This spring I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to do some deep cleaning. That means that I got out the hand-held vacuum and cleaned behind furniture, I dusted the walls, I straightened out closets. All that feels good, but it’s important to me to be able to walk into any room in my home on any given day and see that it looks presentable. To accomplish that I take care of four major cleaning spots every single day, and they take very little time!
- The Bed. I make the bed every day within 15 minutes after I get up. It’s the major portion of the room, so it makes sense that if it’s all tidied, the room feels cleaner, even if there’s dust on the dresser!
- The Bathrooms. After we’re done showering and such in the morning, I clean the sinks, the tub, shower and toilet. I change out the hand towels and clean off the mirror. In literally ten minutes our bathroom is done. (I do give it a deeper clean regularly, but this is the daily routine.)
- The laundry and laundry room. I do a load of laundry every day except Sunday. That way I can do one load, and it’s done first thing in the morning. The baskets don’t pile up and it doesn’t take long to do one load! I also clean the laundry room because that’s where my kitty’s litter box and food dishes are. It’s also done first thing in the morning.
- The kitchen. After every meal I wipe down the counters, the stove and the appliances. A quick going over whenever it’s used keeps the clean up an easy job! The dishes are always either loaded into the dishwasher or are hand washed.
By doing these four areas, I always feel like the majority of the house is in order and clean. Once a routine is established, you never really feel like you’re working, but are just doing the daily schedule. I listen to podcasts or my Bible app while I do each task and it makes it go even faster!
What areas of your home do you feel daily need attention to make your home inviting?
Refresh your home by creating quick, tidying tactics!