5 House Cleaning Tips And Tricks To Make Your House Shine

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5 House Cleaning Tips And Tricks To Make Your House Shine

Cleaning is a tough job, especially for those who work from 9 to 5 and only have the weekend to properly rest and enjoy some free time. Cleaning after work during the week seems like an impossible task for most people – it is tiresome, time-consuming and frustrating. However, spending most of the weekend on household tasks is not a better option. The weekend simply isn’t enough for cleaning, washing up, tidying up, cooking and a variety of other essential tasks. How do you cope with the house cleanup then? Here are some tricks and tips that you can try. They will help you manage cleaning on a regular basis, without spending all your free time on it.

Make A To-Do List Of House Chores

The first trick is to make a schedule of house cleaning chores and put it on the fridge, where all the family members can see it. List the tasks that should be done each day of the week and those for the weekend. Don’t appoint tasks to anyone specific, but make your children and spouse understand that everyone has to get involved. While you are at work someone has to do the vacuuming and the mopping. Concentrate on the result not who exactly will do a certain house chore on a particular day.

Clean Up Messes As You Make Them

Another trick is to clean on the go and teach everyone else to do that too. Having a healthy and clean home means cleaning a spill or a drop of food the moment it happens. It also means tidying up and dealing with the clutter on a daily basis. Don’t let your home become cluttered and full of dust, dirt and bacteria. Cleaning on the go doesn’t take up that much of your free time and it can be done while you cook or while you listen to music. It’s not about the speed, but about the quality. Dusting the shelves in the living room and the kitchen cabinets and appliances won’t take you more than 10 minutes, but it will save you ten minutes from your usual weekend cleanup routine which is a nice change.

Thoroughly Clean The House Once A Month

Once a month organize a cleanup day and involve the whole family in it. Wash the windows, move the beds and the furniture and vacuum under them well. Do some spot treating on the upholstery and carpets; disinfect and deodorize the rooms. Wash the bath, the shower, and the bathroom tiles.

Don’t Forget To Clean Hard To Reach Places

If you want a cleaner home that you will feel happy in, you need to maintain it well. Don’t skip the areas that are harder to reach – use a chair to reach the top of the furniture pieces and dust them. Do the same with the major appliances and kneel to reach underneath the beds. If you have pets brush them regularly to make sure their hair is not all over the place.

Don’t Forget To Clean Lower Traffic Rooms

Don’t forget to clean the garage, the basement, and the attic – these places are usually cleaned not more than once a year, which is a big mistake. A dirty garage will attract even more grime, dirt, mold, and pests. This will reduce the air quality that will spread all over the house and the car, thus affecting you and the family. A dirty home leads to breathing problems, skin problems, and a variety of illnesses. If you don’t want that you need to turn cleaning into one of your habits.


Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. Susan Cooper says:

    What a wonderful guest post. Great job Nicole and Grace. These are some great tips. It is so refreshing to walk in to a clean house or once you are done cleaning, you can sit down and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. 🙂

  2. Sometimes I wish I could clean up and it would stay cleaned but not the case cleanning is never endeding……………I just had to go and help Leo clean his truck that was covered in dirt whe placed it in the bath and ran the shower over it and sprayed it with all purpose cleaner and it took us around 15 minutes to get it cleanned………….

  3. I’ve developed a pretty good cleaning schedule over the years, but I go back and forth over how much to save for the weekend. I do now that I’ve gotten better about not going the whole nine yards every time I clean. It’s okay to let things slide every now and again, so long as other times make up for it.

    • I totally agree. I tend save some things for when my husband is home and can help too. Other times I just do it because I can do it better lol.

  4. Cleaning is a never ending job……………………..I will often get it into my head to clean something while doing something else so will drop everything to clean the bath yes it is the bath that is more the likely the cause of me dropping things to clean. I will go into the bathroom and see it and have to clean it.

    • I’m the complete opposite I can’t stand cleaning the shower or bath tub. Especially the bath tub because I’m the one that uses it the least. I just never like soap scum

  5. Kelly Wade says:

    Good advice. I’m not sure how well writing a broad list of chores without assigning them to anyone specific would have gone in my house when I was a kid. Who is going to volunteer to do the worse jobs? I currently live in apartment with a pig of a roommate and its not fun at all.

    • I know what you mean. I doubt my son would volunteer for anything too bad. I guess at that point it would just have to be assigned. I’m sorry about your roommate. Tell them they need to do their part.

  6. Mary Slagel says:

    One thing I definitely need to start doing is cleaning up messes as I make them. I always say I am going to but then I end up making dinner, eating, and forgetting to do the dishes because I lay my lazy butt on the sofa to relax and watch TV. It definitely leaves a bigger mess for later–especially when the food gets dried and caked on. Yuck!

  7. Thanks for the great tips.

  8. Great post Krystle! I’m a working mom, and it can sometimes get really difficult trying to keep up with everything that needs to be done around the house. It usually gets shoved all into the weekend, and then there’s no time for anything else…like spending time together and actually enjoying the weekend…Your tips help alot! Kudos!

  9. Cleaning hard to reach areas is kinda difficult but thanks for the very useful tips! I’ll keep them in mind.

  10. cleaner newark on trent says:

    Thats the thing with cleaning, its a constant almost unforgiving task, especially if your a full time worker, not many can be bothered to start do that after a hard days work.

    But if you plan and put procedures in place it will drastically reduce the amount of time it takes you to do it.

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