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 speed CLEANING your home

Speed cleaning is the perfect solution for those times when you just don't have a lot of time to spend house cleaning.

Quick house cleaning can lift your spirits almost as much as if you had chosen to do a deep house cleaning instead.

Why? Because when you have a clean home - everything in life seems fresher.

These speed cleaning tips will you get the dirty jobs done right - and fast!

shift into speed-cleaning mode by stocking cleaning supplies in each room.

Shift into quick house cleaning mode by stocking cleaning products in each room for the quick and dirty jobs ahead. Put cleaners, rags, paper towels, sponge, and scrub brush in a cleaning caddy in the kitchen, and fill a second cleaning caddy with bathroom cleaning supplies so you won't have to backtrack between rooms to get what you need. 

A permanent stash of supplies in each room also means you'll always be prepared to tackle those last-minute cleanups quickly and efficiently.

break down big cleaning jobs into smaller tasks you can tackle daily.

Fast cleaning involves breaking down the big jobs into small, manageable home cleaning tasks tackled daily.

For example, clean the microwave Monday, the toilet Tuesday. Mop the floors Wednesday, tackle the tub Thursday. By Friday, your big target areas - the kitchen and bathrooms - are nearly done. A few minutes spent Friday on surface duty, and your home is clean - and the weekend is yours.

change your house cleaning focus weekly.

Focus on a different type of surface house cleaning each week. 

Choose an all-purpose cleaner this Friday, and spend several minutes spritzing and wiping the main surfaces of your kitchen and bathroom.

Use a disinfectant cleaner next Friday, spraying on counter tops, in toilets, and in the tub or shower. Then go read the mail or relax; return to flush the toilet and wipe clean the counter tops and tub or shower.

Dust this week, vacuum the next. This simple routine means no juggling of cloths and paper towels, switching of cleaning products, or putting away of dust rags as you pull out the vacuum. Simply put: You focus on just one thing at a time. (For a definition of types of cleaners, check out cleaning products defined.)

don't feel guilty about not cleaning everything now and then.

It's okay to take a break from your deep house cleaning routine every now and then. Going two weeks between disinfecting and dusting won't cause any irreparable harm, and taking a rest may do you good.

Visit the Clean Organized Home Store for the cleaning products and tools you need to get the dirty jobs around your home done right - and fast!



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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.