8 Smart Cleaning Techniques
If you want to do the big jobs less often, it's time to go small—and smart. Balance your cleaning efforts with these easy strategies to step up your game.
When it comes to cleaning, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of scrubbing. Real Simple grilled industry pros Margaret Dasso, a co-owner of the Clean Sweep Housekeeping Agency; Laura Dellutri, the author of Speed Cleaning 101; Charles Gerba, ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, in Tucson; and Cheryl Sousan, the founder of the lifestyle blog TidyMom.net, for eight home-maintenance tweaks that will save you time and energy.