6 Things People With Super Clean Homes Do Every Day

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Are you tired of frantically wiping and swiping every time someone comes to visit? Or better yet, would you like to reduce or eliminate the impending sense of doom you feel as cleaning day approaches? By incorporating these simple cleaning habits into your daily routine, you can become one of those magical people whose home is always super clean and guest-ready.

Make the Bed

After: Master Bedroom

After: Master Bedroom

The newly redesigned master bedroom has dark wood floors, large windows and French doors, linen drapes and blue-gray walls.

From: Fixer Upper

As my snooze-button-hitting self knows, making my bed daily is one of the most difficult habits to maintain. But, it's so worth it. Not only does it instantly make your room look cleaner, but it's been suggested that people who make their beds daily actually sleep better! Tidy bed = seriously awesome zzz's.

Clean Up Right After Dinner

Dishwasher Matches Other Kitchen Decor

Dishwasher Matches Other Kitchen Decor

If your existing appliances work well, forgo new, costly replacements. "Consider putting a new panel over your current refrigerator door," Costa suggests. But don't squander the potential to increase the kitchen's functionality for the sake of cost, she adds. If a new dishwasher or a convection oven will make life easier, take the plunge and invest in that new appliance.

Don't leave the dishes until tomorrow. If a plate, pan or fork is used, rinse it and put it in the dishwasher. It's that easy! Once that's done, wipe down all those sticky cooking surfaces and spot-sweep any stray crumbs that fell while cooking. You'll sleep much better knowing there isn't a hot kitchen mess waiting for you in the morning. 

Quick Tip: Clean as you cook to make after dinner cleanup a breeze. 

Do One Load of Laundry

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Cropped shot of woman carrying laundry basket

Photo by: Jupiterimages

Jupiterimages

Does it seem like your laundry suddenly piles up out of the blue? Keep on top of laundry (and closet clutter) by doing one manageable load each day, or every few days, depending on the amount of clothes-wearers in your household.

"Clean" the Bathroom

Perfect Pairing

Perfect Pairing

Quartz countertops with a smooth edge pair beautifully with the penny round tiles on the walls over the vanities.

Let me preface by saying I never clean my bathroom. Instead, I maintain a constantly clean one by wiping and swiping as I go.

Pick Up as You Go

Detail of Throw Pillows

Detail of Throw Pillows

Different patterned throw pillows in neutral tones top the neutral fabric sofa, complementing the fresh design.

Photo by: House of Jade Interiors

House of Jade Interiors

Straighten couch pillows, put hair tools back in their proper spots and store shoes neatly back in the closet immediately after you use them. These simple tasks take just a few seconds but will make your home look and feel so much cleaner. 

Check One Item Off Your To-Do List

To-Do List

To-Do List

Photo by: Julia Sudnitskaya

Julia Sudnitskaya

Whether it's dusting your nightstands, organizing the sock drawer or vacuuming highly-trafficked areas, checking one small cleaning task off your to-do list each day will keep housework from feeling overwhelming. Plus, you'll never have to sacrifice a Saturday to cleaning ever again!

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