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Old 03-05-2006, 08:12 AM
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FC needs your best speed cleaning tips!

Ok everyone, I am putting together a feature on Quick Cleaning Tips. Please share with me what helps you when cleaning your house. For example, do you keep a caddy of cleaning supplies in each room for easy access? Maybe you crank up the stereo when you're cleaning to make it less monotonous? Do you have a daily "clean up" time, say after dinner or after kids go to bed?

Give me your best tips!!
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:04 PM
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The room I hate cleaning most is the bathroom. But if I do a quick cleanup (sink, countertop and toilet) right after my shower each morning, it keeps me ahead of the mess until the next time for a full-room cleaning.

I also like to play "Beat the Clock" if I'm trying to get done fast.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:06 PM
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Right now I am trying to pack up "last minute" items with the HOPE of moving out tomorrow so really not doing any cleaning.
But I also take a 15 min time and do as much as I can. It is surprising what all can be done in that time limit. Good thread Amanda
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:37 PM
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Before I go to bed at night I check the bathroom has the towels hung and clothes in the basket (although the kids are supposed to do this). I check in the morn when they have gone to school to.
I never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, I wash and at least make sure they are clean and on the drainer.
Pet hates, shower and oven, so when these have to be done I do them on the same day to get them over with.

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Old 03-06-2006, 03:22 PM
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We get a lot of soap scum and ground in dirt built up on our tub. I use a Pampered Chef brown scrubbie thing (flat plastic square) to get it off.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:13 PM
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I find reading frugal tips and cleaning tips keeps me going at times.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:11 PM
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cleaning tip

My cleaning tip is for those old blinds----

What I have found is put them in the bath tub with dish washer detergent, [not the kind for the sink but for the dish washer],let them soak while you wash the windows, I have a regular paint brush & just kinda swish them with it & then rinse them, hold em up to let some of the water drain off . Take a old beach towel & roll them up in it . That gets most of the water out of them And then Hang em up!!!

Works for me!!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:30 AM
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I throw a load of wash in the washer before I start the coffee pot and set the timer so I won't forget to put them in the dryer.

Why don't the put a buzzer on washers like they do on dryers?

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Old 03-10-2006, 05:55 AM
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One of the things that I do is keep a container of those disinfectant wipes under each bathroom sink. Each day I use a wipe to clean off the sinks, counters and toilet bowl. This keeps the bathroom pretty clean all week and when it comes to my once a week thorough cleaning, they really aren't that bad.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by lindaljh1
Why don't the put a buzzer on washers like they do on dryers?
Mine has one! LOL
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