Saving time on cleaning is something everyone is interested in. With these little daily tasks you can cut your cleaning time down and keep the house cleaner.
First, always sort the mail. Mail is one of the easiest tasks to look over but it can pile up and cause a bigger mess than anticipated. Have a filing system for mail set up. Throw away junk and ads quickly.
Second, take care of the dishes quickly. Hand wash them or load them into the dishwasher after each meal. Its remarkable how much cleaner the house will feel by just keeping the sink clear of dirty dishes. See our article on the psychological benefits of a housekeeper for more ways a clean house makes you feel good!
Third, keep your purse clear of unwanted items. Junk can infiltrate all areas of our homes and handbags are a big collector of unwanted items like receipts and trash. If you have kids you probably have enough snack wrappers and loose crackers to fill the entire waste bin.
Fourth, keep the car clean and remove items you bring in at the end of each day. Jackets, mittens, shoes and other clothing seems to accumulate in the car quickly. Trash, water bottles and school papers can also gather in the car. Keeping these messes tamed can make your life feel much more organized.
Fifth, put leftovers into lunch containers after dinner. This is a huge time saver and will help eliminate mystery leftovers from collecting in the back of the fridge.
Sixth, wipe down the table and counter after each meal. This helps keep the mess from getting out of hand and will make your kitchen feel clean.
Last, clean up the toys at the end of the day. Get the kids involved and have them clean up after they are done playing with a specific toy. The carpet being clear of toys helps the house feel cleaner and also makes it easier to squeeze in a quick vacuum or other cleaning task rather than wrangling toys.