Cleaning Hacks to Simplify Your Life
Want a tidy house but don’t want to spend your entire weekend cleaning? The easiest way to keep your house clean without getting overwhelmed is to clean a little bit every day using a house cleaning schedule. This way nothing piles up and becomes unmanageable. In reality, you shouldn't have to spend more than 20 minutes a day keeping your house tidy. So put on some headphones and let's get to work!
Put away clean dishes; wash dirty dishes - The easiest way to keep your kitchen clean is to either put dirty dishes in the dishwasher right away or clean your dishes as soon as you are done using them. Inversely, put them away as soon as the dishwasher is finished, so it can be used again right away.
Wipe down countertops and range - The fastest way for a countertop and/or range to become unmanageable is to leave messes for “later”. Not in this clean house! Wipe up that mess right away. The longer messes sit, the harder they are to clean.
Sweep kitchen floor and clean up any sticky spots on the floor - This is a high traffic areas, so if you, or your kids, spill something on the floor, break out that broom ASAP. Little drops of juice can quickly become sticky messes, attracting dirt and fur. Wipe it up right away to keep from grime build up.
Declutter - Clutter is the fastest way for a room to look untidy. Go through your mail right away and recycle any junk mail. Have a designated spot for important papers in a drawer. Make sure the kids put away their school stuff.
Wipe down the kitchen table - Every meal produces laughs and memories, but it also produces crumbs and smudges. Make it a habit to wipe off the table after every meal to keep that clean look.
Pickup and hang towels - Pickup any towels that aren’t hanging on the towel rack. Dirty towels head to the hamper and clean towels can be put back on the towel rack for future use.
Wipe countertops, sinks and mirrors - Wet spots dry and create unsightly water spots. If you can get to them before they dry, you can save yourself the trouble of having to deal with it later. We really like a good microfiber cloth.
Squeegee shower door - Another source of water spots is the glass shower door. You never have to worry about water spots again if you squeegee your after every shower. We like the HIWARE All-Purpose Shower Squeegee.
Tidy up sofa - Fluffing up throw pillows and straightening cushions can really help the living room to look put together and clean.
Put away any clutter - Clutter, again? Yes! Clutter can make a clean room look dirty. Find a place for your clutter and throw away anything you don’t need.
Spot Sweep/Vacuum floor - Crumbs, dirt and fur accumulate in corners of rooms and under furniture, exacerbating allergies and giving an overall “dirty” appearance. Get to those as soon as possible to keep things clean.
Make bed(s) - Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom. You can clean the rest of your room, but if the bed isn’t made, it won’t matter. Get into the habit of making your bed as soon as you get up.
Put away clothes - Clothes pile up quickly. Right when you take off those dirty clothes to jump in the shower, put them right your hamper. When clean clothes come out of the dryer, don’t leave them in the basket. Put them up right away.
Clear off nightstand - Nightstands get cluttered with cups, books, etc because its a convenient place to unload at the end of the night. Don’t let those items sit out, as easy as it may seem. Everything should have a place.
Getting in a cleaning routine will make cleaning tasks easier and the more you do them, the faster they become. Soon, you'll only need to do a deep cleanings a few times a year. Home cleaning just became easy with this daily cleaning checklist! You got this!