We all know how nice it is to have a clean house, but keeping it that way can be a challenge. After a long, hectic week, messes can pile up! However, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task to keep your house clean. We’ve compiled a list of a few easy daily habits and tips that will save you time in the long run.
Start Your Day by Making Your Bed
This may seem simple, but making the bed makes your entire room look cleaner. And, it only takes a few minutes. To make this easier, you may want to reduce the unnecessary pieces of bedding like extra throw pillows. If you don’t want to do that, you could opt for a duvet cover and skip the top sheet altogether. Taking off unnecessary pieces of bedding means making your bed will take less time, and you may be more likely to do it.
Do a Load of Dishes Every Day
Doing a load of dishes every day means your dishes will never pile-up. This may be easiest if you unload your dishwasher before you start breakfast. That way, you’ll be able to keep your kitchen free of piled-up dishes by placing dishes directly into the dishwasher throughout the day. Before you go to bed, turn the dishwasher on so it will be ready-to-go for the next day.
Do a Load of Laundry Every Day
Depending on how many loads of laundry you do every week, you may not need to do a load every day. However, making sure you stay on top of your laundry means it won’t pile up.
Start your morning by putting on a load of laundry. If you won’t be home in time to finish the load, put a delayed start on your machine (if your washer has this feature) so it’s ready to hang up or put in the dryer when you get home. If your machine doesn’t have this feature, just put the washer on once you’re home and finish it then.
Clean as You Go
Alright, cleaning as you go may seem like an obvious daily habit, but it does help keep your house clean. It’ll also save you time in the long run. Before you go to bed, put your clothes away. It only takes a few seconds to hang them back up or throw them in the laundry hamper. If you get a surface dirty, wipe it up right away. When you walk in the door, put your shoes and coat away. Leaving your shoes on tracks dirt and germs around your house anyway. When you’re done with your dishes, put them in the dishwasher right away. Keeping your house clean as you go takes just a few seconds or minutes and will keep messes from piling up into overwhelming chores.
Be Content with “Clean Enough”
Let’s face it. Life happens. There are going to be times when you’re not able to keep a perfect routine. Your house may get a little messy at times, but don’t beat yourself up for it. Do what you can, when you can and it will save you from spending an overwhelming amount of time cleaning in the end.
Also, don’t stress about the little things. Spending hours cleaning small specs of dirt, or those little toothpaste marks on the mirror can be time-consuming. Most people won’t even notice if its there. Not to say you should never clean these areas, but don’t worry about always keeping them perfect. Use your time on what will make the biggest impact in making your house look clean.
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