Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores

Expert cleaners share five must-have tools for household chores.

| January 10, 2012

  • Cleaning Supplies Caddy
    A portable caddy holding the most essential supplies is a great investment, and is sure to save you time when cleaning your house.
    Patricia Hofmeester/Fotolia

  • Cleaning Supplies Caddy

Having a clean and tidy home is a high priority for many people, but so is having time for fun and relaxation. Cleaning can take a lot of time, but there are some handy tools that can cut down on how long it takes to get that satisfying clean.

“If you have a plan of attack, and then equip yourself with a few time-saving tools, you really can get your house clean in a lot less time,” says Debra Johnson, training manager at Merry Maids, a nationwide cleaning company.

Here are Debra’s five must-have tools for saving time while getting the house cleaned right.

A 50-foot heavy-duty extension cord. This lets you plug in the vacuum cleaner once, instead of having to lug it around to different outlets.



A sturdy step ladder. Having a 2- or 3-foot step ladder lets you get to those hard to reach areas, such as air vents near the ceiling, light fixtures, and the highest of shelves.

A portable cleaning caddy. This lets you keep most of what you need right at hand. Stock it with all-purpose cleaner, oil soap for wood surfaces, nonabrasive cleanser, microfiber cloths for dusting, paper towels, sponges, latex gloves, and a squeegee for windows, mirrors, and tub and shower doors. You may want to get a caddy for each floor of your home, and stock them with the appropriate cleaning supplies.






Mother Earth News Fair Schedule 2019

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: February 16-17, 2019
Belton, TX

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE







Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds