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4 Step Guide to Maintaining a Clean Home


Howdy! Happy Sunday! I’m sad to think that the weekend is almost over. Sunday’s for me are often about cleaning my house and prepping for the week ahead. Rory and I moved into our house a few months ago and I have tried so hard to keep it (mostly) clean and organized. I am not a super organized and tidy person (neither is my husband) so this can sometimes be a daunting task. I’ve decided that one of my resolutions will be taking care of a few daily tasks to keep my house clean and organized throughout the year.

I sometimes go into panic mode when I find out that guests are coming over within 30 minutes and I have a messy house. Then I franticly clean (and shove things into closets) which I HATE doing. If I stick to my daily cleaning plan I can avoid the frantic clean and feel more confident with last minute guests coming over (and be happier in my home!).

So here are the four things that I am pledging to do every day in order to keep my house tidy. Let’s hope I stick with it!

    • Dishes: unloading and loading the dishwasher every day.
    • Vacuum/sweeping: My dogs shed like CRAZY so this is a must-do! Luckily I have a great vacuum that cleans hard wood and carpet floors. Here’s a link if you want one too Hoover WindTunnel 3 Pro Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH70931PC
    • De-clutter the coffee and dining room table: I am always amazed by how much cleaner my living and dining room look when I clear off the tables.
    • Put laundry IN the laundry basket: Rory is notorious for putting his dirty clothes next to the laundry basket (and I’ve been guilty of this too). This leads to clothes all over the floor causing my room to look super messy.

Have a few things you could do around the house each day? Join my in my cleaning resolution! Have some other ideas for maintaining a clean home? Sound off in the comments!