Simply put, if my home isn’t clean, then I can’t function properly. I’m one of those people. With two kids, a husband, and two large dogs, if I don’t stay on top of daily cleaning tasks, then messes, things, dog hair, etc. pile up. So, that’s why I do simple steps every day to ensure that I have a clean home. That way, if mama is happy, then the whole family is happy.
5 Habits of People Who Have a Clean Home
1.) Make Your Bed Every Morning
After you wake up, between taking care of the kids and trying to find time to shower and make a cup of coffee, the last thing that often comes to mind (if it comes to mind at all) is your bed. Who has time to make a bed every morning? I get it. I also get that making the bed every morning makes such a big difference in simplifying life. Why? It’s a great way to start your day.
You don’t have to be elaborate when it comes to bed making. Simply pull the sheets tight, tuck them, pull your comforter neatly into place, arrange your pillows, and be done with it. With just a few simple moves, in under a minute you’ll have a bed that is made and looking great. Plus, you’ll have a feeling of a sense of accomplishment at the very start of your day.
2.) Do At Least One Load of Laundry A Day
With two kiddos, a husband, and myself, along with the household items that need to be washed, laundry can have a tendency to pile up. That’s why I make it a goal to do at least one load of laundry a day. People who visit our house notice that our washing and dryer are almost always running. If my husband and I don’t stay on top of our laundry, then it will get out of control. Here are some of my favorite tips for tackling laundry.
3.) Tidy Up As You Go
By tidying up as you go, you won’t have messes all over your house. If your kids are done playing with toys, then have them help you clean up (or have them clean up the toys). If you get the mail, organize it right away instead of letting it pile up on the counter. Little steps can lead to big results. Here are 10 simple cleaning hacks I love.
4.) Clean Up After Cooking
Cooking can be messy. If pots and pans are everywhere, smudges are over the counters, and dishes are piled up in the sink, just looking at the messy kitchen can be a bummer. But, if you crank up the music or turn on the television, you can tackle the mess in no time. Before you know it, your kitchen will be nice and tidy all while you’re feeling a sense of accomplishment.
5.) Clean Your Kitchen Before Bed
Yes, I’m obsessed with having a clean kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home so I like to keep our kitchen looking clean all the time. It’s just something that has to happen for me to be able to function properly and have a good attitude throughout the day.
Now, I know cleaning the kitchen can be a bit of a pain. Trust me. With a three-year-old and two-month-old at home, it can be difficult to keep up with everything. But, the good news is that in just 10 minutes or less, you can have a sparkly clean kitchen. I like to practice this 10-Minute Kitchen Cleanup once a day (or more, depending on the mess) to help maintain a clean and functional kitchen.
What do you do every day to keep your home clean?