This week on television we’re going to take a look at ways to cheat at housework. Good, practical and funny advice from Jeff Bredenberg’s new book "How To Cheat At Cleaning." Every cleaning perfectionist should have a copy.
The book includes Jeff’s "15-Minute Touch-Up" for those times when friends unexpectedly say they’ll be right over. He says focus mostly on the clutter and then just one or two high-profile cleaning touch-ups:
* Throw the newspapers into the recycling or trash.
* Stuff books and magazines onto shelves and racks.
* Toss any toys into toy boxes or the kids’ bedrooms–and pull those bedroom doors closed.
* Whip out a disposable wipe or dampen a paper towel with cleaner. Wipe down the bathroom sink and toilet.
Skip the vacuuming or dusting. A guest who’s there for only an hour won’t notice.