Labor statistics show that Americans are busier than ever before. In addition to pursuing their careers, women are also busy caring for kids and pets, spending time with family, and keeping up with hobbies.
With all of these obligations, it can be hard to find time to take care of the house. Dishes start to pile up, laundry goes undone, and before you know it you’re overwhelmed by how much cleaning there is to do.
Luckily, there are some great cleaning tools you can use to get your home looking great in no time. Let’s take a closer look at five of our favorites.
The Hand Vacuum
If you’re looking to get a lot of cleaning done in a short amount of time, then you need a hand vacuum. These multi-functional tools can help you clean everything from your carpets, to your bedroom furniture, to your shelves. For instance, instead of dusting, you can use a hand vacuum to get your surfaces clean.
For the best hand vacuum, look for one that is cordless with a long battery life. This will allow you to get your cleaning done without being tied down to an outlet.
A Lint Roller
As much as we love our furry friends, it can be hard to clean up all of their excess fur. A lint roller can be a great way to quickly address this problem.
Simply run the lint roller over your furniture and carpets. Don’t forget to run it over your clothes before company arrives!
A Steam Mop
If you have hardwood, laminate, or tile floors, a steam mop is a necessity for quick cleaning. With a traditional mop, you’ll need to put in a lot of physical effort to get your floors clean. By contrast, steam mop technology will help you effortlessly clean sticky and oily messes on your floor.
Another quick cleaning tip is to use a vacuum, rather than a broom, to clear up dust and pet hair from the floor before mopping. Sweeping can kick dust into the air, making it hard to get the floors completely clean.
Baking soda is a great household item that also doubles as an effective cleaner. The alkali in baking soda helps to dissolve dirt and germs when mixed with water.
For a quick cleaning trick, sprinkle baking soda in your toilets, your sinks, and your bathtub, and let it soak with a little bit of water for about ten minutes. This way, the baking soda will start dissolving the built up dirt, making it easier to wipe up.
When you’re trying to clean up clutter, grab two trash bags. This way, you can use one bag to clear up trash, and another bag to gather items that need to be put away. Then, you can put this bag aside until you have time to return these items to where they belong.
Putting Awesome Cleaning Tools to Work
With these tools in hand, you’ll be amazed how quickly your household chores can get done. This will free up time for you to focus on the things that are most important to you.
What are your favorite cleaning tools? Let us know in the comments!