One fact that you might not know about me is that I used to own a house cleaning company. Because of this, I not only have excellent house keeping tips but I also know what to look for in a housekeeper. As a busy mom who works as a nurse and blogger, it can feel overwhelming trying to keep my house clean and organized. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are my top 5 tips for you……
1.) Hire a House Cleaner
Listen, I know that many of us are on a budget but there are some things that are worth the money. After a busy week of work and weekends full of soccer games and play dates, no one wants to come home and clean. It is also a great gift to give someone. I had Cottage Care come and clean my parent’s house for them for an anniversary present and I was so happy with the service.
The house cleaner was on time and very friendly. She spoke to me first to see if I had any special requests or requirements. She took her time on the clean and was extremely thorough. It can be vulnerable to let someone into your home, but she did a great job. The manager also followed up with me after the clean to make sure that I was satisfied. Overall, it was a great experience and I will be using them again. (the pictures are after Cottage Care cleaned my parents house) Even if you don’t use it for yourself, it would be perfect for a friend that just had a baby, your elderly loved ones, a single mom, a military spouse. Everyone loves a clean home.
2.) Get Rid of Things You Don’t Use
If you haven’t worn it or used it in the last 6 months, get rid of it! I know it can be hard to part with things that you think you need. But if you are not using it, you don’t need it. I buy 3 big boxes from Home Depot and label them KEEP, DONATE, and TRASH. I do this one room at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed. Try to do one room a month until you have gone through them all and then do it again every 6 months after that to stay on top of it.
3.) Rotate Toys
This tip is for the parents who have stepped on one too many legos (it’s the worst!) After you have done the previous step and have gotten rid of all unused toys, then you organize the ones that are left. Organize them by category (dolls, toy cars, legos etc) and then put them into Storage Bins and label them. Then you rotate them. What does that mean? Have some toys in a place where your kids can get to them. After a while they will get bored with those toys (they always do) and then you will put them away. You will then bring out some of the other Storage Bins and it will feel like Christmas all over again! This keeps you from having too many toys out at one time and the kids stay interested for longer.
4.) Cleaning Schedule
Having a cleaning schedule is great to have even if you do hire a house keeper. The most efficient way to do this is to rotate chores so that the whole house stays well kept. Here is a downloadable PDF for you to use in your home
5.) Storage Containers
Use different types of storage containers for different rooms of the house.
Play Room –
I talk a lot about health and I believe that having a clean home is a part of that. You want to have a living space that is healthy and enjoyable for you and your family. I hope these tips help you stay organized without feeling overwhelmed.
More Posts You Will Love:
*This post contains affiliate links that help keep The Bettered Blondie up and running. When you make a purchase using one of these links, I make a small commission. It does not add any additional cost to you.