Who has time for cleaning? Not this girl! I’d much rather use a housekeeping hack and spend less time cleaning and more time with my family.
During the cleaning frenzy that took place in preparation for the baby’s birthday, I noticed that a garland that decorates one of our shelves in the living room had gotten really dusty. Granted, it wouldn’t have been too expensive to replace. But again, who has time for that? The garland has adorned the same shelf for about four years and I’ve never dusted it (hey now, don’t judge me~I’ve been busy having babies and working! ;). And with our crazy schedules, I don’t really have time right now to figure out an alternative decor arrangement there.
About two hours before the birthday party, I looked up and saw a thick layer of dust on what was supposed to be the bright green leaves of the garland. Pressed for time, I was not about to meticulously Windex every leaf of the vine. Nor did I want to mess with a big tub of water for handwashing it. So here’s the housekeeping hack I came up with for cleaning a garland.
Three simple steps to the garland cleaning housekeeping hack:
- Put the garland in the top rack of the dishwasher.
- Set the dishwasher to the rinse cycle.
- Take the garland out of the dishwasher when the dry cycle starts and let it air dry.
How simple is that? It was way faster than cleaning each and every leaf by hand or stooping over a tub of water to wash it.
I hope this housekeeping hack helped you, and if you have any of your own that you’d like to share I would love to hear them!