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Easy Cleaning Tips for the Busy Mom

Find some shortcuts to keep your home clean

With so much to do around the house, it can be difficult to get everything done in a day's work. From washing clothes and preparing meals to tending to the garden and looking after the family's needs, shortcuts that help you get things done as soon as possible are absolutely necessary.

When it comes to cleaning, there may be no other individual type of task in the house that takes more time as a whole. As such, finding easy ways to clean various items is crucial to maintaining both a clean house and one's own sanity. In the following article, we will talk about a few easy cleaning tips to help the busy mom of the house keep things as they should be.

Cleaning
As with any housekeeping tasks, a well-organized approach
to cleaning your home will save you time spent on cleaning.

Make Circles Around the Kitchen

The kitchen can be one of the nastiest rooms of the house, and will usually require a lot of work to clean from top to bottom. From food particles that fall into every nook and cranny, to grease and stains that come about from cooking and eating, the cleaning routine for the kitchen needs to be optimized.

In order to do this, start at your kitchen stove and work your away around the room in a clockwise fashion. This will mean that you end up back at the stove when you're almost done; since the stove is the nastiest place in most kitchens, you'll avoid spreading any oil, grease or food particles onto other surfaces as you're cleaning.

Sweeping Done Right

Sweeping the garden
As any mom well knows, different types of brooms are used for different purposes. So garden broom won't be used in house.
In order to get the most efficiency out of your sweeping experience, be sure to follow this advice. First and foremost, always select the right broom for the occasion. You'll want one with finer bristles to pick up smaller/finer pieces of debris, while a coarse broom works better for larger objects.

In order to sweep as the broom is intended to be used, hold it like a canoe paddle by placing one hand on the top and the other near the middle of the broomstick. By pushing your hands in opposite directions while sweeping, you'll get the most power out of each and every sweeping motion.

Finally, be sure to store your broom with the handle down and bristles up; this will make it easier to spot in a closet and will also keep the bristles newer for longer.

Taking Out the Trash

Depending on where you live, you may have automatic curbside trash pickup (garbage removal in New York City, for instance). If you do not have this service, then you may want to take this as an opportunity to get more creative with how you handle your garbage and trash. For food-related items, you can consider creating a compost project that will help you reduce the amount of unavoidable landfill trash you accumulate at the same time that it will produce quality ingredients for any gardening projects.

If you have a variety of larger items or items that will not compost, then consider calling someone who will help you clean this stuff out of the rooms of your home. Cleanout Express serves the NYC metro area, for instance, and is but one of many junk removal services you can consider to spruce up the home in time for spring, summer or fall.

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