Daily 5-minute Habits to Keep a House Clean

Serena Anderson, Broker
Published on January 22, 2020

Daily 5-minute Habits to Keep a House Clean

There are many great things that go along with owning a home. You get your own space, get

There are many great things that go along with owning a home. You get your own space, get some privacy and can design the home however you’d like. However, one thing that comes along with owning a home is cleaning the house. Not only does cleaning and being organized help your place look better, but it can even have some psychological benefits as well. There are several cleaning tasks that most families will need to do frequently. 

While some of these tasks are manageable, others are hated by most. However, if you know the right tips and tactics, cleaning doesn’t have to be that bad. Whether you want to learn how to beat bed bugs, or how to keep your kitchen clean for longer, there are many great cleaning tactics out there to help you. Some can even be incredibly quick but can offer huge benefits.

With that in mind, this article is going to go over a couple of simple, quick and easy daily habits that can help you have a clean house, and keep it clean.

Tidy as You Go

One of the simplest and easiest habits to develop in order to keep your home clean is to tidy as you go. When you use something or take it out, be sure to put it away after you’re done with it. This seems obvious, but so few of us actually do it. If you constantly leave things laying out everywhere after you’re done with them, it will eventually add up to a big mess.

This can go for laundry, dishes, books and just about anything else. Also, be sure to know about your high-traffic areas. These are the areas that often get the most use and the messes can add ip and multiple quickly here. Tidying as you go can ensure no large mess develops anywhere, which will allow for an easier time when doing a full clean.

Make Your Bed

Clean up your home in 5 min

Your bed is the first place you wake up in the morning, and it is a good place to develop a cleaning habit. If you make your bed after waking up instead of leaving the sheets in a mess, it will make the room look much cleaner. A made-up bed can also make an entire bedroom look much better, and it shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.

Also, making your bed right after you wake up can help you set the tone for the day. It can be a nice little accomplishment and bit of work to get the day started with. Also, refrain from leaving your pajamas or clothes on the ground and do all you can to give your room a quick cleaning every morning.


While all cleaning can be helpful, it’s not all created equally. Some types of cleaning are certainly more important than others. By prioritizing your cleaning, you are ensuring that the most important things get done quickly and first.

Taking five minutes to create a prioritized list of cleaning that needs to be done can go a long way. It should cover what should be done daily, which can be done weekly and what should be handled monthly. So while this five minute habit isn’t cleaning directly, it will certainly help all of your future cleaning efforts.

In conclusion, by doing even a few of these 5-minute habits, it will be easier than ever to keep your home clean. Of course, having a larger cleaning schedule every week or so is ideal, but even having these small 5-minute habits can help.

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