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11 Habits To Maintain A Clean Home

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Have you ever went into someone’s home and wondered how they keep their house so clean when they have more kids than you, work longer hours than you, or have more going on outside their home than you do? Maybe they have someone come in and do it for them, but chances are, they don’t. 

Cleaning our homes often comes with bad feelings and attitudes.  A clean home should give us a sense of pride, a blessing to our family and others, and an invitation of hospitality.

Here are 11 habits to maintain a clean home that I have gathered from some of my very “organized and tidy” friends (I am not a naturally tidy person so these are all habits I’ve had to work on or are working on myself). 

Most of these are very simple in logic.  It’s applying them to your daily life that can be tricky.  However, if you work on one of these habits until it sticks and then move to the next, you will soon be on your way to having your own clean home!

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” John Dryden

1. Never underestimate the power of 10 minutes!

Do you have 10 minutes before you need to leave for an appointment?  Don’t waste that time!  There are so many tasks you can complete in 10 minutes!  Here are just a few:

  • Set up an appointment
  • Unload or load the dishwasher
  • Fold a load of laundry
  • Start a load of laundry
  • Clean out your purse
  • Make you bed
  • Clean the toilet
  • Wipe off the counter
  • Vacuum
  • Pick up toys
  • Clean out your vehicle

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to always have a clean home and you can barely keep your dishes done?  Here are 11 habits that you can adopt for a cleaner home.

2. Don’t fall behind on laundry or dishes.

With a larger family, this is a habit I’ve learned the hard way.  If I don’t do the dishes, there aren’t any clean bowls for cereal in the morning before school and I have 5 kids who think they might starve!  This also applies to clean underwear, socks, pants, or whatever uniform they need for an activity after school. 

I’ve found that by unloading the dishwasher first thing in the morning when it’s breakfast time and making sure I start it before bed keeps us on track with dishes. 

This also applies to laundry.  I start a load in the morning, switch it at noon and fold it in the evening (and have whoever’s laundry it is help put it away).  By having a system, it really does help maintain a clean home.

 

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About the author

Jenny

Hi! I’m Jenny! I grew up on a farm in between the 2 small towns of North Loup and Scotia, Nebraska. I spent my childhood chasing cattle, laying out irrigation pipe, bottle feeding bucket calves and racing turtles at Popcorn Days.

My husband, Jason and I live on a farm south of Kearney and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom to 5 energetic kids and wife to my favorite farmer! Our oldest daughter is 11, our boy/girl twins are 7, our son is 5 and youngest daughter is 3.

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2 Comments

  • These are some great tips! My problem is realizing that just because I’m a stay at home mom, doesnt’ mean I have to do all the work myself. It’s hard for me to leave the laundry downstairs and wait for the kids to come home from school to put it away; but I know there’s a degree of teaching responsibility too. Time Management has also been a major help to me as well. I try to schedule a routine through the day for working and household duties while the kids are at school.