9 Life-Changing Cleaning Habits For a Tidy Home

by Simplify

Working long hours and caring for your family doesn’t mean you’re stuck having a messy home forever. Believe it or not, all you have to do is scrap parts of your current routine—which is actually adding to your workload at home—and adopt new clean habits that make the job that much easier.

To help you get started, Kallie Branciforte is pointing out the 9 habits of people who always have a clean home.

The first of the clean home habits Kallie identifies is to set up little routines for yourself. Similar to brushing your teeth every night, scheduling little cleaning jobs around the same time each day allows these simple tasks to become habits over time. And this works especially well when you tie them in with your normal living routine.

The second of the 9 habits to keep a clean home is to create a list of cleaning tasks by time. Kallie recommends adding jobs that take 10 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 to 90 minutes on your checklist and checking those particular tasks off as you go.

The third clean habit Kallie pinpoints is removing things from surfaces. This works especially well when you only focus on the countertops, tables, and benches in a room and ignore everything else so you don’t get too overwhelmed.

Dirty sink

The fourth, fifth, and sixth clean habits are to let things go, never go to bed with a dirty sink, and always complete a 15-minute pre-bed clean up.

Doing these three things, in particular, doesn’t take up much of your time, but they do take away a lot of the stress associated with tidying up your home.

Cleaning habits

Lastly, Kallie says the final 3 cleaning habits you should form include setting up smart solutions, cleaning as you cook, and giving yourself rewards for a job well done.

For more cleaning tips, discover these Dollar Tree organization hacks or this powerful 5-minute clean-up strategy for a tiny home.

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  • Bobbi Bobbi on Feb 16, 2023

    How do I get a copy of the day to day cleaning list?

  • Mary Mary on Feb 19, 2023

    Good tips. I always use ad. Times to do just those little jobs that take 3 or 4 minutes, like washing a floor, putting on washing, changing a bed. It works for me.