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5 Awesome Hacks To Keep Your Home Clean & Healthy

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Can you believe it’s fall already? I can’t! But I’m totally okay with it since it’s my favorite time of year. Summer was awesome and a great intro into what is going to be a great fall too! With fall comes cold and flu season, so today I’m sharing five awesome hacks to keep your home clean and healthy via this sponsored post partnership with The Home Depot.

5 Awesome Hacks To Keep Your Home Clean & Healthy

One of the things that keeps me centered is a clean home. I’m the type of person that is all in when it comes to organizing and cleaning, but like most of us, I have limited time to get everything done each day. That’s why these hacks make such a big difference in my life. These are all things that I’ve learned over the years and they all save time, my sanity and keep my house clean and my family healthy.

Hack #1 Don’t pick a day to get all your cleaning done. Instead do a little each day. This saves you time, but also keeps your home cleaner and stops the spread of germs. If one of your family members catches a cold and touches the kitchen counter on Monday and you don’t clean the kitchen till Wednesday that is two days to contaminate the whole family. Wipe down popular surface areas at least twice a day to keep your home healthy.

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Hack #2 Make it easy. I was so excited the day that I discovered wipes that already have cleaning products in them, like CLOROX Disinfecting Wipes. They are available at The Home Depot so you can easily pick some up whenever you are there. I keep these on the counter so that they are easy to reach and use. I wipe counter tops, door knobs (both indoor ones like the bathroom and ones leading into the house), stair rails and more with them. It makes cleaning so much easier when you don’t have to grab paper towels and spray when you are in a hurry and just want to do a quick clean up.

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Hack #3 Keep everything you need in one place in each room. This one helps so much! Just like hack #2, keeping supplies where you need them saves time and motivates me to get some cleaning done even when I only have a couple moments. I keep a container with cleaning products that are specifically for that room in each room. In my bedroom I have a floor cleaner just for hardwood floors and in the bathrooms we have bathroom specific cleaners. No more searching for where the shower cleaner went!

 

 

Hack #4 Use the right supplies. Find what you like and what works best for you and your family and stock up now. The worst thing is when you or a family member catches a cold or the flu and having to run out for supplies. I keep everything I need on hand before this happens so that I can increase my cleaning efforts so that it doesn’t spread to others.

Hack #5 Enlist help. Have everyone in the family help out. Show everyone in the family how to clean as they go. Wipe down their bathroom counters each morning and night and other cleaning tasks. Once it becomes part of their routine everyone benefits.

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Everything we need to keep our home healthy and clean can be found at your local Home Depot. They have a huge cleaning supply area and I love that I can buy what I need in bigger containers which means less time shopping and more time enjoying my home with my family.

What are your cleaning hacks?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.

59 Comments

  • I try to do a little each day, too! It definitely makes it seem less daunting to do it that way.

  • I always try to do a little bit of cleaning each day. It is so much easier and less overwhelming.

  • My kids are young, so I handle all of the cleaning products. However, I have my kids help with other things like picking up after themselves and minor dusting. It teaches them responsibility.

  • I keep a basket in the family room and I pick up all the stuff that’s left in there that needs to go upstairs. I collect things from each level of the house and bring it up all in one shot! When the basket is empty – I bring it back down.

  • Haha! My cleaning hack is to bring in a cleaning crew every two weeks and relish in the 3 days that the house is actually really clean ; ) We use Clorox wipes for in between too. But nothing beats having someone else get the job done super fast.

  • I also suffer from letting a big mess build up before I clean! It would definitely help to clean just a little bit each day!

  • Wonderful, and helpful hacks. I struggle with keeping my place as clean as I would like it. It’s clean but not how I need it to be, with having 6 kids these type of tips can be so helpful.

  • We have a bucket we keep stocked with cleaning supplies like Cloros Disinfecting Wipes- it’s great to take from room to room! These are some great tips!

  • I usually try to clean each day. I have to have a little organization and good cleaning supplies

  • I’m a clean freak, and I cannot relax until the house is clean. The kitchen gets cleaned first thing every morning because chances are our cats saw an opportunity to possibly sit on the counters even though they know they shouldn’t. Then it is cleaned again after each meal is made. The rest of the house is done several times a week.

  • Great tips! I clean every day and do ‘major’ cleaning on Sundays. It helps keep things easy. Cleaning everything in one day is way too time consuming.

  • I have the worst time asking for help… ha! I tend to want everyone to want to help. LOL. These are great tips… Thanks for sharing…

  • Great tips! It’s easier when I clean everyday, then I dedicate Saturday mornings for major cleaning. I also make sure to stock up on wipes. Clorox is a good brand.

  • These are great tips. Cleaning a house with 3 kids and 4 dogs can get quite overwhelming! I try to break my cleaning up into rooms per day.

  • I am somewhat of a clean freak and I do clean daily. I also find that keeping cleaning supplies in all parts of the house makes it so much easier to keep the house in good order. Thanks for the great tips.

  • Great cleaning hacks that will especially come in handy this time of year! Doing a little each day will go a long way. Trying to clean the whole house in one day can be overwhelming and often doesn’t get finished.

  • I am always telling my boys to do a little cleaning each day (as the mess is made preferably). They hate my logic but it really is much easier to go ahead and get things done.

  • I always keep CLOROX Disinfecting Wipes on hand in the bathrooms for an easy cleanup. These are great hacks for house cleaning. Now that the kids are older they are able to do more chores.

  • Great tips! I use Clorox wipes too, it’s been very handy in my kitchen! I strongly agree with #1 too, I try to do some cleaning each day since I don’t want to spend my weekend cleaning the entire house!

  • i noticed that doing a little day really helps to keep everything on track. when i try to do it all in one day there is something that wont get done.

  • Fall cleaning is so important. I’ll be doing my home very shortly. We use wipes as well. Makes cleaning so much easier.

  • These are great hacks! I usually clean once a week but I think doing a little each day might be a better approach.

  • Great tips! And you’re right, do a little each day. Doing all the chores at one time is exhausting. I actually have a schedule for each chore.

  • Great tips for this time of the year for sure. I’m all about finding ways to keep the germs out… especially with three kids going to school!

  • Ya, I have to split my cleaning up too or else it’s too overwhelming. I seem to add clutter faster than I can clean.

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