My tip for today involves cleaning. And those of you who know me might laugh, because we all know housework comes last on my list of "things to do", but hey I try!
I have found that keeping cleaning supplies under the sink in each bathroom and the kitchen is very helpful. (If you have small children make sure you childproof your cabinet doors!) I keep glass cleaner, disinfectant, paper towels, and a sponge. I have collected enough of those chlorox toilet bowl cleaning wands to have one under each bathroom sink and to keep the disposable cleaning sponges there as well. The convenience of these for me outweigh the cost, plus I hate those icky toilet bowl brushes that sit out because at some time or another my young children pick them up and decide to use them as swords or some other imaginative tool!
Our new house is two story so having cleaning supplies upstairs and downstairs really helps when I have only a couple of minutes to do a quick clean up. I've even been known to clean my counter tops while brushing my teeth. It's amazing how much you can clean in one minute if you have all your supplies handy:) And my five year old loves (yes, really) loves to clean the bathroom. So she knows exactly where to find her supplies and she goes to town, without being asked I might add.
I keep my extra cleaning supplies in the utility room cabinet so when we run out of something we go there to replenish our supply.
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