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Okay, let’s be very real right from the start: Cleaning Hacks are amazing. They save me time, effort, and they get me done with the cleaning faster. Who doesn’t love to be done cleaning faster?!? Anyone? I think just to be safe I am going to assume that EVERYONE wants to be done cleaning faster and proceed with the list of cleaning hacks!
Break It Down
One of the best cleaning hacks out there is to divide up the cleaning chores. Not only does this make life so much easier and organized but it makes you feel better about the whole cleaning process. There is never going to be a time when I want to give up an ENTIRE day to get everything done at once so work it out however it suits your schedule but definitely break it down. Cleaning one room or one floor or just completing one task everyday will make your whole process easier and more in the long run, more efficient too!
Another great way to break it down is by including the whole family. If you make your kids earn an allowance and they are physically capable…get them on the list, work them into the rotation! It allows them to learn valuable life lessons, develop a strong work ethic, earn some money, and it takes the stress of some of those daily chores off your shoulders. Win, win, win, winning all over the place!
Bring on the Fun
If you are like me you need cleaning to be better than it is, i.e. more fun and less work. One great cleaning hack is to make it fun! Turn up your favorite playlist, pop in your headphones and listen to a book, have a race with your kids to see who can get done first, or set up a reward system (ice cream works on everyone…even moms). All of these things accomplish one major goal: they make cleaning something fun and not something dreaded! Grooving around to your favorite jams while running the vacuum is sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy the time out, let your mind just focus on the music or the book, focusing on just the task at hand can really relieve some stress!
Grab the Right Tools
Having the right tools in your hands can really make all the difference. It’s just like being a mechanic, or a brain surgeon (okay maybe it’s not brain surgery)! If you have kids or pets or a grown man who makes messes like a child living in your home then you NEED to have a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on hand. Not only do they remove all kinds of marks and messes they are a great tool for the kitchen, bathroom, and everywhere in between. Whether you’re spring cleaning or handling everyday messes, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is tough on dirt, grease and grime all around the house.
I love cleaning with a Magic Eraser because I know, even without soap, it’s going to leave any surface shining! Cleaning products are always on the top of the shopping list. Nothing is worse than getting ready to do a particular cleaning job and realizing I’m out of cleaner or supplies. Having the right supplies on hand is a great cleaning hack because it keeps you from putting off the task and procrastinating!
Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris shares her dirty little secret when it comes to cleaning – Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – that lets you clean smart, not hard. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser brings the muscle so you don’t have to, for a spring clean that saves you time and effort. Mr. Clean and Jillian just released this video with all sort of cleaning hacks, so be sure to check it out.
The most important cleaning hack in my book is to stress less. I love all of the sayings surrounding this topic but the general conclusion is that at the end of our lives we are not going to look back and wish we had spent more time tidying up the house or scrubbing the bathroom floors. Enjoy your life, don’t be ashamed of your “lived in” house, and don’t let cleaning stress you out! Use the time to destress and unwind. Sometimes the most comforting and relaxing tasks are the routine ones that don’t require deep thought or concentration. Let your mind wander if you are so inclined…you never know what you ideas you might come up with!!
To help you stress even less when it comes to cleaning, here are a few of Jillian’s hacks to get you started.
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What are your favorite cleaning hacks? How do you make the process quick and easy? Do you like cleaning or do you cringe at the very thought?