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Mom Spot: Time Saving Tip Tuesday

Today's tip was something I started doing accidentally. I began using an online coupon database that tracks sales and coupons to get the best prices on your groceries (you can check out www.thegrocerygame.com). On one of my grocery trips I found myself purchasing multiple bottles each of dusting spray, window cleaner, disinfecting wipes, and other such cleaning products.

When I got home, I attempted to shove my new stockpile of cleaners into their usual cabinet above the washer and dryer only to run out of space. So I stashed the extras under the kitchen sink. Over the course of the next several weeks (and quite a few cleaning adventures), I discovered how wonderfully convenient it was to have the cleaning products right where I needed them. And so I give you today's Time Saving Tip:

Keep cleaning products in each room that you use them.

As always, do what works best for you. I keep a full supply of all major cleaning products in each bathroom, kitchen, and the basement. I've also purchased a second vacuum cleaner so I have on on each level of the house. Having things where you need them and use them has not only the benefit of saving steps and sanity, but it also makes it more likely that I'll take two minutes to clean a sink (rather than being put off by the fact that I have to go get the cleaner and come back).

Other things to keep with each stash: rubber gloves, roll of paper towels, and non-abrasive scrubbing pad.

What are some of your favorite cleaning products and where should we stash them?

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