Cleaning the house can honestly suck.
Yeah, don’t feel feel bad if you don’t like it.
I mean, I get it, you might feel like you’re supposed to be ok with it because your’e an adult now. And adults are just supposed to be cool with certain things that are every day adult tasks.
But you don’t have to and you definitely don’t have to feel bad about that.
It’s normal. And thankfully, there are some awesome tips and tricks that are gonna make things a little bit better when cleaning the home.
So check them out and let me know what your favorite cleaning tips are in the comments down below. I’m happy to help!
1. Starting the Day Off with One of the Most Important Tasks
I don’t know why, but I just don’t really like making the bed first thing in the day.
It’s like, “Oh fun, I’m starting the day off with a chore. Could I have a coffee instead?” I know, I”m pathetic.
But, I have found that when I do this (and don’t make excuses), I do feel a ton better about being able to…
- Keep things clean around the home in general – I feel like it helps me start off the day with a general attitude of just keeping things straight.
- Feel so much better about how my space looks. It’s like when this one things is done, the rest of the room feels a lot more put together and clean. And when things feel clean, you end up feeling a lot more relaxed (at least I do 😊).
What about you? How do you feel when you make the bed? What do you notice is different about yourself when you do it?
Side Note: One thing I want you to REALLY take away from this post is that all of these habits of clean people are gonna make you feel a lot better about yourself and your life. And I want you to know that this is so important and you’re worthy of good things and that includes a clean home. That’s all. ❤️
2. Washing Clothes More Often?
Gonna be honest with you, I’m still working on getting better at this one, but I have noticed that people who do have a great habit of keeping things straight in their home, just have a regular laundry day (or days depending on how many people live in their home).
Yeah, sometimes it can feel better to just do it whenever you want, but then those annoying piles of clothes just end up building up and then you feel stressed.
So I’d honestly rather you cut the stress and feel a lot better with a mess free home. So try having a regular laundry day; test it out and see what you think!
Another fun thing that comes with adulthood are papers.
And one thing I know people with clean homes do well is to keep their papers organized and under control.
They buy folders or binders or anything they need to separate them based on whether they’re:
- Recyclable (ex. junk mail)
- Important ( ex.insurance documents, birth certificate , etc.)
- Temporarily Important (ex. bill information, receipts, etc.)
Also, this honestly just makes life WAY more stressful when you have a place to find all these things. 🤷♀️
One of the BEST ways to make it look like you have it all together in the first place is to have that fridge organized and clean.
ALSO, it just feels so good to open up the fridge and be able to easily find and grab something + see how clean and nice everything looks and feels.
You’re honestly just gonna feel so much netter about things and I really want that for you. 😊
5. Shoes & Coats
Hate seeing the shoes under the coffee table and jackets laid on the bed or couch? Yeah, I get it.
But by just taking a couple minutes to decides where you want your shoes to be when you get home and where you want to keep your jackets, is gonna be such a quick win.
Like, keeping the kitchen clean is a lot more work, but doing this fast and simple thing even right now is gonna make you feel so much better and more organized. 🙂
6. Get those Dishes Done Fast
One of the worst things to wake up to in the morning is a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.
Like how many times have you woken up and wanted to actually make a nice breakfast for yourself only to find that you first have to wash some dishes? Not fun.
Buuut… on the other hand, waking up to an empty sink and clean counters is probably one of the best feelings as well. So definitely give yourself the chance to start your morning off right and get those dishes done as soon as your done with dinner.
7. They Store Things After Use
Have you ever just used something, then places it somewhere random without thinking (because you’re a busy person that’s got a lot on their mind and a lot to do), and then realize you have to find that thing a few days later because you need it again?
(Sorry for the run-on sentence 😬).
Yeah, you’re not alone. But I know you’re gonna feel so much better if you just quickly put it back where it belongs right after using it.
Trust me, it’ll only take you a few seconds and it’ll make your life a ton easier!
8. Dusting & Vacuuming
Next to dishes, this is probably the least fun chore to do. But it must be done!
So just select a day in the week to get that vacuuming done, and as for dusting, figure out many times you want to do that in a month (ex. twice a month, so once every two weeks).
Then once you have that figured out, go for it and you’ll feel so good once you’ve got this habit down.
Keeping the home clean and organized isn’t super fun (I mean, watching Netflix and baking chocolate chip cookies is a lot more ideal), but it’s a necessity.
And especially when you feel stressed when the home is a mess.
I don’t want you to feel stressed, so definitely give these habits a try and see how much better feel in your home.
Also, you’re gonna have more time for more enjoyable things when your home is constantly straight. 🙂
PS – Here are some personal tips that have helped me keep my home clean as well. Also, here are some cool dollar store decor hacks that actually look good.
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.