A Cleaner House: The One-Step Solution

This is our kind of cleaning tip: Short, sweet, and simple. When you put it into practice, you will be amazed at how much cleaner your home will stay. When there’s less dirt, you can spend less time cleaning it and more time enjoying the spring sunshine!

Find out the world’s simplest and most effective solution for a cleaner home, here:

Mom was right: If you take your shoes off at the door, less dirt finds its way into your house.

The neighbors may have regarded my mother as a bit of a crank (even while my playmates thought it was fun to run around the house in sock feet), but her carpets were always spotless and she spent half the time mopping and dusting as her friends. Mom just smiled and said, “Pretend you’re Japanese. Most Asians take off their shoes when they come indoors. It’s a mark of respect.”

It also saves a heck of a lot of housecleaning time: This is one small step that is a giant leap for the person who cleans the house!

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.


Marianne Good
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Ana Marija Rumbak
ANA MARIJA R.3 years ago

Thank you for the info!

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for this article.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Helen Wu
Helen Wu3 years ago

Thank You for Sharing :)

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Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy3 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Cait

Gabriel Reichler
Gabriel R.3 years ago


Tim C.
Tim C.3 years ago

Thanks Cait.
I need to remember.