How To Keep House Clean Daily Without It Taking Over Your Life

how to keep house clean daily without it taking over is life-changingKnowing how to keep house clean daily without it taking over is life-changing because stinky laundry, dirty dishes, and dusty spaces aren’t going away.  AmIright?  I’m sharing ways I “get it done” and keep a tidy – not perfect home.  You know with me, there are hacks!

How to keep house clean daily

Let’s get one thing clear… my house is not perfect – ever!  I like a tidy home but it’s certainly very “lived in.”  And that’s OK!  I’ve figured out some little habits that are easy and make me happy with my home without wasting time.  Perfection is not allowed around here when it comes to housecleaning.  That takes us to our first helpful hack…

Forget perfection

I’ve never wanted a home that is museum-like with cold, lifeless rooms that look as if no one really lives there. But I have fallen into the trap of feeling less-than-enough because I couldn’t seem to keep our home from looking like a train wreck.  

I finally learned that my family appreciates the coziness of a lived-in home more than living with a woman who’s grouchy all of the time trying to keep it perfect.

Conviction much?!  Yeah, I still have to fight that “guilty” mindset and remember that there are more things in life than a perfectly-groomed home.  These days, I have my simple habits in place so that most of the house is decent most of the time {just don’t go snooping around my bedroom though where all the stuff that doesn’t have a home gets dumped!}.

Forget the excess

Too much stuff makes me crazy, but I still have to work at de-cluttering because stuff just has a way of sneaking in, doesn’t it?  I’ve found that the less stuff that is around the first place, the easier it is to organize and keep home tidy.  A great place to start clearing out the clutter is to read anything by Joshua Becker.

Forget doing it all at once

Start in one room at a time to de-clutter.  Do the same with cleaning.  Just like with parenting, you have to pick your battles and stick with it.  Which room does your family spend the most time in?  Declutter and clean that one room today.  Tomorrow, move to the next room on the list.  Don’t try to do everything in one day!

How to keep house clean series

Guess what?!  This is the first in a new homemaking series for the working and stay-at-home women that just want freedom from cleaning all the time, and guilt when everything isn’t perfect.  If there’s a ‘shortcut’ in cooking or cleaning, I’m gonna find it and ride it to the moon!  Here are some tips I’ll be sharing in upcoming posts in this series:

  • Prepare our hearts and home now
  • How do you clean ceiling fans FAST without mess everywhere
  • Keeping clean toilets without having to actually scrub them much
  • Organize the refrigerator quick & easy & quit wasting food
  • How to stay on top of laundry so it’s actually fun!

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How about you – do you have any secrets you’d like to share on how to clean house without losing your sanity?  Let me hear from you in the comments!


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  1. December 5, 2017 / 7:21 am

    I’ve been meaning to declutter my space for a while now, yet I keep putting it off. Thanks for these actionable tips!

  2. December 5, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    I am definitely looking forward to this series. I have been on a decluttering kick lately and play to get rid of a lot more before the new year.

  3. December 6, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I’m such a hoarder, I definitely need to de-clutter one of these days. I basically keep everything & anything that has even a tiiiny bit of sentimental value, haha

  4. December 6, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I need that post about staying on top of laundry!! I am the worst!!

  5. Ericka
    December 6, 2017 / 10:05 am

    These tips are so helpful. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with cleaning my house and with two kids that are constantly bringing new toys out. My main place to be cleaning is always the kitchen and the floors its like I never even clean that space. Im taking your tips into consideration today.

  6. December 6, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Great tips! Looking forward to the series. It’s hard to stay on top with a full time job and a blog on the side. will keep all of this mind.

  7. December 6, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I definitely agree with all of your points. My house is rarely a mess–though I do live alone, which helps!

  8. December 23, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Maintaining a clean home is so much easier than letting it get a mess and trying to do it all at once. I particularly like the idea of a Rumba vacuum to keep tabs on the vacuuming. Doesn’t replace doing a thorough vacuuming, but keeps things clean enough while you focus on other things.

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