Cleaning can sometimes be overwhelming, with some chores seeming to take hours and others nearly impossible to complete. One thing I’ve always done when I have a long day of cleaning ahead of me is to start small. Getting small chores done and observing their results tends to provide me with the inspiration I need to complete my longer to do list. Apartment Therapy has come up with a list of Ten Household Items You Can Clean in One Minute. Whether you use cleaning these objects as a springboard for the rest of your chores or simply a way to make your home cleaner in ten minutes, this list will surely come in handy.

One area that probably needs a serious cleaning is your ceiling fan. I always thought that it was a tedious, dirty job, but Apartment Therapy recommends you hold a pillowcase at the end of the blade to collect the falling dust, making this chore so much simpler. Why didn’t I ever think of that!?

Another object that requires your attention is your TV remote. Whether you have small kids who tend to put things in your mouth or you tend to snack on greasy foods while watching your favorite show, your remote is probably covered in a ton of germs. A cloth dampened with a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol will do the trick! To get in between the buttons, dip a cotton swab in the solution and use it to maneuver between them.

All of the tips in Apartment Therapy’s article are useful, but which is your favorite? Share below!

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