Keeping a tidy home…

One of my goals this year is to keep a neat and tidy house. I started the year doing a deep clean of my home, using a checklist that I found on Pinterest, and now have attempted to start cleaning daily to keep it up and looking great.

How to Keep a Tidy Home

I start my day by unloading the dishwasher and getting a load of laundry going while my coffee is brewing. I then sit down and go over my to-do list while enjoying my first cup. After coffee, I do a quick pickup of anything that is out of place (with three boys and a husband, that is more than I care to admit!).

By the time I do this, it’s time to get the boys up and ready for school. After dropping them at the bus stop, I come home to make my bed (hubby sleeps later than I do) and start on other cleaning tasks.

I have assigned tasks to certain days now so that I don’t have to spend a whole day cleaning, and it keeps the house looking nice. Because we have three dogs, and they shed a LOT, I vacuum and sweep daily. I currently have a pretty awesome Bissell vacuum cleaner, but am in the market for a robot vacuum as soon as I can find one that’s both good and in my budget because that would give me a huge chunk of time back every day.

Between the kids and the dogs, I shampoo the carpets every 1-2 weeks. It keeps the carpet looking good, and the house smelling great (Scentsy helps, I’ve got a friend who I buy from on a regular basis).

How do you keep a tidy house? I would love to hear your schedule and ideas! Leave a comment now and give me some ideas.

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