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Keeping Your House Clean Without Cleaning

July 07, 2015 2 min read

 

 

 

 

 

Free time is scarce these days with work, cooking, errands and everything else that comes in between with having a child and a husband. 

 

 

Yet a clean home still ranks high on my list of priorities. I get to it when I can, which can be challenging. Luckily there are a few easy ways to clean effortlessly—and eliminate bad odors and reduce toxins along the way.

 

First off, shoes off. Whether flip flops or cowboy boots, soles carry germs. Remember where you’re walking, and that the bottoms of your shoes are picking up bacteria that will then make its way onto your floors and carpeting. Even pesticides and fertilizers can hitch a ride on your shoes, according to the EPA.

Shoes also track in dirt, which makes marks and brings in mud. And that equates to more vacuuming and mopping. So kick off your shoes when you walk in the door—your feet will be glad you did.

 

Empty the dishwasher. Keep your dishes clean and avoid soap build-up with a quick rinse. Fill a dishwasher-safe bowl with two cups of vinegar and set it on the top rack of your empty dishwasher. Run the hot cycle and go about your business.

 

Sanitize your washing machine. Clean your machine, also naturally, with a cup of baking soda and a quart of white vinegar. Set the washer on the longest, hottest cycle. This will get rid of mold, mildew, soap residue and any stinky scents.

It’s also a good idea to keep the top open between washes to air it out and keep it—and your clothes—smelling fresh.

 

Keep your dryer clean. Dryer sheets carry harmful chemicals so opt for LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls to reduce lint and the need to clean it out. You’ll also save energy since the balls cut down drying time.

 

2 Responses

amol joshi
amol joshi

October 31, 2017

Cleaning house is something that we do when we decide to thoroughly clean every little portion of our house. It is absolutely necessary for us to deep clean home at least three times in an year to make it as beautiful and clean as we want it to be. It is more than just the normal dusting and sweeping of the house that we do every day; home deep cleaning involves many little things. It is easy to get confused and to miss out on one of those little things while we tackle the big problem. So, to help you tackle these things in a more organized way here are few steps that we should follow while deep cleaning house.Target this main area like kitchen, bathroom, sofa and carpet electrical appliances and furniture.

Airika
Airika

July 11, 2015

Great points in this post! Being American, but raised in Canada, it is a common cultural difference that I always see. In Canada, we’re taught to always remove our shoes at the door. Not only is it taught as ‘manners’ and respect for a person’s home, but it’s also not to track what we’ve been walking through, on our carpets and floors.
I wasn’t aware of the tip to clean the washer – great idea.

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