Hello!

I recently found a cleaning tip to use a dish-matic sponge wand filled with shower cleaner to scrub the glass and clean one wall at a time when in the shower so you don’t have to do big deep cleans often. It’s a game changer for me. Being time poor with a baby in the house has really made me need to assess how I can clean effectively. I was wondering if anyone else has great cleaning tips that save them time and sanity.


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  • I grew up with the window squidgy trick, I hated it at the time but now I totally understand my mum’s reasoning haha. And I should try to keep in mind future me, she’ll appreciate the few minutes of effort.


  • Oh some of these tips are very handy! I once read if it takes you less then five minutes to just do it because your future self will thank you. It’s not always that simple but has definitely shifted my perspective at times.


  • Mine is similar but it’s a window squidgy used in the shower while I’m showering. Keeps soap scum to a minimum


  • I’ve just come for the comments… although in my case I do find a friend messaging to say they will be over in 15 minutes tends to get me into action pretty quickly. It’s surprising how much you can actually do in 15 minutes. So maybe set a timer and just go for it ????


  • I find that using my waiting time is quite helpful – eg if waiting for the kettle to boil, put away some clean dishes, wipe a bench, that sort of thing. It’s surprising how often you have three or four minutes, and what you can get done.


  • Amen!!! I love cleaning the shower when I’m in it, saves so much time ????


  • Thanks for sharing your tip! That’s a good one!!


  • ‘If you can put it down you can put it away’ is an excellent way of thinking. My dining table does tend to be a place holder for the miscellaneous.


  • There are lots of handy hacks and tips for making cleaning easier; I am a fan of making cleaning quick and easy.


  • I loosely follow ‘The Organised Mum’ method (ToM), they even have an app. Essentially it’s about setting a timer and doing 20 minutes a day on a core clean then focus on one room a week to really clean it properly. I don’t follow it strictly but I find it helps and means I get something done each day rather than try to face hours of cleaning all at once. I also try to go by ‘if you can put it down you can put it away’ so I make that little extra effort to not have things lying around.


  • I have to bother with the shower. We still currently rent and I don’t want to be bleaching 3 months of soap scum just before an inspection. I can appreciate the sentiment, but I shower once he’s (finally) down for the night.


  • Thanks for the top tip. I will use it as I’ve 2 little ‘uns.
    I do 1 area in the bathroom every day. Toilet, vanity, bath. The bath usually gets done right before bath time.

    Also, I bought a robot vaccuum mop. Couldn’t recommend it enough. Saves so much time making it worth the price.


  • The advice is dont bother about the shower when you have a baby. The bare minimum so you can spend time with bub is fine.


  • I leave some cleaning products in the vanity to have a quick clean as they need it, one thing every other day. Mirror, vanity, toilet.


  • Yes, I always clean the walls / shower cabin whgen having a shower


  • We have always given the shower a quick scrub this way after use; it does indeed assist with staying on top of cleaning jobs.


  • I don’t have any tips to help you but i feel the same way as you and am really interested to see what other members have to say and will share. This is such a great question as i spend so much time cleaning up.


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