Last post we went over cleaning time management tips and suggestions for the bedroom and kitchen.  Let’s take a look at some other areas including the bathroom.  Yes, there is always spring cleaning to do there too!  

Here are tips for cleaning the rest of your house like a pro so you can enjoy those long summer nights in ways you really want to!

Bathroom Suggestions

Shower Doors
: Rubbing a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors twice a month causes water to bead up and roll off.

Liner:  If mold and mildew at times seem to be attacking your shower curtain liner, throw it in the wash with a few towels then hang it back up to dry.

Toilet: Drop a teaspoon of Tang Drink Mix in the bowl. The citric acid acts like a scrubber…and it’s nontoxic, in case the dog uses it as a water bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, then swish and flush.

Clogs: Pour boiling water down drains once a week to keep problem-free.

Sweeping Reminders

Cleaning should always be done top to bottom. That way, any crumbs or dust fall to the floor and you clean them up last when you sweep.

Broom: For indoors, choose a broom with fine bristles to pick up smaller particles. For outdoors, choose stronger, stiffer bristles, which work better to clear surfaces.

Storage: Store brooms with the handle down to protect the bristles.

Miscellaneous Tips for Laundry and Kitchen

Tennis Balls:  Throw two (new, clean) tennis balls in your dryer to get rid of static electricity.  No more dryer sheets needed!

Got Vinegar? Fabric softener and dryer sheets can make your towels less absorbent.  Try adding ¼ cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle.

STOP using Paper Towels: Use microfiber cloths instead. When wet, they sanitize and clean floors, counters, glass and tile, and eliminate the need for other cleaning products.  They are machine washable and can be hung to dry and cost about $5 for a two-pack.

Sponge: We all know that sponges can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfect daily by microwaving it on high for a minute. Replace when needed.

Create an Incentive

Rewards:  Make sure you reward yourself for each thing you accomplish.  It can be as small as a smoothie or as big as concert tickets.  Manicures, pedicures, a massage, dinner or a movie are great rewards too.  It’s great motivation!!!  Believe me, I made sure I had a reward in mind for my home office project.  It stayed on my mind through the whole process – cleaning and packing up my home office, moving out the old furniture and unpacking/organizing after the new furniture was delivered!  For me it was a facial and massage!!!  

Have fun implementing these tips and getting everything in order!  You will feel so much better once you have implemented these strategies!