Not everyone has time on their side. This can make it difficult to keep a spotless house. However, even when you're short on time, there are several things that you can do to make cleaning faster, easier, and much less of a chore. Here are a few to try out:

1. Rubber Gloves for Hair Control.

When you get a phone call from a friend who says that they're on their way over, you have to think fast about your home's appearance. You have hair all over the place from your furry little friend and haven't had a chance to vacuum yet. When you're in a hurry, throw on a pair of your rubber dish gloves, wet them a bit and rub your hands over anywhere that hair lies. The loose hairs will stick to the gloves, which makes for incredibly easy and fast removal.

2. Lemon for Hard-Water Stains.

It is a common misbelief that chemical-filled, expensive cleaners are necessary to remove hard water stains from the sink. In fact, all it takes is a little bit of something that you possibly have around the house: a lemon. Cut the lemon in half and rub one half of it across the chrome fixtures and sink that have water stains. The citric acid from the lemon will cut through the stains and even rust in very little time. Plus, it acts as a natural air freshener.

3. Plastic Wrap for Refrigerator Shelves.

Spills are always going to happen in the refrigerator, and they're some of the worst to clean up. Most of the time, you don't even realize something has spilled until it has dried and scrubbing is required. To combat this, apply plastic wrap to the shelves. When a spill occurs, just remove the plastic wrap—along with the mess—and throw it away. Just don't forget to add a new piece of wrap to catch the next mess.

4. Alka-Seltzer for Toilet Bowls.

Within just a few minutes, you can pop a small round tablet or two into your toilet boil and have it refreshingly clean. All you need is Alka-Seltzer. Drop a couple of the tablets into the bowl of your toilet and allow the acidic effervescence to do its wonderful magic. After a short while, you should be able to use the toilet brush to restore the porcelain bowl to a pristine sight. Flush and go tackle the next task. Use the same tactic for cleaning jewelry, vases, coffeemakers, and glass cookware.

When you need some extra help, contact a local house cleaning service to schedule an appointment. Quick cleaning hacks will work for most things, but a professional cleaning may be warranted if you're having a huge gathering of some sort at your home and not enough time to handle the job. Try a company like Servpro Of Washington County.