The other day, I shared an opportunity to get a Mrs. Meyers cleaning kit through Grove Collaborative with a $20 purchase, and there were many comments from y'all about being pressed for time when it comes to cleaning house.
I completely understand. Between running my business, training jujitsu 3-4 days a week, community service and beginning a running program at the beginning of the year (plus having two dogs in the house), it sometimes feels like there's never enough time to keep up with housework. I can't even imagine how moms do it.
Anyway, I wanted to share a couple things that we do each evening to help keep the house tidier between deep cleans. I hope you'll find them helpful.
Wash DishesWe don't have a dishwasher; so staying on top of the dishes is essential in our house. We wash dishes at night and put them up first thing in the morning. Also, if you have pets, remember to wash their bowls after each feeding.
The last thing I want to do in the morning is deal with yesterday's drips and splatters. So I spray a little Mrs. Meyers Countertop Spray and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then I come through and wipe everything off with a clean cloth so the counters and stove will be fresh for the next day's food preparation.
Wipe Down Your Counters & Stove
After brushing my teeth and washing my face, a quick wipe down with a disinfecting wipe helps keeps the sink shiny. This is also a good time to clean the mirror as well. Who wants to look at toothpaste splatters when they're putting makeup on.
Clean Bathroom Sink & Mirror
I've mentioned before that we order the majority of our household cleaning products through Grove Collaborative, an online subscription service that offers discounts on all natural product lines such as Mrs. Meyers, Seventh Generation and Method.
If you haven't Grove Collaborative them out, I strongly suggest giving them a shot. Not only is super convenient and good for the environment, I believe in supporting companies that have a strong customer service program. Every time I speak to them, I'm impressed.
Want to see some other ways we streamline our home? Check out these posts:
Do you have daily cleaning routines? What's is one cleaning tip that reduces your housework load?