Simplify Your Life-10 Cleaning Shortcuts

Simplify your life with these 10 cleaning shortcuts.  These tips will help you breeze through your cleaning routine. Some are designed to give you a breather until you are able to deep clean and others show you a quick way to get the same deep clean.

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10 cleaning shortcuts

Simplify Your Life- 10 Cleaning Shortcuts


  1. Clean the fridge: Before you go grocery shopping, throw away any old food in the fridge and wipe the shelves down with a disinfecting wipe. This can be done quickly because your fridge should be fairly empty.
  2. Clean the kitchen floor: Try using something faster than a mop and bucket, like a Swiffer WetJet or a steam mop. You’ll get the job done faster because you don’t have to keep stopping to wring out the mop.
  3. Dust: When dusting your furniture, avoid using polish unless it is absolutely necessary. Using a microfiber cloth will effectively dust the furniture without the use of chemicals. Start at the farthest part of the room and work your way out.
  4. Clean kitchen counters: Clean up any spills before they have a chance to set. This will eliminate the need to scrub.
  5. Keep floors clean: Try placing a doormat outside and a rug inside each door to catch loose debris from shoes. This will help keep your floors cleaner longer.
  6. Clean the shower: Use a cleaner specifically designed for the shower (I like Kaboom), let it sit on the door for a few minutes and then wipe it away. This procedure eliminates the need to scrub.
  7. Vacuum: Only vacuum the rooms that are used on a daily basis and high-traffic areas. Vacuum the rooms less used, monthly.
  8. Clean the ceiling fan: Use one of those extendable dusters to clean ceiling fans and lighting fixtures instead of standing on chairs or step stools.
  9. Clean mirrors: Use your microfiber cloth without glass cleaner to get your mirrors clean. Wet the cloth, wring it out and clean the mirrors with ease and no streaks.
  10. Vacuum furniture: Use a lint roller on furniture in place of actually vacuuming. This is a great way to clean lampshades also.

Hopefully, implementing these tips will help you get through cleaning day faster.

If you have any speed-cleaning tips, please share them in the comments.

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16 thoughts on “Simplify Your Life-10 Cleaning Shortcuts

  1. Ebony Daniel says:

    Really simple but very helpful cleaning tips! I am lazy and I don’t like to spend too much time cleaning around the house. That is why I use cleaning hacks and shortcuts that help me keep the house clean with not much effort! I will definitely add these tips to my cleaning schedules! 🙂

  2. o0india0o says:

    LOVE the cleaning mirrors tip! I will have to try that! My husband and I are trying to limit the amount of chemicals we use in our life (both to save money, and for the health benefits). This tip is perfect! So, thank you.

  3. tchistorygal says:

    Great tips! I just have to follow this blog. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope you enjoyed yourself. I look forward to getting better acquainted over the next few months! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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