I have never been someone who is great at keeping my whole house clean. I really wish I was one of those UBER naturally clean people whose homes are always immaculate…that would be awesome. But, nope! Not me. Seth is the same way.
The downstairs stays clean-ish…like surface clean. This place hasn’t been dusted in I don’t even know how long. And the upstairs is almost always pretty messy.
And I HATE it when the house is messy. Hate it. It just stresses me out and makes me anxious to be in a cluttered space. And I love, love, LOVE when it’s super clean.
This cleaning checklist is seriously the best thing EVER. Whenever we use it, our house is sparkling. If you can commit to a solid 45 minutes to an hour of cleaning a day, this list is achievable. At first it takes a teeny bit longer when your house is messy as it’s starting point, but as you get going for a week or two, you fly through it.
I have 3 kids. So my 45 minute – hour block of time happens little bits here and little bits there. I get my main chunk of it out during nap time, but if I pay attention and try and keep things generally clean-ish when they’re awake, I spend much less time during nap. Seriously, you guys, if you are horrible at cleaning like me or just need more of a structured system, this is your ticket! Print your list out, get it laminated, stick it to your fridge, and BAM. Dry erase marker check your way through a satisfying day and end the night in a sparkling clean house. It’s the best!
I have two lists below, one for if you have kids and one for if you don’t (because that changes the nature of your cleaning pretty significantly – helloooo toys everywhere. Hiiiii diaper caddy. Lookin’ at you guys.)
View the “I have kids” version below! There’s a downloadable link under the image.
View the “I don’t have kids” version below! There’s a downloadable link under the image.
Happy cleaning, friends!