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21-04-2013 17:30 #11
21-04-2013 17:30 #12
Baby wipes are awesome little cleaners. I've taken to buying bench top wipes or stainless steel wipes because I live wipes of any kind!
Quick clean in this house is kitchen, lounge and dining. Which is the main traffic areas this will get done everyday usually after 3 but before 5:30 hubby walks in at 5:30 and I'm an old school 50's type of housewife were dinner on the table as he walks in with a clean house to come home too.
The bigger things (bathrooms and bedrooms) get done when I can no longer handle looking at them! Lol
21-04-2013 17:54 #13
Wipes! I forgot about how handy they were before I had another baby! I use them on the toilet as well.
I seem to spend all day cleaning, it never ends. Right now I have a full load of washing to hang up and another set to go after that, dnner dishes to do and folding. I wanted strip the beds and get all the linen washed today but we've been out all day and as soon as I walked in the door I got straight onto cooking dinner... just sat down now and CBF getting up again. sigh.
Sometimes when I haven't got time to mop and someone's popping in I quickly spot mop with an old damp towel and a spray bottle of disinfectant and water I just sray and wipe it with my feet on the towel, lol... time saving and it does the job!
21-04-2013 18:14 #14
I set my iPhone alarm to go off every 7 minutes for 4 or 5 rounds. I then have a strict time allowance for each room that needs cleaning. I see it as a very concentrated cleaning session but I get the house done in like half an hour. Even better if you have 2 people! It's like a race... I also put on dance music!
21-04-2013 18:26 #15
^hmmmm - suspect DD may have some comments on my cleaning skills to share on bub hub. Lol
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21-04-2013 18:51 #16
Start at the front door and move along the route of high traffic areas. Carry a laundry basket to collect the random crap you find on the way as you tidy/fix couches, toys in baskets etc. Wash dishes, and stack neatly. A clean sink is heavenly.
Use flushable wipes to give a quick once over of loo, sink and vanity. Fresh towels and dry floor rug help too.
21-04-2013 19:04 #17
Microfibre cloth and water on all surfaces. Toilet paper and bleach or disinfectant on toilet. Do dishes. Vacuum.
21-04-2013 19:17 #18
Clean kitchen before going to work or just before going to bed. Invest in a dishwasher if you don't have one.
Invest in a roomba (vaccums) and/or a scooba (washes). I use my roomba every day and the place hardly ever gets dusty. I use the scooba twice a week (especially in the dog room) fill it with water, press a button and let it go. Fabulous.
21-04-2013 19:20 #19Senior Member
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All of the above.. With lots of music, either up loud on the ipod dock or on my iPod if little man is asleep
21-04-2013 19:46 #20Senior Member
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I do dishes before bed, hate to start the day with a dirty sink. Grab a basket each evening and clear all surfaces/floors to sort the next day. Means vacuuming is a breeze and can be done quickly. I also get a load of washing ready to go for the morning so that when I get up, I pop it on, have a shower, eat breakfast and by the time it's done I at least have a load of washing done for the day. My mum always had a rule:if its not done by 10 am it probably won't get done. I do beds, vacuuming, toilet/sink, load of clothes and one room properly cleaned (which takes no longer than 1/2 hour). Like Mondays is bedrooms/hallways, Tuesdays is Bathroom, Wednesday is Kitchen, Thursday is lounge room/entryway, and Friday is mowing the lawns/washing the car. After that's done, I leave the house so the boys can't mess it up lol! I try to stick to this, but it doesn't always happen!
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