The following guest post is from Becky from Clean Mama: Using a Quick Clean Checklist to Get Everything Done Fast
With two littles and a busy life, I need to do a little bit of cleaning every day to keep up with the dirt and laundry. Some weeks are crazy and I fall behind on my cleaning, and some weeks everything appears to be under control. On those days and weeks when I might be a day or two behind or if someone’s coming over unexpectedly and the house is a mess, I have a little list of things that I do when I need to stay focused and clean up in a hurry. If you don’t like to clean every day, you can use this as a quick clean list to clean the major areas of your home one day of the week.
Here’s what I do:
- quick declutter*
- dust with a dusting mitt or microfiber cloth
- wipe down windows and doors (where needed)
- clean bathroom mirrors (where needed)
- sweep hard surfaces
- wash or spot-clean hard floors
- vacuum carpets
- wipe kitchen counters
- wipe down bathrooms
- clean toilets
- change kitchen towels
- change bathroom towels
- fluff sofa pillows
*If someone is coming over unexpectedly, some things might need to be stashed in a cupboard or closet. I use a container of some sort — an empty laundry basket or smaller basket — so it’s easy to put away later.
By cleaning and tidying these areas, your home will be clean in about an hour – a quick clean!
Use this Quick Clean Checklist for your home binder or fridge (the printable has two checklists to a page). There’s nothing like checking off a list to give you that nice feeling of accomplishment.
Do you have a quick clean checklist that you use to help you clean up fast? Do you prefer to clean a little every day or save it for once a week?
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Becky is a former art teacher and current clean freak. She works from home, designing and selling custom printables on Etsy. You can also find her at Clean Mama, where she blogs about cleaning, organizing, cooking and other fun and artsy goodness.