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5 House Cleaning Hacks That Will Always Leave Your Home Spotless
We all want a clean home…all the time, right?
But it seems impossible to have a clean home when you have a million other, more important, things on your to-do list every single day. I mean, sometimes I barely have time to shower – let alone clean my entire house.
That’s why, with these simple house cleaning hacks, I’m able to have a clean home almost always! (Hey! I have two small kids, give me a break ;))
These 5 simple house cleaning hacks will keep your home looking and feeling clean and will become a simple and automatic habits over time.
Cheers to clean homes and happy parents!
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As I mentioned, I have two little ones, so, keeping our house clean all the time is a challenge.
The constant pile up of dishes, crumbs all over the place, and toys strewn about is enough to keep you busy all day long.
Take these 5 simple house cleaning hacks, though, and you’ll be able to fool anybody into thinking your house is spotless all the time.
My tips are to:
- have a home for everything
- have a daily cleaning routine
- live minimally
- encourage help from your kiddos
- deep clean seasonally
Alright! Let’s dive in.
1 // HAVE A LABELED HOME FOR EVERYTHING
Having a clean home really doesn’t take all that much time and/or effort.
See, the secret is to have bins and baskets strategically located around your house where you can easily throw everything that is currently cluttering your space.
So, take a day to hit up your local dollar store and go nuts buying baskets, bins, and containers – truly, you can never have too many. Then, grab your label maker or attach cute chalkboard labels and label your bins!
After, go room to room and place these baskets, bins, and/or containers in places that aren’t all that visible, such as under your coffee table, end tables, in closets, and in drawers. This way, when you quickly need to tidy up your space, you can easily throw all the toys in their toy bin, blankets in the blanket basket, and remotes/controllers in their tray – and voila, instant clean home!
This simple – and cheap – trick has made keeping my home clean and clutter free so much easier.
SO simple, right?!
2 // HAVE A DAILY CLEANING ROUTINE
Another quick and simple house cleaning hack to always have a clean home is to dedicate a small portion of time each day to cleaning.
Now, I don’t mean you need to wash the windows and walls.
Simply make sure clutter is back in their homes and dirty surfaces are wiped down. I also like to make sure our beds are made (or at least the covers are thrown up in an attempt to have it looking made) and the dishes are done.
I like to do this quick daily cleaning routine at the end of each day after the kids are in bed and not making more messes.
It takes me about fifteen to thirty minutes to quickly move from room to room tidying up. Sometimes I break out the vacuum, but not always. Save that for your more in depth weekly cleaning routine!
3 // LIVE MINIMALLY
For the most part, my family tries our best to only keep necessary items in our house as to not add to the clutter that a family of four brings with it. That means if it isn’t serving a purpose any longer – it’s got to go.
About four times a year (once each season), go through each room in your house and spring clean – AKA, get rid of all the junk that you do not use anymore!
You can do this with:
The fewer things you have cluttering up your space, the fewer things you have to worry about cleaning.
For example, having fewer clothes has never made my life so much easier. Picking out an outfit in the morning is 100x simpler when I don’t have to rummage through five billions pairs of jeans and tee shirts trying to find the perfect outfit. The same goes for our kids’ wardrobes – making dressing themselves much easier!
And, this with also decrease the amount of laundry you need to do, so, amen to that!
Try a minimalist approach to life – you may be surprised at how much you enjoy it!
4 // TEACH YOUR KIDS TO HELP
Let’s all be honest – our kids are the main reason our homes are a mess all the time.
So, for this house cleaning hack, and to take some stress off of yourself, enlist your kiddos to help with small cleaning tasks around the house.
For instance, they could:
- put toys away
- make beds
- unload dishwasher
Make teaching your children responsibility fun by creating chore charts so they can be rewarded for helping out around the house. (Get a chore chart with our house cleaning bundle, here)
Simply hang your chore chart on the fridge and reward your kiddos for a job well-done once a week!
5 // DEEP CLEAN 4X A YEAR
Along with cleaning out your clutter each season, you should also be deep cleaning your home each season.
I find that roughly four times a year is plenty to keep most things looking clean with little upkeep throughout the weeks.
So, take the time at the start of each season to dedicate a little extra love to each room in your home.
Seasonally cleaning will include bigger jobs like:
- washing the windows and walls,
- moving around furniture in order to clean beneath
- washing couch cushions and pillows,
- and of course getting rid of things you no longer use and/or need.
Seasonally cleaning are a few of my favorite house cleaning days of the year – there’s just something nice about putting on some music, opening the windows, and making everything shine.
And, only having to do these things four times a year is a total score!
There you have it! My super simple house cleaning hacks to keep my home looking *mostly* clean all year long.
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Included you’ll find:
- Daily cleaning checklist
- Seasonal cleaning checklist
- Kids chores rewards chart
What do you do to keep your home always looking fresh and clean?? Do you have any favorite checklists or products you use!?
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