Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be stressful. With these clever house cleaning tips, you can stay on top of cleaning without wasting hours of your precious weekend time.
From cleaning while you shower to cleaning while you cook, we’ve rounded up a few easy house cleaning ideas to live by. Think of this as your easy house cleaning checklist in between your professional cleanings.
1. Keep Your Cleaning Supplies Handy
If you can’t see or reach your cleaning supplies, the chances of you using them are far lower. To help promote daily cleaning, keep your supplies where you can access them quickly. Consider a cleaning caddy with microfiber cloths and cleaning sprays.
You can keep the caddy in a coat closet or pantry along with a broom or vacuum for easy access. The easier it is for you to grab the more likely you are to clean when you have a free moment.
Staying on top of cleaning also makes it easier when you go for a more thorough clean. If you keep up with wiping the counter, sweeping the floor, and wiping surfaces, it won’t take as long every time. When messes pile up or dust accumulates, it takes you that much longer to clean each time.
Having supplies handy will also help you in between professional cleanings. While we can help clean as much as you like, when little spills or messes happen on days we aren’t there, it’s good to know you can clean quickly.
2. Take Out the Garbage
Garbage is one of those necessary evils that pile up in every home. If you don’t keep up with it, it’s easy to start seeing waste bins and small trash cans fill up in every bedroom and bathroom. Seeing garbage overflowing can lead to stress and anxiety about cleaning.
When you’re working from home or entertaining people, the clutter and constant garbage pile-up can seem overwhelming. To help keep your home tidy, take out the trash every day.
While small wastebaskets in bedrooms and bathrooms may not fill up every day, the habit of emptying them every week is a good one to get into. You’re far more likely to have trash piled up on your counters and around the house if you have overflowing garbage cans every day.
Make a ritual out of emptying the trash when you leave every morning or before bed each evening. Every week before garbage day go around and empty smaller wastebaskets in bedrooms and bathrooms.
3. Run Your Dishwasher Every Night
To keep your kitchen tidy, one of the best things you can do is to empty your dishwasher each night or morning. If your dishwasher is always full, it will be hard to cook and keep the kitchen clean every day.
It’s easy for dishes, pots, and pans to pile up in the sink or on the counter. If you run the dishwasher daily, you’ll have cleaner counters and a cleaner sink. If the dishwasher isn’t full, it’s still a good idea to run it.
If you don’t have a dishwasher, you can also make a habit out of washing and drying your dishes every night. It will feel great to wake up to clean counters and an empty dishwasher to start the day. It’s also a mood booster knowing the dishwasher is empty and you and your family can pop dishes in as the day goes on.
During your reoccurring cleaning services, we’re also able to wash dishes, put dishes away, and run your dishwasher. Just let us know which dishwashing services you need help with and we’ll take care of it.
4. Clean Your Shower While You’re In It
If cleaning the shower seems like a terrible way to spend your time, we have a little hack to make things easier. Instead of spending hours on the weekend cleaning your shower, spend one shower a week cleaning while you’re in the shower.
Let’s say once a week you apply a face mask or a hair conditioning treatment. While you’re waiting for these products, clean your shower drain or wipe down your tile. Bring some cleaning supplies into your shower so it’s easy to do while you’re in there.
Once a week you can empty the train, wash your tile, clean your shower door, and prevent scum and mildew from creeping up. While we’ll deep clean your bathroom during every cleaning, it’s nice to know you can do a quick clean-up in between our visits.
On this same day, apply a toilet bowl cleaner and let it soak while you’re in the shower. Wipe down your counter and faucets before you hop in and you’ll have a fresh bathroom each week in minutes.
5. Clean While You Cook
Cleaning in a messy kitchen isn’t fun. If cooking already isn’t your thing, a kitchen mess is going to make things worse. Instead of spending hours cleaning your kitchen, clean as you cook.
While you’re waiting for water to boil you can wipe your counters or clean your microwave. After you’ve prepped, get all the dishes done so you can enjoy your meal and not have to worry about cleaning up afterward.
Spend one mealtime a week emptying out your refrigerator as well. We can take care of this and deep cleaning the fridge but removing old food and leftovers is a great weekly habit to get into.
6. Make the Bed
Making your bed each morning will put you in a great mood. You’ll feel so great coming home each night to a freshly made bed. It only takes a minute and it’s such a great feeling after you’re done.
During our regular cleanings, we can help wash the sheets and bedding or re-make your bed after you’ve washed them. Let us wash your bedding to reduce allergens and harmful bacteria from creeping up on your bedsheets.
7. Do a Daily Sweep
Cleaning your floors doesn’t have to take hours. To keep floor cleaning to a minimum, sweep your highly trafficked areas every day. It only takes a few minutes, and it will feel great knowing the dust, pet hair, and crumbs are gone. This is especially important for people in your home with asthma or allergies.
More House Cleaning Tips from the Pros
From making your bed to emptying your dishwasher, there are a few easy house cleaning tips that will make your life easier in between deep cleans. To help you manage it all and keep your house safe, clean, and sparkling, consider reoccurring, professional cleanings.
To learn more and book your first service, fill out the contact form here. You’ll be put in touch with a cleaning professional who can take all the stress off cleaning off your shoulders.