We all want to have sparkling clean, organized houses, but getting there can be quite a chore sometimes. Keeping the whole house clean all the time can be downright overwhelming, especially if you live with roommates, children, or pets. We think the best way to stay on top of these tasks is to create an organized daily routine that works for you — and stick to it. If you’re not sure where to start, consider this your guide.
How to Add Cleaning to Your Routine
When you organize your cleaning chores and find a schedule that fits your daily life, it’s much easier to keep the house clean and not get overwhelmed with an out-of-control mess. Even if you lead a busy lifestyle, you can find ways to fit in simple house-cleaning chores during the day. The first step is to figure out what you need to do and determine how you’ll best fit it into your daily and weekly routine. But, no matter how you divvy them up, try to commit to about 15 to 20 minutes of cleaning tasks each day, no matter what. This schedule ensures you keep up with regular chores, and could easily even take weekends off from cleaning, if you prefer.
You should do some household cleaning chores daily no matter what, and we will detail these later. But, aside from these daily tasks, you may want to list other weekly cleaning chores, such as dusting furniture, cleaning bathrooms, or mopping floors. One easy way to organize your routine for these chores and split up the work is to assign one day of the week for each. For example, Monday could be for vacuuming or sweeping floors, Tuesday for dusting work, Wednesday for bathroom cleanings, and so on. You might want to include other weekly tasks such as cleaning kitchen appliances, tackling clutter, and cleaning windows and mirrors. Your priorities for daily and weekly tasks may differ, so find a routine that works best for you and your home.
Depending on your typical schedule, you may want to set a specific cleaning time every day. Morning cleaning routines work well for some people, while others may prefer to do their chores in the evening, just before winding down to enjoy that clean home. Whatever your preferences, having an organized cleaning schedule in place can help you stay on track.
What Household Cleaning Tasks Should You Do Every Day?
One of the easiest cleaning habits to adopt is to pick up as you go. If you’re always saving cleanup for later, it can build up into a less manageable chore. Take care of dishes immediately after every meal and put away anything you use throughout the day as soon as you finish with it. These items can include books, pillows and blankets, remotes, sorted mail, backpacks, purses, outerwear, and more. Get the kids involved and teach them to pick up their toys each day and put away coats, shoes, and backpacks as soon as they come home. Put away laundry as soon as it’s clean, dry, and folded.
Beyond tidying up, a few cleaning tasks can benefit from daily attention:
- Loading and emptying the dishwasher
- Doing a load of laundry
- Making beds
- Wiping the kitchen counter and sink
- Cleaning the dining table
- Wiping bathroom surfaces
- Sweeping or vacuuming heavy traffic areas
Each of these tasks is easy to complete and should only take a few minutes each day.
Stock and Organize Your Cleaning Products
One critical, but sometimes overlooked, aspect of an organized house-cleaning routine is the cleaning products. If the cleaning products and tools you use are in disarray, it’s much harder to get your work done. Everything you need for cleaning should be available and in a handy location in the home. It’s challenging to complete these tasks if you run out of your favorite cleaning supplies. And interrupting your work to search for the right tools can add time to the chore and make you less likely to get things done.
To start, take stock of all of the cleaning products in your home, and note what you like to work with. Get rid of any excess products you never use. If you run low on anything, make sure to pick up some more soon. Wherever you choose to store your cleaning supplies, make sure that it is easy to access and well-organized so that you can find what you need quickly and get on with your cleaning work.
You may want to consider having multiples of some cleaning products to make it even easier and more convenient to get your work done. For example, if you have a multi-story home, you may want a caddy or bucket full of supplies for each floor so you don’t have to climb stairs to get out the right cleaning product. Or, maybe you want to be sure to stash all-purpose cleaning spray in several areas of the home, or have a set of bathroom cleaning supplies in each bathroom. Keeping cleaning supplies close to where you use them, instead of stashed away in a basement or garage, allows you to have everything right at your fingertips for frequent cleaning.
Each of these tips can make cleaning chores so much easier for you to complete, meaning you’re more likely to keep up with a regular daily cleaning routine.
Call Maid Bright to Keep up With Regular Cleaning
Even with a successful daily cleaning routine in place, a professional house-cleaning service can help you stay on top of your chores and give you the tidy home you’ve always dreamed of. If life gets in the way and your cleaning routine falls by the wayside, consider weekly or biweekly cleanings from a professional service like Maid Bright. With regular professional cleanings, you can get back to your busy life, or relax knowing our team is taking care of the work for you.
Additionally, Maid Bright offers initial deep cleans and one-time cleanings, so you can get a jump-start on your home cleaning routine with a professional-level deep cleaning. Use this service to motivate your new habits or for an occasional catching up on cleaning chores. Whichever service you choose, Maid Bright will give your home a high-quality, professional-level cleaning, 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Are you ready to get started with a professional cleaning for your home? Contact Maid Bright today.