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How to Keep Your House Clean – 5 Things to Do Every Day


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Let’s talk about how to keep your house clean simply by doing 5 EASY tasks each day!

January is THE month for getting clean and organized – so get ready to get your home in tip-top shape! I’m going to show you Five Things to Do Every Day that make home-keeping easier and more enjoyable.  (Yes, it can be enjoyable!) These are five tasks that are easy to do, but it takes consistency and commitment to actually make them a habit.

How to Keep Your House Clean

Laundry – Do at least one load a day.  When laundry is done every day, the loads are smaller and more manageable – no more mountains of laundry.

Clear Clutter – I do a quick de-clutter every day.  This usually consists of opening mail, filing bills etc.  The kids do a quick toy clean up… with some help and reminding, of course.

Wipe Down the Counters – The kitchen counters get wiped down as needed after meals and dishes are put in the dishwasher.  No dishes piled up on the counters (most of the time) really helps the overall cleaned up look of the kitchen.  I also wipe down bathroom counters as needed during the week.

Sweep Floors – I do a quick sweep of the kitchen floor, usually after meals.  (Don’t be afraid to get your kids to help with this!)  Sweeping the floors keep them clean during the week in between weekly vacuuming and floor washing.

Write it down – Don’t underestimate the power of a to do list!  Whether you are writing things down in a simple notebook, our “Git ‘Er Done” printables,  or  your homekeeping binder, keeping track of your tasks is a great way to see what you’ve already accomplished and what you need to do next.

how to keep your house clean

Happy Clean and Organized New Year!

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About the Author: This post was written by Becky who blogs about all things clean, organized and domestic at Clean Mama.   She is a former art teacher, turned work-at-home mom that keeps it “all” together with a good list and a cup of coffee.

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