7 Areas of the Home to Clean Every Day to Easily Maintain Clutter

Maintaining clutter that builds up around the house can be a PAIN, but there's certainly things we can do to ease the process and make sure our home/apartment stays crystal clean! Taking the time to ensure these areas of the home to clean every day are kept up on, daily life is a breeze.

I find that taking just a teeny bit of time out of every day, picking two or three of the items in each category listed below is the foolproof way I can keep my space in tip-top shape!


  • Dust surfaces, electronics.

  • Wash bedding.

  • Change trash.

  • Do a load of dirty clothes.

  • Fluff decorative pillows/re-adjust sleeping pillows.

  • Vacuum. Wet Swiffer or mop if you have wood floors.


  • Bleach toilet, shower, sink(s).

  • Disinfect countertops, sinks.

  • Dust surfaces.

  • Clean mirrors using glass cleaner.

  • Wash and disinfect makeup brushes and sponges.

  • Change trash.

  • Organize any cabinets and storage units.

  • Wet Swiffer or mop.

  • Vacuum.


  • Organize cabinets and any storage carts, etc.

  • Disinfect surfaces.

  • Do the dishes - both hand-wash and dishwasher.

  • Get rid of expired foods / take new inventory of what needs to be used soon.

  • Tidy up bags or boxes of foods laying around.

  • Clean and disinfect the sink, sink accessories (don't forget to change out your sponge, too!)

  • Clean the microwave, oven and any other appliances. Shake out the toaster.

  • Take out the trash and recycling (I get all trashes done in one day to minimize frequency).

  • Wet Swiffer or mop.

  • Vacuum.


  • Dust and disinfect surfaces (tables, entertainment center, even the couch!). Clean screens.

  • Vacuum.

  • Go through mail or papers laying around.

  • Sort piled miscellaneous items on coffee table and other potential surfaces.

  • Fold any decorative throws/blankets, fluff any decorative pillows.

  • Sort through any storage units and make bags of Get Rid Of, Keep (General) and Keep (Important). These two "Keep" piles should always be separated in your storage for easy access!


  • Go through mail or papers laying around.

  • Dust and disinfect surfaces and electronics (desk, computer, etc.). Clean screens.

  • Sort through writing utensils and miscellaneous sticky notes, note cards, business cards.

  • Recap any junky scribbles you wrote in planners / journals (best at beginning + end of the week).

  • Organize notebooks, papers and files.


  • Dust and disinfect all workout equipment - weights, treadmill, bike, etc.

  • Vacuum (the worst thing to do is inhale dust while working out!).


  • Decide what you need to get rid of that you haven't worn lately.

  • Hang / fold clean laundry.

  • Sort through any boxes or bags stuffed in the back of your closet (get ready to say hi to spiders!)

  • Vacuum in dusty corners (where said spiders were).

  • Tidy up inside any drawers or shelves.

  • Organize clothes by color or item-specific system to ensure easy access.

  • Go through shoes and sort them nicely (c'mon, who doesn't throw their shoes down after a long day and never go back to pick them up?)

What do you do to stay decluttered on a daily basis?




Kathryn is the lead contributor + founder at FashionablyFrank.com. Obsessed with leading a life of balance, she started the blog in 2013. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2016, she is now a digital marketing specialist through her business, Fashionably Frank Marketing. She believes a cup of coffee is the answer to all of life's problems + that all women should strive to embrace a #girlboss mantra.