In my previous two posts, we covered the housekeeping tasks of laundry, finances, dishes, trash, toilet paper, and making beds. Today, let’s unpack a few more daily housekeeping tasks that will make your life and your home run much smoother.

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.

1. Dinner

As I’m writing this post, it is mid morning, and I already have my plan for dinner. It is already in the slow cooker on the lowest setting. Why do this? I have been married 19 years, and we have three kids. I learned years ago when my kids were younger that if I didn’t have a plan for dinner, my evening quickly became stressful.

My slow cooker has been my “go to” for this housekeeping task. I know I can put some meat and other ingredients in it, set it, and go about my day. This is not only a huge stress reliever for me at mealtime, but it also insures we aren’t tempted to eat out and spend needless money.

I love using the slow cooker because, often, our evenings during school seasons involve homework. If supper is already mostly done, I can give the kids the attention and help they need with their schoolwork.

2. Pet care

We have two cats and one dog at the moment. Pet care is largely the responsibility of my husband and I because our kids are young. I daily feed and water them.

My next housekeeping task I do daily for the pets is to scoop the litter box and add fresh litter as needed. I usually have to sweep around the litter box, also. This ensures our home stays smelling fresh.

For our litter pan, I empty it completely once a week and add fresh litter. You may to do this more or less often depending on your pets. I also have a puppy pad that I replace daily or as the dog uses it. 

3. Coffee

Mmmm. Coffee. My husband and I love our coffee every morning. I automate this process because no one in my house is a morning person. We are early risers because of my husband’s job and my task of getting the kids off to school. It works best for us if I set the coffee pot the night before.

In the morning, we have fresh coffee, ready to consume, without any added morning effort. Our particular coffee pot has a clock and timer so we can set it the night before to start brewing when we wake. If you’re a coffee drinker like us, you can probably relate to how pleasant it is to awake to the beautiful aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

So, these are the three areas of daily housekeeping tasks for today. In the next post, we will unveil a few more daily tasks that will help your life run smoother and your home stay cleaner.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

More Tips Below…

New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:

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. 

Interested in becoming a full-time blogger like me? Check out my blogging series. At the top of every page on my blog, you’ll find a drop down menu. Just select the BLOGGING category.

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Also, check out a great post on decluttering over here from becomingminimalist.com. Joshua Becker has some great tips on decluttering and minimalism.

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.