Cleaning can be time consuming but there are lots of ways to cut corners. Of course, if you can afford it hiring help is certainly one option. Admittedly, I hire help once a week – no lie about and it is my saving grace. I work so many hours and travel often for work that the extra help literally keeps me sane! This isn’t an option for everyone and it’s not something I could always afford to do or justify when I was not working. Regardless, I still clean and do laundry, vacuum, scrub the toilet and we’ll everything else that comes with keeping a home and over the last 10 years of being a mom and wife I’ve learned a thing or two.
Here are 3 easy house cleaning tips that don’t cost money and they might actually save you time:
- Freeze vinegar and lemon wedges in an ice cube tray to clean your garbage disposal. Once a week I throw a few of these ice cubes
into the garbage disposal, sprinkle some baking soda, run the hot water and garbage disposal and voila I have a fresh smelling sink!
- When it’s time to polish the wood work I take a small dab of coconut oil and rub it into an old sock. A little goes a long ways! I can make the wood furniture or stair case banner shine and the house will smell good too!
- When I’ve accidently burned a pan cooking (it happens every once in a while but very rarely) or have stubborn food stuck to the bottom of a pot, I simply add water and dish soap and boil. The leftover food or stubborn stuck on burn marks lift right off!