Don’t let housework get you down. If you have kids, you are going to have messes. Follow these simple tips to stress less about house cleaning.
Do laundry every day
Instead of having piles and piles of laundry building up all week long, do one load of laundry every single night before you go to sleep. This will eliminate the mounds of dirty clothes sitting around your house and will help free up your weekend. If your kids are old enough, they can fold and put away their own clothes.
If you have kids, you need to realize that your whole house doesn’t need to pass the white glove treatment every single day. Take shortcuts and establish a quick cleaning routine to tidy up your house in a flash if you are expecting company. Check out these 10 ways to clean faster.
Declutter and donate
One reason that your house might always be messy is that you have too much stuff. Spend one weekend really decluttering your home. Less is more when it comes to decor. Get rid of unnecessary knickknacks, furniture that doesn’t serve a purpose, old magazines and newspapers, clothes your kids have outgrown, and toys that they no longer play with. Hold a garage sale to get rid of your extra stuff and then donate whatever you don’t sell.
Have an off-limits room
If you are so worried about having a room that is always neat and clean to entertain guests, then designate one room in your house that off-limits to your kids. Maybe it will be your formal living room or your sunroom. Here you can have all the crystal vases and fancy decor that you want. Instead of stressing out over keeping your entire home neat and clean, just worry about this one room instead.