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Daily Cleaning Routine

image3+ CHECK FLOORS +
Most days I need to at least do a quick sweep of the hardwood floors on our first level.    Sometimes I need to haul out the vacuum cleaner and do a little touch up,

+ WIPE COUNTERS +
I wipe the kitchen counters after each meal and I check the bathroom counters daily and if they need to be wiped down, I give them a little wipe down.  I use this method for kitchen counter clean up and keep bar mop towels in a cute jar for easy access and great wipe-down capability.

+ CLUTTER +
Clutter is different for every person and family.  If you have a big clutter problem you could use this item on your list to get some decluttering done every day.  Make a list of all your little clutter areas and then every day spend 15 minutes knocking them off your list.  For me, I use this time to sort through daily mail and papers.  I need to deal with paper clutter every day to keep up with it and not let it get out of control.  (If you struggle with paper clutter too, you’ll probably want to check out this post for great links to other posts I’ve covered on paper.)

+ LAUNDRY +
I do at least one load of laundry every.single.day.  I know it sounds annoying and monotonous, but for me it’s the only way to stay on top of the potential piles and piles of laundry.  So this is how it usually goes – Monday – kid clothes, Tuesday – adult clothes, Wednesday – cleaning rags and dishtowels, Thursday – kid clothes, Friday – adult clothes, Saturday – sheets and towels,  Sunday – anything that’s unfinished.   What’s the key to making one load a day work?  Actually starting AND finishing a load of laundry every day.  Don’t let it pile up in a corner or on a table or couch or bed or outside the laundry room.  Start and finish it.  It’s a great process to master because you will have clean clothes at the ready at any time and you shouldn’t have to iron as often if the clothes are put away right away.  If laundry every day sounds daunting, check out this post for more ideas on Laundry Day vs. Laundry Every Day.

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