Wednesday, April 17, 2013

3 ways to cut down on cleaning time

Like you, I only get 24 hours in a day. Sometimes it is not enough and I feel super stressed about keeping up with household chores. This is not a paid endorsement, just a few products that help me keep my sanity...sort of.
I have 3 full baths and a million kids, OK just 4 out of 5 living here, but only the 3 year-old actually rinses the toothpaste out of the sink. Bathroom yuck happens and fast. I thought this product was stupid when I saw the commercial but my husband mentioned it so I grabbed one in a weak moment.

This Windex Touch-up has been a godsend. I like that I can get mirrors clean and sanitize sinks and other surfaces. The only minus is that it is highly fragranced and I think it is too much.

I am obsessed with having clean floors. You wouldn't know that walking into my house unless you overheard my incredulous grumbles about the incessant dirt that appears in a shoe free house. Even when my floors look clean this thing tells another story.
I have an older model Hoover Floormate and I love it. It is a wet/dry vac and floor scrubber. The best part is that when you scrub (lightly) it sucks up all of that dirty water and partially drys the floor. Its also rather light weight. It beats the hell out of hand scrubbing.

Can I tell you how desperately I rue the day I said, "Stainless is fine" when it would arrive 5 days sooner than the other dishwasher?

I was being my usual cheap self and not buying this Weiman Stainless Steel polish for months and getting annoyed by the unsightly drips and fingerprints down the front of my dishwasher just about every 10 minutes. I broke down and bought it only to find that it also works on my ugly black glass microwave oven combo. 
So much less yuck!
 I hope this leaves you with a few extra minutes for Pinterest, blog stalking or whatever other cool thing strikes your fancy.


Nancy said...

Thanks for the tip- I hate the marks on stainless! I need this asap.
have fun cleaning!
xo Nancy

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I'm always looking for the miracle cleaner. I always fall back to my mixture of white vinegar and water. I hate to admit that I clean daily! The entire house.BUT REMEMBER, I AM RETIRED, NO JOB, NO KIDS AND HAVE THE TIME! I call it PREVENTIVE CLEANING! This leaves me FREE from dreaded days of having to work hard. The house is basically always "clean".
I will try the stainless cleaner. I am now using The Original Bee's Wax. It does work great, but it has a scent that gives me a headache. It is also expensive and hard to find.
I would love to try the Windex product, but when you mentioned it has a scent, I am now hesitant.
Thanks for the tips....

ArchitectDesign™ said...

And the mr clean magic eraser; don't forget that! MIRACLES are performed by it...

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

My daughter saw those windex touch up's and said she thought we should get those. I am impressed by your 3yo. I can't get my kids to clean up. Maybe they would find this fun?

Kimberly Lemmon said...

What? Your three year old rinses the sink? I'm too cheap to buy those specialized cleaners too, but I might give those windex wipes a go. Toothpaste splatter on the mirror is gross.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Your 3 year old is impressive! Thank you for the tips!

PURA VIDA said...

I have used a couple of these products and they really work. The stainless steel magic is a bit oily which is such a surprise, but it really works!