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I always get asked how I keep a clean house so I wanted to share my cleaning tips for busy moms. I know I am going to sound kind of crazy but I have a confession to make.
I LOVE cleaning.
Yes I know, you make the same face that everyone else makes when I tell them. Sometimes I get into cleaning or organizing moods and I have a sudden urge to clean and re-organize my entire house. I put on music and the kids and I will dance and clean to our heart’s content.
Sometimes my husband will come home and say, “oh, you’re in a cleaning mood, huh?” Don’t let him fool you though. He loves having a clean house too. Although he doesn’t like when I re-organize something and he can’t find it!
Make Your Life Easier With These Cleaning Tips For Busy Moms
While I absolutely do love cleaning, I also love the outcome of cleaning — having a clean house. When people come over to our house, a lot of times they will say that the house looks amazing and ask if we just cleaned it. Sometimes the answer is yes (because even my house isn’t clean ALL the time). But sometimes my answer is no. We make sure to keep a clean and tidy house so often times we don’t need to do extra cleaning before company comes over.
As a work at home mom of two kids under two — woah stop right there. My son is three now! First blog post I’ve written since he turned three last week and I can’t believe I just wrote that I have a three year old!
Anyway, I guess my point is that all moms are busy. Whether you stay at home, work at home, or work outside the house — we’re all busy. We don’t have time to spend hours cleaning. I work at home about 30 hours a week and I only have a babysitter for four hours a week so I need to be creative with my time. You can learn more about my blogging schedule here. It’s also nearly impossible for me to sit in my office when I know there is dirty kitchen right next to me, so keeping a clean house allows me to be more productive when I work as well.
I have come up with a couple cleaning tips for busy moms over the years and I think they can help you too!
Set Aside Time Every Single Day
This. Right. Here. This is one of my best cleaning tips for busy moms. Instead of letting things pile up for a week and having to spend hours one day getting everything clean again, why not spend a couple minutes every single day?
Although you are allowed to do that with laundry. Because I would be lying if I said I didn’t have clean baskets of laundry sitting right next to me, waiting to be put away.
My husband and I have a little system. We clean every night after we put our one year old to bed at 8 pm. He will usually clean the kitchen and I will tidy the rest of the house up. Every. Single. Night. The next morning we wake up to a clean house and it makes my life so much easier!
Use Multi-Purpose Cleaning Products
I used to have this big cleaning bucket where I put all my cleaning sprays, powders, sponges, towels, etc. I would have to drag that around the entire house with me cleaning. Now I have found a couple products that work well, and I use that for almost everything I clean!
I currently have two go to products. That’s right — only 2 products to clean almost my entire house. It saves so much time when I am going from room to room. I’m currently using Viva paper towels and Clorox cleaning spray. That’s it. They carry both of them at Walmart, almost right next to each other. Also quick note, I just heard that you can order items online at Walmart and get free pickup. I think Walmart will even load it in your car! If you have two kids this is a huge time saver.
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Let Your Kids Help!
Okay I lied, I love all of my cleaning tips for busy moms. While we do some cleaning and tidying every night, that still leaves vacuuming and bathrooms left to be cleaned. And instead of spending my nights or naptime cleaning, I like to get the kids involved.
One of the things my kids love to do is to help me vacuum. My son loves vacuuming with me so much that he even got a toy vacuum for his birthday. He was ecstatic when he opened it! When we have some time between playing and lunch time I’ll grab the vacuum out for 15 minutes and then that’s done.
My kids also know how to tidy up their room. They usually do it before their nap or bedtime or before I have to vacuum if their room is messy enough. They are one and three and yes, they know how to clean their room. Here is a micro tip — have a specific place for all of their toys so they know exactly where everything goes.
And that’s all there is to it! I promise you that you don’t need to have a ton of extra time to keep a clean house — you just need to be smart about the time that you do have.
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