Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Faking a Clean Home in 30 minutes or less

Two weeks into 2012, how are you doing on your resolutions? So far, I've been doing pretty great. 

One of my goals for this year is to maintain a cleaner house. Since we bought our new house, I haven't been as good at cleaning regularly. We love this house, but now I have 3 bathrooms to clean. But recently I came across this helpful site that inspired me to break cleaning up into small everyday tasks. That way you don't have to spend hours at a time cleaning - just small things each day. 

I started by making my own schedule. It still may change but this is how I broke down my 'chores' so they were somewhat evenly distributed. Tuesdays are my laundry days and although laundry isn't a 30 minute task, there is lots of waiting time to break it up. The worst to me is folding and putting away clothes, they used to just sit in baskets for almost a week before getting put away.

So there's my schedule. Like I said it still might change but having the outline has really helped me stay on top of cleaning. I use only the Get Clean line of products, mostly the Basic H. I love that they are all non-toxic and chemical free. Yesterday when I was cleaning the bathrooms, my son started crying. I was able to put down the sponge, rinse my hands and go get him without that lingering chemical smell that other cleaners leave.

If you're like me and you have a glass shower, the Scour Off paste is a miracle worker. Like I said, prior to the New Year, cleaning bathrooms was a daunting task, so things were a little backed up. I used the scour off on the hard water spot on the shower and it took them right off in a matter of seconds! Not only does it clean showers, but is one kick butt oven cleaner. I blogged about that here  and here. But if you don't believe me, here are some before and afters. 

And here are the shower door before and after.

How do you balance your cleaning? What are your favorite cleaning tips?


  1. Your schedule is a lot like mine I started a couple years ago. It is so easy to spread it throughout the week and it makes for a nice clean home.

    1. Exactly! That's what I love about having a schedule, I don't waste my Saturday (like I did as a kid) cleaning. Instead I get to spend it with my family!

  2. Great ideas--divide and conquer!

    1. Totally! Spreading it out helps keep me accountable too.


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