How do I keep things clean?
August 7, 2010 1:13 PM Subscribe
I am looking for Cleaning Tips for the Lazy Man.
posted by griphus to Home & Garden (31 answers total) 96 users marked this as a favorite
When I'm at home, I relax, and therefore I tend to be rather lax on the cleaning. My room (I live with a roommate who has sternly insists on personally cleaning the rest of the apartment, bless her heart) tends to devolve into a jungle of plastic bags of takeout containers, boxes from crap I've ordered, junk mail, empty cans and bottles and so on and so forth. Please keep in mind that I don't hoard, and the room isn't dirty per se. It just gets to be a mess real quick.
As I live in a tiny space, about 12'x18' or so, this gets to be a problem fast and the messier it is the less likely I am to clean it. It's not anything too bad and even the worst mess doesn't take more than two hours to get the room back to clean. Still, I'd like to grow up and be an adult and take care of this problem before I move into a studio (sans roommate,) which I intended on doing within the next six to ten months.
So I need some advice on how to be better about cleaning. I bought myself a coatrack so my bags and hoodies/jackets don't immediately go on the floor when I get home, and that's helped quite a bit. What else should I do and when should I do it?
(NB: "devote a day/several hours/etc. to cleaning" isn't really going to work for me, as my schedule is unpredictable. I'm looking more for tips on doing things as I go along.)