Secret Places to Clean More Often

Have some extra time to tidy up? Here are a few places that I like to clean that can make a big impact. These are typically the most neglected areas so be prepared to really dig in.

  1. Buttons in the Car
  2. Behind the Sink Faucet
  3. Handrails
  4. Cosmetics
  5. Baseboards
  6. Hair Brushes
  7. Toothbrushes
  8. Shower Head
  9. Under the Faucet
  10. Ice Box
  11. All the nooks and crannies in the stairs

Lazy Girl Cleaning Routine

I am crazy when it comes to keeping a clean home.

Here are a few of the super easy tips and tricks I have tried and loved!!

  • Clorox Toilet Bowl Gel Cleaner: I use this stuff all over the place
    • Around the edges of the tub (I let it sit for a while on really icky spots)
    • In the toilet… duh!
    • Around the edge of the sink where all the nasties like to hang out
    • In my mop water
  • Have Big Storage Containers. Never Small.
    • Big storage containers are great because you can shove the big clunky items in them along with the little stuff. If you start getting a lot of little storage baskets, you start to get clutter.
  • Give This Minimalism Thing a Try.
    • Go through your entire house top to bottom, don’t skip a drawer, closet, bin, envelope, nook or cranny and get rid of anything you don’t use at least twice a month. Every item you don’t have is an item you don’t have to clean, sort, organize.
  • Mix Dawn Dish Soap and Jet Dry and use it to clean:
    • Shower (no more water spots)
    • Faucets – look SO shiny
    • Mirror in the Shower

One Bucket Cleaning Kit

I have one bucket that I take with me as I clean my house. I don’t keep any extra cleaning supplies around. Just one bucket. I feel safer knowing I don’t have chemicals sitting around and have a ton of free cabinet space.

Here is what I keep in my bucket:

  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Bleach Spray
  • Carpet Brush
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Essential Oils
  • Garbage Bags
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Jewelry Cleaner
  • Pledge
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Sponge
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Swiffer Dusters
  • Toilet Brush

What item is a must in your cleaning kit??