In my last post we talked about the importance of creating a daily housekeeping schedule to help you stay on top of things. We talked specifically about finances, laundry, and dishes. Today, let’s address a few more housekeeping tasks that will make your home and life run smoother.

1. Trash

This one is probably obvious to most, but I mention it because we sometimes let this one slide by unnoticed. In your “trash housekeeping tasks,” I would advise that you empty every trash can in your home daily. This includes trash cans in all of the bathrooms and bedrooms.

If you have children, this is an easy chore that can be delegated to them. Teach them to keep trash from gathering in their bedrooms, also. Replace each trash can with a clean trash bags.

I have found that the dollar tree carries inexpensive, small ones that are scented. This just gives your home that extra special touch.

2. Toilet Paper

This one probably seems obvious, also, but NOT having a plan to replace this often usually leads to an awkward moment in the bathroom. You certainly don’t want this happening to your guests!

So, daily, I go throughout the house and make sure each bathroom has two spare rolls that are either visible or are in an easy to reach location. 

3. Make beds

Some people don’t see the point of making your bed because you always get back in it at bedtime. But, please hear me out on this one. I once read that a military institution drilled the bed making concept into their soldiers heads for more reasons than just neatness.

The reason mentioned is that making your bed first thing in the morning immediately gives you a sense of accomplishment. It not only looks much nicer when your bed is made, but that sense of accomplishment enables you to continue to make good choices throughout your day. Interesting!

This is also a task that can be made into a chore for your children. It builds self esteem in your kids as they learn to manage their belongings well. Help them at first, until they get the hang of it.

Another added benefit to bed making is this: You treat your room nicer when the bed is made. You tend not to throw dirty laundry on the freshly made bed, and as the bed appears, so goes the room.

So, these are three more housekeeping tasks that you can easily add to your daily routine to better keep a well managed home. Please stay tuned for the next post in this series as we’ll continue to add some daily housekeeping tasks to our list.Also, if this type of information helps you, be sure to subscribe to my blog for  tips and tricks to clean and organize everything in your home. Read part 3 in this series here.

Need to deep clean? I have lists for you to guide you along.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

Also, to keep up the general housework, you may need to create a daily housekeeping schedule that suits your specific needs. To do so, I have created a helpful series you can read here.

Need to Declutter Every room? I have declutter checklists for every room and every space in your home to guide you along below.

How to Declutter the Guest Room or Your Kid’s Room checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Laundry Room and Patio checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Coat Closet/Hall Closet/Linen Closet checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Home Office checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Attic checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Garage checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Living Room checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Kitchen Checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Entry/Foyer/Mudroom checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Clothing checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Bedroom checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Bathroom checklist can be found here.

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Happy Decluttering!