Who gets home on a Thursday night, looks around their apartment, and asks “how the heck did it get this messy?” SAME. And I live with another person who helps clean things up. That being said, I often don’t have the time/energy to spend time cleaning and picking up my house for over an hour every night. So how the heck do you keep your apartment clean
Here are 20 things that you can do in order to make your apartment less of a mess come Saturday or Sunday morning.
Disclaimer: I am assuming here that you are living in a smaller apartment or house. So some of the tasks might take more than 20 minutes.
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean in 20 Minutes or Less a Day
5 Minutes or Less
- Make your bed: doesn’t need to be hospital corners or hotel quality, just smooth it out a little bit.
- Pick up your clothes and put them in a hamper
- Stain treat any clothes
- Put your breakfast dishes in the dishwasher
- Wipe down your counter top
- Put your shoes away nicely
- Hang up coats
10 Minutes or Less
- Clean your purse and/or work bag out
- Unload and load your dishwasher
- Wash Dishes
- Fold a Load of Laundry
15 Minutes or Less
- Vacuum at least one room
- Wipe down your bathroom
- Clean out your fridge
- Dust your bookshelves, tv stand, and anything else
20 Minutes of Less
- Clean your kitchen by doing the dishes, wiping down the stove and counter top
- Pick up your bedroom and make your bed
- Pick up all your shoes, bags and clothes and put them in the right places
- Sweep and mop your floors
In no time your apartment will be clean and ready for visitors whenever. Try to fit this in right before you leave in the morning, before you sit down at night, or right before dinner! You’ll still have to deep clean, but it won’t be as much work when you do!
What do you do every day to make sure your home stays neat? Anything you’re particularly bad at/lazy? For me, it’s having a pile of not quite dirty clothes on the floor, or leaving my coats and bags in our entryway!
PS If you like this, you’ll love these:
5 Places You Forget to Clean (For when your mom comes to visit!)