10 Minute Cleaning Tips and Tricks

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 29, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

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When it comes to cleaning, I’m all about a quick fix! In fact, when guests are coming over I wait until the last possible minute before I frantically scurry to pick up and clean our house! My friends Michael of Inspired by Charm, Laura of Finding Home, Jessica of Four Generations One Roof, Cheryl of Tidy Mom and KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms invited me to join them in their 10 minute series. One of the best aspects of blogging is the community. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a lot of incredibly creative bloggers that are always inspiring me beyond the blog. Each month we’ll be sharing incredible things you can do in just 10 minutes! This month we’re sharing our 10 minute cleaning tips.

Honestly, all of my cleaning tips are in 10 minutes or less. If it’s not, it just doesn’t happen. I find 10 minute fixes to be easily achievable, making them far less daunting.

10 Minute Pickup

I have incorporated baskets throughout our home so that our 3 girls can pickup their toys in just 10 minutes! The living room, family room and their individual bedrooms all have baskets to make picking up a breeze. We also have a coffee table that conceals their collection of books.

10 minute cleaning ideas, tips and tricks on julieblanner.com

Cleaning Light Fixtures

I love chandeliers, I despise cleaning them. Well, I used to. Light fixtures tend to collect dust and are often overlooked when cleaning your home. I recently discovered chandelier cleaner you can just spray on! It drips off and dries beautifully. Just place a large towel underneath. It doesn’t get any easier than this and your chandelier will be shining bright once again.

10 minute cleaning ideas, tips and tricks

Easy 10 minute cleaning fixes

Cleaning Exterior Windows

Even when we had easy tilt windows, I used this quick tip – attach Outdoor Glass Windex to your hose and spray! They dry clean, allowing  more light to filter into your home. Read 6 additional tips about adding light to your home here.

10 minute cleaning ideas, tips and tricks on julieblanner.com

Cleaning Your Porch

To spruce up our front porch in just 10 minutes, I use the spray Windex as well! It’s great for cleaning exterior lighting, dust on brick, our pebble porch and door. Then use a clean eraser for stubborn scuffs and spots on your front door to give it a polished look.

10 minute cleaning ideas, tips and tricks on julieblanner.com

Cleaning Wood Furniture

Give wood furniture added luster using Old English scratch cover.

Our dining room in progress - balancing dark wood furniture & minimizing dated features

Of course a clean home starts with an organized home. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, check out my tips to integrate organization into your decorating style and my organization ideas for every room.

I can’t wait to see the great ideas Inspired by Charm, Thistlewood Farms, Four Generations One Roof, Tidy Mom and Finding Home have!

10 minute cleaning tips and tricks


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