My daily housekeeping must-dos

I am my home’s Chief Cleaning Officer.  Cleaning is a big part of my portfolio as a SAHM.  I think it’s the same for most families.  Mom is the main housekeeper.  I embrace my role with gladness because I am blessed with a house to keep and a family to care for.

Cleaning is tiring and overwhelming when I have other tasks and priorities.  Cleaning is a never-ending job but it needs to get done.   I found that it helps when I have a routine and habits that make it almost second nature to get things going.

Here are my daily must-dos or habits I have for cleaning my home.


1. Make the Bed

This is the first thing I do each morning after I wake up.  Having a made bed makes the room clean and fresh and it sets me moving to other tasks.  At the end of the day, I can climb in and relax on a clean bed.

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2. Do the laundry

I do a load of laundry everyday.  There’s always a lot of clothes in the laundry basket so if I skip a day it would be disastrous the next day.  I hang and fold the clean laundry and put them away so that there will not be a back log and my family always have clean clothes ready to wear.

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3. Clean the bathroom counters

My bathroom counters always seem to have water and water marks on them everyday.  I wipe the counters and mirrors down with a micro-fibre cloth and vinegar and water.  I also clean the toilet seats daily.

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4. Mop the floors

My floors are dusty everyday.  And with a dog running around and playing ball in the house, mopping the floors is a must-do.  I spray on floor cleaning detergent and give myself 20 to 30 minutes to get this done.

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5. Clean the kitchen

My kitchen is always busy.  I cook everyday so cleaning the stove, counters, appliances, utensils, dishes and sink are daily tasks.  It helps to multi-task when working in the kitchen.  I always clean up utensils or spills as I cook.  For example while waiting for the soup to come to a boil I will wash the bowls and utensils I used or clean up any splashes or spills.  Each night, I will clean up the sink with baking soda and dish soap before going to bed.

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6. Empty the trash

Trash bins harbour odours and bacteria.  I bag up the trash each night and bring them out.  Once a week, I give the trash bins a wipe down with vinegar and water.

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7. Quick scan and pick-up

At the end of the day, I do a quick scan around the living room and bedrooms to put things back to where they belong.  My daughter would sometimes go to bed forgetting to put her things back.  I will place them neatly on the dining table and get her to keep them the next day.  I will do a quick 10 minute tidy up to put things like remote controls and pillows back to their designated places.

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After all these are done, it’s time to hop into bed to get some needed rest.

These are my daily must-dos.  What are your daily must-dos?  I hope to hear yours.

Blessed day!




3 thoughts on “My daily housekeeping must-dos”

    1. Thank you for visiting. It took me time to build these routines into my life. Overall I am glad I did because daily maintenance makes life easier and no major clean-up or massive spring cleaning is necessary. Blessed day and cheers!


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