I am not a big fan of cleaning but with two active boys in the house, it’s something I have to make sure I do every day. Just one day of skipping chores inevitably means that I have to deal with dirt tracked into the house, toys all over the floor and sticky fingerprints on the furniture. Of course, working from home and taking care of my boys means that I really don’t have much time to clean. That’s why over the last few years, I’ve learned that multi-tasking throughout the day helps ensure that mess stays minimized. These three tips are little things that let me end a busy day with my house still looking great!
1) Clean Morning and Night
One of the easiest ways to make sure that my house is organized is simply to take 15 minutes both first thing in the morning and last thing at night to tidy up. Morning is my time to make the beds and pick up the toys that my early-bird boys tend to pull out for a little before-school playtime. Before bed, I sweep the kitchen, stack the dishes and tidy the counters for the next morning. They’re small things, but they make a big difference in helping my house feel organized.
2) Involve the Kids
One of my biggest challenges with cleaning the house is being overwhelmed by feeling that I’m doing all of the work myself. That’s why each week I pick a room in the house that my two boys and I work together to clean and organize. Even that little bit of extra support helps me to feel more in control of the household and the boys actually enjoy spending time working towards a common goal with me. Of course, we usually reward ourselves with a treat or game afterwards, too!
3) Do a Little All Day Long
With all the rushing around that I do in a day, it just makes sense to do a bit of cleaning as I go. Whether I’m picking up Zackary’s building blocks as I pass his bedroom or wiping down the counter after making lunch, taking a few seconds here and there to do a little cleaning keeps my house looking neat. The new Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Touch-Up Cleaner is perfect for those quick cleaning moments; just press a sponge, cloth or paper towel down on the top of the container to dispense the perfect amount of cleaning solution for a quick wipe-down. The cleaner kills 99.9% of bacteria in just ten seconds and comes in two appealing scents. I love keeping a bottle of the Glistening Citrus variety close at hand in the kitchen to keep my sinks, counters and stove looking great all day!
Like any on-the-go mother, I always find myself wishing that there were just a few more hours in the day, but even though I may have a never-ending list of things to do, a few simple actions each day help ensure that my house feels organized even when I don’t. And when I’m in a space that feels comfortable, that always tends to make me feel more relaxed, too! With convenient products including new Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Touch-Up Cleaner and just a few minutes of work, even the busiest household can look great all day long!
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by S. C. Johnson and Son, Limited. The author of this post has been compensated for this review. Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Touch-Up Cleaner was provided to the author at no cost by Glam Media on behalf of S. C. Johnson and Son, Limited. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of S. C. Johnson and Son, Limited.
8 thoughts on “Three Easy Tips to Help Busy Moms Keep a Clean House”
i was hesitant about buying this, but this review makes me eager to buy it
It is such neat stuff, Melanie! I love that I can use it both for cleaning and disinfecting counters or for something I’d usually use a specialty product for, like cleaning the bathroom mirror. And I “think” if you click on that Windex logo in my post, it will link you to a coupon too! :)
Thanks, but I have 6 bogo’s from the newspaper inserts lol. Will get some tonight :-)
Ooh, lucky! Lol I have a bottle of each scent but I have a feeling the Glistening Citrus is going to go fast. I’m such a sucker for citrus scents!
I do the same thing. I actually make a check list of daily and weekly chores and try my best to stick to it. Works great!
Ooh, I love that idea, Heather! I am a big list maker, so I’m going to have to give this a try for sure!
I like the tip on doing a little all day long – it seems less daunting then looking at EVERYTHING that needs to be done and thinking it needs to be done right away
Does it ever, Soozle! I used to be such a bad procrastinator but it just made the job SO much worse when I finally decided to tackle the chores! Lol