Quick And Simple Tips For Keeping A Clean Home

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I’m a busy, working mom. I have my job, the kids have school and extracurriculars, and we always seem to be rushing in and out of the house. Pair that with having a husband and pets, and my house often looks like a category 5 hurricane has just passed through. If you know someone who seems to have a perpetually clean home and are trying to figure out just how they do it, it’s likely because they follow these effective tips for keeping a clean home.

Thanks for sharing these quick, simple, and functional tips, Beauty with Lily!

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Every day:

  • Make the bed
  • Empty and load the dishwasher
  • Clean as you go (especially when cooking)
  • Do a small load of laundry
  • Put away clothes
  • Sweep
  • Take out the trash
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Every week:

  • Clean the appliances
  • Scrub the bathrooms/toilets
  • Dust furniture
  • Clean mirrors
  • Change the linens
  • Vacuum
  • Mop the floors
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Every month:

  • Clean inside of appliances
  • Clean all cabinetry
  • Scrub the backsplash and grout
  • Vacuum baseboards and vents
  • Clean doors and windows
  • Disinfect garbage cans
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Every season:

  • Clean out the pantry
  • Wash drapery and blinds
  • Clean out closets
  • Clean out the fridge and freezer
  • Wash comforters
  • Wash carpets
  • Shred miscellaneous papers
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By completing these chores in small chunks, you won’t get overwhelmed when they all pile up at once. Practicing these habits will have your home clean (and staying that way) in no time at all. You can print out the above graphic and post it to your fridge to hold yourself accountable!