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Simplify: Cleaning Hacks
January 30, 2017
As the last installment of the Simplify series, I want to give you a sneak peak into my "clean house". One of the things I am known for is a clean house. Don't judge! But the thing is...it really truly isn't as clean as people think. The secret is...I fake it. I really do. I don't spend hours cleaning. I have life to live. So I wanted to share with you some of my cleaning hacks.
The first thing and probably the most revolutionary of all my cleaning hacks is stashing.
I hide stuff.
This is truly how I keep my house tidy. It just makes me feel better not to have stuff everywhere. I love clean counters and bare floors, but I'm not perfect and I have limited hours in my day. So I simply take advantage of closed doors and drawers. If I don't have time to deal with it or organize it, I stash it until I have time to take care of it.
My second favorite hack is the Swiffer. Oh my goodness, this is the greatest invention in cleaning history. I used to be one of 'those' people who vacuumed every other day. My floors are perpetually dirty. I have people over quite often and I have kids--need I say more? I simply pull out the Swiffer and take about 2 minutes to run it over the floors. Instantly better. And did you know you can just use the sheet by hand on your furniture as well? Super quick fix.