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Mornings can be so hectic. It feels like there are so many things that need to get done and you are running in all different directions. My morning cleaning routine ensures that my day will run as smoothly as possible.
Cleaning can definitely end up at the bottom of your to-do list if you let it. You keep telling yourself that you will get to it tomorrow or on your day off. But then the next morning rolls around and everything is even worse than before!
You’ll come to realize that a clean house starts with a simple wipe every day. But by the time the weekend comes around, there is some serious grime going down. This has been happening for months now and it’s driving you crazy! Everyone has their own excuse as to why they don’t clean more. Much the same excuses I tell myself why I don’t exercise more…… ok….. At all.
1- Start With an Evening Cleaning Routine
One of the best ways to set yourself up for a less stressful and more productive morning is by maintaining an evening cleaning routine.
A nightly cleaning routine will set you up for a less stressful and more productive morning.
But how do I start?
A productive morning cleaning routine begins before you go to bed, make sure that all your dishes are washed. Along with any other chores so when it’s time in the morning it will be easy peasy clean-up!
Make sure to wind down from your day by spending 10 minutes going around the house picking up any mess. Then spend another ten or so on basic tasks like sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming. This is what sets us all off into our daily routines.
A nighttime routine is well worth investing in as they make mornings easier!
See my video for some evening cleaning routine motivation.
2- Set a Timer
You can get your morning cleaning routine started with some laughs. Set a timer for each task, and see if you can beat the clock every time!
3- Make a Morning Cleaning Routine List
When I decided to start a morning cleaning routine. I knew that as much of it as possible should be accomplished in the least amount of time. So, mindful about how important each task was for me and what would take up more or less effort (not just time), I sat down and made my list.
When you sit down with your own lists contemplations on these things will also likely differ from mine – but when making decisions like this we have to think not only about our needs today but those tomorrow too!
There are many different opinions on what the best thing to do first thing in the morning is. Some people like doing some exercise, while others prefer a relaxing shower or bath before getting into work mode for their day.
One of my personal favorite things to do every morning (although I admit that it may not be feasible for everyone) is making the bed!
Not only does it make your bedroom look more neat and tidy, but climbing into an already-made bed feels so good at night when you’re ready to sleep – much better than crawling under fuzzy blankets after wrestling with them for 20 minutes!
Plus there’s just something about seeing how nice everything looks once again which really helps get me excited about my day.
4- Tidy as You Go For An Easier Morning Cleaning Routine.
Have a quick tidy up by folding blankets, clearing off your kitchen worktops and tables. And don’t forget to set the dishwasher away or wash up manually before you leave for work. This will reduce the stress as soon as you walk back through the door at the end of the day.
5- Keep Toys Tidy.
The whole morning clear up takes me no longer than 20 minutes, providing the kids don’t pull all the toys then I get them to tidy up the toys or if there’s tantrums I quickly sweep them up and tidy them away, an extra 2-3 minutes maybe.
6- Join Our Private Community – Keep It Clean Club
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Inside you’ll get free access to all my paid lists, schedules and planners, one on one support in a group setting, access to me and my team in our private Facebook Group and make friends with people on the same journey as you without judgement.
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Routines are the lifeblood of a functional family home, without them, everything falls apart. Get in the habit of creating and maintaining routines using lists and timers.
As I’ve said in other posts, my routines are autonomous now, we don’t even have to think about them.
Try this for 90 days and see how you can change your family’s home dynamic.
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