Plastic Wrap Certainly Keeps The House Clean…

…But Boy, Does it Get Sweaty When it’s Hot.

Summer is here. Time to get outside and start having fun. Of course, playing outside can lead to bringing dirt inside, especially if you’ve got kids. And while you probably do a good job of keeping a clean house, summer fun can keep even the most diligent neat-nick from cleaning the house. What’s a person to do? Here are a few tips to keep things tidy…

Host a Small Get Together

This is a great way to trick yourself into keeping the house clean. By frequently hosting small parties or get togethers, you’ll motivate yourself to not let the house get too out of control.

Get Organized

One of the easiest ways to prevent clutter from piling up is to make sure you have plenty of storage around the house. Get a few plastic bins or baskets and you’ll quickly put an end to random messes.

Win the Chore War

If you’ve got kids or a significant other, give them a list of house cleaning chores and put them to work. They might gripe at first, but once you give ’em a gold star they’ll be happy.

Hire a Cleaning Service

It’s summer. You shouldn’t be spending your time inside cleaning. You should be out playing. Whether you want to hire a cleaning service to come in once a week or once a month, a cleaning service will make your life instantly easier. Don’t worry, they’re not as spendy as you think.

Prevent Rust Rings in Your Shower With This Great Tip

Homespirational Tip: Protect your bathtub rim from rust rings by slipping this foamy college relic over a can of Barbasol (rather than Budweiser).

via Beer Koozie as Shaving-Cream Holder | New Uses in Your Bathroom | Real Simple.

Using a Dryer Sheet as a Soap Scum Cleaner

Remove obstinate soap buildup from glass shower doors by sprinkling a few drops of water onto a used fabric-softener sheet and scrubbing.

via Dryer Sheet as Scum Buster | New Uses for Dryer Sheets | Real Simple.