Tips And Tricks To Keep Up On Housework

Is it even possible to be a neat freak but not even like cleaning?

Well it’s defiantly a thing in my world. I love a clean house and things to be exactly in their place but I hate the getting there part!

Housework in general is just A LOT OF WORK. Throw in a kid or two and a husband? That’s a tornado waiting to happen. Toys all over, socks meant to be thrown into the hamper end up right next to it. Dirty dishes in the sink, Random half-eaten snacks in the couch cushions.

So now on top of our busy as it is schedule just trying to be a normal wife and mom, how are we supposed to keep our house looking like no one lives there as well?

My house is in by no means clean all the time, but navigating through this new mom life I have found a few tips and tricks that help me maintain my housework.

And, I am sharing them with you today in hopes that it might make your cleaning duties a little bit easier each day as well.


Quick Pick-Up

I do this throughout the day so it dosen’t need to be done at night. Just go around your house after some play-time is done and quickly pick up some toys, or put away kitchen items left out from breakfast or lunch. I do this a couple times a day that probably only amounts to 15 min a day so that I don’t have to do as much pick-up at night and can get under the covers faster and finally breath.

Fold Your Laundry On Your Bed

I am the queen of laundry procrastinating. Right along with cleaning bathrooms, laundry is my least favorite housework. Putting laundry in the washer and switching it out into the dryer? Easy. Folding it and putting it away? No thanks. So what I have found that works for me is to fold my laundry on my bed and if I feel like leaving it there for a couple hours that’s fine, but I know at some point it will get put away because I need a clean bed to sleep in.

Wipe Down Counters and Tables At Night

I’m sure we all do the after dinner clean up which is good! I’ve found that wiping down my counters after dinner and my kitchen and coffee tables at night really eases my mind. That way when I wake up in the morning they are clean and ready to go and it just starts my day off right.

Clean The Shower While In The Shower

A big hack right here ladies. Buy a scrub brush that holds soap in it. Fill it up with equal parts white vinegar and dawn dish soap. I don’t do this all the time but it’s an easy way to keep up on your shower cleaning, it works great at getting soap scum off and it’s an easy way to do a quick clean while you are even in the shower as well!

Frequently De-Clutter

I know, the big dreaded word de-clutter. It’s a huge task and it’s at the center of our frustration when it comes to housework. Too much stuff. Why do we have this? Where did this come from? Have we even ever used this? I am guilty of pushing off de-cluttering every single year but I have found that the more frequently I do it, the easier it is to keep up on. A de-cluttered house makes a huge difference to us moms, so just keep up on it little by little and you won’t find yourself with the overwhelming task of a huge clean out in January.


These tips help me out when it comes to the everyday chaos of life. Having a clean home makes us feel a little more put together in the world so I hope these tips help you out as well!

Do you use any of these tricks to keep up on your housework?

What other tips and tricks could you give all of us Quirky Workin’ Moms so housework doesn’t consume us?

Also, if you are interested in a free weekly cleaning checklist let me know! I’ve been thinking about making one ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments

42 responses to “Tips And Tricks To Keep Up On Housework”

  1. The Gutz Life Avatar
    The Gutz Life

    Did you write this for me? Seriously I have been so behind on house work with kids home from school.
    I am going to work on trying to implement all of these tips. Thank you

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Same! It’s been so hard to keep up lately so I’ve defiantly been doing my little tricks to try to stay on top of everything! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Lisa's Notebook Avatar

    Definitely tidying up as you go works for us – well, I say us, but I mean me because my family have selective blindness! Lisa x

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss mine as well! Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Divya Nair Avatar

    That was quiet a necessary and useful tips this pandemic lockdown … thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thanks so much for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Amber Page Avatar
    Amber Page

    I deffo agree that getting rid of clutter helps so much! I try and only keep things around that I actually need!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss! De-cluttering is the best! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. kayrivwriter Avatar
    kayrivwriter

    Yes!! The โ€œcleaning your shower while showeringโ€ is a hidden gem for sure haha canโ€™t beat getting two things done at once!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yessss!! I do it as long as I can until I have to deep clean! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Natalie Avatar

    These are awesome tips. Cleaning while in the shower is one we use too. I don’t think I declutter as regularly as I should, although I try hard to not let things accumulate.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I know I try to not accumulate as well, itโ€™s hard not to sometimes but defiantly try to stay on top of it! Yay Iโ€™m glad you use that hack too. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Raising Harry Avatar

    I needed this list!

    In lockdown, with a four year old following my cleaning. Every time I put something away he’s got three more things out!

    Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss! I canโ€™t even imagine the mess when my son starts walking!! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. thelifeliberated Avatar

    Folding laundry on the bed is a nice idea ! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. arianasuero Avatar

    Iโ€™ve been trying to keep up with decluttering without much luck lately. But I am practicing the fold The laundry on the bed advice.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      De-cluttering is the hardest one for me to keep up with! Mostly because I form weird attachments when I try to get rid of things!! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Zoie Avatar

    I love doing a declutter every few months. I had never thought about the shower tip! Iโ€™ll have to try a few of these to help keep up with my cleaning! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Same!! De-cluttering feels so good to do. The shower hack really saves me from not having to deep clean as much. Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Rachel Avatar

    These are great! I never would have thought of cleaning the shower while in the shower – thanks!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. travelogged135 Avatar
    travelogged135

    Moms cannot catch a break even when the whole world has slowed down. Decluttering is the most tiring task. Thanks for sharing these hacks!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      No we canโ€™t! I feel like our jobs are busier now trying to keep them entertained on top of a way messier house with everyone home! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Sophie Harriet Avatar

    It’s funny, laundry is one of my favourite household tasks! I enjoy folding and putting away clothes (admittedly I don’t fold them neatly) because it feels like a fresh supply of clean clothes topping up my wardrobe options. I just find it really satisfying. Cleaning the shower, however, is one of my least favourite tasks! So I might try your tip because it sounds easier.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Iโ€™m glad you do! I wish I did, most of the time I get so busy I forget about it and then have to re-wash it ๐Ÿ˜ฉ it just does not work for me! Haha. Let me know if the shower tip works ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for reading!

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  14. Tina Martin Avatar

    Wow you literally just wrote about me. I have to have a clean house and everything you wrote I actually do. Laundry is also my least favorite.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yay Iโ€™m glad! Ugh yes, laundry is just a drag! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Holly Avatar
    Holly

    I feel like you wrote this for me, and my mum will be super glad that I read it and hoping I take some tips from it haha. Thanks for sharing.

    Holly x
    http://www.adailydoseofholly.com

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yay! I’m glad you like the tips ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how they work! Thanks for reading!

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  16. Amy Avatar

    I always fold my laundry on my bed now, and I find it helps so much! As you said, it kind of has to be done if we actually want to get into bed ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I do need to start wiping down the counters at night. I never do it, and every morning I’m greeted by the last night’s mess… And cleaning the shower while you’re showing?! What a genius idea!!! I’m going to have to give that one a go.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss!! Iโ€™m happy you do it too! I know when I donโ€™t wipe them down I am greeted with crumbs all all that fun stuff too! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Girl Way Up North Avatar
    Girl Way Up North

    Tidying up as the day goes along works well for me too! I had never thought about cleaning the showering while showering – genius! Thanks for sharing

    Ashley | Girl Way Up North

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thanks so much for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Juliana Lee Avatar

    This is so useful!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  19. filippellia Avatar
    filippellia

    Loved this post! I’m right there with you that I love a clean home! I don’t necessarily mind cleaning but hate doing it frequently! Also, I fold my clothes on the bed too. If you do it there, you’re definitely going to put them away as opposed to folding them in front of the tv and putting it all back in the basket! Great tips here!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss!! So great to find things in common! Thanks for reading โ˜บ๏ธ

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  20. ksofiavega Avatar
    ksofiavega

    Thank you for writing this. Desperately needed it. Would love to sign up for that free weekly cleaning checklist ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Awesome!!! Thanks so much, Iโ€™ll be coming out with one for this Spring!

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  21. Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama Avatar

    Great post! Doing quick pick-ups throughout the day is a great idea and folding laundry on the bed is brilliant. I have a bad habit of doing the laundry and letting it sit in the hamper all week. Thank you for sharing these tips, I desperately need them!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thatโ€™s what I kept doing! Just letting it sit forever but leaving it on the bed made me definitely put it away so it helped! Thanks so much for reading โค๏ธ

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