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Cleaning Hacks: Get Tidy in 20 Minutes a Day

Father and Son Cleaning Kitchen TogetherKeeping your Georgetown house clean can seem like a very tedious task. But cleaning a house doesn’t have to be such an arduous activity. Sure, some tasks take time to do, but the basic cleaning tasks surprisingly take only a little time to accomplish. In fact, with these simple cleaning hacks, you can make your rental home spic & span — and keep it that way. If you put a system in place, you could be spending just 20 minutes each day!

One way to make the most of the 20-minute cleaning time is to divide up your cleaning time. Cleaning experts suggest focusing on just one room each day. With this approach, you just assign each room in your house to a specific day of the week. On that assigned day, you spend 20 minutes removing clutter, dusting, and cleaning the floors of a particular room. By doing this, you ensure that each room in your house gets a surface cleaning once a week.

Another method is to assign a particular task to each day. In this approach, instead of cleaning a specific room, you clean all of the same surfaces around the home. For example, you can dust the whole house one day, vacuum the next, then sweep and mop the floors the day after. When you do one type of cleaning at a time, you might find that you are getting more cleaning done in a shorter time.

To keep clutter to a minimum, you must establish good tidying habits. Clutter can build up quickly when things are not put away after use. Make an effort to always put things away after using rather than leaving them lying around to pick up later. In cases where multiple people are living in the home, one way to keep things tidy is by having individual baskets or bins. Each person could then be responsible for putting the items in their bin away each day. Remember that a big pile of mess takes longer to clean up than just a single item. You can also find things you need easily if you keep your home organized.

These cleaning hacks enable you to set aside time for cleaning anytime during the day. Tidying up can be done before you leave for work in the morning of even for a few minutes after dinner. A quick spot clean of the main areas of the house also helps keep the appearance of tidiness during the times when you miss your assigned task for the day. Even five minutes of cleaning can go a long way toward keeping your home in great shape.

If you’re currently looking for a rental home, Real Property Management Longhorn can help. Contact us online or at 512-580-3099 to speak with a professional Georgetown property manager today.

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