This week we are going to talk about how to develop a simple morning cleaning routine that works!
Ya’ll know how much I love my daily routines, it truly has changed the game for me as a mom.
No matter what season I am in, my household thrives on daily routines and that includes a simple morning cleaning routine.
House chores do not need to take a lot of time or effort.
The purpose of daily routines is to create a calmer less stressed environment for you and your kids. Allowing you to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your family.
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But the house chores still need to get done, right?
Finding your simple morning cleaning routine could work wonders for your day.
You will feel more productive.
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It can set the tone for the whole house.
I’ve noticed this with my own kids. When they see mom working on her morning cleaning routine they have become more helpful in the morning.
So what does a simple morning cleaning routine look like?
Just like I explained last week with your nightly cleaning routine, take a look at the time you have in the morning.
I personally like to get up a few minutes before my kids this way I can get my face washed and get dressed before they even wake up.
That extra 20 minutes or so really works well for me and I do not feel rushed.
The focus on a morning cleaning routine should be your bedrooms and bathrooms.
But again you find what works best for your family, if you need those extra 20 minutes of sleep you do you mama. We’ve all been there!
The key to a successful morning cleaning routine starts the night before.
I can not stress this enough!
You have a sparkling kitchen and living room when you wake up, thanks to your nightly cleaning routine.
This will allow some extra time for you in the mornings to focus on your bedrooms and bathrooms.
When you are first getting into the swing of a morning cleaning routine make a quick to do list.
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Figure out how much time you have and write down the things you would like to get done before heading out the door.
If you can not get everything done it is okay to tweek it.
Pick the important spots and work on those each morning. Again, this is not a deep clean. You are basically doing a quick tidy of your home.
Doing these little tasks each morning the deep cleaning will become so much easier as well!
In my house, my morning cleaning routine starts after I have gotten dressed and my face is washed. Sometimes if I am extra
ambicious and woke up a little earlier I will quickly do my hair or makeup.
By that time my kids are up and getting ready for school.
Here is an idea of what my morning cleaning routine looks like for some ideas.
My Morning Cleaning Routine
1 – Start A Load Of Laundry
The first thing I do is throw in a load of laundry each and every morning. Sometimes I will even throw it in the night before and set the timer for it so it is ready to be switched over when I wake up.
Either way when I start with a load of laundry first thing I know I can have it put away by that day.
This really depends on the day for me but I always do one load of laundry a day to keep it from piling up.
2 – Making Beds
You will rarely walk into my home without my bed being made.
This is a habit I developed when I had my daughter over 10 years ago.
It truly is such a simple task and makes me feel like on the days where I do not have it all together I can go to my room with a nice fresh space to lay for a few minutes.
I do this for all my kids as well.
Sometimes they make their own beds, sometimes they don’t. It really depends on the day but before we all leave for the day all of our beds are made.
To make everyone’s bed during my morning cleaning routine it takes me about 10 minutes.
It’s a simple task that makes all the difference.
3 – Wipe Bathroom Sinks
After everyone is done in the bathrooms I quickly go through each one with a Lysol wipe.
I just find a Lysol wipe is quick and easy for the mornings.
And I only use one each morning.
I will do a quick wipe of all the bathroom sinks to get all the toothpaste and things removed.
4 – Unload The Dishwasher
I really try to unload my dishwasher the night before. It is usually the very last thing I do before I go to bed.
But if I did not get to it, I’ll unload this in the morning while my kids are eating breakfast.
5 – Picking Up and Clutter
While I am making beds and going through bathrooms I straighten any area I can.
My kids will always put their dirty clothes in the hamper. I will straighten towels, hand new ones if needed or put random toys back where they belong.
This is a true joint effort from everyone in our morning cleaning routine.
Stricty staying to the bedrooms and bathrooms here.
If you see something that does not belong put it where it goes, simple yet effective.
An effective morning cleaning routine can help in so many ways when it comes to maintaining your home.
These are basic tasks you can do each morning that really only take a half hour. And it can save you time for your weekly cleaning tasks since everything is already “tidy”.
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