Clean Up In One Hour Or Less: Home Hacks

Have you ever caught a glimpse of the insane amount of dust build-up on blinds or air vents and thought to yourself, “I should clean that…later”? Do you get frustrated fumbling through your cluttered vanity or kitchen cabinet? Well, this weekend it’s time to tackle the dirtiest, most disorganized parts of your home. We’re talking cleaning tasks that take less than one hour to complete. So, pick one area to focus on, and let’s get started.

Start with these essential cleaning hacks.

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If you’re new to this whole “cleaning spree” thing, start here with this list of tips on what to clean and when to clean it. Plus, see how to use pantry staples instead of harsh chemical cleaners. (Hint: Did you know beer can do so much more than offer refreshment?!) These are the cleaning essentials that will make your life easier.

Then, bring order to your vanity.

Set aside no more than 30 minutes this weekend to organize the bathroom. Dollar store items, like a shoe organizer, keep nail polish, shampoo and hair spray neatly stored. Knowing where everything is will save you so much time when you’re getting ready in the mornings. Get organized with these 10 ideas.

Or, tackle kitchen clutter.

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Seriously, you will NEVER use those extra ketchup, soy sauce or salt packets. And having five appliances on the counter takes up very valuable space. This step-by-step kitchen clean-out guide ensures you won’t spend more than an hour tidying up.

Or, freshen up every part of the bed.

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Dust, hair, dead skin — it’s all there, just living on your mattress. Give it a good cleaning with the vacuum, then move on to other parts of the bed. Here’s our guide to cleaning everything from the comforter to pillows.

Or, deep clean these major dust collectors.

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Sure, seasonal allergies could be to blame for your constant sniffling and congestion, but these spots around the house could be contributing to your sneezing, too. See how to clean 10 of the dustiest spots in your home.

Ah, that’s better. Time to relax.

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