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At the Primary Family Entrance place a basket or shoe stand for all outdoor shoes

Dusting: Always start at the top and work down; Dust EVERYTHING to prevent dust building up faster between dustings

One arm man technique! Instead of using your second hand to brace yourself while cleaning use it. Lift items to wipe or dust under them, put items away or straighten items.

Every room in the house should have a basket where things that go in another can be dropped.



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Have a Main family home entry where outdoor shoes, coats, gloves are peeled off and left.

Never walk into or out of a room with empty hands.

Keep baskets in stratigic locations where items found in the wrong rooms are placed.

Wipe down Shower Doors and Walls with your towel to cut cleaning time by 50-75%

Preserve New Wood Floors

Use a Dust Mop to avoid scratches applicator pads can leave.

Restrict unlimited access by puppies until housebreaking is complete.

Apply felt pads to ALL furniture legs to prevent scratches.

Avoid the temptation to use excess moisture on difficult spills.

Clean up all spills and animal accidents immediately.

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Pick up obstacles to speed up vacuuming.

Open blinds or turn on lights to insure all debris is picked up.

Plug vacuum in near where you start so cord follows behind you.

Always run vacuum over traffic areas *twice* to get ground in dirt.

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Always use a liner in the trash container.

Keep extra liners in the bottom of trash containers making it easy to replace with a new one when emptied.

Bathroom personal care products should be put into cabinets and drawers leaving a minimum to move when cleaning.

Keep the bathmat clean longer, and provide quicker drying, drape it over the edge of tub or top of shower door.

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When washing walls always work from the bottom to the top. This prevents the running, dripping cleaning solution from forming rivulets.

Purchase Laundry Baskets for each family member, One for each child; One Shared by you and your spouse

To keep dogs out of designated rooms: Standard sized doors; Purchase two spring loaded curtain rods and 2.5 yds of material, 44-48 inches wide for standard doors. Double doors; Purchase two shower curtain rods and two pre-cut 2.5 yd pieces of material

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At the Primary Family Entrance place a basket or shoe stand for all outdoor shoes

Dusting: Always start at the top and work down; Dust EVERYTHING to prevent dust building up faster between dustings

One arm man technique! Instead of using your second hand to brace yourself while cleaning use it. Lift items to wipe or dust under them, put items away or straighten items.

Every room in the house should have a basket where things that go in another can be dropped.

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Always use a liner in the trash container.

Keep extra liners in the bottom of trash containers making it easy to replace with a new one when emptied.

Bathroom personal care products should be put into cabinets and drawers leaving a minimum to move when cleaning.

Keep the bathmat clean longer, and provide quicker drying, drape it over the edge of tub or top of shower door.

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Toss the dust mop and wet mop into the washer with cleaning rags at least once a month.

Leave bowl cleaner in the brush, tap to remove excess, to prevent bacteria buildup.

Bathroom personal care products should be put into cabinets and drawers leaving a minimum to move when cleaning.

Keep the bathmat clean longer, and provide quicker drying, drape it over the edge of tub or top of shower door.

Security Deposit Return

Take time to clean thoroughly to get your Security Deposit Back!

Once cleaned do not use the oven again!

Do a preliminary cleaning of the bathroom to get the worst done leaving just a touch up before your inspection.

The day before the final inspection go back over all the steps listed here to insure everything is in top condition.

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Think Assembly line cleaning. Clean all similiar items on each floor at the same time.

Cleaning is about controlling dust.

Always dust, sweep and vacuum high to low to reduce dust between cleanings.

Feather Duster, Feather Duster, Feather Duster! You cannot afford to be without one.

Using Cleaning Checklists

Use checklists to take control of your cleaning.

Create a checklist for every step of a cleaning project. As each cleaning project develops into a habit reduce the amount of information listed.

Maintain and keep updated separate checklists for every room.

Use checklists to assign cleaning tasks to all family members.

Quick Clean Bathrooms

A Plastic Putty knife will allow easy removal of wax from bathroom surfaces.

Remove rust stains from white porcelain sinks, tubs and stools with Whink!

Use a damp toothbrush to clean corners of solid floors in all rooms.

409 Solution and a toothbrush will clean the grime from around the base of stools.

Never completely close the shower doors to prevent mildew

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Never completely close the shower doors to prevent mildew

Line drawers to prevent make-up and spills from staining the interior.

Leave bowl cleaner in the brush, tap to remove excess, to prevent bacteria buildup.

Bathroom personal care products should be put into cabinets and drawers leaving a minimum to move when cleaning.

Keep the bathmat clean longer, and provide quicker drying, drape it over the edge of tub or top of shower door.

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Rotate clothing! Put newly clean articles on the bottom of the pile or behind those still in the closet.

No longer worn or needed? Then give it away, sell it or better yet donate it to a local charity.

Never fill draws or closets to capacity. Leave room. When you buy that new dress you'll need it.

When you buy a new article of apparel discard or donate a similiar item to maintain balance in your closet and drawers.

How to Correctly Deep Clean Bedrooms

Keep a basket in your bedroom and anytime an item appears in your bedroom that does not belong put it in the basket.

Last person out of bed each morning makes the bed immediately on rising!

Always put clean clothes away immediately instead of stacking to do later.

Quick Clean your bedroom regularly to maintain a serene restful atmosphere.

Never hang empty hangers in the closet instead put in your basket for transfer to the laundry room so clothes can be hung up as they come out of the dryer.

Quick Clean Kitchens

To kill 99.9% of all the germs on a sponge place it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Empty the fridge, spray with disinfectant, 409 or Clorox Clean-up, wipe out and replace contents.

Bar Keeper's Friend will remove rust stains and marks from pots and pans on on a wide range of kitchen sinks.

Wipe down Stainless Steel appliances with soap and water then dry with a terry cloth rag following the *grain* of the stainless steel.

Once a week pull the filter from the exhaust fan and wash with a load of dishes.

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Move rarely used small applicances to the very top shelf of hard to reach cabinets.

Don't limit spices to just one place. Two locations might suit the way you use your kitchen more efficiently.

Instead of putting box after box of individually wrapped snacks in the cupboard dump them all into a 3-tiered basket and hang under a cupboard.

Fresh fruit can be removed from the counter using a 3-tiered hanging basket.

Purchase a cleaning caddy and place all kitchen cleaning supplies in it to organize under the sink.

Dog Poop/Urine Removal

Never throw away old terry cloth towels, they are ideal for sopping up urine!

Purchase 2 bench/pastry scrappers and use to remove solid debris from accidents.

Keep old towels hidden in carpeted rooms to soak up wet accidents immdiately.

Immediately treat all types of accidents, with an enzyme product, according to instructions.

House Cleaning with Pets

Use a small plastic garden rake on carpets before vacuuming to stop longer fur from wrapping around the roller.

Provide your pet with a blanket or rug instead of the traditional pet bed to reduce odor buildup.

Crate train to reduce opportunities for destructive behaviors.

Pick carpets with synthetic fiber with stain inhibitors instead of natural fibers.

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