Everyone’s always wondering
“How can I keep my home tidier??”

Here are some tips that may help!

1. Clean as you cook. Start cooking with an empty dishwasher so that you can load dirty dishes as you go! Put ingredients away as soon as you’re finished with them. Wipe up spills when they happen! By the time your meal is ready to eat, your kitchen will be as clean as when you started!

2. Put things away as you use them. This is as simple as it sounds! Instead of tossing your clothes on the floor, toss them in the hamper or put them back in your closet. Eliminate the “dumping ground” in your home by putting items back where you found them right away!

3. Make your bed every day. Your bedroom will instantly feel tidier with your bed made! Implementing this habit only takes a few minutes and is a guaranteed game-changer!

4. Manage the clutter. The less you have in your home, the less there is to tidy! Be honest with yourself: do you need to keep all that paperwork, or can some get shredded? Do you really need those single socks that haven’t had a mate since 2014? Declutter!!!

5. Take 10 minutes to reset every night. At the end of the day, take 10 minutes to clear your kitchen counter, fluff the pillows, fold the throw blankets, and whatever else needs to be done to allow yourself to start tomorrow feeling ready to take on the day!

Check out these ways to make your home gathering-ready!


1. Deep Clean

Go above and beyond your regular cleaning! Consider cleaning your fridge, your coat closet, and under your furniture. These are “hidden” spots that your guests might get a peek at!

2. Gather the Necessities

Ensure that your home is well stocked with things like toilet paper and napkins. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough seating for all your guests! Consider borrowing some extra chairs if necessary.

3. Get your home smelling great

There’s nothing better than walking into a home that smells amazing! Pick up your favourite candle or air freshener to give your guests a whiff of something delicious as soon as they enter your home.

4. Create a flow

Eliminate discomfort for your guests by creating a well thought-out space. Move your furniture around to open up your home, and place the food in an easily accessible area.

5. Make the perfect playlist

Nothing completes a party better than the perfect playlist! Take some time to consider the atmosphere you’d like to create, and select your music accordingly.

1. Make your bed

Even if you don’t perfectly tuck the sheets and fluff the pillows, having your bed made will instantly make your room feel tidier!

2. Load & unload your dishwasher

Having a consistent cycle of dishes being cleaned and put away will prevent the possibility of letting dishes stack up on the counter.

3. Pick up toys

They don’t even need to be organized! Toss them in a toy box- it’ll definitely help!

4. Tidy surfaces

Areas like your coffee table or dining room table can become a drop off spot for clutter. Straighten it out- or better yet, clear the clutter off!

5. Go to bed with an empty kitchen sink

If you have dishes that won’t fit in your dishwasher, wash them and wipe out your sink before you go to bed!

Tip #1: Use multi-purpose cleaning supplies

We strongly recommend finding a multipurpose cleaner that you love and can use for almost everything! Our loved products include Mr. Clean Multipurpose Cleaner, Vim, toilet bowl cleaner and Windex! They cover just about everything!

Tip #2: Determine what actually needs to be cleaned.

We’ve all been there- we’re cleaning our bedroom, and then suddenly we’re cleaning all of our closets! How did we get here?! Sticking to the necessities, and setting time aside later for the extras, will make your regular cleaning feel more manageable!

Tip #3: Have a task list.

Determine the tasks to be completed in each room, that will make you feel that the room is as clean as you want it to be! This will look different for everyone!

Tip #4: Do a little each day.

Having a couple daily tasks will help the “deep cleaning” feel a bit more manageable! For example, it may be easier to start cleaning the kitchen if you don’t have a sink of dirty dishes!

Tip #5: Get everyone involved.

Distributing cleaning tasks among those in your household will definitely lighten the load for everyone! Decide what’s reasonable for each person to be responsible for.

Here are our recommendations of the things in your home that should be on your weekly cleaning task list!



– Clean the toilets
– Clean the bathtub and/or shower
– Clean the counter and sink
– Clean the mirrors


– Wipe down appliances
– Clean the stovetop
– Sanitize countertops
– Clean the kitchen sink
– Empty garbages


– Wash the bedding
– Tidy up

Entire Home:

– Dust all hard surfaces
– Wipe down windowsills

– Vacuum and/or mop all floors

1. Establish a home for all your things.

Untidy,cluttered homes happen when your things don’t have a place that they belong! Establishing where things should be will help your home feel less cluttered!

2. Take it one space at a time.

Taking everything out of every closet or drawer in your home is a bad idea! Take it one space at a time, and you might just be motivated to keep going!

3. Invest in some storage solutions.

Anyone else motivated by a reason to shop?? Buying a few baskets and bins to keep your things organized will help your clutter-prone spaces stay tidy!

4. Ask yourself: Is it useful or beautiful?

If you think about it, there’s not much that we need that doesn’t fall into one of those categories! Look around your home and puts your things to the test!

5. Be honest with yourself!

We all know that sweater at the back of your closet will probably never get worn again! Be honest- what do you really need?

1. Start with the dishes.

Collect any dishes scattered around your home and load up your dishwasher!

2. Make the beds.

A well-made bed brings a bedroom together instantly!

3. Clean up the toys.

Even if it means tossing them all in a toy box, this will help a ton!

4. Organize surfaces.

Straightening your coffee table, dining room table, and other surfaces in your home will make the space feel much tidier.

5. Sweep or vacuum high-traffic areas.

If you have the time, cleaning the floors of your kitchen, dining room and entrance will make the space feel much cleaner!


1. Rags, Towels & Sponges

Lots of people don’t switch out their towels, rags and sponges frequently enough, allowing bacteria to grow in the damp, dirty environment.

Cleaning tip: Rotate yours every couple days!

2. Toothbrush Holders

Toothbrush holders contain high levels of bacteria, likely due to storing them too close to the toilet. Yuck!

Cleaning tip: Toss the toothbrush holder in the dishwasher if safe, or wash with hot soapy water twice a week.

3. Cell Phones & Other Gadgets

Personal electronics are some of the most contacted items we own, making it no surprise that they are often pretty dirty and covered in bacteria!

Cleaning tip: Use a wipe to disinfect your electronics a couple times a week. (Maybe add it to your cleaning task list!)

4. Light Switches

It’s likely that everyone in your home touches light switches multiple times a day, making in a very high-touch surface! 

Cleaning tip: While you’re cleaning your home, disinfect your light switches while going into each room. 

5. Kitchen Sink

All sorts of things wind up in a kitchen sink, making it a breeding ground for germs and bacteria!

Cleaning tip: Disinfect your sink at the end of each day to keep bacteria from growing and spreading.

Mistake #1: You’re using too much or too little cleaning solution.

Too much cleaning solution could leave your surfaces sticky or streaky, while too little may not clean effectively! Make sure to read the labels on your cleaning products before using.

Mistake #2: You’re only vacuuming your carpet in one direction.

The fibres of the carpet move when being vacuumed, so going in both directions ensures that everything gets picked up.

Mistake #3: You’re putting off your least favourite task until the end.

Get the worst part over first so that you have nothing left to dread, and so that it will absolutely get completed!

Mistake #4: You aren’t replacing your air filters regularly.

If you’re noticing that your house just isn’t staying dust-free, take a look at your air filters! It may be the hidden culprit!




Microfibre Cloths

We use these for just about everything! Used with multipurpose cleaner, anything that gets wiped down in a home gets wiped down with one of these guys!


Paired with Vim, a Scrunge works wonders on grime, dirt and all things messy!


Razor Blade Scraper

This little tool is the perfect thing for stovetops! It gets tough messes off in with no hassle, and is also the perfect tool to clean your oven!

Glass Cloths

These cloths are perfect for fighting streaky glass and mirrors.

Swiffer Duster

Tried and true, a Swiffer duster is the perfect tool to combat a dusty home.

Our Favourite Vacuum Cleaner

After trying a bunch of different vacuum cleaners, this is the one that has won our hearts! It works on hard floors and carpet, is lightweight and works great!

Vileda Spin Mop

This is our favourite mop out there! The Vileda Spin Mop works well to ensure that your floors aren’t too wet or streaky!