Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms and Grandmothers

 

 

Whether you’re a mom or a grandmother you know how much of a challenge it can be to keep your home clean when you have little finger prints around the house. It doesn’t matter if you have young children or teenagers; they all seem to make little messes. They may go unnoticed for the moment. However, over time, those little messes will turn into big sticky ones.

It doesn’t matter if you have a long or short list of cleaning tasks to get done; if you procrastinate, you may become overwhelmed when you finally decide to tackle them. Letting cleaning chores build up will only lead to stress, and who needs added stress?!

Decide to take on the cleaning chores as they need to be done. This way you’ll breeze through them much quicker.

Below are cleaning tips for each set of tasks around your home that needs to be done at least every three months or so.


1. Window Cleaning Tips

As a busy mom or grandmother, you will find that cleaning the windows (especially if you have a lot of them), to be somewhat of a challenge. To make the job easy and hopefully a one time thing; consider purchasing a squeegee with a removable handle. The long handle will make it easier for you to clean the outside windows.

Also, of course your job of cleaning windows will be much easier if you have the tilt-in type. Consider yourself lucky if you have the tilt type.

2. Carpet Cleaning Tips

The carpet cleaners you rent from the stores can be big, awkward and heavy, making it difficult and inconvenient for moms and grandmothers to handle and use. Consider purchasing one that is light-weight and up-right that looks like a regular vacuum cleaner.

For stubborn carpet stains, make sure and spray a good pre-cleaning spray and leave on the stain at least 15 minutes before actually cleaning your carpet.

Also, clean one half of a room at a time. This way moving your furniture around and also cleaning under furniture will be less difficult.

3. Floor Cleaning Tips

Depending on the type of floor you have, there are small machines you can purchase to make the job easier. Mops and buckets are basically a pain and a thing of the past! So using these light-weight types of machines make it much easier.

For instance, the Swiffer mops with washable or disposable cleaning pads are ideal for hard wood floors.

4. Upholstery Cleaning Tips

Keeping your upholstery clean is important when you want your home to look nice and presentable when people come to visit. You will want to do some research and select a cleaner that won’t harm your upholstery.

If your carpet cleaner has a hose and attachment, you might consider using that if it’s not too powerful. You might consider test cleaning on a part of your sofa or chair that’s hidden before hand just in case it is harmful on your upholstery.

Also, there are dry cleaning kits you can use on your furniture, so do some checking around before tackling upholstery cleaning.

Spring cleaning is a great way to refresh your home after a long winter and it gives you a chance to clean those items that might only get a true cleaning once or twice a year. As a busy mom or grandmother you may find this to be a long process, but if you use the tips above, the process will go much smoother.

You can find more cleaning tips by Tammy Here.

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