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21 Cleaning Hacks for Busy Moms

Don’t you wish that once you cleaned your home it would just stay clean?

Cleaning Hacks

It’s really some cruel joke that we have to contend not just with endless rounds of dishes and laundry, but with dust that just won’t stay away. Dusting again?? #AintNobodyGotTimeFoDat!

Dust is exactly what lead me on my journey to research the best cleaning hacks out there. And I found some great ones I couldn’t wait to share! Take note of these cleaning hacks to save yourself time and frustration.

21 Cleaning Hacks For Busy Moms

  1. Use a fabric softener sheet to keep dust from accumulating on your baseboards.
  2. Sanitize your sponges and get rid of smells in the microwave. (See this article on WebMD for more information.)
  3. Line your oven and toaster oven with aluminum foil for easy spill clean up.
  4. Line your fridge shelves with clinging plastic wrap for easy spill clean up.
  5. Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from upholstery.
  6. Scrub baked-on-food dishes with a non-toxic dryer sheet.
  7. Use a ball of aluminum foil to scrub your glassware with baked-on food.
  8. Use a few drops of vegetable oil and a paper towel to clean stove top oil splatter. Wipe down with a dry paper towel.
  9. Use an old pillowcase to clean fan blades without dropping dust. Insert the blade into the pillow case, press the opening closed, and remove the pillowcase.
  10. Use a sticky lint brush to remove dust from lamp shades.
  11. Clean up broken glass with play-dough.
  12. Use a magnet to pick up dropped paper clips or needles.
  13. Use a dustpan to scoop up tiny toys like Legos and Barbie accessories.
  14. Rub a dryer sheet on your computer and TV screens to avoid dust build up.
  15. Run ice cubes through your garbage disposal to dislodge jammed items.
  16. Run the rind of citrus fruits through your garbage disposal to eliminate odors.
  17. Clean and disinfect your child’s heavy duty toys by washing them in the dishwasher on the light wash setting.
  18. Use cooking spray on your glass shower doors to remove soap scum.
  19. Take off your shoes! They track in dust and dirt.
  20. Use the cut side of a lemon to remove hard water stains from bathroom fixtures.
  21. Use toothpaste, a damp cloth, and elbow grease to remove permanent marker from hardwood floors.

And there you have it. None of the above suggestions is rocket science. And yet, it feels like they are. If I can save time and frustration by using these cleaning hacks, I’m game!

What is your favorite cleaning hack?

About the author

Cheryl P

Cheryl has been homeschooling since 2001. She is currently raising and educating five children (two of whom are her brothers-in-law). Cheryl is an avid social media user with a heart for strong family values and the companies that promote them. Sensing a need to help establish homeschool bloggers online and support family-friendly business, Cheryl created The 2:1 Conference. 2:1 is a faith based conference for homeschooling parents active in social media.

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