A clean home is an inviting home. Whether you are naturally a neatnik or your true nature involves leaving your socks on the floor, there’s no doubt that a cleaner home brings a sense of calm and allows us to achieve our daily tasks, quicker and easier.
If you are looking for a way to curb your naturally messy ways without succumbing to an overwhelming cleaning schedule, you’re in luck. Pairing your daily cleaning checklist down to a handful of vital tasks can provide a sense of tidiness without costing you all your spare time. This list separates the main areas of the typical home, allowing you to truly divide and conquer.
It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of your home, and it takes the first spot on the list because it is the area that gets subjected to daily grime the most. From dirty dishes to sauce splatters on the stovetop to juice spills on the counter, your kitchen has seen it all.
Take 15-30 minutes each day to tackle these tasks:
- Load dirty dishes into the dishwasher.
- Quick-wipe counters.
- Wipe up problem areas on stovetop or floors.
- Rinse and wipe down the sink.
Your living room is likely the space that you spend the most time… well, actually living in. This means it is a magnet for clutter. When it comes to the living room, a little care can go a long way to ensuring that you aren’t stuck spending hours cleaning it up later.
Every night, devote 10 minutes to:
- Clear away any clutter that has accumulated.
- Straighten cushions and throw pillows.
Like your kitchen, your bathroom has its own tendency to accumulate daily grime. From soap scum to toothpaste specks, there are areas that can get gross quickly. While a deep cleaning is needed weekly, a daily wipe down can make your regular cleaning fuss-free. Take a few minutes each day to wipe the counters and any problem areas with a sanitizing wipe.
The bedroom is often where the clutter of the day finds a resting place. Yet, if you want a comfortable rest, keeping your bedroom free of pileups is key. Devote 10 minutes to do a quick tidy of your bedroom each evening—you will be surprised at the impact it has
A few easy tasks can have far reaching effects and will make deeper cleaning a breeze down the road.