Tuesday, August 6, 2013

cleaning routine

Happy Tuesday!

Today I want to share my quick clean routine. I usually do this 2-3 times per week and then a good clean every other week. Granted, we usually have toys all over, but, I feel that is a good mess and grim is bad mess. By doing this even when I do my "good" clean it only adds an extra 20 minutes or so. When I do a "good" clean I do all the things listed below and I clean the bathtubs, wipe the cabinets down, and go through the papers and coupons that build up!

Main floor
+I pick up all the toys, papers, and whatever else gets piled on the island, desk and table and put it up. {putting it away is the most important piece}
+Then, I put the dishes in dishwasher and wipe the counters and table down.
+Next, I use a good ole' fashion broom and dust pan and sweep up the floor.
+After that, I microfiber mop all the floors with HOT water and white vinegar.
+Usually I clean the slider and all mine floor mirrors next wipe white vinegar and a paper towel.
+I then Clorox wipe the hall bath down and put whatever cleaning solution {usually hand soap} I can in the toilet and give it a swirl.
+Lastly, I use a dry dust rag and just wipe the dust off the media stand and lamps. {we don't have a lot of stuff to dust on the main floor...I try and keep "stuff" to a min. down there}

This process usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour

Then on to the upstairs
+I pick up the loft and our bedroom of toys and put them in the kids' rooms. {Zachary's is the only room I put toys away regularly...big kids do it themselves every night before bedtime routine}
+Next, I wipe down the kids' bathroom with Clorox wipes and clean the toilet as well with whatever I have up there. {usually shampoo:)}
+I run the vacuum in the kids' rooms and the loft {and the stairs every other clean}.
+Then my room {usually takes the longest because of laundry} I clean our room and put laundry away
+Lastly I wipe the bathroom down the same as the other 2

This usually takes about 30 minutes to 45

I usually feel like my house is guest ready or could be in a few minutes because I keep up with the cleaning and TRY to not let it get out of hand! Hope this helps if you are struggling for a easy cleaning routine! How do you keep/get your space "guest" ready? Any tips or suggestions?


  1. It sounds like you have this down to a science--that is great! Let's just say I rely heavily on Febreze....

    1. P.S. Following you back via email under the name marciakesterdoyle

    2. Haha!!! :) Thanks for the follow!!!

  2. Hi Cindy,

    So nice to meet you!

    You certainly have a handle on the daily cleaning routine! I like to do little touch ups, as I call them, on a daily basis for the exact same reason: IN CASE someone drops by without notice. But more than that, I like to keep a clean house and I would be bothered if the day that those surprise guests showed up was the day JUST before my major clean up! So, just keeping things tidy and clean on an everyday basis, helps me relax.

    Following you back,


    1. I couldn't agree more, Poppy! When my house is clean I am so just more relaxed and at ease! I feel I'm a better mom too! {Lots longer leash!}