40 Tips for Busy People to Keep the Home Clean
28 Feb, 2022
It’s no secret that keeping a clean home takes time and effort. For busy people, it can be a challenge to find the time to do everything they need to do. But it’s important to keep your home clean – not just for appearances, but also for your health.
Here are 40 tips for busy people to help them keep their home clean:
- Make a cleaning schedule and stick to it.
- Divide up your cleaning tasks into manageable chunks.
- Set a timer and work until the timer goes off, then take a break.
- Clean one room at a time.
- Start with the easiest tasks first.
- Work on one task at a time (e.g. don’t vacuum and dust at the same time).
- Take care of dirty dishes and laundry as soon as they pile up.
- Keep a clean kitchen by washing dishes immediately after use and putting them away.
- Vacuum and sweep daily (or as often as necessary).
- Dust weekly (or more often if needed).
- Inspect your house for clutter and get rid of anything you don’t need or use.
- Make your bed every day.
- Hang up your clothes instead of leaving them in a pile on the floor.
- Organize your closets and cabinets to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
- Clean the windows and mirrors regularly.
- Get rid of unpleasant smells by using air fresheners or baking soda.
- Take out the trash on a regular basis.
- Clean the bathroom weekly (or more often if needed).
- Polish the furniture and vacuum the carpets monthly (or more often if needed).
- Change your bed sheets and towels every week (or as often as needed).
- Disinfect kitchen surfaces and appliances regularly.
- Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners.
- Check for leaks and fix them immediately.
- Repair any damage to walls, floors, or ceilings.
- Tend to your garden regularly to keep it looking neat and tidy.
- Clean the barbecue after each use.
- Keep pets’ fur and hair under control to minimize the amount of cleaning that needs to be done.
- Vacuum the furniture and carpets regularly.
- Use a Swiffer or other type of dust mop to clean floors quickly and easily.
- Get rid of stains as soon as they happen.
- Take care of spills immediately.
- Check the oven and stovetop for spills and grease build-up regularly and clean them accordingly.
- Keep all surfaces (countertops, tables, etc.) clean and clutter-free.
- Have a place for everything and put everything in its place.
- Throw out expired food and drinks.
- Rotate your pantry and fridge items to use everything before it goes bad.
- Wash your hands often, especially before you eat.
- Keep a clean kitchen sink.
- Wipe down the counters daily (or as often as needed).
- Enjoy your clean home!
These are just a few of the many tips that can help busy people keep their home clean. Following these tips will make it easier for you to stay on top of your cleaning tasks and keep your home looking its best. Happy cleaning!