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Minimize supplies; Upgrade your bucket; Enlist help; Scrub less

Minimize supplies. Make your cleanup kit hyper-portable by choosing multiuse supplies, like an all-surface cleaning agent and microfiber cloths, which can be used for both washing and drying. Also, don’t skimp on “the most affordable, most convenient cleaner available: tap water.” 

Upgrade your bucket. One new purchase that can speed your work is a tool caddy that can nest at the top of your cleaning bucket. It’ll help you tote the supplies. 

Enlist help. Vacuuming and window washing are “especially productive team tasks.” The helper can lift furniture while you tackle that first chore. To clean a window, have one person inside and one outside.

Scrub less. When using cleansers, let them sit a bit after you’ve sprayed them on. To eliminate mineral buildup in a toilet, drop in a denture-cleaning tablet. 

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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