I am someone that doesn’t do well with a messy space. Even with kids, we try to keep our house tidy. Everything has a place, and we have a pretty solid routine of how we keep our house clean and organized. It doesn’t take a TON Of time and it’s VERY easy to replicate.
How We Keep Our House Clean and Organized
One Big Deep Clean: Every Friday our house gets a BIG deep clean. Everything from floors, to showers, toilets, bathtubs, vacuuming, dusting, etc. So my “clean week” starts on Fridays.
Set Days For Big Tasks: Take laundry for example. I do our towels Fridays, sheets Saturdays, etc. But I do one load of everyone’s laundry a day. I am not one to do 50 loads of laundry in a day. I find that splitting it up makes everyone a little more sane. If I have a big organization project I also try to do it in one day.
Small Tasks Daily: I have touched on this in other posts, but we do a small clean every night. Toys are put in their place, the dishwasher gets run, kitchen counters are wiped down, the kitchen table is wiped down. If the floors need it they get a spot vacuum, clothes get put away, laundry gets put away, etc. This nightly routine doesn’t take long: 20-30 minutes since we know what each of us does. Usually before school each morning one of us unloads the dishwasher, someone makes beds, etc.
Know Our Strengths: I hate taking out trash and everything involving trash. Andrew handles that. Andrew is not a huge fan of laundry and honestly doesn’t know where everything goes. So I handle that. Andrew always makes sure the dishwasher is running and unloaded the next day. I make sure little things around the house are put away. Knowing what we each do makes things go smoothly. Plus there is never a “well who’s turn is it to do XYZ?” discussion.
Doing these simple things is exactly how we keep our house clean and organized without a ton of time and zero arguments. At this point nearly 10 years into our relationship we really have it down to a science.
What do you do to keep your house clean?