Want to feel like your home is clean and organized and like you’ve got ‘it’ together? Here are Things You Can Do Every Day To Keep The House Clean:
Organization takes time, it won’t happen overnight. Stop worrying about instant results, concentrate on progress.
Routines and consistency need to be in place.
Spoiler: just when you feel like everything’s done, something will upset it. All the toys are cleaned up? Someone will dump out that huge lego bin with a zillion pieces. That’s just real life and it’s okay. Roll with it and enjoy the stage that you’re in.
The good news? You can set your home up with systems to streamline your life. I have six simple things you can do right now to get started. If you are trying to get into a cleaning routine (or better yet, my cleaning routine) and are just struggling with the daily stuff, clutter, and mess, stop the cleaning routine and work on these things this week and start over with the cleaning routine next week.
Make Your Bed Every Day
MAKE YOUR BED.
And teach your kids to make their beds too. Keep the bedding simple and as soon as you get up or in my case, after you’ve had a cup of coffee, make your bed. It will instantly make your bedrooms look put together and in reality it takes under a minute to complete.
TAKE IT OUT, PUT IT AWAY.
Start working on this TODAY and enforce it with yourself and your family members. It’s such a simple principle but it’s hard to be consistent. I guarantee it will take you less time to put that one thing away than it will to put all the things away at the end of the day.
EVERYDAY A LITTLE SOMETHING.
This is my mantra every.single.day. Don’t try to get it ‘all’ done in a day or every day. Just do something each and every day and I guarantee you’ll get over the feeling of I want my house to be clean all at once. With my simple cleaning routine you’ll find that maintaining the basics every day is really the secret to a clean and tidy home.
CLEAR and WIPE YOUR COUNTERS DAILY.
It sounds so simple doesn’t it? But in reality it takes some effort. Start with the kitchen counters and wipe them off after meals and at the least dinner. Then once you feel like you’ve got a handle on that task, add checking the bathroom counters to your routine. Put that toothpaste tube away and put the toiletries back where they belong. Give the counters and sink a quick wipe if necessary. Step-by-Step Nightly Sink Scrub via Clean Mama
WASH THE DISHES AND CLEAN YOUR SINK.
At the end of the day, the last thing I (you too?) want to do is unload and/or load the dishwasher. The silly thing is that this dreaded task only takes a couple minutes. Why do we always put it off? Get in the habit of loading the dishwasher after dinner, wiping down the kitchen table, clearing and wiping the counters, and give that sink a little scrub. When you get up the next morning you will be so glad you did!
Are you already doing these simple tasks? What can you add into your routine this week?