We all know that our time is constantly over spilling with things that need to get done, the saying there is not enough time in the day can feel very real when so much is going on around you. To help take the stress off and make your life feel a little more in balanced. Here are some great ideas to make that kb home (kbhome.com) of yours sparkle and shine. And getting that extra family time we all crave.
Condense your cleaning supplies
Sometime more is not always better. When it comes to your cleaning supplies having a lot of different cleaning solutions and cleaning equipment can hog up a lot of space. If you can pair down some of these cleaners by placing them in a moveable tote you won’t need to go back and forth from room to room to find what you are looking for saving you time, space, and money.
Making Your Own Cleaning Solutions
Making your own cleaning products may seem like more of a burden and easier to just grab things at the store. But it is actually easier than you think. Using simple ingredients can save you a lot of elbow grease and you can use them for more than one area. Vinegar should become your new best friend. It’s cost effective, works, and really can clean better if not the same than store brands, for a fraction of the cost. Vinegar can clean stainless steel up to the grimiest of bathrooms.
Get All That Grit With The Best Tool
Cleaners are only a fraction of making a cleaning routine work. Have the right tools in place can significantly cut your cleaning time from 30 minutes to 15. Vacuum attachments make getting baseboards, furniture, cobwebs on the ceiling, lamp shades. And angled paintbrush can dust off your fragile and smaller knick-knacks. While a great cloth can dust off light fixtures, door frames, walls and blinds.
Sanitize Those Surfaces
Sinks, counters, and fixtures can use a good disinfectant or a one-to-four ratio of distilled vinegar and water. Don’t forget to wipe down doorknobs, cell phones, inside trashcans, cabinet pulls, keyboards, remote controls, and tablets. For your electronics you could also use a quick drying wipe.
Making The Bathroom Sparkle
Spray the tub, sink, outside of the toilet, faucet, with your choice of disinfectant. Use a damp cloth to remove the grime. Clean the inside of your toilet with a bristled toilet brush and pour 1-2 tablespoons borax to 1 cup white vinegar.
Stop The Dirt Dead In Its Tracks
Lastly, stop the dirt from coming in your home by having a mat made of a good bristle material outside each entrance. Have another one when you first come in with a boot try right by the door. Shake those pesky mats and sweep your porch and walkway frequently.
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