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22 Tricks To Help Speed-Clean Your Home

Your parents are showing up in two hours. YOU'D BETTER GET GOING.

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1. Keep a basket of supplies ready at all times.

You never know when you'll have to wipe down quickly. Start with an all-purpose cleaner, a glass cleaner, and a disinfectant, then pick your favorite sponge/paper towel/microfiber cloth/old toothbrush combo.

This blogger has a great basics list.


5. Make a cleaning playlist. Commons

This works best if you clean for, say, 10 minutes every day. It also might motivate the kids/roommates actually help (the key is to make it a game so everyone helps you).

More on this here.


9. Before you start running around, stick your towels and your shower curtain liner in the washer.

It's the fastest way to get the mildew out without spending time scrubbing it. (Or you *could* just close your shower curtain so no one sees...but you'll know it's not clean).

From here.


14. Steam clean your microwave AND spray down your range hood grate all at once.

Do two things at once, like this blogger.

(But you're forgiven if your speed clean doesn't involve cleaning your range vent filter thingy. I mean, probably).