Clean Home Habits

Surprisingly being organized is the first step to maintaining clean home habits. Adopting some of these quick habits of a clean home will certainly keep it neat and tidy.  Incorporate a few each day and you will surely see the changes.

  • Put your clothes away
  • Don’t own extras of anything
  • Keep your paperwork organized
  • Wipe down surfaces after every use
  • Make your bed every day
  • Have a home for your shoes and coats
  • Clean dishes after use
  • Put things away after use
  • Dust and vacuum regularly
  • Respect everyone else in the house

Without a doubt, if you pick one or two of these habits and you’ll surely be on your way to a clean home.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

10 Comments

  1. Linda Samuels on September 5, 2022 at 9:54 am

    What excellent tips for keeping a clean home by starting with some basic organizational maintenance routines. The only one I’m not sure about is “Don’t own extras of anything.” I definitely have extras of certain things. I find it more time efficient to have a small supply of things I regularly use. I don’t overbuy, but like to have extra things like toilet paper, tissues, cleaning supplies, or office supplies on hand.

    • Janet Schiesl on September 7, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Great point. You’ve got to adjust to make it work for your system.

  2. Gina Weatherup on September 6, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Basic habits are so important! Putting things away after they’re used is a simple way to declutter.

  3. Janet Barclay on September 6, 2022 at 9:51 am

    The only thing on your list that I don’t do is dust and vacuum regularly, because I pay someone to do that. Occasionally I’ll vacuum between visits if the dog hair is out of control, but otherwise I can live with it until they come.

    • Janet Schiesl on September 7, 2022 at 11:14 am

      Sounds like you have a good system in place.

    • Jana Arevalo on September 10, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      I love all of these tips. I try to do as many of these during my morning and evening “spin” and it really does help keep the house under control!

      • Janet Schiesl on September 10, 2022 at 5:11 pm

        I agree Jana. Just a few minutes in the morning and evening keeps everything tidy.

  4. Sheri Steed on September 6, 2022 at 11:47 am

    I agree completely that good organization habits are the foundation for keeping a clean and tidy house. I like your list, but I do not personally subscribe to your second bullet point: Don’t own extras of anything. I agree that it is a waste to have extras of many things, but the exception in my mind is consumables. I believe in having a supply of food and other essentials for emergencies (and just for convenience). I realize not everyone has the space to do this, and I don’t think that is necessarily what you meant, but it’s good to read things that get you thinking about your habits and why you do things the way you do – so thanks for that.

    • Janet Schiesl on September 7, 2022 at 11:16 am

      Thanks for watching. Adjusting to make a system work for you is the most important thing, sometimes extras work!

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