The Best Daily Cleaning Routine for Busy Moms

8 Secrets To Keeping Your House Tidy (With Kids, Pets, Job & Life)

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This post is for all of you who want to know the secret to keeping your homes tidy every day, even when your home is filled with kids, pets, and chaotic schedules.

Please remember that Rome was not built in a day. The same is true for your home organization. It's all about purging and testing different cleaning routines until you find one that works for you.

Progress Not Perfection

I want to share my favorite daily secrets for keeping my house tidy and organized with 3 kids, 2 dogs, one cat,

and a lizard while still working full time. Check out my FREE Daily Routine Printable.

Daily Secrets

#1 Make Your Bed

Start your day by making your bed. Making your bed starts your day off by completing a task. This increases your sense of accomplishment which will propel you through the day to complete other tasks. Plus your room will look nice and more put together in a matter of minutes.

TIP –Save time and energy and get rid of all the unnecessary decorative pillows.

#2 Run The Dishwasher Every Night and Unload in the Morning

Dishes can quickly pile up, and spill over the sink. I find that a sink full of dishes is the start of chaos in my house. Even on our lazy days, I keep up with dishes. How? The kids have been trained to unset the table and bring their plate to the sink (it's still a work in progress). Dishes are done after every meal and snack. We run the dishwasher every night and as the coffee is brewing in the morning it is unloaded.

TIP – Some families may find that running it every other night or only once a week works for them.

#3 Do a Load of Laundry Every Morning and Put Away a Load Every Night (or visa versa)

Laundry has been a four-letter word for as long as I can remember. I have tried many routines and this has been the easiest and quickest for me. It's just like the dishes. Seeing that mountain of laundry that needs to be put away feels defeating, and sucks the energy right out of me just thinking about it. The other thing I notice, is if I wait to do laundry once a week, not only was there a mountain, but it took hours and if I missed a “day” I would have to make it up during the week when I did not have hours to spare. With this routine, every morning and night I (my nine-year-old son just started doing this task!) go to the laundry room and start a full load or switch over. Every night, I put away a basket or two of laundry. The process takes less than 10 minutes, and if one night I am too tired it is easy enough to make it up the next night.

TIP – Skip the sorting and wash on cold.