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Blog: Take The Stress Out Of Housecleaning
Getting Ready for the Major Clean up

Well, all of the Holiday parties are over, the christmas presents are opened and put away and most of the cookies are gone--now starts the major clean up!

As we are putting away the Christmas decorations, we are finding stains on the carpets, marks on the tables and dirt ground into the carpeting that we know we will never get out.
We can just picture all of the cleaning we are going to have to do and are getting tired just thinking about it-right?
Do yourself a favor and as you are packing away those Christmas decorations, Fill a bottle with vinegar and water and whip down those vases, planters (don't forget the windows) and lamps. They will sparkle like crazy and brighten the room too!
Mix a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup vinegar to a gallon of water and wash over those deep marks in the carpeting and you will see a BIG difference.
Remember to always work Smarter-NOT Harder and those chores will be a lot easier to do and get done a lot faster!
Jan Hayner offers tips and hints on cleaning and organizing your home, life and workspace at http://www.organizingyourlifetheeasyway.com. Get your free tips and monthly newsletter.

posted on: 1/2/2009 10:00:00 AM by Jan Hayner
category: Homes

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by Becky on 1/4/2009 2:55:58 AM:

I have gotten a lot of great organizational tips from Stephanie Bennett Vogt's newest book, "Your Spacious Self," and am more excited than ever to get my house cleaned. Thank you for the great cleansing tips for vases, windows and carpets. I will make sure to use your tips as I clean my house!

by Gracyn on 12/2/2011 7:19:10 AM:

That saves me. Thanks for being so snsebile!

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Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer and the creator of www.organizingandcleaning.com filled with tips and hints on home organizing and house cleaning shortcuts. After years and years of making mistakes and wasting money she has used her own experiences to help take the stress out of life. There are so many shortcuts to cleaning and organizing, that when you apply them, you will have time for the fun things in life!

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