Minutes Can Result In A Cleaner House

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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.

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