I LOVE the magazine Real Simple and this week their website featured reader's best tricks to keeping a clean home. Some of them I had never thought of, like using socks as dust rags! y I thought I'd share a couple of the good ones with you guys! You know how much I love cleaning and if someone is there to offer a new tip or advice on keeping the clutter to a minimum I am right there with a big ol' open ear!
Staying Focused"I get very distracted while I'm cleaning, so I set a timer for 30 minutes. It helps me to stay focused, and I get more done in a short amount of time."
Brooke Dorr, Centralia, Missouri
Storing Supplies"I keep cleaning products in a shoe holder over the back of my laundry room door. They're easy to see and access, and it saves space."
Heather Pelham, Delray Beach, Florida
Zapping Red-Wine Stains"A dab of foaming shaving cream can help remove many red-wine spills from carpets."
Kathy Purves, Winnipeg, Manitoba
I strip naked, hop in, and scrub, using any harsh cleansers with caution. When I'm finished, I step out and rinse it down, then take a shower
myself to admire my handiwork."
Keli Honsberger, San Rafael, California
"I leave a basket at the foot of the stairs and toss in anytoys or miscellaneous items that were brought downstairs during the day. Whenever I go upstairs, I take the basket with me and unload. It beats running up and down the stairs all day."
Lisa Lutz, Sarasota, Florida
Lisa Taillefer, Mobile, Alabama
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Real Simple and be ready to fall in love with their awesome cleaning ideas, recipes, and more!