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Top 10 Housecleaning Tips

Written by: Editorial Staff

April 8, 2011
Filed Under Housekeeping 


A list of the top ten house cleaning tipsContributed by Missy Nolan, Top 10 Guru

Do you enjoy cleaning your house? Most people don’t. There’s just so much to do, and nobody ever seems to want to help. Dishes, laundry, floors, carpets …

it’s enough to keep a person busy for days (weeks if you have children). You don’t have to waste all day cleaning, though.

Here are the top housecleaning tips that you may not know about. You certainly won’t find them in your favorite magazines.

10. Your bed

One of the list of top ten house cleaning tips

Don’t waste time making it. You’re just going to sleep in it again. Preferably for a mid-afternoon nap. Maybe a mid-morning nap too.

9. Dishes

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Stop buying them. Use paper plates. If your family insists on dishes, throw away the really dirty ones. This will save you a great deal of time.

8. Floors

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Buy patterned tile that makes it impossible to distinguish dirt. Only mop when your socks begin sticking to the tiles.

7. Laundry

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Ugh. Laundry. It never ends. If you can’t bribe your kids to do it for you, start only washing socks and underwear. Hang the dirty shirts and pants back in the closet. Blame the laundry detergent when your family complains about odors and stains.

6. Carpets

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Choose thick, shaggy carpet in a gray or dark brown shade. You won’t have to vacuum as often.

5. Living room

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Take advantage of drawers. Cram random piles of paper, stray toys, and unopened bills in them. Feel free to hide stuff under the couch cushions as well.

4. Oven

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Order pizza and Chinese frequently so that it never gets dirty. The oven also makes a great storage container.

3. Walls

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Hide stains and dents with strategically placed photos, shelves, and paintings.

2. Stains

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When dealing with stains on clothing, carpets and furniture, always remember to dab, not rub. On second thought, just throw it away.

1. Mirrors

One of the top ten house cleaning tips

Mirrors are one thing you should actually clean. You want to see your beautiful face, right? Use glass cleaner and a soft rag or paper towel.


2 Responses to “Top 10 Housecleaning Tips”

  1. Vicki on April 18th, 2011 8:01 pm

    Who would have thought cleaning could be so easy? LOL That is one of the funnier articles I have read in a long time. Thanks for the chuckles!

  2. Missy Nolan on April 22nd, 2011 9:11 pm

    You’re very welcome, Vicki. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the positive feedback! :)