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How to Keep a Clean Home: 6 Simple Things to Do Everyday

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Are you tired of spending your weekends cleaning up a cluttered and messy home? According to a survey by the American Cleaning Institute, the average American spends six hours per week on household cleaning tasks. That's a whopping 312 hours a year!

6 Simple Things to Do for a Clean Home

Having a clean and organized home is something we all strive for, but with busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, it can be challenging to maintain. However, by implementing these six simple tasks into your daily routine, you can easily keep your home tidy and clutter-free.

Make Your Bed Every Morning

Ok, I know what you may be thinking - why make the bed when you are just going to get back in it tonight? Or you may say you don't have time to make your bed every day. If so, you are not alone! These are the most common reasons given for not making the bed daily.

Think about it this way - making your bed every morning brings a sense of accomplishment and gives you a fresh start to the day. I am not saying you have to make it perfect every morning, but just simply pulling the covers up and placing the pillows neatly on the bed will give your bedroom a much neater appearance.

Make your bed

Just think how nice it will be to come home to a tidy bedroom space after a long day at work! Pulling back those covers will be the perfect bookend to your day. And you didn't have to put forth much effort to add this small task into your daily routine. So it's a win-win!

Time Saver Tip: Fold your duvet, coverlet, or comforter down neatly to the bottom of the

bed each night. Sleep with a blanket instead. This will make it easier to pull your top bedding layer back up each morning!

Wash a Load of Laundry Daily

If washing clothes is your least favorite chore, then you may think I am crazy to suggest this as something you need to do daily. However, depending on the size of your family, it may not be necessary to do a load daily, but you may want to consider doing a load at least 2-3 times a week.

Load of laundry

By doing a load of laundry daily (or whatever works best for your home), you likely won't have to spend your entire Saturday washing multiple loads of clothes. You can spend quality time with your family and friends without worrying about what you may need to be doing at home.

Time Saver Tip: Organize your laundry in a hamper with multiple compartments. Choose to do towels one day, whites another day, darks the next, and so on.

"The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment." – Marie Kondo

Keep Kitchen Countertop Clutter-Free

If your home is anything like mine, your kitchen tends to be the catch-all for literally anything that is brought into your home - groceries, prescriptions, mail, packages, items from work, etc. It is just so easy to walk in after a long day and place these items on the kitchen counter.

All of this clutter on the kitchen countertops gives your home an unorganized, unkept appearance that likely continues to grow daily. You may come in and just keep adding the pile of mail or stack of paperwork from work until your kitchen space is a cluttered mess.

Keep this in mind - your kitchen is the heart of your home! This one room is where you and your family spend the most time together. So, create a clutter-free space that you will enjoy making precious memories in and look forward to coming home to.

Clutter-free kitchen counters

Time Saver Tip: If you don't have an office or another area to keep the items that tend to clutter your kitchen countertops, designate one area and utilize decorative baskets or bins to help corral the clutter. This will ensure that your countertops remain clutter-free and your kitchen space remains the heart of your home!

For more inspiration on a clean kitchen space,

CLICK HERE for the 7 Day Kitchen Deep Clean Challenge.

Go Through Mail As Soon As It Arrives

Yes, we are all guilty of coming in and throwing the mail in a pile on the kitchen counter or in our office. Before you know it, the pile has grown into a huge stack and the thought of going through it is a daunting task.

As with your kitchen countertops, designate a specific area for going through the mail. Hey! It's an excuse for another cute decorative bin or basket. But don't let the basket get too full or you will be overwhelmed with processing a large stack of mail.

Time Saver Tip: Sort out junk mail immediately and throw it away or shred it. Only place important mail in your bin or basket to go through later.

Check out these beautiful baskets for storage and organization inspiration

Load & Empty Dishwasher Daily

Unload dishwasher

Loading and emptying your dishwasher every day may rank up there with washing a load of laundry daily! But, by doing this, your kitchen sink will not be full of dishes which will prevent your kitchen area from looking messy and cluttered.

Instead of waiting until your dishwasher is full, try turning it on every night after dinner and unloading it in the morning (or when you get home from work - whatever works best for you!) This will allow you to put dirty dishes right into the dishwasher rather than piling them up in the sink.

Time Saver Tip: Running the dishwasher daily with smaller loads will allow you to unload the dishwasher quicker. Staying on top of this chore will take less time in the long run.

Sweep High Traffic Areas Everyday

I will be honest - this is something I need to work on! I can't stand to look down and see grass, food, dust, etc. on my floors. Now that we have little (grandson) feet running around our home again, our floors seem to be a hot mess most of the time!

Purchase a good quality broom, handheld vacuum, or stick vacuum, and make a point to sweep the high traffic areas each night after dinner or after the kids go to bed. By doing this simple task, you will prevent dirt and debris from spreading throughout your home.

Time Saver Tip: Use a small handheld broom and dustpan or handheld vacuum to clean up spills and dirt that you see throughout the day so you have less to sweep up at the end of the day. Again, this will prevent the mess from being tracked to other areas of your home.

CLICK HERE for great ideas for cleaning tools for your floors.

In a world where time is a precious commodity and cleanliness is key for health and well-being, it can be overwhelming to maintain a clean home. However, by implementing just six simple tasks into your daily routine, you can easily keep your home tidy and organized. Remember, a clean home is a reflection of a clear mind and it all starts with taking small steps towards cleanliness. By implementing these 6 simple things to do for a clean home, you will say goodbye to overwhelming cleaning sessions and hello to a consistently clean home without sacrificing your precious free time!

And remember, the journey to a clean home is an ongoing one, so keep learning, keep adapting, and keep writing your own rules for a happy and tidy home.


CLICK HERE for the Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist - One Room at a Time.

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