Hello, my dear friends! And happy Friday to you all! The weekend is usually when I try to get my home in order, and when I try and do the majority of my deep cleaning, but I’m trying to start doing more daily so that the deep cleans are less intimidating when I get to them. If that makes sense…
I’ve been slacking a little bit on cleaning lately. Some days I feel super motivated to clean, and then other days I just want to stay in bed and rewatch Mad Men for the fifteenth time. And I think that’s okay. I don’t think we need to deep clean our homes every single day. That wouldn’t make much sense. HOWEVER, I do think that there are some cleaning related things we can do daily to make sure our home doesn’t get TOO messy. Below I’ve listed some that I TRY to do every single day.
Clean the kitchen! One of the chores that I did when I was younger was clean the kitchen. Every single day. My brother and I alternated, but the idea was to have the kitchen be clean every day. I kind of got away from it for awhile when I moved out, but I’ve begun to embrace the routine in my own home. Having a clean sink just makes me happy. It’s the little things… I don’t deep clean the kitchen every single day, but I try to make sure that the dishes are done, and the counters are clean. When I walk into a clean kitchen to make my morning coffee, it makes me feel ready to take on the day!
Do a load of laundry. This is, of course, not feasible for everyone, but if it is, I would recommend it. When I lived in my old apartment, there was no washer or dryer, so doing laundry was always quite a to-do. Now, I am blessed to have one in my apartment, so I’m able to do laundry whenever need be. HOWEVER, sometimes I let laundry get away from me, and then it’s been weeks and my dirty laundry starts giving me the STINK eye. (Ha!) I’ve found that if I do one load of laundry a day, it doesn’t get away from me, and another added bonus is that I have access to all of my clothes, which makes me less likely to get the shopping itch, because I have my fully stocked closet at my disposal!
Make the bed. Over the years, I’ve heard so many people rant and rave about the benefits of making your bed every single day, and I just kind of ignored it. And then I started doing it, and I realized that everyone out there was not lying! It really does make you feel good! And it makes you a little less likely to crawl back in bed and stay in your pajamas all day…
Clean off the bedside table. I do my best to not eat or drink in bed, but sometimes… I just want to cuddle up in bed, and eat some ice cream. If this is the case… sometimes you can end up with quite a few dishes on your nightstand, and you DO NOT want those to pile up, because if you let it get too crazy, they may start growing mold, which NOBODY wants. And if you do it every day, you’re making sure that it never gets to be too much of a project.
Put shoes where they belong! This is one that I am VERY, VERY, VERRRY bad at. I generally kick my shoes off wherever I happen to be, and it drives my sweet and patient Bobby CRAZY. And it’s honestly such a hassle kicking them off wherever, because half the time, I can’t remember where the heck I put my shoes. Which is not a great thing if you’re running late! So, make sure your shoes are where they’re supposed to be at the end of the day, because when you need them the next day, there will be no stress! This is definitely a reminder to future me as well…
Clean off the kitchen table. So often the kitchen table becomes sort of a catchall for random bits and pieces through the day. As I write this, mine is an absolute mess. My kitchen table has sort of become my unofficial sewing center, so it has been bombarded by various projects, and crafting scraps. So maybe I should take my own advice and actually tidy it up a bit!!! I think of the kitchen table as an extension of the kitchen itself, so it only makes sense to keep them both clean! A clean kitchen to make your coffee, and a clean table to drink it at!
And that’s that, my dear friends! I’m sure there are more things that I could incorporate to make my home even tidier, but as of right now, these are the main things I try to do! Everyone has a different home situation, so it’s going to differ person to person, but I thought I would share my routine!
Thank you for reading, my wonderful internet friends!