What YOU Should Clean Every Day to Keep Your House Organized - Thursday's Tip

Thursday, January 21, 2016

This week's Thursday's Tip is on what you should clean every day to keep your house organized and neat from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.
What would you do if your mother-in-law called and said she was in the neighborhood and would be stopping over in 15 minutes? 

Would you be able to welcome your mother-in-law into your house
 knowing everything was organized and tidy?

Or would you spend those 15 minutes running around the house
like a crazy person shoving things into closets
 and quickly thinking up an excuse as to why your house was a mess?  

Research has shown that living in a cluttered, unorganized house is a major 
source of stress and can affect your ability to focus.  

In this week's Thursday's Tip I'm going to list for you the five things you should clean 
every day to keep your house organized so it's always ready for unexpected guests, 
but more importantly, will help you live a stress-free life.  


I'm sure we all can remember our mother's telling us to not let the dishes pile up in the sink.  And she's right.  We shouldn't let the dishes just sit in the sink and pile up.  We should always either hand wash the dishes or at least stick them in the dishwasher after every meal.  Having a sink full of dirty dishes makes a kitchen look messy.  

Kitchen Counters

After every meal you should take the time to wipe down the kitchen counters...especially at night.  A few good wipes is all you need to make your kitchen look and smell clean.  THIS is my favorite household cleaner to use on my kitchen counters.  

Bathroom Sink

You should always wipe down the bathroom sink when you are finished getting ready in the morning. Make sure everything is put away as well.  That means the toothbrushes need to be placed in the draw or medicine cabinet.  And your makeup also.  Keep a spray bottle of cleaner in the bathroom and every morning spray down the sink and counters and wipe clean.  Take it a step further and spray the toilet bowl and wipe it down also.  When your children are young, teach them to clean up after themselves...especially with the toilet.  

Make the Bed

This one task doesn't require much "cleaning" but if you make the bed every morning you accomplish the first task of the day.  AND it's always nice to come home from a hard day of work and have your bedroom in order.

The Command Center

This is the area in the house where your keys are kept...the area where you toss the mail down onto at the end of the day.  There might even be a collection of school papers piling up.  Whatever you call this area, it's the first place that gets cluttered and can be overwhelming to come home at the end of the day and look at this mess.  Go through this area and organize it completely so that when you come home at the end of the day, there is a place for everything.

Here are some great ideas to help you make your own command center 
to help keep you organized and keep your house clean...

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  1. I love this list and it states everything I'm always getting on my boys about. Especially, the bathroom counter. They just love leaving everything on the counter. Then why do we have cabinets? Found you at Wow Me Wednesday.

  2. Great tips! I totally agree about the dishes, I can't stand leaving them there!

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