How a 20-minute Daily Home Cleaning Schedule can improve your Life

Hate the tediousness of domestic cleaning but can’t afford to pay for a cleaner to come in once a week? Join the club.

You don’t have to waste a precious weekend morning or afternoon hoovering and dusting your home.

Follow this 20-minute daily cleaning routine and you’ll keep your home spic and span all week.

Some of these chores you will carry out daily as a matter of course so that it will become routine, others you will only have to embark on once a week, every week.

Read on for some cleaning revelations:

Daily chores

  • Wipe down the tiles, shower door and flooring every day (or at least every time you have a shower). Do the same with the bath
  • Always wash your dishes after every meal so they don’t pile up. At the same time wipe the table and kitchen counters
  • Sweep the kitchen floor every day

Weekly chores

Spend one day each week embarking on one of the following chores and spend 20 minutes doing it.

But write up a Monday to Friday cleaning schedule beforehand so you know what you’re doing and when:

  • Hoovering the carpets
  • Dusting the whole apartment
  • Cleaning out the fridge
  • Deep cleaning kitchen appliances
  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Washing and wiping all mirrors in the house
  • Clean the bathroom sink, showers and taps
  • Wet mop dry floors
  • Focus in on and tidy away the clutter

Creating your cleaning schedule

Your cleaning schedule allows you to get on with the housework at times that suit your routine, meaning you’ll still be able to go to the gym, meet pals for coffee and do the weekly shop.

Better still, because you’re doing something every day – and most chores at least once a week – it means they don’t build up.

So, not only does your house look better, but you feel more organised too. And, of course, it leads to a much happier house for everyone if there’s not someone shouting that they can’t find something.

Additional tips on keeping a tidy home

Always fold laundry as soon as you remove it from the dryer and put it away. Try and do a wash every other day too, so that it doesn’t build up and become a mountain of dirty clothes.

If you’re wondering how best to store bed linen, Mrs Hinch, aka Sophie Hinchcliffe @mrshinchhome advises: “Where do I keep my fresh bedding? I store the whole fresh bed set into the matching pillow case.”

Empty the dishwasher immediately after breakfast. That way you can put dishes in it as the day goes on, leaving the kitchen counters clear. Put it on to wash at night before you head for bed.

Make the beds every morning as one of your first daily chores after breakfast. That way the bedrooms look neat and you’ll have nice straight sheets for when you pop straight into bed at the end of a long day.

Find out more tips on keeping on top of domestic chores and making living effortless at our website

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