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cleaning hacks

We know your lives are really busy. You have jobs, you may have kids, and you may just be enjoying the Logan Summer. But one thing is for certain, houses get messy and there may not always be time to clean.

 

We have come up with ten cleaning hacks that will hopefully make your life easier and hopefully get that cleaning done faster.

 


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Keep A Checklist

Keep a checklist of all the chores that you need to get done that day. This way you shouldn’t have to constantly stress about what needs to be done today or tomorrow.

All you have to do is check your list, complete that item, and check it off for the day’s task.

 

 

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Use Age Appropriate Chore Charts

With the same idea of the checklist, create a “Chore Chart” for your kids. A simple table made in Mircosoft Word should do the trick to hang on the fridge. You could also add fun images and check off the chores being done with a sticker to add a little more fun to accomplish the chore.

 

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Clean With Up-Beat Music

Create a playlist of music that you really enjoy and just jam out and get lost in the music cleaning. You are having fun rather than focusing on being boring and cleaning. Creating a “kids” playlist to also get your kids involved wouldn’t be such a bad idea either. 

 

 

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Meal Prep

If you have a busy week ahead, and you know it, try meal prepping to save time and save any dinner messes that would normally occur. Set a day, the week before, and plan out meals, make them, and freeze them. Now you have dinner made for every day and all you have to clean up is a few dishes.

 

 

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Clean Up Right After, Don’t Wait

This hack is a simple one. If you make a mess, clean it up right after you make it. We are all responsible adults, right? Alright, let’s be honest, we can’t be responsible all the time. But just making the effort and beginning the habit of picking up after yourself can make a world of difference when you actually have to clean.

 

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De-clutter Your Home Often

Have you ever heard the phrase, “If it brings you joy, keep it. If it doesn’t bring you joy then throw it out?” De-clutter your house of the many things that do NOT bring you “joy.” This helps to keep a clean, neat, and organized home.

 

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Magic Erasers

Magic Earasers can literally be your best cleaning friend. They can clean almost anything. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a few of these around the house for any cleaning situation. Trust us, they do wonders.

 

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Multi-Task On the Phone

If you are on the phone talking to a loved one or just chatting up a friend, multi-task and clean something while you are talking. It doesn’t have to be something big, maybe just tidying up the living room or the kitchen while you talk can be a big step forward in the long run. On the flip side, you could set aside one day to disconnect from the phone or technology and use the time to clean or prepare yourself for cleaning

 

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Use Baskets and Containers To Store

Do you have any small baskets or containers? Use them to store toys, miscellaneous items, or junk that does not have a place in the house. The basket can be a great way to store and organize things which can be easily stored in a compact place.

 

 

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Use Easy To Clean Household Items

You really do not need all those harmful and expensive cleaning chemicals to clean your home. You probably have some household items that would do the trick such as lemons, baking soda, and vinegar. All these items have great cleaning properties to clean your house chemical-free. 

 

 


Cleaning Hack #11

You know, even if cleaning is a little overwhelming, we still believe in you to get the job done! But if you are still having problems with getting the job done then this is our last cleaning hack. 

 

Call Clean Freak Utah to take care of any cleaning need that you may have. We offer a very personalized cleaning service that is catered exactly to your cleaning needs. If you find yourself in need, call us @ (435) 760-2704 for a free quote and let us clean for you.  

Woman Mopping the Floor

Very few of us wake up on a Saturday morning and think, “Ahh man! Am I excited to reorganize the garage today! I could be shopping, or I could be camping but instead, I get to sit in a dusty hot garage avoiding spiders and wonder how on earth we accumulated so much junk.”

Whether it’s your garage, bathroom, or your kitchen, unless your name is Marie Condo, I think we can all agree that deep cleaning is NOT fun.

However, even though we can all agree that cleaning is not awesome, it still must be done.

Here are three tips to make it not so extremely overwhelming and stressful. In fact, if done correctly cleaning can help you release stress, and feel more energized.

Tip #1:

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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

You are never going to get the entire house deep cleaned in one day so don’t try. Unless you have an entire army at your disposal, it’s just not going to happen.

What will happen though, is that you will feel completely overwhelmed and then disappointed when you only get one room done. You will feel frustrated and your house will feel more stressful than before you looked at it.

What you should do is look at how much time you have and make a goal of what you can clean in the amount of time that you do. And don’t bite off more cleaning than you can chew. Clean what you can and clean at your own pace.

People that always have clean houses, tend to clean for small amounts of time but clean more frequently. Think about it. If you actually deep cleaned your bathroom every single Saturday and lightly cleaned it every day. You could get it clean and keep it clean in a short amount of time.

Tip #2

Use Your Resources

Let’s be honest, this world runs on WikiHow and Pinterest. There are a lot of cleaning hacks and DIY (Do It Yourself) that many people are using to clean their houses faster, easier, and stress-free.

My suggestion is to use the internet and any DIY “how to’s” to really deep clean your house on any project you may have and really dig into it.

Tip #3:

Reward Yourself

“Treat Yo-Self!”
So for this tip, it is so important to really “treat yourself” after cleaning and completing what you can do in your set time frame.

The best treats are planned outings. If you know that you need to get your kitchen clean before your important stuff, then suddenly the kitchen gets cleaned a lot faster.

Your reward doesn’t have to be expensive either. Open a bag of MnM’s. Give yourself one MnM for every task accomplished. You will be amazed at how much more motivated you are and how much faster you move.

Reward yourself for accomplishing something big and then do it again! The idea is to make deep cleaning less of a chore and more of an enjoyable experience that you can do again and again.
So Treat-Yo-Self next time.

Bonus Tip!

These three tips can definitely help you make deep cleaning a more enjoyable experience and less of a stressful experience.

But even with all these great tips. There are just some messes that you just don’t have the time or the energy to go through with it. Maybe you moved into a fixer-upper or maybe you really need to help someone out. One last tip that I can offer is to call in a professional. Someone that can clean and deep clean a house, a garage, or an office space.

Clean Freak Utah can definitely be those professionals who can clean up anything. Let us know what we can clean to make your deep cleaning an enjoyable experience.