If you are looking for a quick way to keep your house clean, the best thing is to come up with a routine that will allow you clean your home in one hour. You’d be surprised how much you can get done in just one hour!
Let’s face it, keeping your home clean probably isn’t on the top of your list of fun things to do. However, it is something that needs to be done. Instead of spending your whole day cleaning, why not commit to cleaning one hour per day?
Quick Routine To Clean Your Home In 1 Hour
To give you an idea, your one-hour cleaning routine could look something like this. If you feel other things that are not on this list need more attention, feel free to customize it however you see fit.
- Kitchen (10 minutes) – Clear clutter, place dishes on soapy warm water or load them into the dishwasher, take out the trash, wipe down counters, rinse dishes, and sweep the floor.
- Bedrooms (10 minutes) – Open windows and remake beds, pick up clutter, throw away any trash, and wipe down or dust any furniture that needs it.
- Bathrooms (10 minutes) – Spray counters, tub, and toilet. Clean the toilet bowl and wipe down the toilet. Next, do the counters and tub and then clean the mirror.
- Living Room (10 minutes) – Pick up all clutter, put things back in place, and dust any furniture that needs it.
- Floors (10 minutes) – Once every room is picked up and everything has been wiped down, go through the whole house to vacuum. Mop the kitchen and the bathroom at the same time.
- Laundry (10 minutes) – Depending on how many people live in your home, you might not need to do the laundry on a daily basis.
When you do, gather up all the clothes from each room (hopefully your family is using the hampers) and get one load started before you begin with the cleaning. If you do this task first, the clothes will be ready to hang when you finish cleaning.
There are two things that I always keep on hand to clean on the spot: antibacterial cleaning wipes and magic eraser sponges. When I want to clean the kitchen and bathroom fast, I use antibacterial cleaning wipes to wipe down counters, the toilet, sink, door handles, tiles, and cabinets. Fast and easy!
For more difficult stains on the kitchen counters like coffee, tea, or wine I use a magic eraser sponge. As their name says, they are really magic and can get rid of grease build-up or any other kind of marks that are difficult to eliminate other ways.
Speed Cleaning Your Home (3 tips)
1. Routine Is Key
The key to keeping your home clean is sticking to a routine. To start, make a schedule for each day of the week. Pick a few things that you would like to focus on for that specific day.
For instance, maybe on Mondays, you can make sure the bathrooms are clean. Tuesdays can be dedicated to making sure the fridge is cleaned out. On Wednesdays, you could deep clean the bedrooms and so on.
Depending on what needs to be done around your house, take one day per week to do that. Once you are on top of the cleaning, change your daily cleaning schedule to weekly, and tackle one room of your choice every week.
2. Clear the Clutter
If you feel overwhelmed by the state of the mess in your house and don’t feel like you are able to tackle it all at once, that’s OK. Set aside one hour each day to focus on one part of the house or one type of chore.
You would be amazed at how much of a difference one hour of cleaning could make on the appearance of your home!
It is easier to clean your house if you break it into tasks; pick up trash, throw useless items (even if you think you can’t live without them), organize what’s left and clean. Once that is all done, you can focus on the smaller things such as dusting and vacuuming.
A useful tip is to carry a light laundry basket with handles around with you from room to room to pick up items that are in the wrong spot. When you get to the room that they actually belong to, you will have them handy in the basket and ready to put in their correct location.
✅ If you are overwhelmed by clutter I wrote an article about how to declutter your home fast with effective and simple tips. It will help you see the “light at the end of the clutter”.
3. Follow a System
Following a system is important to make sure that your cleaning routine runs smoothly. Have all your cleaning products ready before you start your routine. Place them in a container you can carry around, so you don’t have to go forward and backward to get them. I like this caddy to carry all my cleaning supplies.
Another important thing is to make sure you finish cleaning one room before moving into another one. I like to close the door so I know what is already done. It will save you time.
And lastly, if your home has several floors, remember to start cleaning from top to bottom, so you can clean the dirt as it falls.
✅ Need more time to clean your home? Learn how to clean your home in two hours or even less.
By doing all of these things on a daily basis, you should be able to get through all of them in an hour (or less) and your house should stay nice and tidy. Once you get going with this routine and make it a part of your daily tasks, you might find that it doesn’t take you as long to complete.