He Rubs A Candle All Around His Tile - It Seemed Odd, Until I Learned The Genius Reason Why
Marilyn Caylor 6/22/2016
Keeping a clean home can sometimes seem to take up too much time. These simple tricks will extend the clean lifespan of your home without too much extra effort!
Keep your toilet fresh and sparkling in-between cleanings by dropping a fizzie in the bowl every day! Don't wait for that yucky ring to build up inside the toilet. You can make your own DIY fizzie by following this great recipe here!
Pre-Soak Dirty Dishes
After making a fabulous dinner, soak the pots and pans before you sit down to eat. It will make cleanup easier after you're done enjoying your culinary delights!
Wax Your Shower Tiles
Ever find it annoying to have to constantly clean and re-clean the grout between your shower tiles? Rub candle wax on it, and the mold and mildew will stay away for a longer period of time.
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Quickly Dust Baseboards
Who remembers to clean the baseboards? That's one area in the home that seems to get neglected the most. If you rub a dryer sheet along the entire length, it will help repel dust in between those infrequent cleanings!
Don't Leave The Laundry Out
Don't leave the laundry sitting in the dryer or dumped onto the floor. Sometimes it's tempting to leave it for a bit, but then you may get distracted with another task. Fold those clothes and put them away as soon as they are out of the dryer!
Daily Wipe Down
It only takes a couple of minutes, but wiping down the bathroom and kitchen counters every night can save you a lot of clean-up time in the long run. You don't have to do a full clean-up job, just wipe it down with a wet cloth or some Clorox wipes.
Easy Over Liner
Here's a simple trick to making oven cleanup easy - line the bottom with aluminum foil! It will catch all the drippy messes, and you can toss out the tin foil after it gets dirty. The oven itself will stay clean!
Toss The Throw Pillows
Make sure your bedding doesn't have a lot of extras! A ton of extra pillows or blankets means more work for you when you're making the bed in the morning.
Line The Trash Twice
Line your trash can with two bags at the same time! When you take one out, there will already be one in place for the next batch of garbage. This can also help liquids from leaking into the can, which means it's one less thing you don't have to clean.
Check The Fridge First
Get in the habit of checking the fridge before you take out that trash! Dump produce or expired products that are no longer edible. You'll free up the fridge for your next grocery shopping trip, and prevent leaking food from creating stains that would need to be cleaned up later on.
Daily Shower Spray
A quick spray after every shower will help make it easier to keep the tub clean every week! You can make this DIY spray here.
Watch this video to hear more about keeping your tile grout clean with a candle!
Cleaning Time Savers
Don't spend hours every weekend doing housecleaning chores! These tried and true tricks will only take a few extra minutes to complete every day, but it'll be a time saver in the long run.