Welcome to the group James!
FIRST, you need to change your way of thinking.
There is NO SUCH THING as getting "DONE" with housework!
Secondly, just come up with some simple daily routines that only take a couple
of minutes per day which divide up the cleaning chores into quick easy tasks.
As an example, my routines start at the ceiling and work their way down to
floor level. Day One, I may go through the whole house holding a round head
broom removing cobwebs and dusting the fan blades, about 10 minutes. Day
Two, dust blinds and window ledges and high upper surfaces. Day Three, dust
shelves. Day Four, turn Roomba loose in main section of house. Also on Day
Four, do a deep clean in the kitchen. Day Five, deep clean the bathroom.
Deep cleans can also be broken down into simple tasks as well.
If you have kids, forget cleaning, just open the windows.
Eventually, more dirt will blow out than in!
Cleaning is a bad enough endless chore as it is.
Breaking it into tiny bite size chunks, doing only a few minutes each day,
takes the drudgery out of it.
Also, only doing one thing at a time, means your not lugging everything out
each time, just one or two simple tools at a time.
I also learned a new trick myself only a couple of weeks ago.
For years I have been spraying a single square of toilet tissue with an air
freshener then sucking it into the vacuum before sweeping.
This new trick only works if you have a vacuum with an accessable exhaust
Dampen a rag and wring it out, apply an air freshener to it if you want to.
Install the rag over the exhaust port of the vacuum, holding it in place
with the exhaust cover or rubber bands.
You would not believe how much microscopic dust this damp rag catches, even
with vacuums with HEPA filters (which only filter down to 5 microns by the
I've been doing this now for the past couple of weeks and every time the
dampened rag becomes a dark tan, even with a brand new HEPA filter installed
in the vacuum.
Too restrictive and the rag dries very quickly. Here's the proper way.
Caulk the end of a crevice tool with Silly Putty. Drill 75 1/16" holes
in the sides. Put it on an old vacuum-cleaner hose. Plug the hose into
the exhaust port.
There should already be wheels on your aquarium so you can take your
fish on walks. If there aren't, put some on. Attach your aquarium to
your vacuum cleaner with a four-foot chain. When you vacuum, drop the
crevice tool into the water. It will aerate the water with tiny dusty
bubbles. The air will invigorate your fish and the dust will provide
nutrients. You may want to add some Windex 90940 to the water to keep
the glass clean for the fish to see out. If you intend to vacuum
anything stinky, add some air freshener to their water. They'll thank
you for it.
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