A Brief History of Cleaning
Part One: The Basic
Chapter 1 - Getting Ready
Chapter 2 - Cleaning Strategies
Chapter 3 - Clearing Clutter
Part Two: Room-by-Room Challenges
Chapter 4 - Floor to Ceiling
Chapter 5 - High-Traffic Areas
Chapter 6 - Kitchen
Chapter 7 - Bed, Bath and Nursery
Chapter 8 - Laundry and Storage
Chapter 9 - Outdoor Living Areas
Part Three: Everyday Challenges
Chapter 10 - Clean Clothes
Chapter 11 - Pet Cleanup
Chapter 12 - Personal Items
Part Four: Household Challenges
Chapter 13 - Clean Air Challenge
Chapter 14 - Household Systems
Chapter 15 - Pest Challenges
Chapter 16 - Seasonal & Special Occasions
Appendix A - Laundry Solutions
Appendix B - Further Resources
Excerpt from pg. 89
How to disinfect your sponges
Used sponges and dishcloths should be disinfected daily. Choose one of the following four simple methods of disinfecting.
- Place damp sponges and cloths in the microwave oven, and "cook" them on high power for 1 minute. Do not microwave dry sponges and cloths; they could catch fire. Let them cool before using.
- Soak sponges for 5 minutes in a dishpan containing a solution of 1 cup of liquid chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water. Rinse them with clean water and hang them up to dry. (Bonus: This procedure sanitizes the dishpan at the same time.)
- Launder sponges and dishcloths, using the hot-water cycle of your washing machine. Then dry them in the dry to sanitize.
- Toss sponges and dishcloths in the dishwasher with a load of dishes.