Are you tired of constantly dealing with a messy house?
It’s amazing how quickly things can get out of control, with dirty dishes piling up and coffee stains taking over the kitchen, your bathroom looks like something blew up, and your laundry room is buried in clothes!.
But here’s the secret: you don’t have to spend hours cleaning if you tackle small tidying tasks on a daily basis! Let me show you how to keep a clean house by doing these 5 simple tasks every day!
I don’t want to spend my weekends cleaning, so I found that if I do a little bit every day, I can clean my house in 90 minutes or less at the weekend!
We often think that we’ll have more time later on (we never do), but why wait for that magical day that may never come?
. By following these six simple tips, you will be able to keep your home clean every day without spending too much time or effort.
The key to a tidy home is establishing simple and consistent cleaning routines.
How to Keep a Clean House Daily?
Discover the secret to maintaining a tidy home without spending hours cleaning.
Learn the easy and quick cleaning tasks that can make a huge difference in your daily life.
Stop putting off household chores for a magical future and start implementing simple cleaning routines that will keep your home orderly day after day. So when you hear a knock at the door, you won’t go into panic mide anymore!
#1 Make your bed every morning
Making your bed may seem like a small task, but it makes a huge difference in how your bedroom looks. A neatly made bed can instantly make a room look clean and tidy.
When I get up in the morning, I put my pajamas under my pillow, pull up the sheet, and then my comforter. I give the pillows a little shake and arrange them neatly.
All in all, it takes maybe two minutes, but the overall look of your bedroom looks so much better with a made bed.
It makes a huge difference (at leat to me) to walk back in at the end of a log day to a bed that is made and ready for you to flop into.
Once you get into the habit of doing this, you won’t even have to think about it, it will become second nature.
#2 Run your dishwasher every day
Make a daily routine of running and emptying the dishwasher.
This way, you can easily load dirty dishes into the dishwasher throughout the day instead of cluttering up your sink.
If it’s not totally full, throw the dogs dish in there or your coffee pot that hasn’t had a wash in days.
Heck, if it’s still not full, who cares – put it on anyway!
There is nothing better than getting your dishes out of the sink or off the kitchen table and put away.
You’ll be surprised at how little time it actually takes, especially when you stay on top of it.
I run my dishwasher every night, and it gets emptied every morning by my 13 year old daughter. It really doesn’t take much time to unload a dishwasher, she gets it done in less than 5 minutes! I get my dishwasher pods on Amazon subscribe and save so I never run out!
#3 Clean up & wipe your countertops
It’s hard to keep a clean and tidy home when you have cluttered countertops!
If you need help decluttering your kitchen countertops, this post will help you out with that.
Regular cleaning is so much easier when you space isn’t cluttered! If you can get into the habit of putting everything away after mealtimes, this will help tremendously!
This kind of goes back to putting dishes in your dishwasher every day. Put away all condiments, utensils, napkins etc after each meal time, will help tremendously to to keep your kitchen clean.
By doing small things such as putting away any items you are not currently using and wiping countertops each day, you will not have a messy kitchen!
#4 Clean as you go
I started to incorparate this into my cleaning routine around the house a few years ago, and it has made a huge difference in my life!
One of the best ways to keep your home clean is to clean as you go. This means putting away items as soon as you’re done using them, wiping surfaces as soon as they get dirty, and generally keeping up with household chores throughout the day rather than waiting until the end of the day or week.
Instead of seeing something on the floor and passing it by, thinking to yourself “I’ll get to that later”!
DO IT NOW!
It it needs to go upstairs and you are downstairs, put it on the stairs for someone to take up the next time they are going upstairs.
If you see a pair of shoes or a toy laying on the floor, pick them up and return them to where they should be!
#5 Do a load of laundry every day
Depending on your family, you may not need to do laundry daily!
No one wants to spend their precious weekends doing laundry. With a simple system, you can avoid the laundry overload
Here’s what works efficiently for my family of four: designate a specific day for each family member’s laundry.
This way, you can tackle the task in smaller, more manageable chunks.
To save time, I prefer to load the clothes into the washing machine at night, so I can simply press start in the morning. But remember, follow through is key – set an alarm to move your clothes from the washer to the dryer as soon as they’re done.
When it comes to folding, it only takes me about 15 minutes. I prioritize hanging or folding clothes that need immediate attention, while socks and underwear can go back to the hamper, to be put away later in the evening.
Around mid-week, I will throw a load of towels in the washing machine at nighttime, remember to set your alarm to move them to the dryer! Let them sit until the next morning, or hang them back up that evening!
By spreading out your laundry, you’ll have more time to enjoy with your family and less time stuck in the laundry room at the weekend!
#6 Organize your mail
For years, I hated paper mail, it was all over the house, and then we had files of important documents in our office.
It made our whole house look a mess, but it just kept coming.
Don’t even get me started with junk mail!
Here’s what I did to get this sorted once and for all.
Make some calls and get every statement you can digitally so no more paper mess!
When the mail arrives, take care of your mail daily, go through it immediately, and get rid of anything you don’t need!
If there are coupons, cut them out straight away and put them in a ziplock and put that in your bag so you will actually use them.
Doing this will make a huge difference to helping you to keep a clean and tidy home!
#7 Do something every day
If you find yourself with 5 minutes, or 15 minutes, I recommend that you do a little something every day.
Spend 5 minutes tidying up an area, or sweeping the front porch, or picking up in a room so you can put your irobot on!
Doing something every single day makes a huge difference in keeping a clean home
One of the reasons why homes become dirty and cluttered is because of the accumulation of unnecessary items. Take a few minutes every day to declutter and put things back in their proper place. This will help you maintain a tidy and organized home, avoiding the accumulation of stuff you just don’t need!
How to Keep a Clean and Tidy Home in under 30 minutes
Keeping a clean home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With these six simple daily habits, you can maintain a clean and clutter-free home.
Remember to clean off and wipe down your countertops, make your bed, load the dishwasher, do laundry daily, organize your mail, and do a little something extra each day. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you’ll save time and energy, allowing you to enjoy a more pleasant and organized home environment.
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Grainne Foley is a wife and mother of 2 great kids. During her 5 years of full time RV travel, Grainne learned to become very efficient at household chores, in order to make time for family adventures. Now, back in a house, she has continued to create tools and techniques to help others lighten the load of household organization and cleaning.