I read somewhere in the blogsphere that “top five” or “best tips” are quite popular as posts.
So I have decided to share my top 5 cleaning tips that will force you to clean your place when you really don’t have the time.
Because let’s face it, if you had the time, you wouldn’t be “forced” to do it, right?
Tip #1. Prepare your large “commute to-go” mug with homemade iced coffee on top of the stove (instead of on the actual kitchen counter like normal people). When you reach to pick it up, make sure that you knock it over, spilling its contents behind and down the two sides of the stove. This will force you to pull the stove out and clean an area that you haven’t seen or cleaned since you moved in;
Tip #2. Instead of pouring yourself some sour cherry juice into a glass, be lazy and decide to drink it straight from the bottle. But before you do, don’t check that the cork is secure and shake, shake, shake. When the red juice flies all over your white kitchen walls, you’ll have no choice but to wash them with TSP or maybe even repaint;
Tip #3. When a relative calls and asks if they can stay with you when they are in town, you say okay. Then, when they tell you to pick them up at your local airport in 5 hours, go have yourself a mini break down and then get crackin’. You’ll speed clean the entire house within 3 hours (just don’t let anyone open the closets);
Tip #4. Smoothies for breakfast? Keep the lid of the blender just a little loose before you press the “On” button. Refer back to #1 and #2.
And my ultimate favorite…
Tip #5. Have yourself a nice lobster dinner the night before leaving for a long (summer) weekend and forget to take the “inside” garbage to the “outside” garbage container. I’ll let you discover on your own what kind of cleaning this will entail.
Fortunately, I have only followed each one of the tips above once.
Let me know the results if you decide to try any! 🙂
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Originally post August 27, 2015