#1 When cleaning your kitchen: circle your way around!

Always begin on the right side of your stove, then move clockwise around the room! The stove is typically the dirtiest part of the kitchen, so ending with it keeps you from spreading dirt and grease.

#2 When cleaning your bathroom: tame the toilet!

Drop a teaspoon of Tang Drink Mix into the bowl. The citric acid acts like a scrubber and is non-toxic. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then just swish and flush!

#3 When cleaning your living room: Wipe it down!

Use a wet rag and cleaning solution, wipe down the tables, desks, the TV, blinds and window seal as well as patio door. Use an appropriate wood cleaner on wood furniture.

#4 When cleaning your bedroom: Keep your Mattress Clean!

If the mattress is musty, use a commercial foam upholstery cleaner, or mix 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish washing detergent in a quart of warm water. Whip it with an egg beater to get a froth, and apply the suds with a sponge or soft brush without soaking the mattress.

#5 When cleaning your floors (non-carpet): Get swept away!

To sweep, hold the broom like a canoe paddle, with one hand on top of the handle and the other toward the middle. Push your hands in opposite directions to get the most out of every sweeping stroke.