The Sweeping Trick That Changes Everything
Cleaning is the actual worst. I realize that having a home to keep is a privilege, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Because I DON'T.
The key to having a house that appears clean is to a) clear off the surfaces and b) sweep the floors. You can procrastinate actual cleaning for a world of time by doing those two things. But there's a sweeping trick you might not have considered before, especially if you have kids.
What happens most nights? The floor underneath the dining table is disgusting, covered in spaghetti and rice and bread crumbs and those little tiny broccoli florets that are set on destroying your soul. Sweeping under the table directly after dinner ends with three things: all of the food gets stuck in your broom, the rest of the floor gets dirtier because of a now-dirty broom, and the situation is worse than when you started. Someone please just burn my house down.
Here's the trick: let the food dry, and sweep in the morning.
Starchy foods don't stick, wet foods don't spread, and your sanity is intact if the dirt is given the night to dry up. Then in the morning before the gang gathers for breakfast, do an effortless quick sweep under the table. Magic.
I've shared this tip with a few friends who have little kids, and they've said repeatedly that it's a game-changer. Let it change your sweeping game, too. A loving home doesn't have to be a clean one, but it's fun to have a few tricks up your sleeve to do the job without going crazy.
Bonus: you get more time at night to watch TV HOLLAAAAAAA.