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Cleaning Hacks: Get Tidy in 20 Minutes a Day

Father and Son Cleaning Kitchen TogetherKeeping your Charleston house clean can often seem to be such a time-consuming task. But cleaning can be an enjoyable task as well. Surprisingly, even if some tasks take time, you can do most everyday cleaning in a short time. These simple cleaning hacks can get your rental home clean and help you keep it that way. If you put a system in place, you could be spending just 20 minutes each day!

One way to make the most of the 20-minute cleaning time is to divide up your cleaning time. Cleaning experts suggest focusing on just one room each day. With this approach, you just assign each room in your house to a specific day of the week. On that designated day, you spend 20 minutes tidying only that room, removing clutter, dusting, and cleaning the floors. This way, each room gets to be cleaned once a week, and clutter won’t pile up.

Alternatively, you can also assign a particular task to each day. The difference from the earlier approach is that this time, you will be cleaning all of the same surfaces in the home instead of just focusing on one room. You might want to focus on dusting one day, vacuuming the next, and sweeping on the third day. By doing one type of cleaning at a time, it may be easier to get more things clean in a shorter time.

Good tidying habits are also important if you want to keep clutter to a minimum. Clutter can build up quickly when things are not put away after use. Instead of leaving items lying around, make a conscious effort to return them to their proper places before doing something else. If more than one person is living in the home, one way to keep things orderly is by letting each person have baskets for their items. Each person could then be responsible for putting the items in their bin away each day. One item takes much less time to put away than a big pile of misplaced things. When your home is organized, it will also be a lot easier to find things you need when you need them.

These cleaning hacks enable you to set aside time for cleaning anytime during the day. Some people like to clean up before they leave in the morning, while others prefer tidying up after dinner. In case you don’t have time to do the task assigned for the day, a quick spot clean of the main living areas can keep your house looking tidy. Even five minutes of cleaning can go a long way toward keeping your home in great shape.

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