It’s Monday, which for me means the beginning of another work week. Working full time doesn’t leave much room in my schedule for daily cleaning routines, but I have a few chores that I complete every day to keep the house in order until Saturday comes around.
Even if your schedule is busier than mine, I’m sure you’ll find that working in a few tasks each day goes a long way to having a clean house! Here are the 5 things I do every day to keep my house clean!
1. Make the bed
I find it’s best to do this as soon as I get out of bed. Most of the time, the bed is the focal point of your room. Having a neatly made bed instantly improves the look of the room!
2. Wipe the bathroom surfaces
I keep Lysol wipes in the cabinet under the sink for easy access. Each morning I wipe the sink, faucet and then the toilet lid and seat. It takes a few seconds but makes a huge difference!
3. Sweep the kitchen floor
I like to do this in the morning while I wait for the coffee to brew.
4. Clear the kitchen counters
Keeping the counters clean takes constant effort! Before I leave for work, I put all the breakfast dishes in the dish washer and wipe the counters. Sometime during the day either Paul or I put away the clean dishes in the dish drainer (this is a good chore for kids…at least my Mom always thought so!). Before bed I put any straggling dishes in the dish washer and wipe the counters again.
5. Straighten the living room
Fold the blankets, put the sofa pillows where they belong, corral the TV remotes…just put stuff away. If you have trouble with paperwork and mail cluttering your counters, check out my system for that here.
What is your strategy for keeping a clean house?
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