For busy moms, it can be hard to balance it all. One area I consistently hear women are struggling with is how to keep their homes clean without spending an entire day cleaning. Today, I’m going to showcase how Dollar General can save you money on your favorite cleaning products and also teach you how to have a clean home in just 15 minutes per day.
Between work, children, husbands, friends, and taking care of yourself, something has got to give! And for me, that used to be cleaning the house. I was consistently overwhelmed by the task and, as a result, spent way too much time cleaning.
Once I implemented a 15 Minute Daily Cleaning Routine, a clean home was easily attainable. Establishing a daily cleaning routine that works for your family will help you to save time, and picking up your favorite cleaning products at Dollar General will save you money! Beginning February 18 through March 18, when you spend $15 on select cleaning products, you’ll save $5.
As I’ve gotten older, I realize that I thrive on routine and order. That’s why establishing this 15 Minute Daily Cleaning Routine has been such a time saver for me. I no longer waste my time wondering what to clean first, what is dirty, or what I may have cleaned yesterday! This streamlined 15 minute daily cleaning routine is so easy to follow and can be modified to work with your schedule.
Mondays are for Dusting
We used to have a lot of trinkets and such, and they used to collect a lot of dust. Dusting under a lot of things takes more time than I want to spend. When you have clean surfaces, it is so much easier and faster to dust the house.
My Favorite Dusting Products
I like to keep this chore quick and easy. So, I reach for Sparkle® Paper Towels and a spray bottle of water. I spritz a paper towel lightly then dust the surface.
During the winter months, where viruses are more prevalent, I wipe frequently touched surfaces with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.
Tuesdays are for Vacuuming
On Tuesdays, I vacuum the entire house. During the week, I sweep the floors daily to keep the dog hair and sand at bay. Vacuuming on Tuesdays makes the most sense as I dust on Mondays.
How do I vacuum?
I start in my kitchen and work towards the front door. Using the attachments, I am able to easily reach the corners of the rooms and clean our upholstered couch quickly and easily.
Wednesdays are for Washing Floors
It would make more sense to tackle washing floors on Tuesdays after vacuuming, but I do not have the time. Because it is a weekday, not too much dirt is tracked into the house between vacuuming on Tuesday and when I wash the floors on Wednesday.
How do I wash my floors?
Using a one gallon bucket, I fill it with hot water from the faucet and add a splash of Pine-Sol®. After trying countless contraptions for mopping, I currently use an old school mop that you wring out. Again, I start in the kitchen and work towards the front door.
Thursdays are for Bathrooms
There is no need to wash the bathroom floors on Thursdays as they’ve been washed the day before. This cuts down on the time spent cleaning the bathroom.
How do I clean my bathroom?
I start by spraying each surface with the appropriate cleaner. Let the cleaner do the work while you move on to the toilet. For the toilet, I use Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Squirt it under the rim and let it do it’s thing while you wipe down the sink and tub. Once your sink and tub are clean, use your toilet bowl brush to give the toilet a little scrub.
Fridays are for Catching Up
Heading into the weekend with a clean home is a wonderful feeling. I take a few minutes on Fridays to make sure our kitchen counter is clean, toys have been returned to their resting spots, and to empty the kitchen trash. Lately, I’ve been using Glad® Trash Bags.
What about the Laundry?
You’re probably thinking when does she do laundry? Well friends, I do at least one load of laundry from start to finish every day. As a family of three, we generate enough laundry for a full load each day. I wash everything together – unless we have a new red shirt and a lot of whites! – and use all® Laundry Detergent in a cold water wash. I change our bedding on Wednesdays and Sundays and launder them the same day. Towels are washed every other day. We have all white bedding and only white towels, so that helps speed up the laundry process.
What about the Kitchen?
You may have noticed that I do not devote a day to cleaning my kitchen. That is because I clean it every night after we’ve finished dinner. I sweep the floor, wipe down all of the counters, ensure that everything is put away, and wash the stove top.
Our nightly routine looks a little something like this: make dinner, sit down at the dining room table and chat about our exciting experiences that day while eating dinner. Once we’ve finished our meal and catching up, I send the kiddo upstairs for a shower and, most nights, the adults clean up the kitchen together. My husband will wash the dishes while I load the dishwasher, sweep the floor, and clean the stovetop. Something we’ve been doing the last few months is drying the dishes and putting them away rather than letting them air dry overnight. This *little tiny extra step* really makes the kitchen look cleaner and inspires you to put all of the other items away, too!
This 15 minute daily cleaning routine has given me my weekends back and, I’m happy to say, a much cleaner home. Remember, head to your local Dollar General store now through March 18 and save $5 when you spend $15 on select cleaning products.
What are your favorite time saving daily cleaning routine tips?