Windows and doors closed 1
You’ll be surprised at how much dust and dirt blows in when you leave the windows and doors open. Keep them closed unless you are the type that mops every other day. Place doormats to wipe dirty shoes on.
Shoes outside! 2
If you live in an apartment, this trick really works to minimize the amount of dirt that comes in. Put a basket with flip-flops for the whole family by the front door and make them change their shoes before they walk in. You’ll be surprised at how much cleaner you’ll apartment stays by doing this.
Dishwasher soap 3
I’m guilty of this one because I’m always rushing to run the dishwasher! You must close the soap chamber in the machine before you run it. If you don't, the soap will go to the bottom and drain before the cycle starts. It will leave your dishes wet, but not clean. So take the extra second to close the little door so you don’t have to run the dishes again.
One room at the time 5
Cleaning the whole house is challenging but if you divide the task you’ll conquer. Clean bathrooms today, vacuum the bedrooms tomorrow; clean the kitchen the next day, etc… You’ll have a clean house in three days and you’ll love how easy it was.
One load a day 6
I despised doing laundry because it’s endless and it takes the entire day. A friend advised me to do a load a day, fold it and put it away to avoid piling up and it works. I don’t carry the dirty laundry "pressure" around anymore and I don’t have an overflowing hamper.
Disinfectant toilet wipes 7
I’m in love with them! They are perfect to keep the toilet clean without having to wash the whole thing. I use them every day to wipe the seat, handle and bottom of the toilet. I even wipe the floor around it just in case some of my kids missed when they urinated.
No dirty dishes 8
Nothing screams “dirty” louder than a loaded sink with greasy dishes. The kitchen sink is the filthiest thing in your home and you should clean it often. Use antibacterial wipes to clean the sink once a day to prevent that scum from building up.