So you’ve finished The Deep Clean. Or maybe you’re still in the middle of it. The real question is, though, how do you maintain it so you don’t have to put as much effort into cleaning on an ongoing basis?
Remember our conversation about routines a couple of weeks ago? This is when you want to make sure you’re adding in those tasks that make deep cleaning not as much work in the future. If your kitchen floors have a tendency to look like a food fight happened by the end of the day, working in a daily sweeping/mopping might be in order for you. Perhaps your home isn’t super air tight (or you like to leave your windows open for ventilation), and your surfaces accumulate dust pretty quickly. For you, a once or twice a week quick dusting may keep people from writing in your dust.
My house gets dust bunnies like no one’s business due to my dogs. A weekly vacuuming session around the edges and across the area rugs is a must for me, especially since one of the rugs is dark…and the chihuahua is light. (Need I say more?)
For most people, keeping things picked up and put away goes a long way toward making your house look presentable. A quick 5 or ten minutes at the end of the day may be all it takes to make sure the dishes make it back into the kitchen, books or computers are packed up for the next day (or returned to where they belong), socks are put into the laundry hamper, and paper is taken care of – filed, recycled, or shredded.
Everyone’s houses and schedules are different. The good news is that you can try out a routine and see if it works for you. If it does – great! If it doesn’t – try something new.
What changes do you need to make to keep your house clean and/or picked up?
31 Days 2016 - Reset Your Home
This post is a part of the series 31 Days to Reset Your Home, part of the 31 Days challenge. Please join me during the month of October. Each day I’ll be posting what I’m working on, challenges so you can join in, and update my progress (and hopefully hear about yours!). The 31 Days challenge is a writing challenge to pick a topic and write a post on it every day in October.
- 31 Days to Reset Your Home
- Resetting Your Morning Routine
- Resetting Your Evening Routine
- Resetting your Weekly Routine
- Declutter Week: Paper
- Declutter Week: The Left Behinds
- Declutter Week: The On Purpose
- Declutter Week: The Kitchen Pantry
- Declutter Week: Your Schedule
- Lovely Links – Oct 10
- In Other News – Kitchen Renovation Progress
- Deep Cleaning: Master Bedroom
- Deep Cleaning: Bathrooms
- Deep Cleaning: Living Room
- Deep Cleaning: The Kitchen
- After the Deep Clean
- A Good Sleep
- Another Kitchen Update
- Maintaining – How to Create a Habit
- The Art of Stress Free Productivity
- Resetting Your Email