{How to} Keep a Clean House in Only 30 Minutes a Day

I love a clean house. I really do. When my house is out of sorts, I personally feel all out of sorts. Keeping a clean house gives me a sense of peace and allows me to focus on other daily issues as they so often arise. Being a mom to two little ones, I deal with ALOT of trials; especially today as my son and daughter bickered and fought constantly. I felt like a referee the entire day having to separate them into their own bedrooms for time outs. They would then hug and say sorry only to be bickering again 10 minutes later. This type of behavior can be very tiring after being up since 5:30 am.  If my house was always a complete mess, I don’t think I could handle it all.

Over the last year I have found a way to keep my house continually clean with minimal daily effort.

Instead of spending an entire day on the weekend cleaning the whole house, I break up my work into short 30 minute cleanings each day. I have found that if you stay on top of the mess, it doesn’t get too out of control.
Here is the cleaning schedule that works for me.


(When I first wake up)
– I quickly pick up the toys that somehow made their way to the living room the night before.
– I wipe down the counters in the kitchen and put all the dirty dishes in the wash from the day before.
– I run the vacuum in the living room and kitchen – the highest traffic areas.
     (This may not need to be done daily in your house, it does in mine only because I have a shedding dog.)
– Wipe down the bathroom sink and counters using my towel after showering.
– Toss in a load of laundry (I do one load every day)
(or one day during the week when I have time):
– I mop the floors
– Clean the tub and toilet
– Vacuum bedrooms
– Dust
– Any other deep cleaning needed (ie. microwave, stainless steel, etc)

You may need to tweak this a little bit depending on your household habits. However, the main goal will remain the same. If you break your work into small tasks that you do once each day as a routine, it actually becomes easier to do and your house remains clean longer.

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10 thoughts on “{How to} Keep a Clean House in Only 30 Minutes a Day”

  1. Doing the dishes. We have a dishwasher and really should just load into the washer as we use stuff but we always throw it in the sink. I hate my hands touching the dirty stuff in the sink. Its a weird pet peeve of mine. Actually other then actually washing my hands, it skeeves me out when my hands are wet!

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