Speedy Cleaning tips

Time It: If you actually time how long it takes to do certain chores, they won’t seem so tedious. Believe it or not, most chores only take 10 minutes.

Multitask: Make cleaning tasks go faster by doing two things at once. While on the phone, for instance you could be folding up laundry, fluffing pillows, tidying up or wiping down surfaces.

Know the Hot Spots: Papers, odds and sods and other things usually pile up on the dining room table or kitchen worktop. Tidy away regularly, it makes the place look so much tidier.

Go Corner to Corner: When you’re vacuuming, begin in the furthest corner and work towards the door, using slow, repetitive front-to-back motions in an overlapping sequence.

Have a Lost-and-Found Basket: Every house needs one. Use a pretty basket or something similar and put into it stray items such as jigsaw pieces, buttons, screws, etc. When you need the item, you’ll know exactly where to look first.

Do Quick Rescues: It might be a whizz around with the vacuum or a run around the home tidying up items that aren’t in their place.

Stop Clutter at the Front Door: Mount a plastic or cloth shoe rack near your front door, and use it to stash all kinds of msicalleaneous belongings—toys, hats, gloves, magazines and newspapers, etc. You can even designate one of the pockets for mail you’re not sure whether to save or throw.

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