Keeping It Clean
You’ve cleared out your closets, cleaned the house, done all your laundry and even made some home improvements. Now what? If you are like me, then you are probably looking around thinking that you wish the house was this clean ALL the time. I realize that is easier said than done, but with the tips below, maybe you CAN keep your house looking like Spring all year round.
- Leave your shoes at the door. This simple act is a way to not only keep your floors looking clean, but also it keeps everything your shoes encounter outside (antifreeze, oil, fertilizer) from coming into your home. This rule is especially important if you have kids or pets, who spend lots of time on the floor.
- Keep your All Purpose Cleaner in reach. Cleaning becomes a bigger task when you have to reach for a different product every time you clean a different surface. An All Purpose Cleaner works especially great in kitchens and bathrooms. You can make your own, or buy one from the store (I like Trader Joe’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner — it works on counter tops, kitchen tables, mirrors, glass and even stainless steel). One bottle for every surface makes cleaning quicker every time (and don’t forget to use something other than those wasteful paper towels!)
- Hire someone to do your dirty work. Let’s face it. For some of us, the sight of a sponge sends shivers down our spine. If you can’t stand the thought of keeping your house clean, consider hiring a local cleaning service that uses environmentally friendly cleaning products. (For example, As You Wish is a company here in Indianapolis that uses Shaklee products.) If you can’t find a green cleaning service in your area, call around and see if you can find one that will use your specified products.