“Cleaning Tips Every Mom Should Know”

When it comes to cleaning, I am certainly not a fan. I like to make things easy by forming a routine. With the right routine, you can certainly accomplish a lot of things. I once read that it’s more important to finish one task before than start a bunch of small tasks and I try to maintain that. I’m not always good at it, that’s for sure.

I do have my trusty cleaning must-haves and actually carry them around with me when I go from room to room.


Today, I thought I would share some of my favorite tips with you. Tips for cleaning, for making your life easier and ones that you will hopefully find useful.

Duct Tape

The stickiness of duct tape makes it perfect for a makeshift pet hair remover and this method is faster than vacuuming.

Baking Soda

A natural odor eliminator that is readily available in almost every home is a box of baking soda. Baking soda’s best asset is its ability to knock out bad smells.

Opening a box of baking soda in your refrigerator is the simplest way to eradicate the dreaded fridge smell. It can also be helpful with living room odors and any sort of accident you can dream up.

White Vinegar

White vinegar is also a perfect odor eliminator that resides in just about every household pantry. Fight off carpet smells and mildew by simply pouring white vinegar on the affected area and giving it time to work its magic. Wa-la! Stench is gone.


White vinegar also works great on glass!


Dilute 1 tablespoon of ammonia in a pint of water for a strong grease-cutting solution.

Liquid Dish Soap

To create a single-use cleaning solution, dissolve a teaspoon of liquid dish soap in a quart of water, then add a teaspoon of vinegar. (Do not add the two at the same time; the acid in the vinegar will neutralize the alkali in the soap.)


For a paste that removes hard-water stains, mix 1/4 cup salt with 2 tablespoons vinegar.

Essential Oils

DIY Air Freshener = 5-10 drops of fragrant essential oils on a nice-looking open container of baking soda.

Paper Towels

When it comes to paper towels, you want to use something that will make your job easier, NOT harder. That is why I love using Bounty DuraTowel!


This breakthrough paper towel provides peace of mind by combating the dishcloth’s dirty little secret: after just one day’s use, a dishcloth can harbor and redeposit millions of germs on the surfaces families come into contact with throughout the day:

• Designed with more fibers that hold together even when wet, Bounty DuraTowel feels and cleans like a cloth to tackle the toughest projects.

I love these paper towels! These do the job. No running back to grab a few more towels mid-clean. These are sturdy, strong and will become your new best friend. Yes, I’m talking about a paper towel but I have good reason… these ROCK!

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After a single day’s use a dishcloth can harbor millions of germs. Bounty DuraTowel leaves surfaces three times cleaner than a used dishcloth,* so ditch the dishcloth and switch to new DuraTowel.

*1 tsp. spaghetti sauce, 10 mls. coffee, 1/8 tsp. creamer on laminate countertop

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Bounty via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Bounty.



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