For me, with two littles, and a busy life, I need to do a little bit of cleaning every day to keep up with the dirt and laundry. Some weeks are crazy and I fall behind on my cleaning, some weeks everything appears to be under control. On those days and weeks where I might be a day behind or a couple days behind, but it adds up and I need to take a some time to catch up on the daily grime. Or, someone’s coming over unexpectedly and the house is a mess. I have a little list of things that I do when I need to stay focused and clean up in a hurry. If you don’t like to clean every day this might be a great quick clean list for you to clean the major areas of your home on one day of the week.
This is what I do:
quick declutter (if someone is coming over unexpectedly, some things might need to be stashed in a cupboard or closet – I use a container of some sort – an empty laundry basket or smaller basket – so it’s easy to put away later)
dust with a dusting mitt or microfiber cloth
wipe down windows and doors (where needed)
clean bathroom mirrors (where needed)
sweep hard surfaces
wash hard floors – depending on how much time I have available, this might be a spot clean
wipe kitchen counters
wipe down bathrooms
change kitchen towels
change bathroom towels
fluff sofa pillows
By cleaning and tidying these areas, your home will be clean in about an hour – a quick clean!
Here’s a Quick Clean Checklist for your home binder or fridge (the printable has two checklists to a page) – there’s nothing like checking off a list to give you that nice feeling of accomplishment.
Thanks for having my Steph! Enjoy and happy cleaning!