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5 Holiday Cleaning Hacks for Busy Parents

5 Holiday Cleaning Hacks for Busy Parents

When it comes to finding the time for a proper house cleaning during the holidays, life can sometimes get in the way – particularly for parents. Between extracurriculars and trying to find a few moments for yourself, cleaning the house can quickly find its way to the bottom of the to-do list. Fortunately, there are plenty of little hacks that you can incorporate to keep your house looking and feeling cleaner this holiday season – for longer

Keep reading for 5 of our favorite cleaning hacks!

1. Dishwasher
When it comes to cleaning, the dishwasher may just be your new best friend.  Think outside of the box and learn to use it in unexpected ways!  Your dishwasher is a great place to wash plastic toys, dog bowls and more. Simply add a cup or two of white vinegar before starting the cycle, press start and save time instantly.

2. Room Bins
One of the most aggravating parts of house cleaning for parents is picking up the inevitable clutter left over from playtime.  Save time by investing in a sturdy containers that can be used as a catch-all bin in busy rooms.  When it’s time to clean up, everything can go into the bin and time can be scheduled each evening to put the contents back in their allotted spaces. It’s cleaning made easy!

3. Play the Clean-Up Game
Make house cleaning fun by making it into a game. Offer little prizes, in the form of candy, small toys or other accolades for who can clean up the most – or fastest.  Turn on music or sing a song together as you work. Offer praise afterward for a job well done!

4. Make Kitchen Clean-Up Easier
A clean kitchen is a must to prevent germs and food contamination. However, the stuck-on grease in the oven, the pile of crumbs in the toaster, and the spaghetti explosion in the microwave can at times, make the thought feel impossible. For tough oven grease, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and then turn it off. Place a bowl of ammonia on the upper rack and a bowl of boiling water on the lower. Leave these items in the oven overnight and when you wake up in the morning, even the toughest spots will wipe away with ease.

5. Bathroom Blues Be Gone
The bathroom is another common place for germs, making it an important point of focus on your house cleaning adventures.  Soap scum can make the task of bathroom cleaning quite lengthy, but lemon Pledge can help that! After cleaning your shower, spray the whole thing down and then wipe it dry with a rag.  The oils in the cleaner will prevent soap scum from returning for weeks!

Searching for a Quality House Cleaning Service in the Palm Beach County Area?
Still don’t have time to clean? The easiest way to keep your house clean is to hire a professional cleaning service.  At Luxury Maids, we work with each of our clients to create a maintenance plan tailored to your family’s individual needs.  Our commitment to quality and attention to detail will have you breathing easier and finding more time to enjoy what matters most.  Call us today to schedule a free consultation.