When I say how we keep our house clean I don’t mean the products we use. I mean how we keep it clean and how it stays clean. I am not someone who wants to spend hours a day cleaning, but our house always looks and feels clean. This is how.
How We Keep Our House Clean/Organized
One Big Deep Clean: Every Thursday our house gets a BIG deep clean. Everything from floors, to showers, toilets, bathtubs, vacuuming, dusting etc. So my “clean week” starts on Thursdays.
Set Days For Big Tasks: For example I do laundry every Sunday and Wednesday. I do our sheets and towels on Saturdays. Liam’s laundry usually on Tuesdays. 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.
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, dishwasher gets run, kitchen counters are wiped down, 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. Each morning before work Andrew unloads the dishwasher while I prep Liam’s breakfast. This simple morning task that he does is super helpful because otherwise it may be 1 PM before I get to it.
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 7 years into our relationship we really have it down to a science.
What do you do to keep your house clean?