic to soften the grime and dirt, use the toothbrush and toothpaste to work, very tenaciously, at scrubbing the hard-core grunge away from your domestic device.
Third, dust using a sock or a pair of pantyhose. Dusting using a pair of pantyhose may sound a little strange, but can emphasize a host of benefits. Those benefits include the fact that when using pantyhose, no polish or spray is needed as the material of the hose will leave a nice glowing sheen of its own. Using an old sock always has benefits as, once you have it on your hand, you can just glide smoothly and easily over the many surfaces that need dust removed from them. It can make dusting a much faster operation than ever before!
Fourth, have a good mindset. Honestly, if you can think positive and "happy" thoughts while you are cleaning, time will pass faster than you think and you will get a lot more accomplished. Try "whistling" while you work, as the old saying goes. Or turn the radio on to some really cool music that you like. It could make cleaning fun! Imagine that!
Perhaps the most important tip is to find a way to make cleaning FUN! That way, you will be enticed to clean more often.