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Have you ever met one of those people that always seems to have a super clean house, even if you come over on short notice?
Well, there’s a way they do it! I’m gonna run through the 3 things you can do to keep your house clean all the time by barely doing anything!
1. Spot Clean
When you’re doing something unrelated to cleaning and you see something on the floor or a lot of dust build-up or a spill on the table, clean it.
For example, if you’re brushing your teeth and you see a mess in the sink, take the 5 seconds to clean it.
Rather than letting all the dirt and mess in your house build up and saving one day to run around and do it all, do it as you go. This saves so much time in the long run!
Remember the 2-minute rule: If you can do it in 2 minutes (or even less), do it now!
2. Spread it Out
Spot cleaning obviously doesn’t cover bigger chores like vacuuming or washing the floors so set aside time to do these things. But don’t cram it all in one day.
Let’s say you have company coming over on Saturday. Maybe try vacuuming on Tuesday and then washing the floors on Thursday or whenever you find time in your week to do these things.
By spot cleaning, your house is already fairly clean and by spreading these chores out, you’re getting the bigger things done without exhausting yourself so you’re still able to enjoy your company.
If you live with someone else, get them to pitch in rather than putting all the chores on yourself. This will lighten the load on you and you can have fun cleaning with your family/roommates/spouse!
4. Keep a Squeegee in Your Shower
People find it weird that I do this but it is SO worth it.
Keep a squeegee in your shower and at the end of every shower, take a couple minutes to clean the walls. This removes all the build up on the walls and keeps your shower clean.
Then, when it comes time to actually clean it, your job will be a lot easier.
5. Use a Microwave Cover
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate cleaning microwaves.
It’s such tedious work, not to mention, it’s gross.
Using a microwave cover that you put over your food to prevent it from exploding on the microwave walls will seriously save you a LOT of time.
6. Every morning, make your bed
A bedroom instantly looks so much cleaner when you clear off the bed and make it.
Do this every morning and you won’t have to worry much about your bedroom.
7. Every night, do a pick up before bed
Every night before I go to bed, I tidy up the place. I don’t like waking up to a disaster.
I also make sure the dishes are done every evening after dinner too because I don’t like waking up to a pile of dishes either.
If you do this, your home will be much cleaner every day just because you tidied up a bit before bed.
How do you keep your home clean?