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This post has been a long time coming! I regularly get asked what my cleaning schedule looks like and how I keep my home tidy. Or I get the question “does your home always look clean?” It honestly is clean and put together most of the time. The only time it is a mess is when I am baking, cooking or in the middle of a project. The kids are really good about cleaning up after their projects or playing too. We don’t start something new until we clean up. I used to say it is because we live in a small house, if it is a mess there is no where to go! But really that isn’t true. In our last home that was three times the size it was always clean too.
My biggest tip is to clean-up daily and do a little daily. Start a load of laundry every morning. After dinner clean up and wipe down the kitchen. Before bed spend 10 minutes putting away anything that was left out. Clean out your bags. Don’t just let purses and bags pile up. We try to wash our sheets once a week. My kids get washed about every two to three weeks. The reason is out kids take a bath before bed each night so I feel like they stay pretty clean. While I shower in the morning.
Yes, I work from home so you might think that I have more time to clean my house. The opposite. I try not to do any cleaning or house work while I am working. And since I am working from home I tend to create more messes at home.
I also spend about two days doing the majority of the house work. In my cleaning schedule printable you will see that there are tasks that I think should be done daily to keep the house in order. But then there are just two days to do the major cleaning! I personally don’t want to spend everyday cleaning nor one full day cleaning and doing the laundry.
What I use to clean our home-
We did just get a new vacuum! I asked for advice and what you all love and recommend. It came down to Shark or Dyson. 10k of you voted and Dyson won the majority of votes at 67% for Dyson and 33% for Shark. So thank you for all your helpful suggestions! We ended up getting THIS Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. I did a lot of research about this vacuum. I bought it on eBay because it was the best deal I could find.
The Dyson V10 is a step up in power from the brand’s popular V8 and V7 models. But many of you said you have those models and love them! This vacuum includes multiple attachments for various floor types and an improved collection bin that makes it easier and cleaner to dump. You’ll get 60 minutes of runtime with a non-motorized head, and you’ve got three modes of power to choose from to maximize your battery and cleaning performance.
I love the Dyson Stick because it is cordless and it is small so we can hang it right at the top of our stairs! No more having to lug the vacuum up from the basement! Whoop whoop!!! 👏 👏 👏 (See below for sources to everything hanging on this wall, like THIS bamboo hook). Also it plugs into an extension cord that plugs in the basement.
We try to use all natural cleaners in our home. The majority of what we use is white distilled vinegar and water. That is it. We use it to mop ALL our floors, clean the windows and mirrors etc. The ratio I use is about 4:1. Four parts water to one part vinegar. You can increase the vinegar for messier jobs. Vinegar is a disinfectant, so it really gets it clean! I keep a spray bottle and rags in our upstairs bathroom and downstairs as well as in the kitchen. If it is handy you will be more likely to clean. I use THESE amber glass jars from eBay for our vinegar and water mixture. When I mop the kitchen and bathrooms I just fill the sink with vinegar and water and use rags to clean (they are small spaces).
For the porcelain kitchen sink we use Bon Ami to get the scratches off. I have tried a lot of things and am happy to have finally settled on this! It is all natural too. I use it to clean our glass-top stove and you can polish pans with it too. I put my Bon Ami in a glass decanter that I had and labeled it.
We also have THIS upholstery cleaner from eBay as well. We use it to clean all our upholstery and our runner up our stairs. Love it for our outdoor furniture too! I try to clean our upholstery once a month or as needed.
Cleaning Schedule and Free Cleaning Checklist Printable-
Print my exact Cleaning Checklist HERE
or below is a blank one that you can customize to your needs HERE
Shop my Favorite Cleaning Items below (click on an image to shop)-