Cleaning isn’t my favorite chore, but someone has to do it. I try as much as I can to keep my house clean and organized, but when you have two kids, a husband, and pets, keeping everything clean is a struggle.
I use to compare myself to other moms on social media, and I was jealous of how their home is always perfect, clean, and organized. And they manage it all with the kids in the house. And I let it bothered me for a while, but then I realized that there is no point stressing out about small things. I mean, who cares if my home isn’t always perfect, kids will not remember that when they grow up. And kids will be kids, and it is in their nature to make a mess. All I can do is try to teach them to clean after themselves and not stress about the rest.
So, I have five simple cleaning tips that I use daily that helps me stay sane.
Have a drop zone area.
This is the perfect way to keep things organized, and kids can just have a place to put their backpacks, jackets, and shoes when they come in the house. You can find so many ideas for drop zone area on Pinterest. You can also organized the areas in their rooms, so they know exactly where everything goes. And there are so many storage bins and organizations tools you can find in Ikea. It will make your cleaning that much faster when everything has it’s place.
Always pick up all the toys before going to bed.
This is a must for me. I love to walk in their rooms in the morning and not having to jump over their toys. And we use boxes from Jysk. They are useful for keeping things tidy and organized.
Keep drawers and cabinets organized.
I love it when I can see where everything is. I try to keep my drawers and cabinets somewhat organized because it gets easier for me to find things in the kitchen. And it makes me feel like I have things under control.
Vacuum daily, especially rooms where you and your family spend most of the time.
This is especially important, because in those room will have lots of dust and crumbs, so it is is important to keep that area clean.
Keep kitchen counters uncluttered.
I don’t like to have to many things on my counters. It looks messy, and to be honest it makes me nervous. I like when I don’t have too much things on my counters, because it just looks nicer, and it’s easier to clean.
I hope you find my cleaning tips helpful. If you have any cleaning tips that you love to use on a daily basis, please share with me in the comments below.
Until next time, my darlings, please stay safe, I love you, and I will talk to you soon. XO