When we are busy moms, keeping our home clean sometimes becomes a secondary task. If we have cleaning avoidance habits, then keeping a clean home is a struggle. Having a clean home doesn’t require hours of daily work. A few daily cleaning hacks will make all the difference.
Even if you have children in your home, you don’t have to toss your hands up in frustration. A clean home is possible with a little bit of daily effort. First, you need to be motivated to complete a few daily cleaning chores; and second, you also have to constantly remind your children to pick up and clean up after themselves.
Keeping your home clean doesn’t require hours of daily work. These 6 simple cleaning hacks will help you maintain a clean home every day in no time at all.
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Try these 6 Daily Cleaning Hacks for Busy Moms.
Make Your Bed Every Day
Making up your bed every day is a quick win. It only takes about a minute or two to make up a bed, but it makes your whole room look picked-up and cleaner.
Walking into a room with an unmade bed feels messy and sloppy. When you come home from work or a busy day, you will feel a little better when you see your bedroom (or your kids bedrooms) are not a complete wreck.
If you are not in the habit of making your bed every day, it’s a great place to start.
Don’t Leave a Sink Full of Dirty Dishes
I can’t stand seeing dirty dishes in the sink or on the kitchen counter. It’s almost a compulsion for me to start washing them or loading them into the dishwasher.
Dirty dishes will pile up fast if you don’t wash them or put them in a dishwasher. Start training your kids as soon as they are old enough to wash their plate and load the dishwasher.
Before you go to bed each night, take a quick walk through your kitchen and be sure you don’t have any dirty dishes. You will thank me the next morning when you have a clean counter and sink.
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Do a 15 Minute Pick Up Every Evening
At the end of each day, take 15 minutes and quickly pick up everything that’s out of place (toys, books, blankets, pillows, etc…). Put everything back where it goes.
When you look around a room and see things laying out everywhere it just feels cluttered. Make it a daily habit to do a quick pick up (especially in the living room, dining room and play areas). You may find you can complete this clean up as a 5 minute pick up.
Keep Your Entries Clean
I started a bad habit of letting my kids drop their shoes, backpacks, and anything else right in the entry when they walk in the door. My intention was good. I wanted to keep all the school backpacks by the door for the next day. But this habit is out of control now and if we are not careful will trip over bags by the door.
Try to create an organized entry. If you keep school bags and other personal items in or near your entry, use an organizational tool like hooks to hang bags and keys and a shoe organizer to keep shoes neat.
Wipe Down the Bathrooms Daily
Bathrooms are probably the busiest and most used rooms in your home. If you have kids, it’s a good idea to grab a Lysol wipe and wipe down all the countertops and door handles daily.
Remind your children to hang up used towels, wipe up water spilled from the shower and put dirty clothes in the hamper.
Put Away the Laundry as Soon as It’s Washed
Laundry piles up fast. You might even do a load every day! If you don’t put the laundry away the same day you do the laundry, it just starts piling up all over your house. Make it a habit to take 10 minutes and put the laundry away each time you do a load (you’ll feel better and your kids will have their clothes ready to wear tomorrow).
Putting the laundry away reduces stress too! Most of the time when you cannot find an article of clothing you need it’s because it’s in the clean laundry pile. Give yourself a break and put it away each time you do a load.
Six easy cleaning hacks you can do every day in about 30 minutes that will keep your home clean and organized.
What home cleaning hacks do you have? How do you save time cleaning each week? If you can only do one cleaning task a day, what would it be?