5 Tips For Keeping Your Home Clean In 2015

Let’s face it: We always try to keep our homes neat and tidy, but the start of the new year is the perfect time to formulate newly productive and efficient routines! In pursuit of a prettier place to spend our time—and a bit more peace of mind—we’re sharing five tips for making the most of our organizational endeavors in 2015.

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1. Enlist help! Assign simple tasks to everyone in your family—whether it’s taking out the trash, folding the laundry or sweeping each week. Find a way to get everyone in the household involved, and hold each person responsible for his or her chores!

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2. Before you get ready for bed each night, take 10 minutes to tidy up. This will make a world of difference when you wake up in the morning and help to maintain overall organization throughout the week. Even if you’re the busiest lady in the world, you’d be surprised what those uninterrupted minutes can accomplish!

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3. Pick one main task per day so you aren’t stuck with a heavy load of cleaning come Sunday morning. Maybe Mondays are for vacuuming, Tuesdays for cleaning the bathrooms, Wednesdays for light dusting.

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4. Clean up as you go and as soon as you can. Don’t let clean dishes sit in the dishwasher for days—in the end, procrastination will only make you feel more overwhelmed and disorganized.

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5. Create a no-clutter rule for yourself and household. Identify several problem areas in your home and do your very best to avoid leaving things in and around them. Maintain clean counters and dining room tables, and make sure that chair by the stairs doesn’t get piled up with junk! Finding a “spot” for everything will help with this—baskets are great for storing unsightly odds and ends.

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