Keep Your House Clutter Free...Quick Tip Thursday

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Keeping your house clutter free is something that doesn't take a lot of time to do each day.  I love having a clutter-free home.  It's really not that hard to do and it really does make a difference in how YOU feel if your home is tidy and put together.  So for this week's Quick Tip Thursday I put together a list of things to do every day to help keep your home and life organized:

  Make Your Bed

That's right...just like our mothers told us.
Make your bed every day.  It's a great way to start your morning and it instantly
makes your bedroom look put together.  
You did spend a lot of money on that comforter or quilt set, right?
Why not make your bedroom pretty for YOU!

Wipe Down the Bathroom

Every morning when you are finished getting yourself ready, spray all the
 surfaces in your bathroom and using a clean washcloth, wipe them down.
Do the same with the toilet.
Now move on to the other bathrooms in your house.

Do One Load a Laundry a Day

When our children were younger, this helped me tremendously in keeping our house
clean and organized.  And don't forget to fold the laundry and put it away.

Keep the Kitchen Counters Clean

Spray the counters and wipe them at least twice a day.
Once after breakfast and making lunches for your children and husband
 and then again at the end of the day after dinner and you put up the "Kitchen is Closed" sign.

Keep the Kitchen Sink Clean

After each meal, you should clean out the sink. 
Either wash the dishes or put them in the dishwasher.
 Then rinse the sink with hot water.
Spray and scrub the sink at the end of the day as well.

Empty the Trash

Every night after dinner you should empty the trash.
This will help your kitchen smell clean.

Mop the Floors

Now I'm not talking about pulling out the mop and bucket every day, 
but get your swifter mop out and dry mop your floor.
This one is really hard for me and I need to be more faithful in doing this step.


Go through your mail and sort it as soon as you bring it in the house.

Living Areas

Go through the living room, computer room or family room at least twice a day
and pick up things that don't belong.  Place them in a basket for you to put in their proper place later in the day.  Fix the pillows and put the remote controls by the television. 

Light a Candle

I love to light a candle in the kitchen around 30 minutes or so before my husband comes
home from work.  It makes the house smell clean and fresh.  

And finally...have a place for everything and put everything in its place.

It sounds simple, but it really does work.  

1 comment :

  1. Hi Lois,
    Thanks for coming by today it was so nice to hear from you sweetie. LIke your routine for staying clean
    and organized, my rountine sounds a lot like yours, only I don't wipe down the bathroom everyday, but I
    do put everything away so it looks neat, but your idea is a good one, so might have to give that a try at
    least a couple times a week. I have laminate floors so I really need to do my kitchen floors more cause
    of water spots that get on the floor in the kitchen, it would look so much better. Guess I just don't look
    at the floors that much for some

    Thanks for your list, it is really a good one. Cause I do love a clean and organized home, and it is true
    that if you have a place for everything and put things up behind yourselve you can always find them and want waste hours of your time looking for things.............

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my fall decorating, they are appreciate.
    Hope this finds you doing well hon, and thanks for always hosting Foodie Friday, have gotten some
    good recipes off there.

    Blessings for a Happy Fall,