I love the feel of a clean home. When my home is clean and in order, I feel calm and peaceful. When it’s messy, then the opposite is true; I’m stressed! I’ve learned that there are some things you can do every morning to keep your home clean. It’s a lot easier to do daily maintenance than to have to go on huge cleaning sprees.
1. Make Your Bed
I know, you’re just going to get back in it. I felt this way for a long time, too. But I’ve learned that making my bed makes my whole bedroom feel cleaner. It gives a neat appearance to the room you can’t get with an unmade bed. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll feel better about the state of your bedroom all day long.
2. Clean off the Bathroom Sink
This has become something that bothers me more as time goes by. I hate when my sink gets cluttered! It’s hard to always clean it up before you leave in the morning, but it really does help. I try my best to put all of my hair products and makeup away before I leave the bathroom. I love coming home to a neat bathroom sink.
3. Straighten Throw Pillows
This may or may not apply to you depending upon what type of sofa you have. I have one that has five huge throw pillows on it so you can see why it looks messy when they’re out of order. It’s easy for throw pillows to get messed up when you’re watching tv at night. But it only takes a minute to put them back in place. It amazes me how quickly this can change the look of a living room. Since this is often the room people see first when they enter your home, it’s nice when it’s tidy.
4. Take Care of Breakfast Dishes
It’s easy to leave your breakfast dishes on the table or bar when you’re in a hurry to be on your way in the morning. But you won’t love coming home to them. Take the extra minute to put them in the dishwasher or at least leave them in the kitchen sink. You won’t have to deal with them later and your kitchen will be ready for you the next time you use it. I think this is even more important when you live in a small space.
5. Deal with Dirty Laundry
Leaving your dirty laundry where it falls will make your house feel messy. We’re all guilty of this at times. Maybe you’re tired, stressed out or just rushed. But whenever you can, it helps to deal with it. Take it to the laundry room or put it in a hamper. It can change the whole look of a room to have the laundry out of the floor.
6. Do a General Pick up
This is the first thing I do when I start my day. I walk through and pick up anything and everything that’s out of place. I actually try to pick up as I go through my day, but it isn’t always possible. But doing this one little chore in the morning makes a huge difference. It’s probably the most important thing you can do to give your home a neat appearance.
7. Close Cabinet and Closet Doors
This may not be an issue for all of you. But I’m confessing that it is for me! I’m really bad about leaving cabinet and closet doors open when I’m in a hurry. It’s a habit I’m working on breaking. It only takes seconds to close them and makes things look much better.
These are 7 things to do every morning to keep your home clean. What daily chores do you do so your home stays clean? I’d love to learn your secrets!