Keeping your house clean may be a struggle. Here are some tips to help keep it manageable, you only need to run through this list once or twice a week to keep your house clean. Well most of the time at least! This list helps keep your cleaning manageable so it never feels overwhelming.

Let’s get started…

Bedding & Laundry

If dong the laundry is going to form part of your cleaning tasks then you’ll want to get it started so that your washing machine can do the work while you’ll doing the cleaning. Go around the house and collect all of the bedding and dirty laundry, towels etc. Refresh your bed by sprinkling some essential oils and baking soda onto the mattress to freshen it up, leave it to absorb any dirt and moisture while you’re cleaning the rest of the house.

Take all of your collected laundry and stick it into the washing machine, check the time so you know when to switch loads or take the clean laundry out of the machine and put it into the dryer. While you’re busy with appliances, put all of the dirty dishes into the dishwasher and run it as well, you’ll now have your dishwasher and washing machine working for you while you clean the rest of the house. If you haven’t quite filled up a load of dishes, have a look at these other items which you can put into the dishwasher to clean.

Tidy Up And Dust

Now grab your empty laundry basket and move from room to room collecting anything that doesn’t below in that room and moving it to its correct place. Do this with a dusting cloth and some dusting spray, give all of the counters and surfaces a wipe down as you go through each room. Also tidy up as you go to make sure everything looks nice.

Clean The Bathrooms & Kitchen

Once you’re done tidying up, move onto the bathrooms. Grab a bucket with some warm soapy water and a cloth and start wiping down the walls, mirrors, cabinets and counters. Throw a fizz ball or some toilet cleaner into the toilet, when you start cleaning the bathroom and it’ll be done working when you’re finished. If you’ve got a spare set of towels, hang these up now so that you can simply pack the cleaned ones away when the laundry is complete.

clean bathrooms and kitchen

Bathroom by Brett Jordan

Move on to the kitchen when you’re done with the bathrooms, clean all of the counters, cabinets, surfaces and the sink. Wipe the front and sides of your appliances and tidy up anything which is out of place.

Sweep & Mop The Floors

Sweep the dirt on the floors into neat piles which can be vacuumed up in the next step. You can also sweep the dirt onto a carpet in each room, it’ll be vacuumed up soon. Now take a floor cleaner or mop and mop the floors to remove and dirty patches.

Vacuum The Carpets

Get the vacuum cleaner out and vacuum the carpets, also remember to collect the dirt piles you made when you were sweeping. If you’ve sprinkled baking soda and essential oils onto your mattresses, vacuum that up while you’re in each room.

Finish Off Your Cleaning

All that’s left to do now is to grab the laundry out the dryer, fold it and put it away. Make any beds which you took the linen off of and replace any towels you removed from the bathrooms. Finally, unload the dishwasher, pack all the dishes away and you’re done.

What are some of the things you do to keep your home clean? Do you have a cleaning routine? Let us know in the comments section below.

Cover Image: new pillows and rug by tifotter. All images in this post are used under CC BY 2.0.