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How to Keep your Home Clean and Tidy - in Less Than an Hour a Day!

Updated on July 13, 2012

Are you tired of racing around your home madly cleaning just minutes before guests arrive through your door? Maybe you're sick of waking up and walking into your living room and being overwhelmed by clutter - well don't worry, it's easy to fix and easy to maintain!

First thing's first, you need to organize your home so that you can keep it clean quickly and easily in the future. Tackling your whole house in one go is a big chore, so take it one step at a time. De-cluttering your home doesn't have to take forever, just check out this post and get started!

Once you've de-cluttered your home, it's time to maintain it.]

1) Write a list of areas in your home
Break your home down into separate areas, for example:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Main Bedroom
  • Second Bedroom
  • Living Room
  • Office
  • Laundry
  • Backyard

On a certain day, choose one of these areas to pay special attention to and make sure it's just a decluttered as when you first started!

3) Create a cleaning schedule
Set aside an hour or two each day to focus on an area of your home, as well as doing a generally daily tidy up to keep on top of things. This will differ according to you and your homes needs. For example:

Monday: Clean kitchen thoroughly
Tuesday: Vacuum/mop floors

Wednesday: Clean bathroom/s
Thursday: Surface Clean/Dust house
Friday: General house clean (vacuum/mop/tidy up/clean up bathrooms)
Saturday/Sunday: Focus on one area of your home


  • Wipe down kitchen surfaces
  • Clean dishes
  • Take out trash
  • Do laundry
  • Pick up any clutter

4) Stay on top of it
The only way to keep your home looking spic and span is to keep on top of your cleaning schedule. It doesn't take long each day and by breaking it down into pieces you can ensure your home is looking perfect for the weekend, every weekend!


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    • kissayer profile image

      Kristy Sayer 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I think the key is decluttering first, it was the same for me at the start - but now it really does just take an hour and little bit longer on Fridays to get the house ready for the weekend!

      Have a look at my other hub ( for decluttering tips :)

    • AnnRandolph profile image

      AnnRandolph 5 years ago

      Good hub but I can't seem to get it right. I spend hours a day trying to accomplish what you are doing in an hour.