I don't know about you, but I really like living in a clean house. I just don't happen to enjoy the actual cleaning of the house.
So, just like looking for foods or products to take the stress out of lunches, I'm always on watch for little tricks to make cleaning faster or easier, especially now that we're back to school, and time is at a premium.
Usually you can't beat good old hard work, but every once and a while I come across a product that really works the way the packaging promises. Windex's Outdoor All-In-One Glass Cleaning Tool (non-affiliate, for information only, link) is one of those products. I've tried a number of window cleaning hacks and shortcuts, both homemade and professionally manufactured, but this is the first one I've really been pleased with.
I cleaned the outsides of all, 20 or so, of my windows (including having time to rinse off the screens) in less than a half an hour, the other day. It was just a matter of spraying the window with the hose, wiping it down with the soapy, Swifter-like pad, and then rinsing the window back off (we are in a single story house over a basement, so no ladders).
The job wasn't completely perfect (there were little streaks here and there if I looked close), but considering the time it took - it was amazingly good, and sparkling clean. The starter pack comes with one cleaning pad, so refills have to be purchased for each cleaning. So far, I haven't found them in our local stores, but Amazon carries them.
I wasn't paid for this opinion. I'm happy to share what time savers I find. How about you? Any go to household products you like to recommend to all your friends? Believe me, I'd love to hear about them.