Are you constantly embarrassed when a surprise visitor stops by your house? Picking up toys and apologizing as they walk in the door? While we believe there’s no shame in a little mess, especially when you have kids – we get it. You want to put your best foot forward when friends and family come over. More importantly, less mess means less stress for you! A short daily cleaning routine can help you stay on top of the housework, without feeling like you’re constantly cleaning.
The more small tasks you do each day, the less time you have to spend on big, deep cleaning. The daily routine is not the place for cleaning behind your fridge or dusting all the blinds in your house. Daily tasks should be those small jobs that only become big if neglected – we’re sure you’ve noticed how a couple dishes suddenly turn into a sink-full. Give it a try, follow this quick 20 to 30-minute routine every day and you’ll be shocked at the results!
The kitchen seems to be the place where the most mess accumulates. Here’s how to keep it tidy every day.
Clear out the dishes and wipe down the sink
Wipe down countertops and stovetop.
- Wipe kitchen faucets (seen on kitchen faucet reviews)
Do a quick sweep and spot clean any problem areas on the floor (don’t worry about a full mop every day)
- Fold and hang dishtowels
- Corral any clutter that needs to be relocated to other rooms in a basket
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Wipe down the counter and sink
- Clean splatter spots on the mirror
- Give the toilet a quick wipe down with a disinfectant wipe
- Brush the toilet bowl if you see a ring
- Squeegee or wipe down the glass shower door and spray the shower with a spray cleaner
Make your bed – this makes such a big difference!
Fold or hang clothes on the floor, put any dirty clothes in the hamper
Straighten up the nightstands
- Tidy the sofa and fluff pillows
- Use a handheld vacuum to tidy up any crumbs
- Wipe down table surfaces and cabinets, especially if you see fingerprints
- Straighten up accessories, books, and magazines
- Clear up any clutter – put the remotes away, video game controllers, and put toys in a basket