The best habits are the ones that are already done automatically, and this is why we’re big on checklists. When we’ve done something on our to-do list, we proudly mark it off as finished and move on to the next. We never waste time on figuring out which ones we should do first because we follow a strict routine. The following are some things to consider when you want to maintain a clean home all-year-round.
When you complete these tasks every day, you’ll be preventing yourself from a major project in the future. With only a few minutes of work, it’s sure to keep the storm at bay.
- Manage Clutter
- Make the Bed
- Sweep the Kitchen Floor
- Wipe Up Any Spills
- Sort the Mail
- Clean as You Cook
To any housekeeping regimen, cleaning your home on a weekly basis is the backbone. To make this fast and simple, delegate the tasks to family members.
- Bathroom: wipe mirror, mop floors, empty trash bin, duct light fixtures, clean shower, toilets, and sinks, change bath mat.
- Bedrooms: vacuum floors, fluff comforters, empty trash bins, dust surfaces, light fixtures, discard catalogs, magazines, change pillowcases.
- Dining Room: Vacuum floor and upholstery, dust objects and surfaces.
- Kitchen: dust light fixtures, wipe the oven, vacuum floor, flush drain with boiling water, discard beverages and foods past prime.
- Living Room: Vacuum floor and upholstery, fluff sofa cushions, dust objects, light fixtures, and electronics, discard magazines.
- Throughout the House: Wipe pet and hand prints from the glass door, vacuum vents.
Take a few hours once a month to hunt down hidden dust and clearing your freezer. With this in mind, you’ll save some time from spring cleaning.
- Bathroom: Wipe tub surroundings, wipe insides of medicine cabinets, scrub grout.
- Bedrooms: Wash pillow protectors, shams, mattress pads, and duvet covers.
- Kitchen: Wash ventilation hood filters, discard food from freezer part prime.
- Closets: Vacuum floor, dust storage spaces.
- Living Room: Vacuum fireplace screen.