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Quick Daily Cleaning Routines for a Tidy Home

Posted January 21, 2023 by Mike Lewis under Tips

Quick Daily Cleaning Routines for a Tidy Home

Keeping a tidy home doesn’t have to take hours every day. With some simple daily cleaning habits, you can maintain order without becoming a slave to chore checklists. Here are some quick but effective daily cleaning routines to keep your home looking its best.

Make the Bed

The first step to a tidy home is making your bed every morning. A made bed establishes order in your bedroom and makes it look clean even if you don’t have time to vacuum.


  1. Pull the sheets, blankets, and bedspread up to the top of the mattress. Smooth out any wrinkles.

  2. Fluff and arrange the pillows neatly at the head of the bed.

  3. For a polished look, add any decorative pillows or blankets.

Making your bed takes just a couple of minutes but gives your bedroom a put together appearance. Do it first thing to set the tone for the rest of your home.

Quick Kitchen Cleanup

The kitchen tends to attract mess throughout the day. Stay on top of it with a speedy daily kitchen reset.


  • Empty the dishwasher and put dishes away.
  • Load any dirty dishes from the night before.
  • Wipe down counters and appliances.
  • Sweep the floor.


  • Handwash any dishes left in the sink.
  • Tidy up appliance counters.
  • Check the floor for spills or crumbs.
  • Take out the garbage and recycling.

Spending 10 minutes in the morning and evening keeps your kitchen presentable. Do your main thorough kitchen cleaning once a week.

Make It Shine Bathroom Check

Bathrooms harbor germs and need daily attention. Prevent buildup with a quick daily bathroom checklist.

To Do:

  • Wipe down the sinks, counters, and mirrors to remove water spots and splashes.
  • Clean the toilet bowl with a swipe of the brush and spray cleaner.
  • Straighten bath linens and towels. Fold or hang neatly.
  • Refill soap and toilet paper if needed.
  • Spot mop the floors to pick up dirt and hair.

These quick cleans make the bathroom feel fresh and sanitary every day. Deep clean the toilet, shower, and floors once a week.

Reset High Traffic Areas

High traffic areas like the entryway, living room, and hallways get unwelcome buildup of clutter and dirt. Make time daily to reset these spaces.

  • Clear entry tables or benches. Put away shoes, bags, keys, and anything left out.
  • Straighten furniture and d├ęcor that has shifted.
  • Pick up clutter and return items to their designated place.
  • Vacuum or sweep floors to remove tracked in dirt.

Resetting the living areas only takes a few minutes but brings everything back to squared away.

Laundry: Do It Daily

Laundry easily piles up into a dreaded chore. Prevent an overwhelming laundry day by doing it daily.

  • Start a load first thing in the morning while getting ready for the day.
  • Fold or hang clothes as soon as the washer and dryer cycle finishes.
  • Put away folded laundry before bed so you don’t leave piles laying around.

Doing this laundry routine stops dirty clothes from accumulating and becoming unmanageable. The tasks take little time but the results keep your house organized.

Consistency Is Key

A tidy home requires discipline, not hours of labor. The secret is consistency. Follow these quick cleaning routines daily without fail. Over time, they become easy habit. A few minutes in each room every day is all you need for a fresh, orderly home.

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