Cleaning is a necessary evil of apartment life in Round Rock, but it doesn’t have to be a task that takes over your life and requires that you devote every spare moment to its completion. The easiest way to reduce the time you spend cleaning is to get those chores done on a regular basis, but there are also some simple “life hacks” that will have you cleaning more swiftly and without as much blood, sweat, & tears.
Consider the following for helping you reduce the time you spend cleaning and increase the time you have available for other activities.
Use the Vacuum Everywhere
Modern vacuums have attachments and settings that allow you to use them on everything from huge, plush carpets to wood and tile floors. If your vacuum is 10 or 20 years old, and you don’t have this functionality, you may want to think about upgrading. Vacuums are relatively affordable, and they can save you a lot of time when you use them in multiple rooms and for multiple tasks.
Better Homes & Gardens reveals they’re even helpful in the kitchen and wherever you have cabinets:
“Use your vacuum’s brush attachment to pick up dust and crumbs inside.”
You can reduce your time spent cleaning your cabinets even further by employing a simple, damp washcloth for the purpose of dusting the exteriors. While you may wish to employ oil for keeping wood cabinets in good condition, you usually won’t need oil if your cabinets are painted.
Tackle One Cleaning Task Each Day
For some families, it makes sense to spend an entire weekend cleaning each month, but devoting a full Saturday and Sunday to the cleaning of your Round Rock apartment might not sound like the most entertaining way to spend your time away from work or school.
Instead, consider assigning yourself one task each day to complete. Instead of tackling all the vacuuming, window washing, and dusting on a Saturday afternoon, handle the vacuuming on a Sunday morning, the window washing on a Wednesday evening, and the dusting in small spurts that have you completing the task bit-by-bit each day.
Eliminate the Dirt Before It Gets Inside Your Apartment
You may think they’re antiquated items of the past and only really used to celebrate holidays or to display the family’s name on the doorstep, but doormats are actually the best option you have for keeping dirt out of your apartment.
Consider what Family Handyman has to say on the subject:
“Doormats are your best friend when it comes to trapping dirt, so make sure you have two—one outside the house and one inside. This cleaning hack is especially helpful in the winter when you have salty and snowy boots going in and out of the house. Just be sure to clean the mats regularly as dirty mats contribute to the mess.”
You can place doormats on the outside and the inside of your front door, and you can further reduce the amount of dirt that gets into your home by requiring your visitors to take off their shoes when they step inside.
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