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Summer means mindless days filled with pool time, play time, and lots of great fun things to do! When it comes to the home, I don’t want to waste time cleaning day in and day out. Throughout the year I tend to have a pretty rigid cleaning schedule because we’re home all the time (we homeschool), so the house gets pretty messed up.
But during the summer, we just wanna have fun! So here are a few tips to keeping your home clean during the summer without much stress.
Simple ways to keep your home clean during the summer
Can we say effortless pick-up? I picked up a few of these recently and they’ve been a life saver! I have one set up in our living room as a catch-all for all those toys the kids pull out or for any random thing we leave out. While I’m shooting for effortless homemaking this summer, I can’t handle a messy house. It’ll drive me crazy! So with these bins, I (we) can just toss it all in there at the end of our super fun day!
I suggest summertime meals be one of the simplest you make. Pick a few meals that you can make in a jiffy and rotate them! Some ideas:
Chicken Strip Tacos: tortillas, strips of cooked chicken, topped with cheese, heat it up, wrap it up, and bam! An awesome lunch!
Cold Pasta – cooked pasta cooled, toss with some bell peppers and dressing. Super good and super easy to make!
Simple Cleaning Routine
Two rooms in the house must be clean in order for me to not go crazy: the bathrooms and the kitchen. They are the rooms that get dirty the easiest! So what’s a girl to do?
I picked up this super neat pack of Clorox Bathroom ScrubSingles.
They’re as simple and as awesome as they look. They come preloaded with Clorox cleaner. Yup, it’s all in there! All you have to do is wet them, scrub, and toss! They can be used on every surface in the bathroom – toilet, shower, walls, sink, counters, ummmm yea – everything. I’m pretty sure they have super powers or something.
While I was there I also picked up these Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes.
They work like a tissue paper box. Super convenient and great for storing away! That top part of the box flaps back down and you can tuck it away in your pantry.
Oh my goodness, these are so cool. Perfectly effortless for tackling the dust on surfaces throughout the house. You can use them on furniture surfaces, to wipe off the dust from the tv, blinds, picture frames, baseboards, and even on the floor! Super versatile and useful!
And then there was this pump awesomeness.
The Clorox Pump ‘N Clean Kitchen & Dish Cleaner is oh so useful for the kitchen! Just pump up some of the solution on to your paper towel or cloth, and wipe your counters, stove top, sink, appliances clean! Seriously, how much easier can it get? Love it! The cleaner is also food safe with no harsh chemical residues, which means – no worrying about cleaning up around food.
You can find all three of these items in the Clorox section of your local Target! Be sure to check out your Target Cartwheel app for a 10% discount through July 4th for the Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes, Clorox Scrub Singles, and the Clorox Pump ‘N Clean Kitchen & Dish Cleaner!
Designated area for summer items
Summer means lots of towels, flip-flops, and all things water related! It also means lots of in-and-out of the house since the kids and I are having a blast enjoying the summer weather. I put this bin (sort of like the dump-it-all-bin) by our back door so we could just toss our towels, flip-flops, or any outdoor stuff right in it when we come back inside! If I need to wash some towels, I just grab them from there and dry off the rest of the things. It’s a great way to keep everything in one place!
If you’re not home all the time, you won’t mess it up all day! It’s crazy how clean the house stays when we aren’t home all day! Clutter is much easier to tame when we have a short window of creating it in the first place. Take advantage of these months and spend as much of it outside with the kids! They’ll have a blast playing with mommy and you’ll probably get a great workout by chasing after them! :)
There you go! Super simple and totally doable tips to keep your home clean during the summer! Now go off and have some fun with those kiddos! :)
I’d love to hear some of your simple home-keeping tips for summer!