OMAHA, Aug. 22 (UPI) — With parents trying to start the school year better organized, a U.S. cleaning company says handling quick chores a minute at a time can lead to a clean house.
The cleaning experts at The Maids say 30 seconds is longer than most people think, and in that amount of time a parent can prep a bowl of cereal for the kids, clean trouble spots or reduce clutter by:
— Preventing soap scum buildup in the shower with a few quick squirts of daily shower spray.
— Swipe the bathroom counter with a disinfectant wipe, clearing it of hairspray, toothpaste and soap scum.
— Shake out entryway rugs to rid them of excess dirt and minimize traipsing dirt throughout the house.
In 2 minutes, while the kids are brushing their teeth, a parent can:
— Gather stray clutter into a laundry basket. Just be sure to put everything in its proper place at a later time.
— Sweep high-traffic areas, like the entryway or bathroom floor.
— Spritz the bathroom mirror with glass cleaner and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.
— Make your bed.
For those lucky people with a time windfall of 5 minutes, a parent can:
— Start a load of laundry.
— Wash the bathroom floor. Washing is easier because it has already been swept during the 2-minute hiatus.
— Wipe down kitchen counter tops.
— Sort through a pile of mail and toss/recycle the junk.