5 Tips that Will save You Time When Cleaning



If you are anything like me, you occasionally (or always) feel like every bit of your free time is spent cleaning.  No one has time for that.  Life gets busy.  Who wants to spend it with a duster or washcloth in their hand?  No one.  That’s who.

So how can you be sure that you are spending less time cleaning and more time with your family and doing the things that you love?  Well, here are some tips for you that will help save you time when cleaning.

Recruit Your Team

You are not the only one in the family, therefore you shouldn’t be the only one to be cleaning.  Recruit your kids (and spouse) to help with household chores.  For the kids, it works great to set up a chore chart for specific household chores to be done on specific days.  This takes a huge weight off of your shoulders when you don’t have to do it all alone.


Yep, you read that right.  Just relax.  I can guarantee you that the queen isn’t coming over for a visit, your housework doesn’t have to be perfect.  So what you didn’t get a chance to dust your light fixtures or you didn’t wash each window.  It can be done next time.  Just relax.

Clean Spills When They Happen

This is one of the best tips in regards to housework.  The amount of time and energy you save yourself when you clean up messes as they happen is significant.  It prevents stains and stuck on messes, which take a lot of time to clean up after they have set in.

Convenience Cleaning Products

Cleaning wipes and other convenience products such as magic erasers really are great for helping you save time.  Of course it is quicker to have wipes right on hand to just do a quick cleanup, but you are also dropping the amount of laundry you are having to do later by avoiding using a washcloth.  
What tips do you have for cutting back on time that you spend doing housework?  Have you found any great products or awesome tricks that you would like to share with us?