Creating routines for moms is the perfect way to organize your entire life. But when it comes time to actually making those routines… sometimes getting started is the hardest part. For those times when you need to have a clean home quickly, creating a speed cleaning routine is your saving grace!
If you’re trying to speed clean your whole house quickly, these tips will help!
Use these ideas to create your own speed cleaning routine, or get the Organized Motherhood Cleaning Planner for a done-for-you guide with room-by-room checklists and tips.
How to Create a Speed Cleaning Routine
When creating a speed cleaning routine, start by thinking about how much time you have to clean. Just like you would do when creating a morning routine, you may find that it’s easier to create multiple speed cleaning routines depending on how much time you have.
For example, if you need to clean your house within 30 minutes, you’ll need a shorter list than if you have two hours.
Next, consider your starting point. Typically, you’ll want to start with the kitchen. A messy kitchen can make your entire home look dirty. Also, the kitchen is the “heart of the home” and where people tend to congregate. You’ll be able to make the biggest impact on your cleaning routine by starting in the kitchen.
Clear the counters, toss the dishes in the dishwasher, and quickly wash anything in the sink.
Sometimes, there may be other areas of your home that need attention. While I normally don’t like to multitask (it’s too easy to get sidetracked), you can make your cleaning products do the multitasking for you!
If you have dirty bathrooms, squirt some cleaning solution in the toilets and let them soak for 30 minutes while you focus on another area of your home, like the kitchen. Starting a batch of laundry is another great way to multitask if you have piles everywhere, but don’t forget it in the washing machine!
Once the kitchen is clean, focus on the other high-traffic areas of your home.
- Make sure the living room is presentable
- Put away shoes and coats in the entryway.
- Finish cleaning the bathrooms.
- Clear surfaces in the laundry room (and close the door if you can).
Finally, if you haven’t made your bed, make sure the bedrooms are presentable. If you’re completely out of time, close the door.
Printable Speed Cleaning Checklist
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Use these speed cleaning tips and checklists to clean your house faster!