Whether your house is in constant chaos and disorder or whether you just have an area or two that needs attention, these habits can be really helpful!
#1 Make your bed every day
It’s likely that your bed is the focal point of your bedroom and it probably fills a large portion of your room. When the bed is unmade, much of the remaining space is taken up with discarded blankets and pillows! Making the bed is such a quick way to tidy almost an entire room at once.
#2 Clean the kitchen every night
Cleaning up from supper immediately after you finish eating is such a game changer! Even on nights that we eat out, I’ve found that it’s helpful to gather stray cups from around the house and load them in the dishwasher, wipe the counters and put away random things that ended up on the counters.
Read More: How To Have A Clean Kitchen At Night
#3 Do one load of laundry every day
This is helpful no matter how many loads you actually need to do each day (unless you only do a load or two each week). I start a load before I make coffee in the morning, switch it to the dryer when I come back in the kitchen for breakfast and then fold it before supper. Gone are the days of staying up late waiting for the washing machine to finish the spin cycle so I can put tomorrow’s outfit in the dryer! Ha! I know you’ve done it too!
#4 Wipe down the surfaces in your bathroom every day
It takes a few seconds to grab a Lysol wipe and sweep it across the counters, sink, toilet lid and seat, but the results are so satisfying!
#5 Do one chore every day
There’s a theme to this post, and it’s found in the words “every day.” The house gets dirty every day – so in my mind it makes sense to clean it every day! It’s really hard to maintain a well-managed home if you only clean once a week.
Chores like dusting, vacuuming or cleaning a bathroom probably only take 15 minutes, but they really help to keep your home in order. I write each days’ chore on my planner and get it done as soon as I’m able. It is amazing how much this helps to keep my home in a presentable state!
Read More: My Daily Cleaning Routine
It is possible to have a cozy, calm home – it just takes a little work and daily discipline. You can do it! ❤
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27
6 thoughts on “5 Habits That Will Take Your Home From Chaos to Cozy!”
I already put all of these tips into practice, and I agree that they make a big difference. I always start the day with a clean kitchen, but my problem is how to clean the kitchen after breakfast when I am in a rush to get out the door for work. I end up leaving the breakfast dishes in the sink and not having time to clean up the counters, and then I have to take care of those things when I get home before I can begin to make supper. Any suggestions?
Hi Kathi, I’m sorry it took me so long to get to your question! That is a great question and one that I know we all deal with at some time or another. I think the answer is in your morning schedule – you might need to get up a few minutes earlier or move a task to the night before to give yourself time to get the kitchen in order. Here are two posts that have more tips on those things:
Wonderful tips!! I agree 100% although my bathroom wipe down routine could use some improvement. I can’t go to bed with a messy house or kitchen. It’s the worst to wake up to that mess. We’ve gotten into a good routine of the kids helping clean up the house before bed. That way they’re involved in picking up the toys, crafts, etc that they played with and I’m not stuck doing all the chores after they go to bed. Team work!!
Yes! So smart to involve your kids – it helps you AND it teaches them that housework is just part of life. Love that!
These are great tips!! I need to do better at putting the dishes away before I go to bed so I don’t have to look at them when I get up. 😊
I started doing that about a year ago, and I’m always SO glad I took a few minutes to put the dishes away at night. 🙂
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