7 Housecleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Tidy Year-Round

Feliz Grace Bueno     January 7, 2022

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7 Housecleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Tidy Year-Round

Keeping up with daily chores is tiring, but it doesn’t have to consume your whole day.

It’s common to begin the week with a clean house. However, a hectic work schedule can pile up the clutter by midweek. Keeping the house clean can feel impossible when you’re juggling parenting and work.

Adopt these brilliant everyday house cleaning ideas as a favor to yourself, and you’ll never have to waste a weekend cleaning up.

Keep reading for house cleaning ideas to transform the state of your home.

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1. As soon as you wake up, make the bed.

Making your bed first thing in the morning will jump-start your productivity and make crawling back into bed that much more difficult.

Pro tip: Keep wipes near your bedside table and swipe your phone with a cloth when you pick it up in the morning. That means there is one less thing to do on the weekend.


2. Put things back after you use them.

You’re going to have a mess if you don’t put your items away now. 

The best way to keep track of all the things you own is to scan each room as you move from one to the next and put the items back where they belong right after you use them. It can be hard at first, but you’ll get the hang of it after a while.

If you can wear pants or a sweatshirt again before washing day, hang them in the closet instead of tossing them on a chair. Allot a separate portion of your closet for items that need dry cleaning.


3. Have a separate hamper for each family member.

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It’s not enough to have one hamper. Provide each member of your household with their own laundry basket, as well as an extra one for linens. Use hampers with two baskets each to separate white clothes ahead of time if you’re feeling extra organized.


4. Focus on one area when cleaning.

One room at a time is the quickest and most efficient way to keep your home clean. To clean the entire house at once can be challenging. Room-by-room organization helps cleaning appear more manageable and less overwhelming.


5. Clean as you cook.

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In cooking, there are two types of cooks: those who clean while they cook, and those who don’t. Learn to be the former by starting with your prep work and cleaning that before you cook. Before you sit down to eat, wash your utensils. After you’ve finished dining, cleaning up will be a breeze.


6. When you leave the house, be sure to take out the garbage and recyclables.

It’s fine to alternate between the two, but if you get into the habit of doing so, you won’t end up with a mountain of waste at home.


7. Maintain a schedule.

If your home is often a mess, you may need to set a cleaning schedule. An organized cleaning routine is essential. While you’re still able to get the job done, you won’t have to worry about burnout. People are prone to overburdening themselves because they are so eager to make a change. You take a day’s break that ends up being a week, much like with exercising.


Keep track of the daily cleaning duties on a chalkboard or whiteboard in your home and cross them out as you do them.


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