Over the past year, I’ve made it a goal to continually work on improving how I organize my home. I’ve made a lot of progress, but have a long way to go. Organizing and cleaning take time, but taking short cleaning breaks will help keep your home clean.
Set 15 Speed Timers to Clean
Most days, I set a 15-minute timer at some point during the day to help maintain the mess. Even though I’ve been doing this trick for a few years, it always amazes me how much I can get done when I’m racing against the clock. The timer is a fun way to get kids involved too. My four-year-old likes to help me race against the timer to see if we can get done what we set out to do.
5 Quick Tips to Maintain a Clean Home
Before we jump into tips for deep cleaning your home, here are my 5 tips to help you maintain a clean home (even with small kids!).
- End the night with a clean sink/kitchen
- Run the dishwasher every night
- Set a day to do laundry from start to finish
- Set a nightly 15-minute timer to clean your home and get the whole family involved
- Establish weekly cleaning day (ours is Friday so we don’t have to spend the whole weekend cleaning)
Make a Schedule for the Deep Cleaning Tasks
Now that we’ve worked through what tasks need to be done to help you maintain the mess, here are some tips for deep cleaning at the start of each season.
Tip: Break Out the Deep Cleaning into Smaller Tasks and Spread Out through the month
Deep Cleaning Checklist to Clean Your Home in a Month
- Week 1: Deep clean kitchen & appliances
- Week 2: Clean door handles, switch plates, and walls
- Week 3: Dust all surfaces: ceiling fans, blinds/windows, furniture, baseboards
- Week 4: Deep clean bathrooms
Declutter Your Home and Clear Out the Mess
Did you know that unnecessary clutter can increase stress and decrease productivity? Taking time to organize will not only improve your overall mood, but you’ll know exactly where things are located. Just like the deep cleaning tasks, I recommend breaking out declutter tasks per week.
- Week 1: Organize Your Office Space + Junk Drawers
- Week 2: Declutter your closet & toys and donate unused items
- Also, consider creating a capsule wardrobe to help reduce what you have in your closet.
- Week 3: Organize Your Bathroom
- Week 4: Declutter and Sort Through Kitchen Items
Download a Free Spring Cleaning Checklist
Follow these tips and overtime, you’ll have a clean home. One that you can easily manage and keep up with. Soon, instead of just doing these deep cleaning items in the spring, you’ll be able to do them several times of the year!
Also, don’t forget to download my free cleaning checklist before you go!