We all want more time to enjoy the summer and who doesn’t want a clean, clutter free, organized house? Most of us have pets or children and sometimes it’s a challenge to keep it a tranquil environment. Here are 8 tips to help you have a restful and relaxing summer!
• Make your bed
There’s nothing like feeling a sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning and going to bed to a cozy looking bed.
• Squeegee your shower glass and hang up wet towels
This helps speed up cleaning time and leaves you with sparkly spot free glass for the rest of the day. It’s recommended to hang your towels using the full length of the towel rack. This keeps it fresh longer as it will dry quickly and evenly. Added bonus is this also lowers laundry days.
• Put away toiletries and wipe the counter
Once you get into the habit of doing this after your morning and evening routines, you’ll be able to do this in just a few minutes. This makes a big difference in your mental clarity. A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Using a clean bathroom will not only bring you joy but speeds up cleaning time later.
• Load coffee cups, bowls and dishes
Make a habit everyday of doing this task right away so you don’t have a clutter build up. If you can load or clean dishes as you cook, you’ll thank yourself later for not having such a big job to tackle. If you have a load in the wash or you need to unload the dishes, rinse off the dishes and stack them in the sink until you can
• Wipe crumbs off your counters and tables
Complete a table and counter wipe off before you leave the kitchen each day. This only takes a few seconds but really helps keep a clean kitchen.
• Clean up clutter left around rooms
At the end of everyday take 5 mins to fold blankets, pick up clutter, and put it back in its home. A tip for collecting clutter is have a designated clutter bin you can quickly fill and unload. The dollar store has some small laundry baskets I like to use! This way you’ll wake up to a clutter free home and you’ll have more time to savor that morning coffee.
• Check floors
Check the floors in the main rooms of your house. Do they need a quick sweep or vacuum? Take a few mins to tackle this before dinner or before bed. Not feeling crumbs all over the floor is much more relaxing then letting it build up and then not wanting to even do it.
• Put Laundry away
A good rule of thumb to keep up with the endless laundry is do a load each day and put it away in the evening. You’ll thank me later when you don’t have 10 mountains of clothes to tackle on the weekend haha.