Whenever you watch Full House, you probably roll your eyes at the hysterical way Danny Tanner tries to maintain cleanliness. He was all of our neat-freak dads (or roommates) trying to micro-manage and dust off our lives and rooms. It was silly then, sure, but now that you're knee deep in dirty clothes at your totally cluttered apartment (seriously, it looks like an episode of Hoarders), you probably wish you had some Danny Tanner cleaning tips to guide you through this mess. Well, good news, everyone. I sought them out so you don't have to.
Looking back at the OG Full House, I've picked up on all the cleaning rules that Danny has lived by over the years. Hell, the Spring Cleaning episode alone has left me with plenty of good ideas. And with spring slowly and steadily on the way, I totally want to be ready and motivated. Our sitcom dad will surely know all the best ways to help us all (and/or those nasty roommates) make our living spaces beautiful.
So, without any further delay, here are the best Danny Tanner neatness tips to live by when it comes to de-cluttering your life and starting off with a clean slate.
1It’s Totally Safe To Iron Clothes While You’re Still Wearing Them
Nothing looks precarious about this, right?
2Make A Family Motto
It should stir the entire family into action.
3“Clean Is Good, Dirt Is Bad”
This is a good family motto, and also it's a good lifestyle to adopt.
4Respect Spring Cleaning Like It’s Christmas
You know, something to look forward to instead of something you have to do because all your winter sweaters have moth holes in them.
5Have a Tool Belt To Make Cleaning Easy
And award them to your little helpers as a badge of honor.
6Clean Your Cleaning Supplies Routinely
Because how can you clean without clean cleaning supplies?
7Child Labor Is A-OK As Long As You Mop In Circles
Remember when Danny listed Michelle as her helper? Just do that with your small child/little sibling/neighbor's kid that you're baby-sitting, it's fiiiiine.
8Withold Your Love Unless The Children Do A Great Job
It's great motivation.
9Actually, Get The Whole Fam To Help Out
It helps if you have a FULL HOUSE to do the dirty work.
10Direct Them, Military Style
Ten-hut! Get your team in order.
11But Allow Your Friends To Pick The Music
Allow them to throw on "I Feel Good," and it'll expedite the process.
12Find The Balance Between Clean And Dirty
Tidiness is a great virtue to have, but don't let it control your life. It took Danny five seasons to realize this; you can find it out in less.
Happy cleaning, everyone.