February 11, 2022

How to Tidy Up Your House Quickly & Easily

If you’re like most people, your home probably doesn’t look as tidy as you’d like it to. Between your work and your personal life, you probably find yourself lacking the time to pick up and clean around your home. If you’re short on time, there are ways to simplify the process so that tidying up doesn’t seem like such a daunting task on your to-do list. Read this article to learn how to tidy up your house quickly and easily with these simple tips and tricks!

Start With The Visible Mess

Start with what you can see. It will make the clean-up process feel less overwhelming and more rewarding when you start with the visible clutter and mess. 

Do a quick sweep through your home with a trash bag and pick up all of the trash first. Then, do a second sweep through and put away items that are sitting out back where they belong. It’s best to start where you and your family spend the most time, like the kitchen and the living room, and then move to the less-trafficked areas next, like the bedroom and the office.

Now that you have picked up the visible clutter, you can work on getting rid of items in your home that you don’t need or don’t find yourself using anymore. 

Get Rid of Stuff You Don’t Need

One of the most effective ways to keep your house cleaned and organized is by getting rid of stuff you don’t need. Start by designating a donation bin or box where the items you don’t need can go. Then, start by getting rid of items sitting out visibly in your home. You may have a collection of books that you have already read that are now just taking up space. These kinds of items cause unnecessary clutter and donating them would allow someone else to utilize and enjoy them!  

After you’ve put the obvious clutter in a donation bin, you can move on to less obvious organization and decluttering. Take a look in your drawers, cabinets, and closets, and get rid of the items you haven’t used in years. You can choose to donate or sell these unused items for some extra cash!

Tackle Hidden Clutter

Once you’ve done some of the general picking-up and decluttering, you can focus on decluttering the hidden spaces you try and forget about. These spaces include your storage closets, under the sink, and junk drawers. 

Going through these spaces and decluttering can be time-consuming, so you can choose to work on it for short periods of time across a whole week or set aside a day to tackle the clutter.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of clutter you have, but taking it step by step can make it easier to accomplish reorganizing and decluttering.

Light Cleaning

Now that you’ve picked up the clutter from your home, you can do some light general cleaning to freshen up your space. Light cleaning takes very little time but makes a big difference in your space!


  • Wipe down counters
  • Clean out dishes in the sink
  • Wipe down the sink
  • Take out the trash
  • Vacuum the floors


  • Wipe down counters
  • Clean the mirrors with glass cleaner
  • Wipe down the toilet
  • Vacuum the floors
  • Take out the trash

Living Room

  • Organize decorative pillows
  • Fold or organize blankets
  • Vacuum the floors
  • Wipe down the coffee table

Dining Room

  • Wipe down the dining room/ kitchen table
  • Push in the dining chairs


  • Make the bed
  • Put away any clothes
  • Vacuum

You can always adjust this list to best serve you and your home’s needs. You can also adjust this list depending on your schedule and the time you have! Don’t let light cleaning or picking up overwhelm you, just take one step at a time!

Call a Professional Cleaning Service

It can be difficult and overwhelming to make your home sparkle from top to bottom. If you are overwhelmed or don’t have the time to clean your home, it might be time for a professional cleaning service. Paying for a cleaning service means you don’t have to worry about doing the hard work to keep your home looking clean and fresh. 

Sparkling Clean offers home cleaning services to get your home sparkling so that you can focus on what is important to you! By hiring a cleaning service, you will be able to spend more of your time with family and friends, working on your career, or even learning new hobbies. So call Sparkling Clean today to schedule your residential cleaning service and take back your time to enjoy life at (415) 742-4869 or visit to request a quote.

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