Keeping on Top of the Housework

Keeping on Top of the HouseworkLife is busy, what with work, family, friends, hobbies etc it is hard to find the time for keeping on top of the housework.

Try setting aside 15 minutes a day, the morning can be good as you are not bushed after a long day. You’ll be surprised just how much you can get done and all these tasks will go a long way towards keeping on top of the housework!

Keeping on Top of the Housework

Here are a few suggestions to help you with your 15 mins Tasks


Keep the cleaning products and sponge in the bathroom, once you have finished your shower, give the tiles a wipe down and the glass doors, don’t forget the shower head and finally the tray. Rinse off your products. Daily tip: using shower spray on the glass doors after every shower will keep them clear and clean. It will also stop unsightly water marks.


Downstairs tends to be the most heavily used. Therefore, it needs a quick run-over with the hoover more often than the rest of the house, especially if you have pets.


Fill the sink with warm soapy water, with your sponge. Then, wipe down all the surfaces and dry with a clean tea towel. Don’t forget to clean the bottom of the jars, storage containers etc before putting them back.


Change the bed linen, it is an onerous task but doesn’t take longer than 15 mins and who doesn’t love that feeling of clean sheets when you crawl into bed at night.

Living room

Dusting, give your TV and stereo etc the once over with the duster, do the same with all the surfaces, plump the cushions on the sofa and tidy up those magazines and toys. There a tidy living room ready for you to relax in when you get home from work!

What 15 mins tasks for keeping on top of the housework will you do? Let us know, every home is different and it’s great when we can share our reader’s ideas.

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