You can drastically stretch the time between regular cleanings when you know these tips to keeping a clean house. Although they don't amount to a complete house cleaning, when you get in the habit of following them daily you probably won't have to clean every week. Don't feel like you need to be the one to perform them all, either: get kids involved in the habit of doing a little for the house … [Read more...]
Chores and Cleaning Routine Archive
These chores and cleaning routines will help you stay on top of housework while still having time to enjoy your life.
This printable monthly cleaning routine can help you keep up with weekly room-by-room cleanings, along with all of the other little tasks that go into keeping a home clean and organized. A day-by-day plan like this is a great way to get started cleaning and organizing your home. If you need even more motivation, along with specific and detailed cleaning advice, check out my book 30 Days to a … [Read more...]
Knowing how to clean a mattress can help you sleep better at night. There's more to it than running the vacuum over it now and then. Follow these steps to get rid of stains, dust mites, mold, and other allergens so you can rest easy at night. You already know about dust mites and other critters in your mattress, but many also contain sweat, blood, urine and other bodily fluids along with … [Read more...]
Recently, I received an email asking if I have a printable nightly kitchen cleaning routine. I'll confess: tidying the kitchen at the end of the day isn't usually my chore, so I've never given it much thought. See, we have a rule in our house: the person who cooks the meal doesn't have to clean up after the meal. I cook 99.5% of our meals, and I clean as I go, so when I'm finished cooking I'm … [Read more...]
Around this time of year, you may find yourself wondering how to spring clean your house when the weather is still so iffy. I don't know what it's like where you live, but here it's been sunny and 70° F one day, then rainy and 40° F the next. I've lived here in Kansas long enough to know that it's still a bit too early to do any serious Spring Cleaning: something tells me we still have one more … [Read more...]