"Keep your house clean enough to be healthy, but messy enough to be happy."
When you have your home in order, absolutely everything else becomes easier.
Few of us have the time to devote to keeping house like previous generations did, and yet we're trying to live up to the standards set for us by them! Crazy- right? In this section you will find tips to simplify your house keeping practices. I'll show you how to stay on top of everything while not being a slave to the dust-bunnies or chained to the washer. Search below to find recipes for cleaning products you can make yourself from a few basic ingredients, suggested schedules for cleaning, tips for getting the most from outsourcing your home care and also tricks to keep the home admin and paperwork completely manageable.
your cleaning products
You don't need a dozen or more bottles of cleaners for every different space or job. With a few simple ingredients you can make your own natural cleaners that are good for your home, your budget and the earth.
Scroll down to get all the recipes I use in my own home.
Check out my guest blog post on the Practically Minimal website where I discuss why simplifying your cleaning products is a great place to start when trying to simplify and declutter your home.
your cleaning routine
Maintaining a clean home need not be overwhelming. Create a routine that sees all your chores get completed but also fits with your lifestyle. I do a little bit each day which fits in and around my other weekly commitments. Print a copy of my cleaning schedule and customize to suit your cleaning routine.
Check out my blog post where I discuss the simple system I use to keep my home clean on a weekly basis using my weekly cleaning schedule below.
My Cleaning Schedule
"My house was clean yesterday, sorry you missed it." Unknown
Check out the cleaning schedule I use every single week to keep my home in shape. I try to maintain a clean home but I am not prepared to be a slave to it. I have found a system that works for me, with the lifestyle I lead, to keep the whole place clean without feeling overwhelming. And I always, try to give myself a day off with no cleaning tasks to do - for me, that day is Sunday. There is a spare line for miscellaneous chores and I use the notes section at the bottom to keep tabs on my washing requirements (#oneloadaday) but you can use it to take note of which cleaning supplies are running low, other maintenance issues which have turned up or anything you like.
If you would like to download your own free customisable template of my cleaning schedule, complete the form below.