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.
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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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home.
Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.
Step 3: How do you remove clutter?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.
Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered.
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For further reading, check out the fly lady here. She has some great cleaning and decluttering ideas plus excellent organization tips to get you started.