Do you have a designated cleaning day? Are you one of those people that like to clean your entire home in one day?
On one hand, I can see how taking one day out of the week to complete all of the household chores can be helpful. But, on the other hand, I think trying to clean everything in one day can be extremely exhausting.
Personally, I like to clean a small part of the house every day. You’ll be surprised how much time and how much energy you can save by doing this. It’s genius!
Listed below are 8 small things you can do every day to keep your house clean. Check out the simple tips below!
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Wash laundry when the dirty hamper gets completely full
I’ve never been the type of person that likes to dedicate an entire day to washing laundry. But, I absolutely will not be doing laundry every day because that will waste too much water and make my bills go up too high. The best way to handle the laundry is to wash a load once the dirty hamper gets all the way full. I also like to go ahead and fold the laundry and put it away that same day.
Wipe down countertops
The countertops are the workspace for your bathroom and kitchen. The bathroom countertop is where you spread out our makeup when you’re getting ready. The kitchen countertop is where you chop vegetables and prepare dinner.
The countertops are important and need to be cleaned daily. Try to keep your countertops neat and organized by putting frequently used items back in their designated area.
Before you actually clean your countertop, you need to find a cleaner that won’t harm the material that your countertop is made out of. For example, if you have a granite countertop, then you need to find a cleaner that won’t dissolve the granite. Research the best cleaners to use for your countertops.
Vacuum or sweep one part of your home every day
Dust, dirt, and hair accumulate on the floors of your home every day. Having carpet makes it even worse because the dirt and hairs get trapped in the carpet fibers. Vacuuming more frequently helps keep your carpet clean and in good condition. If you don’t have carpet, you can sweep one area of your home every day. I normally sweep my bathroom out every day.
Take out the trash when the bin is full
There’s no reason to take the trash out if the bin is only half full. Unless there’s something that smells sour in the trash can, I typically like to trash out when it’s full to the brim. So, I might take out the trash every 2 to 3 days – only when it’s necessary.
Spray the toilet seat with a disinfectant cleaner
I live with my husband and our boys, so believe me when I say that I have to clean our toilet seat often. I know that many of you can relate to my situation. To clean your toilet seat, spray a disinfectant cleaner on the top, bottom, and around the hinges of the toilet seat. Let the cleaner sit for about 10 minutes. Then, take a damp cloth and wipe the toilet seat really good one more time and let it dry.
Make it a habit to wash dishes as soon as you are done eating. If you leave them in the sink, they’ll just start to pile up and you’ll have a ton of dishes to wash at once. Make life easier by washing dishes right after eating, and put the dishes back in the cabinets as soon you’re done washing them.
Make your bed up
Make your bed up when you first roll out of bed. It makes your room look neat and organized. Plus, I think it’s a good way to get the day started and get moving.
Pick up clothes and put them away
Try to refrain from throwing your dirty clothes on the floor. Buy a laundry hamper to place inside of your bed and throw your dirty clothes in it.
Having a clean home makes you feel good on the inside and the outside. Give these cleaning tasks a try and let me know what you think about them.