4 Tips to Keep Your Home Clean on a Busy Schedule
I would like a nap somewhere in there and oh, yeah, there's the laundry mountain to climb and the dirty bathroom, not to mention the empty fridge needing to be restocked. To keep your head above the water (or above the dust bunnies) try implementing these four simple cleaning tips.
1. Do One Task Per Day
If the clean-as-you-go cooking flow isn’t something you’re already practicing, you need to start now. This small change in cooking behavior can save you from long clean up sessions after every meal. You can get the dishwasher unloaded and reloaded, counters wiped, and trash out before the oven timer goes off!
3. Create a Daily Clean up Ritual
Doing a quick clean-up every day is one of the best ways to improve your home’s cleanliness. Pick a time each day that cleaning can be incorporated easily and do small tasks around the home. Whether you find time in the morning, during the afternoon, or before bed, a few minutes every day can be a useful addition to your cleaning routine. Each night after I get kids in bed, I straighten the pillows on the couch, gather up kid clutter around the house, and put it in their basket on the stairs to be put up.
There is always a simple task for any age. My three children under 8 all help clean and started around 3. Their chores included taking out the trash, unloading the dishwasher, putting away their folded clothes, wiping down their bathroom counter, emptying out the robot vacuum, picking up their toys, and making their beds.