Housekeeping 101: A Dozen Time-Savers for Your Home

Here are a few of our favorite time-saving tips. Because we know that even if you have professional housekeeping help there’s still plenty of things to do in between visits.

  • Once every six months or so give your wood cutting boards a good oil-down with vegetable oil. Let it stand overnight and wipe off the residue in the morning, the oil keeps the board from staining.
  • Do you have lint on your dark colored clothes?  Remove it by adding a cup of white vinegar to the wash, and stop putting towels in with black shirts! Also your black clothes will not fade as fast if you wash them inside out
  • Cleaning silk flowers is easy: just put them in a paper bag with some salt and shake, shake, shake. The salt with absorb the dust and leave your flowers looking like new.
  • Spray your Tupperware with Pam before pouring in a tomato-based sauce and there won’t be any stains!
  • To remove stuck-on food in your casserole dish, fill it with boiling water and add a few tablespoons of salt or baking soda. Let it stand overnight if necessary.
  • To remove rust from baking pans, scour them with a cut potato dipped in powdered cleanser.
  • Brown grease marks on your pots, chrome burner rings, etc.? You can soak them in ammonia overnight to get rid of the stains.
  • To remove a water stain from a glass vase, simply fill with water and drop in a couple of Alka Seltzer tablets.
  • Get rid of the smell of garlic on your hands by rubbing them on stainless steel- you would have never guessed.
  • Boiling a cup of water in your microwave oven will loosen the particles and all you have to do is give it a quick wipe.
  • Use liquid body wash in the shower instead of soap and never deal with soap build-up again. How easy is that?
  • Make quick work of getting out a blood stain by using hydrogen peroxide available at any drug store.

Okay, that’s the dozen for the day. What housekeeping tips can you add?

9 thoughts on “Housekeeping 101: A Dozen Time-Savers for Your Home

  1. That’s something that our housekeepers would truly recommend! If you like these tips, you should check out our facebook page “The Clean Sweep Housekeeping Agency” 🙂 We look forward to hearing more from you!

  2. I have had my own cleaning business for a little over two years now and have been asked for and given suggestions on how to really get grout in tile floors clean as well as how to clean wood floors, especially laminate floors without leaving a reside. Do you experts have any opinions that might be helpful or new? The top asnwer for grout have been baking soda and vinegar mixture and for wood floors vinegar and water…do these hold true with you guys?

  3. Going to try this! This looks like it will be usefull to me. I so need help declutter and making sure I get things done. Thank you

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