Cleaning the whole house can be very time-consuming. It’s especially when you haven’t cleaned in a while. You then find that you’re now faced with a giant task. So, then you take the rest of the day to clean, wipe, and mop, and vacuum everything, but a week later, after barely picking up a duster, you’re now looking at the same situation you had the week before.
It’s okay, we’ve all been there.
There are always so many things to do in a day and not enough time, so we push cleaning off until it gets the best of us. Don’t fall into that trap again. Here are 12 daily tips that you can easily do to keep your house cleaning from wearing you out.
Make the Bed When You Wake Up
The first thing that you want to do is make your bed in the morning. Don’t wait until you already made breakfast and your daily cup of coffee or tea. Let the bed be the very first thing you do when you get out of bed. This way, it sets the mood for the rest of the day and helps you build your cleaning habit. And when your brackets and sheets are ready to be cleaned, throw them all in the washer and replace them with a clean set.
Fill Dishwasher at Night
One of the most dreaded tasks of house cleaning is dealing with the dishwasher. We all want to eat on clean plates and silverware but putting them all into the dishwasher is not fun. But if you take the time to empty the sink of dirty dishes, you’ll find that it doesn’t take that long. You’ll be able to start and finish in just a few minutes once you get the swing of things.
Start Up the Washer Every Day
Now that you’ve put away all the dishes at night, you can then wake up the next morning and empty the dishwasher. If putting the dishes in the washer barely took any time, then you can imagine that taking them out will be done in no time. Just remember to put every dish and pan in a space that they belong.
Take the Trash Out Every Afternoon
No one enjoys living in a house with the faint smell of what your family ate that day. You should always take to take the trash out every afternoon. Sometimes, you may have to take it out twice a day depending on how much you and your family cooks. Just remember to have a set schedule, so your home doesn’t fill up with smells that you could possibly be blind to.
Spray Down Shower Wall Every Day
A simple method to making sure dust and grime don’t build up in your house is to spray down the countertops and shelves every day. This may seem time-consuming, but your goal with this isn’t to wipe down surfaces in detail you can do that when you have specific cleaning days. For now, you’re only quickly going over surfaces so dust doesn’t pile up more than you can handle.
Sweep or Vacuum the Floor
Sweeping or vacuuming your floors every day should always be on your daily to-do list. Dust doesn’t just rest on your shelving and countertops. It also rests on your hardwood flooring and your carpets and rugs. Take a floor sweeper or a vacuum and go over each room daily.
Throw Dirty Clothes in the Hamper
Try to designate a hamper for every room in your house. There are more things in your house that need to go in the wash than just your family’s clothes. From towels to bedsheets, you probably have something in almost every room that could get dirty and need washing. So, make it easy on yourself and get enough hampers. That way, when you do wash, it will be easy to gather everything.
Tidy Countertops at the End of the Day
One of the top tips to keeping your house clean is to tidy up your countertops daily. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and bathroom, but sometimes, we fail to clean up after ourselves. We may leave a napkin here or leave the toothpaste bottle out. Make sure that by the end of the day, you gather up everything on your counter spaces, put it away, and quickly wipe it down with a cloth.
Throw Away Trash When You Leave the Room
No matter where you’re going in your house, grab up everything that needs to be thrown away or put in the sink. Do this every time you leave the room, and you’ll find that there will be a lot less clutter around the house. This is a great first habit that you can learn to keep your house clean.
Leave Shoes at the Door
One way to prevent dirt on the floor is to make sure that you’re taking your shoes off at the door. Hopefully, you already live by this rule, but sometimes we cheat and walk on the floor anyways. But remember that the dirt that you walk on outside can drag its way inside the house, leaving you with bacteria that are harmful to you and your family. Buy a shoe rack and place it by the door to get the habit back.
Organize Your Closet
If you go into your closet every day to plan your outfits or hang up what you just wore, then you can simply use that time to organize your clothes. This is a simple task that can be done in a matter of seconds. You won’t have to worry about opening your closet door piles of fallen and unfolded pants and shirts.
Put Things Back in Their Place After Use
One of the last things to keep in mind as you clean is that everything should have a place. if it has a place to go, you should find one or reconsider keeping it. As you go around your house every evening to tidy, go by this simple rule. Make sure that when you pick something up, you’re just not placing it somewhere else, but that you’re putting it away in its proper place. This one step will help your weekend cleaning process significantly decrease.
Putting It All Together
Looking at these tips may seem like a lot to do, but if you keep up with them, the time it will take you to complete each task will drastically be lowered each time. Although there’s a lot more that you can do to keep your house clean every day, we chose these 12 tips as some of the easiest ones that won’t take too much out of your day. By making these cleaning habits, you’ll be able to tackle the real cleaning when it comes without the headache.