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I wish this were absolutely true, but it is truly true for much of what used to be called house “work”. Developments in clean room technology and the practices of industrial efficiency have blown away the drudgery that used to be the lot of the housekeeper.
Keep dirt out by leaving shoes at the door.
Dilute dirt by rounding it up with a vacuum cleaner and air filtration. Use a broom only outdoors.
Wipe dirty surfaces with high-tech polyester terry cleaning cloths.
Use rubbing alcohol to sanitize and to clean windows. Wash hard surfaces with no-rinse janitorial neutral pH floor cleaner.
Finish floors and painted wood with metal-interlock polish.
Control pollutants, like chocolate on a toddler’s hands, at the source.
One good round of cleaning based on these principles will leave you with a domicile that only has to be vacuumed now and then and attended to otherwise once a year.
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