House & Home

Genius Cleaning Hacks Used By Professional Housekeepers (Probably)

My least favorite thing to do is clean the house … or, clean anything for that matter. Hubs is always frustrated with me because I avoid doing the dishes at all costs!

I even pulled that “trick” where I loaded the dishes all shitty with food still stuck on them and he banned me from ever doing the dishes again. (Oh, darn!) If only I could get him to ground me to my room for a week.

But, I recognize that I am a mommy and a wife and I’m responsible for a fair bit of cleaning. Yes, one of my favorite shows to watch is Hoarders. No, I do not want to be on an episode of Hoarders.

So, I just research the best and most efficient ways to get things clean … so that I can get on with my life and my day.

Cleaning Caddy

Set up a cleaning caddy for each floor for your home – add plenty of rags, sponges, and cleaning products for the various rooms of that floor

Found from: Amazon

Microfiber Cloths

Keep a supply of microfiber cleaning cloths that will trap dust and keep surfaces cleaner longer. Keep a different color for each room.


Found from: Amazon

Magic Erasers

Magic eraser sponges will remove crayon from most surfaces, fingerprints, and grease from walls, smudges on doors around the handle, build-up from cupboard doors, and scuffs from crown molding and baseboards.

Found from: Amazon

Coffee Filters

Use clean coffee filters to clean your windows – they’re cheap, they don’t leave any lint or streaks, and they make your windows sparkle

Found from: Bob Villa

Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are the perfect tool for cleaning your window blinds! They minimize the static that attracts dust and makes cleaning your blinds so easy!

Found from: One Good Thing

White Vinegar

Mix white vinegar and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle with some water to make the perfect inexpensive all-purpose cleaner.

Found from: HGTV

Floor Steamer

A floor steamer kills up to 99.9% of all germs, bacteria, and allergens on your floors. Steam will destroy viruses, mold, and dust mites but is still gentle on your flooring.

Found from: Amazon

Rubbing Alcohol

Keep rubbing alcohol in your cleaning caddy for removing left behind adhesive from stickers or tape. Makes removing stickers from flat surfaces a breeze 😉

Found from: Lifehacker

Pet Hair Glove

Keep a pet hair sponge or glove on hand for easily cleaning pet hair from furniture, curtains, and rugs. Our cat Freddy Purr-cery sheds so darn bad so, I LOVE this little gadget. 

Found from: Amazon




Cleaning the house is one of my top three least favorite things to do. I love the way the house looks when it's clean but, I don't like being involved in the cleaning. Luckily, I've got some simple cleaning hacks that help to keep the process fast!
As a work at home mom, some people might think that my house is super clean all the time because I'm always home. But, it's not. In fact, I don't have extra time to clean. And, I don't like to clean! So, I have some easy cleaning hacks that help so much! #declutter #cleaninghouse #workingfromhome
As a work at home mom, I've got two of my three kids at home with me. That means, my house gets wrecked on a regular basis! But, luckily I have some simple cleaning hacks that help me to maintain a bit of organization and cleanliness around the house. #cleanhouse #declutter #workathomemom

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  • Reply
    Jen B.

    I had no idea that dryer sheets could be used for cleaning window blinds. Ours are very dirty and are a hassle to clean. We’ll give this a try!

    • Reply
      The New Housewife

      Crazy, right!? We also lift the HVAC vent covers up from the carpet, lay a dry sheet down, and then place the vent cover to hold the dryer sheet in place. Then, when the heater/AC comes on it blows the nice smell of the dryer sheets!

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