The cleaning never ends when you have kids and pets! Seriously, I have three kids and two dogs. I clean everyday, but is my house really clean? This cleaning routine makes it easy to keep everything clean.
I feel like I spend countless hours cleaning everyday. With all that time and effort, my house should be super clean right? The answer is no. My house isn’t always super clean. In fact on a daily basis my house is tidy and manageable. There are a few days a month where I can sit down and say that my whole house is completely clean. There are so many places and things in a house that are easy for forget or neglect. I’ve put together this list to help me keep track of the daily cleaning tasks and the tasks that are sometimes difficult to remember.
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I have a few tips and tricks that I use to keep up with my cleaning routine.
Straighten as you go
When you’re heading upstairs take something with you to put away. I try not to leave a room empty handed. It may seem like a little such a little task, but at the end of the day it makes a huge difference. I also keep a basket at the bottom of the stairs for quick clean-ups. I fill the basketwith anything that goes upstairs and take it all up at once to put away.
Get your kids to help
There’s no reason your kids cannot help out, if they are old enough. Instead of giving my kids a ton of jobs at once, I ask them to do one simple task. It not only makes it easier for them, but there’s less complaining too.
Don’t wait until the last minute
We’ve had a ton of house showings and inspections lately with the sale of our home. I don’t wait until the last minute to get things cleaned up. Keeping up with cleaning and straightening tasks makes it so much easier in the long run.
If I try to do to many cleaning tasks at once it seems like nothing gets done. Instead, I try to focus on finishing one thing before moving onto the next.
Pick your battles
This is one of my mantras. I apply it to parenting and cleaning. If I’m short on time or super tired, I pick the one thing that is making me the most crazy and tackle that. If the living room is super messy and driving me nuts, I focus only on that. Then at the end of the day I can sit down to read a book or watch a show and see that I’ve gotten at least one thing done.
Do one load of laundry a day
I try to do one complete load of laundry everyday. That means washing, drying, folding and putting away. I do have one day a week that I do massive amounts of laundry, but by doing one load a day it makes it easier.
What cleaning tasks do you struggle with? What are your tips and tricks?