Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 4/10/2009 9:11:59 AM (GMT-6)
Good topic NanaNan!!
Yuck.. cleaning!!! Anytime we can come up with a way to make cleaning chores easier is great!! Love the Magic Eraser idea.. I'm putting one of them in my shower as soon as I get done w/ this post. Brilliant!!!
I have a laundry closet (not a room), its SO small I can hardly fit the clothes in it. But it's right next to the kitchen table.. so I use the table to fold stuff when it comes out of the dryer. That way I HAVE to look at it and it gets put away..RIGHT AWAY!! LOL.. the clean clothes work great in sopping up anything that I didn't see spilled on the kitchen table though.. (yes, it's happened, so I do a better job of wiping the table off now too.. DUH!!)
Most of my house has carpeting and I have a very long haired sheddy dog. I use a hard brissled broom to losen up the hair that embeds itself along the floorboard. It really makes a big difference!!
This is not a cleaning tip but a laundry tip. Seveal years ago I bought a large steamer for clothes-instead of ironing most things. I use on anything that doesnt come out of the dryer wrinkle free. Works great on my husband's polo shirts, can do one in 1 minute. I don't use my iron except for a very few things.
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Oh, just remembered: I don't fold my bath towels. Just wash, dry and hang back up in the bathroom. Last night I felt so tired and heavy limbed that I just crammed the extra towel in the closet!
Sometimes, if it is a tiring day, I just dump all the silverware from the dish washer into the drawer. I figure that it will get all used in a week and back in the dish washer and I can put it away properly next time.
One last thing that worked when my kids were teenagers. We had a lost and found. There is a little wet bar in the family room an I put a laundry basket in there. Anytime I cleaned house and the kids left their stuff around, I just gathered it up and put it in the laundry basket (lost and found). This helped eliminate clutter and kept me from either having to look at their stuff laying around or put it away in various places in the house. they didn't want their stuff in the lost and found cuz shoes went in there and everything, so they picked up after themselves a little better too. You could have a lost and found in your laundry room or garage or some place convenient.