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Most people would agree that a clean and tidy home is highly beneficial. However, the perceived time constraints are a major obstacle. Unless you know how to prevent it from becoming an issue.

Thankfully, it doesn’t take major investments or lifestyle changes to get on top of the situation. Focus on the 10 simple steps below, and you won’t go far wrong.

#1. Declutter

Keeping the home clean and tidy is a lot easier when there is less work to begin with. This is just one of several reasons to employ a thorough decluttering session. Aside from making the home easier to clean, it can make the spaces look bigger too.

#2. Waste less food

On a similar note, you can reduce the need for garbage disposal, pantry cleaning, and other food-related issues. Simply take the time to monitor your grocery shopping and actual consumption. Make the necessary changes to save time and money.

#3. Choose the right plants

Houseplants make a great addition to any home. However, you don’t want to dedicate hours of your week to the maintenance. Visit for mature trees that simply require a little TLC to maintain full health. Besides, they are ultra-cool for the lounge.

#4. Embrace the backyard

Nature has a telling role to play in staying on top of the situation. Perhaps the easiest way to make it happen is to spend more time in the backyard. Gardening, playing sports, or relaxing on the deck will all work wonders. After all, you won’t be creating any mess indoors.

#5. Use technology

Technology can enhance your life in many different ways. There is no doubt that robotic vacuums are among the best investments right now. While they clean the floors, you can take care of the surfaces. In turn, cleaning times can be cut in half.

#6. Set protocols

If you want to reduce the time spent cleaning your home, it’s important to implement the habitual changes that keep dirt to a minimum too. Leaving shoes by the doormat and cleaning the dishes before food dries are just two examples. 

#7. Make smarter household decisions

You can take the habitual efforts to a new level by thinking about the long haul rather than immediate situations. For example, when you visit, you can upgrade cooking habits. Cook multiple portions and freeze some for later to make savings later in the week.

#8. Build outside storage

Storage is a major issue for many households. This is especially true when you need to store sporting equipment and other bulky items that aren’t actually used for household tasks. The garage or a garden building can be revamped to store items to benefit the main building.

#9. Choose the best cleaning products

It sounds obvious, but choosing the right cleaning products will make life a lot easier. Whether it’s greener detergents and sprays, or better sponges doesn’t matter. The simple upgrades will significantly reduce the time and effort needed to clean the home.

#10. Accept imperfection

Finally, you can take a lot of pressure off of your shoulders by accepting that the home will get a little untidy. It isn’t an excuse to ignore cleaning habits for weeks. However, you should not lose sleep when life gets in the way.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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