Keep Your Home Clean with This 10-Minute Routine

These days it’s hard to find time to clean your house when you’re juggling your time (and energy) between your job and family.  But it doesn’t have to be. If you have 10 minutes to spare, you can do these tasks:

Unloading and Loading the Dishwasher

Unloading or loading the dishwasher will save you time and will make sure your kitchen counter is not cluttered. Unload all the clean dishes so you can use them for the next meal. It can be annoying to want to put dirty dishes in the dishwasher only to find that it’s full of clean dishes. Take 10 minutes to unload / load your dishwasher before your next meal.

Folding Your Laundry

Folding and putting away laundry can be such a chore.  Set aside ten minutes “in between” other activities to fold a load of laundry so they don’t pile up.

Sweeping Floors

When you have 10 minutes to spare in the morning, use it to sweep your floors. You can do this task just 1-2x a week.

Mopping Floors

Same as sweeping, this can be done in just 10 minutes 1-2x a week.

Cleaning Kitchen Counters

Take a few minutes to clear the clutter, lift up the toaster to wipe away breadcrumbs, and so on.  Do a thorough cleaning of your counters.

Cleaning One Bathroom

Ten minutes may not be enough to thoroughly clean your bathroom but you can scrub the toilet, wash the shower and wipe down countertops in this amount of time.

Picking Up Items in Your House

Take a laundry basket and walk through your house to pick up items like toys, books, remote control, etc that are not in their proper place.

Changing Bed Sheets

Replace your sheets with clean, fresh smelling sheets. It just takes 10 minutes.

Sorting Your Mail

It’s best to sort your mail daily but if you don’t have time to do this then at least do it once a week. Decide which mail you need to keep, and which ones to throw out.

Vacuuming Your House

OK you can’t exactly vacuum your entire house in just 10 minutes. But I recommend focusing on one or two areas at a time. For example, you can vacuum your bedrooms today and then tomorrow you can vacuum your living room.

Organizing Books and Magazines

These days people prefer to get online magazine subscriptions and ebooks. But if you magazines and books at home then chances are they are piling up and scattered all over your house. Take 10 minutes to organize them in a single place and throw out old magazines you no longer read.

Storing Toys

If you have pets or young kids at home, then chances are you have toys scattered everywhere. Take 10 minutes to put them back in their storage boxes a few times a week so your house won’t look like it’s been hit by a hurricane.

Make home cleaning easier with these 10-minute routines. If you are always busy and cant find the time to tidy your home, calling professional cleaning services like You’ve Got Maids will definitely come in handy.


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