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Clean Up Tips for busy folks like us


My family and I are hosting the family Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to prepping, cooking and all the other things related to the dinner, we have to clean our house.

Some people I know keep a super clean home.  There's no mud in the mud room.  The bathroom vanities are clear.  My home, well our home is one of those we have kids, a dog, you could eat off the floor - but probably shouldn’t - type of houses.  However, when it comes to cleaning up, we are the masters of the quick clean up.
Cleaning does not have to be an all day thing. 
Here are some tips to help your family clean up your home quick, fast and in a hurry.

1. Load the dishwasher. Check the kids’ rooms for spoons, bowls and cups. You can have a load of dishes going while you start on the other housecleaning chores.

2. Clean the bathroom. This is the room most of your guests will visit. Spray your favorite tub and toilet cleaner. Lift the toilet seat and clean under there. Also, be sure to clean the outside of the toilet and mop the bathroom floor. Be sure to clear the vanity of extra items and hang fresh towels.

3. Vacuum. We have a dog and daily vacuuming is a must. It’s easy too thanks to our programmable Hoover Rogue 970. 
The Hoover Rogue 970 is a “smart vacuum, not just (a) robot”. Download the app, map out the areas to be vacuumed, schedule and move on to the next chore.
Download the app

Check the Settings

Yeah, we named ours Botzky

Schedule to your schedule
While the vacuum is going, you've got time to tackle other housecleaning tasks.

4. Clean the microwave and Freshen the Sink. Wipe both the inside and outside of the microwave. Fill a bowl with 1 cup water, and ½ cup of vinegar. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Let bowl sit in microwave for about 10 minutes. Carefully remove bowl and pour vinegar water down the sink to freshen the sink. Wipe the microwave out with a damp cloth.

5. Clear and wipe the kitchen counters. Move the small kitchen appliances off of the counter to free up extra counter space.

6. Pick Stuff Up. Grab an empty laundry basket and have them clear the living room, den and other areas of things that do not belong there and put things where they belong.

7. Do NOT wash the Laundry. As tempting as it may be to start a load of laundry, don’t. You’ll have to sort, load, dry, fold, and put away and we don’t have that kinda’ time. Make sure dirty clothes are in a hamper and out of the way.  

8. Take the garbage out. Rinse the trash can out and put in a clean garbage bag. Keep an extra garbage can on standby just in case.

9. Light a candle, plug in an air freshener or boil some cinnamon sticks to

10. Unload the dishwasher and put the dishes away.  As guests finish with their dishes, rinse them and load them into the dishwasher, keeping your sink free and clear.
Which of these tips have you used?  
Share your favorite clean up tip?

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