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6 tips for keeping your house clean

6 tips to keep your house clean + free printable cleaning schedule. Cleaning hacks tips and tricks.

House cleaning schedule and tips

Keeping your house clean can be challenging, especially if you aren’t feeling well. I’ve had periods that I didn’t want to leave my bed for months, let alone clean my house. I’m going to give you some advice to keep your house clean, even during bad times.

Tips to make house cleaning easier

Tip 1: Just start. Tell yourself you are just going to clean for 5 minutes. Before you know it you cleaned the kitchen and the living room.

Tip 2: Reward yourself. Write down daily, weekly or monthly rewards. Think of things you want or make you happy. Maybe it’s a candy bar, that lipstick you wanted for ages or reading a book for 30 minutes. Make sure you keep yourself honest.

Tip 3: Use the right tools. Invest some money in buying the right tools. Vacuuming is less annoying if you have a great vacuum cleaner that works well and doesn’t hurt your back during vacuuming.

Tip 4: Make it a Habit. Our minds love routine. The more you do something consistently, the easier it gets. Before you know it, it’s a part of your daily routine, and you start cleaning without thinking about it twice.

Tip 5: Go easy on yourself. It doesn’t help to get angry or disappointed if you don’t clean for a day. Sometimes you need to be a little compassionate with yourself. Make sure you pick up where you left off the other day.

Tip 6: Cleaning schedule. Writing it down can help you feel less overwhelmed. Decide for yourself how many times you want certain rooms cleaned. Then split them up in days, weeks, months, half-year and year. Using a cleaning schedule can help you to keep your house clean and organized.

Free cleaning schedule

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To help you develop a cleaning habit, I made these free cleaning schedules you can print and fill in. Here you can download a Cleaning schedule that lets you schedule your cleaning for the entire year. I also made a weekly cleaning schedule that you can use to schedule your house cleaning for the week. If you need inspiration, you can check my Filled in cleaning schedule. The cleaning schedules go perfectly with my free printable planners.


House cleaning tips to make your life a little easier

  • Cut onion into four pieces and add it to hot water to clean your windows without stripes.
  • Fill a plastic bag with lukewarm water and some vinegar and tie the bag around the shower head to get rid of limescale. Let the shower head stay in the water for 30 min and then wipe it dry.
  • Let the washing machine run at max temperature with some vinegar (without laundry). Do this once every six months to get rid of limescale and leftover fabric softener.
  • Use a hairdryer to defrost your freezer fast. Make sure you unplug the freezer first.
  • Put a dishwasher tablet in the toilet, leave it overnight and the next day the limescale is gone.

Hope these cleaning tips come in handy for your house cleaning. I’m looking forward to hearing what you are going to do with the cleaning schedules!

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  • Amber Myers

    Ugh, I am not the best at this. I do try to have a schedule though and I try to make it a habit. For example, I know I need to do the bathrooms every week. With a husband and kids, it’s a must.

    • Dimph

      Yes same here, I absolutely hate cleaning, but it has to be done. A schedule helps a great deal tho

  • Jessica Taylor

    I have very little time to clean during the week, so this schedule is really going to help me out!

  • Joan

    Love a schedule since it keeps me in check amd never have to get confused on when to what also just starting always keeps the ball rolling and makes you get on with it.

  • James

    I find the easiest way to get started is to just pick up after yourself.
    Put things away as soon as you’re done with them.
    Do the dishes as soon as you’re done dinner.
    Stuff like that.
    This way there’s always less to “clean up” when the time comes. Some light dusting and vacuuming and you’re done!

    • Dimph

      Yes! You make it so much easier for yourself that way

  • Patricia-Ann Que

    i love to clutter and my partner trained me now to make cleaning a habit! i must say it is so much easier and surely an effective one too!

  • What Corinne Did

    All these tips are amazing and I should make use of them! Especially the “make it a habit” one. I am the laziest and always let thing accumulate instead of taking of them straight away!

    • Dimph

      Same here! Hope it helps! x

  • Ambar P

    One of the hardest things to do for me when I’m sad or depressed is clean. Getting out of bed feels like a major task so cleaning is the worst. Thanks for the tips!

    • Dimph

      Yes starting is horrible! But once your at it it’s pretty ‘ok-ish’ ☺️

  • Minakshi Bajpai

    House cleaning is a task for me. Thanks for this easy guidance.

    • Dimph

      Hope it helps! x

  • Gingermommy

    These are great tips to help people learn to clean more effectively. I am going to have to put some of these to use.

  • Caitlin + Dani

    We can’t get enough tips for a clean house! These are all so helpful.

  • Sarah Bailey

    These are some great tips for helping to keep your home clean, it can sometimes feel like a never ending chore can’t it.

  • Dana Peller

    You just reminded me that I need to do a little spring cleaning in our home. I’ve been meaning to pencil in some time to do so.

  • Alessandra

    Great article, thanks for sharing!

  • LavandaMichelle

    I do love a clean house. These were some awesome tips. Organization is key! Thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    I need ALL the help I can get in this area! It’s so hard for me! Thank you for the tips!

  • Developing habits is so important when you are doing anything in life. They tend to help you with so many different things. I really do love the cleaning schedule. It’s a lot of fun.

    • Dimph

      Glad you like it!

  • Cristina Coroiu

    For me, it’s all about the mood. I usually get in the mood to clean up if it’s Sunday or some sort of religious holiday :)) I also love to clean if I can rearrange my stuff as well. I do have to clean my washing machine. The one I had before it had a self-cleaning program, but this one doesn’t have, so I will follow your tip.

    • Dimph

      Self cleaning washing machine sounds good! Wish I had one 😉 but this tip is also very easy!

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