A clean and organized home not only gives me a sense of calm, but it clears my mind and gives me the energy to focus on my daily life. It is extremely important to keep your house clean, so it stays clutter-free. I know you might be thinking, it’s so hard to keep a clean and organized home – especially when you have young children! I know, it is very tough to keep your house organized and clean at all times. Especially when your kids are constantly taking out toys, running around with food, dropping food all over the floor, and the list goes on. But I’m here to tell you that if you have a system to keep a clean and organized home, this will make your life so much easier.
Don’t get me wrong, we all have those days where you just don’t feel like doing anything, and it’s absolutely ok to let go and relax and do not let the messy house bother you. But I promise – if you create a system and develop these habits, it’ll help you keep your house clean!
How to keep your house clean and tidy all the time!!
So today, let’s dive into these 12 habits that will save your day!
1. Cooking and Cleaning
Always keep cleaning alongside cooking! I know it sounds hard, but I promise it’ll make things easier to clean up after. When Doug and I cook we work as a team. When he’s prepping the food, I’ll wash it after he’s done. And a bonus tip for a clean and organized home…always empty your dishwasher! I make sure I empty my dishwasher in the morning, so after breakfast, while I’m cooking, I’ll wash everything and load them in the dishwasher so I don’t compile a bunch of dishes in the sink.
2. Towel and Cleaning Spray
Leave a towel and homemade cleaning spray in the bathroom! Every time I’m done with the bathroom in the morning I always wipe the mirror and the counter with a towel and spray. Especially with having kids, you’ll get toothpaste marks all over the place, so by having this you can just wipe as you go.
3. Organize every minute
Take the extra minute to put things away. Especially when you’re cooking, put it away after you’re done so things do not pile up all over the counter. Or when you’re using a curling iron or makeup, make sure to put it back in its home.
4. Make a Weekly Schedule
Creating a daily task – Laundry 2 days a week, Sunday Clean Kitchen, etc.
5. Sunday Inventory Day
Have a clean and organized home and most of all a happy home for everything! This one is my favorite, because when you have a home for everything. You don’t waste money, and you don’t waste so much stuff. I always do a Sunday inventory day! I check my inventory for the things I have and the things I need. Organizing is vital for your mental health because when things are always missing, you not only waste TIME looking for it, but it is also very frustrating to start your day looking for your keys for 30 mins.
Spend a little money on gadgets that’ll make your life easier and more efficient. This is how I keep my floors clean all the time. I can’t stand a dirty floor. Trust me, a good quality mop and a good vacuum go a long way when it comes to a clean and organized home. I just bought a new wet vac from Costco…and I’m LOVING it…. I’ll do a review of it…make sure to subscribe to my newsletter to get monthly updates on the latest finds!
7. Magic Cleaner – DIY
Master the mess with homemade cleaner (keeps your home toxic-free). I’m crazy about baking soda, white vinegar, and essential oils. I’ve realized that I don’t have to buy a bunch of these products for each room and just have these couple products and make my own. Less is more. It is making my life so much easier and calmer.
8. ** Nighttime Cleaning Routine**
This one is so important because I never sleep in a messy house (unless we had a big party or gathering and I am hella tired). I always spend the extra 20 mins to tidy up the house (putting away all the toys) …Because I like waking up in the morning with a WIN! So, I know we all get tired at the end of the night, but make sure you put all the dishes away, wipe the counters, tidy up the house. A clean and organized home gives you a refreshing and peaceful start to the day.
9. Set priority
Don’t shower until the house is tidy!!! Ok, we all know once you shower, and sit on the couch, you won’t get up to clean up. So, make sure to clean the house before you get ready!
10. Donate and Toss
Doug is the king of throwing things away. We hate little nick nacks. Especially those toys with little pieces. Oftentimes when the kids are not playing with a certain toy anymore, I’ll put them in a donation pile. To master the mess, don’t hold onto things you are not using (kick that emotion out the door)
11. ** Teamwork!**
I never clean up by myself. I’ve created a habit in my kids to help clean up every time we’re done with a meal or tidy up at night. Teamwork is the key to a clean house. We always tidy up together before story time so we can enjoy the end of the night relaxing together.
I hope you enjoyed this post! I pride myself on having a clean and organized home.
It not only keeps my mental health stable but also helps me focus on important things. Having a clean house directly affects your mind, so a clean house for me equals more focus and sharpness. Let me know in your comments if you have any questions!