5 tips to help you spend less time cleaning

A little bit goes a long way. These tips make cleaning your home much easier!

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1) Start your day right by making your bed
A crumpled blanket can give your bed a cluttered, untidy look. If you can't be bothered to flip your blanket and cover your entire bed, fold it into a rectangle and place it at the end of your bed. 

2) Store your beauty products immediately after use
Avoid cluttering your vanity or dressing table by storing all your beauty products away once you've finished using it. A place for everything, and everything in its place! - My mum says that all the time. You'll be surprised how an empty tabletop can make a difference to your room.

3) Line your trashbins with fresh plastic bags
This works perfectly two ways: first it ensures your bins are empty in the morning and trash won't sit there rotting away and stinking up your home. Secondly, it means you have fresh bins to use once you get home after a long day of work. No need to bend down and change them when you're tired.

4) Leave a cloth next to your sink
Once you're done using your sink to wash your face or brush your teeth, wipe it down with the cloth folded neatly by the side of the sink. It prevents water spots, keeps the area dry preventing mould, and it means less work's needed to clean the bathroom during your weekly bathroom wipe downs.

5) Before you sit down to dinner, leave your pots and pans filled with hot water
This makes cleaner a lot easier after dinner! The hot water will loosen grease and burnt bits.

This article was first published on the Simply Her website.