By keeping up with these daily cleaning routines, my house stays clean enough most of the time, and keeps me from feeling overwhelmed.

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Don’t you love that moment when you can sit back in a comfy chair, look around at your sparkling clean house and breath a sigh of relief?

Over the next few weeks I’m going to share how to get there without the long hours and scrubathons. 

There are simple steps you can do daily, weekly, monthly and yearly to keep your home {close} to spotless.

The more often you clean, the less build up you’ll have, and the faster you’ll be able to clean the next time.

So for Week one in Countdown to Clean we’re going to cover what you can do daily.

Daily Cleaning  {30 minutes a day}

  • Morning Routine: Having a morning routine can make a big difference in how your day goes.  This involves making the beds, pick up dirty laundry, toss in a load of laundry, empty dishwasher, get dressed.
  • Clean Sinks:  Wipe dirty counters and sinks in bathroom and kitchen with all-purpose cleaner.  A clean bathroom counter and kitchen sink can do wonders for how your house feels.  It also keeps me from letting dirty dishes pile up. 
  • Clean Sweep:  Sweep the kitchen floor and do a quick room-by-room pickup, putting items back in their place.  Some days you may just need 10 min, other days you may need an hour, but it’s something you should not skip.  Get the whole family to help, assign everyone a room, make it a game, see who can get done first. 
  • Nightly Routine:  Don’t go to bed with dishes in the sink.  Try doing dinner dishes as soon as dinner is over, then before bed, load any stray glasses or dishes, wipe the counters and sink down and run the dish washer.  It’s amazing how good it feels to wake up to a clean kitchen.

By keeping up with these daily routines, my house stays “clean enough” most of the time, and keeps me from feeling overwhelmed. If I let these go, things can quickly spiral out of control.

Next week I’ll share my weekly cleaning routine that helps shine things up!


I’d love to hear what routines  and tips work for you!


Don’t Miss:

 Week Two – Weekly Routines

Week Three – Monthly Routines

Week Four – Annual Routines + FREE printable checklist

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