I'll be honest here. I wish my house were cleaner. I love a clean house, but with three boys and two dogs, things just seem to get dirty awfully fast. Oh, well. I'd rather have a dirty house full of boys and dogs than an clean empty house. Still, I love to find cleaning tips that make my job as homemaker a little easier, don't you?
For little mopping jobs, did you know you can simply dampen a rag an tuck it firmly into a Swiffer-type mop? Those little grippers are made to hold disposable electrostatic dust cloths, of course, but any rag will be held firmly in place by the grippers. Simply center the rag under the mop head
and push the sides firmly into the grippers.
Now you can easily clean up little messes on your floor, and you can simply throw the rag into the wash when you're finished.
You probably already know that microfiber cloths are great for cleaning granite countertops. They leave far fewer streaks than regular dish cloths. Every now and then, though, you might want to make your granite countertops extra-shiny. Did you know that you can use aerosol furniture polish to accomplish this? Just look at the counter on my kitchen island:
I achieved that shine almost effortlessly by spraying on furniture polish and wiping it off with a clean cloth. Worked like a charm!
Do you have any household cleaning tricks? Please leave a comment and share your good ideas with me!
**Disclosure: I have no affiliation with Swiffer or any other household cleaning products. I am simply passing on a couple of techniques that have served me well in cleaning my own house.**