To make your cleaning chores easier, follow these simple tips for keeping the most commonly trafficked rooms clean every
day so seasonal deep cleans are a breeze.
Use Isopropyl Alcohol (70% or higher) to clean hard surfaces. Use Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) to clean metal surfaces.
Clean very frequently all rags, sponges and any other cleaning materials.

Easy Breezy Bathroom Tips
• Keep a sponge handy that is dedicated to bathroom chores for wiping down tub and
shower walls. This will help keep hard-to-remove soap film and hard water deposits from
forming. Rinse after use.
• Keep your shower doors and curtains open after you bathe. To prevent mold and mildew,
let them air dry, and if mildew does appear, use liquid household bleach or cleaners with
bleach to remove it.
• Right after showering, use a daily shower cleaner while the walls are wet – no rinsing,
wiping or scrubbing is necessary to keep surfaces free of soap scum and hard water

Tips for Keeping the Kitchen Ready for New Recipes
• Clean as you cook and wipe up all spills. Different surfaces will require different
• Clean microwave spills soon after they happen so they are easier to remove. It’s
a snap to wipe them up before they harden. Keep “wipes” by the kitchen counter
to make it easier.
• Use paper towels to clean up juices from meats and poultry on kitchen surfaces
when they happen and discard immediately. Use a disinfecting cleaner or wipe as
directed to take care of any harmful germs left on the surface.
Living Well in the Living Room
• To take care of “dust”-ups, rely on easy to use mopping tools and dusters for a quick clean.
• Spray glass cleaners on a cloth instead of directly on a mirror or picture glass to keep the cleaner away from the frame and
prevent it from seeping onto a picture.
• Vacuum upholstery regularly to remove small soil and food particles that work into the fabric and cause premature wear and

Avoiding Bedroom Build-Up
• For your health and to keep dust (and pet hair) from building up, wash
your sheets weekly.
• Wipe blinds with a clean damp cloth once a week. It only takes a few
seconds, and you’ll be surprised how good you feel once it’s done! If you
have time, dust a little of your wood furniture each week at the same
• Keep closet doors closed to keep out dust. It never hurts to run a quick
vacuum inside closets once a month as well.

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