Cut corners on cleaning your home

By Stefan posted in Home Design on Dec 14 2012

Whether you have a large family to look after or are working full time, cleaning your house can take a great deal of effort and, as a result, many of us feel that there are not enough hours in the day to deal with it. With so many other priorities on our list, keeping the home spic and span tends to get forgotten. However, as much as you’d like to tell yourself that it isn’t important, ultimately the presentation of your home is a reflection of you, so it’s crucial to at least have some control over it. But don’t panic! There are sneaky ways in which you can cut the corners on cleaning your house and we’re here to tell you about them.


One way to make your home quicker to clean (and therefore more likely to clean) is to choose your home surfaces wisely.  Make life easier for yourself when redecorating your place and opt for smooth surfaces which only need a quick wipe to remove dirt. But what about those hard to reach places? Tilt and turn windows are a great alternative to regular ones as then are far more accessible and easier to clean. What’s more, they come in a wide range of designs, so would fit perfectly in your new neat and tidy home. Or for the kitchen, why not consider glass backsplashes, as these are both manageable and a stylish; lovely!


Charity bags

That’s right, a great way to cut corners is to grab a charity bag, run round the house, and to just get rid of any objects which you don’t need anymore. It won’t take much time, but it does take a lot of discipline. Having a quick de-clutter is an excellent means of making your house seem cleaner, so help others, as well as yourself, and get those charity bags filled! Other places you may like to get rid of your clutter are Ebay, Amazon and Music Magpie. Music Magpie take DVDs, CDs and games which can be recycled by visiting


So if you’re a bit of a hoarder or just too lazy to stick some clothes in a charity bag, then storage could be the option you’re searching for. Look at it this way; it’s not a case of prolonging the untidiness, it just becomes ‘organised mess.’ If people can’t see it then it doesn’t exist, and what’s even better, with storage you aren’t limited to one particular type. You can get a storage seat or a storage table; the world is your oyster! Although, there is a danger that you could overdo it. Remember, storage is good, but it isn’t the solution to everything.

Or if all else fails, get a cleaner.