Keep your house spotless without the stress

By Megan Stein
February 19, 2018 10:35 AM

Cleaning can be such a chore.

Whether it’s as simple as wiping down the countertops or an annual afternoon spent scrubbing the oven, household to-dos can quickly pile up — and overwhelm you.

This year, get ahead of these tedious tasks before they get ahold of you. Sound too good to be true? Try these five simple tricks that will make your home spotless without the everyday stress.

1. Trash Can Trick
There are few things more frustrating than taking out the trash, forgetting to replace the bag and accidentally dumping something in the uncovered can. Cut out the middleman by keeping a few bags at the bottom of the bin. After tying up the old, all you have to do is reach down for the new.

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2. Sheet Treat
Linen closet out of control? Corral your spare sheet sets by folding up the bed coverings and placing them inside their coordinating pillowcase. Stack the pretty packages to save on space (and sanity).

3. Clever Kits
Instead of keeping all of your supplies in the pantry or under the kitchen sink, make mini baskets of the essentials to be stored in the room’s you tend to the most. Gather your secret weapons — like all-purpose cleaners, gloves, sponges, etc. — place them in a bucket and store somewhere easily accessible, but out of sight.

4. Better Baking
There are few activities less enjoyable than cleaning the oven. Save yourself a ton of elbow grease by lining the bottom with a silicon liner. Not only will it catch everyday spills and stains, but when it becomes truly unbearable, all you have to do is remove it and wipe it down. No getting on your hands and knees required.

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5. Storage Savior
It seems cabinet space is always lacking, but this quick fix can help. Place a standard shelf organizer inside your cramped quarters to add vertical space for dishes or other essentials. You’ll be amazed at how such little effort will reap such noticeable results.

To see these genius ideas at work, watch the full video above. For more cleaning hacks, click here.