How to keep your home tidy without spending all day cleaning

Keeping your home clean is always a challenge, but it is achievable with these helpful tips from me and my online community.

As you know I love hearing from you and also sharing your tips with The Organised Housewife community. I asked on Facebook recently for some of the community’s tips on how to keep your home tidy without spending all day cleaning, as we all know this can be a constant struggle with or without children. There is always dirty laundry, dust, clutter to deal with, no matter how on top of things you are.

Below are a few strategies some readers shared on how they keep their homes tidy. Please let me know some of your tips in the comments below!

Helpful Tips from my Online Community

  • When I walk through the house, I pick up things which belong in the direction I am walking and I deposit them there. It’s a pain-free way of decluttering or tidying up, that hardly takes any extra time – Kateryna
  • No matter how tired I am, after I have gotten hubby and the kids to bed, I will tidy a room – Marie
  • Keep bathroom countertops clear of clutter so at night it’s easy to wipe over the bench and sink – Tania
  • Each night I will do the dishes, wipe the countertops down, tidy up the living and dining room and give the floors a quick sweep. Well, I say quick, but the whole process can take anything from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the day we’ve had. It might seem an impossible task for an overworked, exhausted mother, but I honestly sleep better not having to lie in bed worrying about the mess I would have to rush to clean tomorrow morning. The best part, is in the morning, when I come downstairs and walk into a clean area, it just lifts my mood, like I can face anything today – Marike
  • Rehang items that can be re-worn as soon as you take them off, rather than laying them on the floor or bed – Julia
  • I know Kat mentions this all the time, and at first, I didn’t think that such a simple thing would make a difference, but it truly works. I make my bed after my morning shower and it instantly makes the room look tidy and me a little bit chirpier – Sal
  • Making sure I have put on a load of washing every night has helped me to keep on top of the never-ending mountain of dirty clothes. – Louise
  • This is another one of Kat’s tips that has truly changed my mornings. I empty my dishwasher and pack the breakfast dishes back into it when I am waiting for my kettle to boil for my morning cuppa.  – Justine
  • Clean as you cook – Maddy
I hope these tips help you to keep your home tidier and more enjoyable! You’ll find more tips and ‘how to’s in my book The Clean Home

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