Ingrid Newbold

10 Simple House Cleaning Habits

House Cleaning Habits

Start incorporating these house cleaning habits into your schedule bit by bit, and you'll build your way to having a tidy home every day.

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Are you overwhelmed with cleaning and need to embrace new house cleaning habits? Most of us don’t necessarily enjoy cleaning, but everyone loves the feeling of coming home to a clean house.

Why All the Fuss?

House cleaning definitely is a tedious job and demands hefty efforts. In a time of this global pandemic, thorough cleanup is necessary to keep germs away and the environment healthy. Today’s tidiest of families have found simple ways to incorporate little habits into their daily lives that make it less of a chore.

“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment. “

Marie Kondo

No one wants to clean a room alone, the whole house or apartment, but cleaning has become a vital chore now. On the other hand, that’s why most people have begun searching for the best  professional cleaning service.

Nonetheless, once you’ve gone through all the effort to spring clean don’t you wish your home would stay that clean?

So, what’s the secret to keeping things clean? Consider adding these daily house cleaning habits into your schedule. Before you know it, you’ll be confidently letting friends through your front door without notice.

10 Simple House Cleaning Habits

House Cleaning Habits

1. Make Your Bed

It seems like such a simple thing but making your bed can set the standard for the day. And you don’t have to set hospital corners when you make your bed. You can simply straighten the covers and fluff the pillows.

Good friend, if there’s one thing you can control in the day’s chaos that lies ahead, it’s your bed!

2. Pick Up After Yourself

Much of the mess in your home is likely self-inflicted. Do you set things down with a quiet promise that you’ll get to them later? How many pots did you use for preparing dinner? Instead of adding extra work for yourself or letting the clutter accumulate, put things where they belong the first time.

3. Clean As You Go

How many times do you set things down and leave them for later? For example, when you’re making something in the kitchen do you leave the mess to clean up later? Or do you clean as you go? Cleaning as you go helps you control mess. It also means you don’t have an overwhelming clean up job when you’re done.

4. Coral Clutter

Many organization experts recommend a clutter coral. This is generally a box where items can be placed. Then, at the end of the day, you put those items where they belong. If you live with others or have a family this is a good job for them to tackle. Let your children and spouse put things away before they go to bed.

5. Go to Bed Clean

Generally, there is a room in the house where clutter gathers. Spend ten minutes at the beginning or end of each day and pick up. Make it part of your day and you can wake up knowing your home is clean and clutter free.

6. Enlist Help

Make your family responsible for tasks and rooms. They can spend ten minutes each night straightening a room. It’s a fast way to make sure your home stays clean and clutter free.

7. Assign A Day

Give each room in your home a day for cleaning. While straightening is done every day, the deep cleaning shouldn’t need more than one time a week. And if you’re enlisting help from your family then they can each tackle a room.

8. Keep Cleaning Products Handy

Find or buy a tote bag or bin for each room. Place the cleaners for that room in the tote. Then tuck the tote away. For example, your kitchen cleaners can be stored under your sink. Your bathroom cleaners can be stored in your linen closet and so on.

9. Make It Part of The Routine

House Cleaning Habits

Make cleaning and straightening part of your routine. Each night for example, load and run the dishwasher. Hand wash any dishes. Set the coffee pot to brew ten minutes before you wake and then go to bed. It’ll only take you ten to fifteen minutes each night and it can become part of your bedtime routine. You’ll have the joy of waking each day to a fresh pot of coffee and a clean kitchen.

10. Simplify.

The less stuff you have, the less you have to clean. Look around your home and see where you can simplify your life.


Okay, so your grandma’s standards of an orderly home may have involved hours dedicated to deep cleaning. But these ten habits of people who always have a clean house can help you easily keep your home clean and pristine.

They save you energy. They eliminate the stress of a messy home and they help you include the entire family in the household responsibilities.

Most importantly, they help you spend less time cleaning and more time with family. You’ll be free to focus on what matters most and other more important tasks and joys.

Ingrid Newbold

Ingrid Newbold

Ingrid is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, and the bold & visionary Founder of and, her vacation site. She leads Exuma’s emerging boutique cleaning service, happily delivers expert advice on tools, cleaning products, DIY substitutes, and practical, time-saving solutions to everyday problems. She enjoys singing, travelling and meeting new people.

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