We promise we’re not about to add to your already full to-do list.
Ticking off these five things will not only make your home healthier, but you’ll be also cutting down on your cleaning time in the long run.
Here are the jobs you should be taking on every day.
The 5 Jobs You Should Tackle Daily
1 Make Your Bed
Making your bed can inspire better productivity. In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg notes that making your bed in the morning is a ‘keystone habit’, which kickstarts a chain of other good behaviour throughout your day.
A made bed can also create a more organised looking space, which can have a calming effect. And isn’t it nicer getting into a neatly made bed at the end of a long day?
2 Keep a Clean Kitchen
You need to pay special attention to the kitchen for obvious reasons – it’s one of the most used rooms in the house and where you prepare food.
|Here are a few of the daily tasks you should be doing in the kitchen:
Doing dirty dishes daily will keep your kitchen clean and keep pests at bay.
Wipe down and disinfect kitchen benches.
Sanitise and spray down the sink.
You cook every day, so you should be emptying your bins daily too, especially if the weather is warm.
Do a quick sweep of your floors before bed or at the very least, a quick check and pick up of any food on the floor.
Replace tea towels every second day.
3 Shower Screen And Walls
Regular upkeep is the best way to stay on top of grimy shower grout and stubborn soap scum on your shower glass.
Keep your spray and a squeegee in the shower and after your shower, spend a minute wiping down your tiles and the shower screen.
You’ll be amazed at what a difference doing this can make – every little bit of maintenance adds up, which makes scrubbing the shower a cinch when cleaning day rolls around.
4 Replacing Hand Towels
Your hand towels get much dirtier than other towels, considering they’re used several times a day, often by different people.
Germs and bacteria thrive in humid bathrooms, so you shouldn’t really be waiting until your hand towels feel damp (which I’m guilty of) before you put them in the washing machine.
You should be swapping out your hand towels each day or at least every second day to keep them fresh and healthy.
5 Tidy Touchpoints
When was the last time you wiped down a light switch? As something we touch often but rarely clean, light switches are one of many touchpoints in the home that should be getting disinfected regularly.
It’s a quick job but is a great way to create a healthier home.
Grab a disinfectant wipe and scan your home for other touchpoints: things like doorknobs, computer keyboards, benches, staircase bannisters, remotes, fridge door handles, and phones.
A quick wipe and you’re good to go!