Anyone can give you cleaning hints, but its what you do with these cleaning hints that really matter. If for instance you smile politely and nod your head yes to everything thats said to you and then go home and do the complete opposite, then you have taken no advantage whatsoever from those hints which were given to you.
The knack to taking the cleaning hints that people give you is to sort through the ones that you want to hear and the ones that you dont. In short, if someone is being snide or nasty in giving you cleaning hints to get your house in order, then you have no obligation whatsoever to listen to that person.
On the other hand if the person is truly a friend and means it as a help and not a hindrance you have the option of listening and then outing it into practice. There is of course still no obligation on your part to listen to these types of cleaning hints, either.
And of these cleaning hints, you will come across many which are of absolutely no use to you anyway. This can be for many reasons, but these days more and more, this seems to because more and more people have taken a strong dislike to cleaning in any way or form.
One such of these cleaning hints which you can take in good part of that of compiling a cleaning, or a chore, checklist. By doing this you are in effect outlining the work that you will need to do, and you will also be setting yourself goals and targets for which you can aim.
Spending just a few minutes doing this will not only help to cut down on the overall effort needed to clean, but it will also help to gear your mind to the fact that you are going to be cleaning and that you will need to go until you through the list.
You can also use this list to help you through successive cleaning jaunts as well. If you keep this list somewhere you can find it again, you will find that as an overall checklist it will come in handy the next time as well.
There are also other cleaning hints and tips which you can use to help in your endeavors to get a better looking and cleaner house, which you will find includes, the use of such things as double duty furniture items such as futons, beds with underbed storage, coffee tables with storage etc. and also storage boxes which can be stacked away in an unobtrusive corner of the room.
These and many more cleaning hints of the variety of which you can use are the ones which are best utilized and you will find that if you do follow these, that your cleaning efforts do become somewhat easier.