As the mom of four, I have very little time to clean and organize my house. Most mom’s can relate to this, I’m sure. Between work, school, and extracurricular’s there REALLY is NO time. Any extra time that I do have I want to be spending with my children, not scrubbing the house. But, alas, four kids can make quite a mess and a cluttered house that needs to be cleaned just adds to the craziness and I can’t have that! So I have 5 tips to always have a clean home.
5 tips to always having a clean home
Have a Cleaning Schedule
Now, like any thing else, you have to find what works for you. Something that fits into your already busy life. I use a weekly cleaning schedule. I try to stick by this schedule but occasionally things come up and I have to switch it around. There are a few things on the schedule that I do more than once a week, like vacuuming, but overall this keeps my house in check so that it does not get out of control.
One of my favorite ways to keep the clutter under control is Baskets. They look pretty and you can just toss everything in. I use decorative baskets to hold things like magazines, small toys, blankets – that way they can quickly be picked up off the floor and tossed into the basket. Even the kids can manage this type of clean up!
A load a day keeps the monster away:
The laundry monster that is. We’ve all been there, the day that you realize there are no clean socks because they are all in the dirty clothes hampers. Then you spend all day washing, drying, and folding and the laundry monster takes over your house! It’s on the couches, the beds, the dining room table, and since you’ve spent all day washing you have no time left to put it away. To solve the problem, just do one (or two) loads a day, fold it immediately and put it away. It takes some forcing but I try and make it a point to put a load in as soon as I wake up in the morning. It helps cut down on the amount of dirty laundry and the clean laundry that piles up in unwanted places.
The Laundry Basket Round-Up:
To get out of place items picked up quickly, I like this method. Grab a laudry basket and go from room to room putting anything that doesn’t belong there into the basket. Continue around the house until everything in the basket is put away. My house is two story so I start on the bottom floor gathering everything there and then head upstairs. I put everything away and then grab anything up stairs that needs to go down and finish up. This cuts down on the amount of time it takes to put it all in it’s place and cuts down on the number of trips you make up and down or back and forth.
Between the kid’s messes and the dog I am constantly needing to vacuum something. The only problem with that is lugging around a huge vacuum cleaner, finding a spot to plug it in, winding the cord, and putting away – every time someone has a spill. Not efficient at all. Now I keep a Hoover Cordless 2 in 1 vacuum handy so that I can quickly clean up messes without all of the fuss.
No cord means you have freedom to move about your home with ease; no plugging and unplugging, no winding and rewinding and most importantly, no tripping, tugging or tangling. Only the cordless line – which includes 4 cordless cleaners—3 vacuums and a hard floor wet cleaner – is powered by an interchangeable battery system that works with all products in the Hoover cordless line and Windtunnel 3 technology provides performance; suction power to lift and remove dirt.
The Hoover Cordless 2 in 1 has two settings, one for hard floors and one for carpet – thank goodness because my daughter gets these perler beads everywhere!
And my favorite part is the 2 in 1 combo. What does that mean? Well there’s a detachable handheld vacuum that can suck up messes from all sorts of surfaces. Most recently in my home, glitter on the kitchen table.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.