Post # 1
I’m on holidays at the moment and wanting to know what you do around your house to save yourself time / effort?
Might sound slightly gross but I often use make up remover wipe to clean the sink after I have used it on my face!
Fi thinks I’m crazy for making our bed every day but I just can’t imagine not doing it! (it looks so messy to me)
Post # 3
The only thing I can think of off hand is my t-shirt folder I found on Amazon. Lay a t-shirt on it and fold the sides of it up. All our t-shirts fold into the same size and I can fly threw a load of then in just a few minutes. Makes our drawers nice and need too and packing is a cinch.
Post # 4
I use my crock pot almost everyday. Throw everything in in the morning and you’ll have a nice meal when you get home.
Post # 5
Never ever make the bed, unless someone is coming over & will be going upstairs.
Post # 6
I only make the bed the day before the husband comes home from deployment. Otherwise it stays unmade.
I try to do two things at once. I’ll load the dishwasher while wiping down the counter, I’ll vacuum while stopping to dust, or use the vacuum to dust those hard to reach spots (Air vents and the fans, mostly.)
Post # 7
@Charbelle: I insist on making the bed everyday as well! I do a lot of cooking in the morning, so that food just has to be reheated throughout the day and dishes are all done! I sometimes use those magic mr.clean sponges in the tiles and tub in the bathroom while I’m having my shower- sounds weird, but saves time!
Post # 8
@AlwaysSunny: +1, I use my crockpot a few times per week & its amazing. After working 8 hours, then going to the gym, I come home and dinner is done. Usually we can eat on it for a couple days too which is awesome. My DH & I try to keep things tidy throughout the work week, so that when the weekend comes we don’t have a ton of cleaning to do and that usually works for us.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I change/wash our sheets about once a week & on the day I’m removing them, I also use them to dust our dresser & other large furniture right before I throw them in the wash. That’s all I can think of really haha.
Post # 10
Just this morning I scrubbed the bathtub while taking a shower haha. We’re having people over tonight and I’m always paranoid someone is going to peek inside and see a grimy tub. DH thought I was crazy… but it’s easier to me than bending over outside the tub!
My bed does not get made unless people are coming over. My bedroom is attached to the main bath so I always make sure it’s spotless before people coming over in case they take a peek.
Post # 11
@Mrs.H2B: OMG I totally clean the bathtub while I’m taking a shower too! It’s so much easier to do when everything’s already wet and soapy, and it’s less uncomfortable than kneeling from the outside of the tub.
I “make” the bed every day, but basically it’s because I don’t mess it up in the first place. We don’t have a ton of throw pillows or anything, so it basically comes to pulling the sheets/comforter up and making everything covered, which is what I need to get into it anyway. DH never makes the bed, so half the time it’s me fixing it at night right before I climb in.
Other things I try to do is just power through a two-minute task here and there, rather than leave a whole room to spend a half hour on. So I’ll just empty the dishwasher and load it, or just decide to pick up everything in the living room, etc.
Post # 12
@Charbelle: I like cleaning actually, it’s a relaxing therapy for me. I like to do the deep cleanings when I have time. I don’t really follow shortcuts because I like spending time doing the job with music. I especially clean the entire house when I have visitors. I am nuts!!
Just right now, as I am close to leaving for a trip, I am cleaning the floors, kitchen, my bedroom and bathroom. We have a housemate, so we never know who will be at our house when we are gone.
Post # 13
I have a cleaning person come in every week so I just have to clean up after cooking, do my laundry, and take care of the cats, FH thankfully does his own laundry. I don’t sweat the small stuff and do it when I have time and energy.
Post # 14
@MrsWilson2012: Another crock pot lover! There’s another thread around here where you can share your favorite recipes –