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Take the stress out of your cleaning routine with this checklist

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Keep your house in check with this cleaning checklist

I'm not a fan of cleaning. I mean, who is, really? But I tend to put it off until either I just can't stand the mess anymore, or I know someone is coming to visit.

What follows is a frantic, full day of cleaning every surface of my house and relocating hundreds of tiny piles of toys and accumulated junk. All to make said guest think I actually have my life together — if only they knew.

Not long ago, I realized those high-speed cleaning sessions could be totally avoided if I just actually did have things together, at least as far as my house goes. Hence, the daily cleaning schedule entered my world.

Cleaning just a little bit every day keeps everything somewhat in order and totally manageable, so I don't have to panic when my mom says she's going to swing by later. It may seem like a pain to clean something every single day, but it won't take you long to realize that just a few minutes every day is so much better than your entire Saturday, right?

Split up the tasks below to include everyone in your household, and they'll fly by even faster.

Keep your house in check with this cleaning checklist
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This post was sponsored by Clorox Toilet Wand.

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