How I Trick My Husband Into Thinking I Cleaned (when I didn’t).

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My husband will call and tell me he’s on the way home from work.  I look around the house and it’s a disaster.  There are a few things I do around the house that make the house look clean even though I didn’t get a chance to REALLY clean.

Here are a few things you can do around the house to make it look liked you cleaned, but you really didn't. It's How I Trick My Husband Into Thinking I Cleaned! :) #Cleaning #Organizing #SAHM #WAHM #Housework #housekeeping #Declutter

How I Trick My Husband Into Thinking I Cleaned

Change the table cloth.  I keep a table cloth on our table so the kids won’t damage the wood.  It only takes one meal to get messy but I like to leave it on for a day or 2.  Just changing this makes the entire area look clean.  Now there are no crumbs or spaghetti stains from last night.

Make the bed.   When your bed is made your room looks clean.  You don’t even have to do anything else.  It will already look better.

How I trick my husband into thinking I cleaned.

Go through the mail.  The mail at our house can pile up very fast.  If I miss a day I feel like it is all over the house.  Just going through it everyday will keep that clutter off the desk or counters.

Clean out the kitchen sink.  It is so easy to let the dishes pile up when you are busy.   I just throw everything in the dishwasher and wash the pots and pans.  Once it’s empty, rinse out the bottom and run the disposal.

Remove junk from the counter.  It takes about 2 minutes to do this at my house. There always seems to be sunglasses, hats, pencils, homework, and snacks laying all over. Getting that put away does not take long and makes a HUGE difference.  Below is a picture of my kitchen counter.  It is right when you walk in from the garage and the first thing you see.  It’s so nice to have this area clutter free when you walk in.

How I trick my husband into thinking I cleaned!

Pick stuff off the living room floor.  Just getting the little toys off the floor can make the living room look clean.  I keep a bag on my stair that I put everything that needs to go up.  That way the stairs are not cluttered either and I don’t have to keep running up and down.  I clean out the bag every couple of days.

How I trick my husband into thinking I cleaned.

Bonus– If I have time I run the vacuum in the middle of the floor.  (This is the vacuum I have.)  Seeing the lines from the vacuum cleaner make you think CLEAN!

I love this quote!

Don't you just love this quote! A clean house is a sign of a misspent life!

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35 Responses

  1. Penny says:

    What year is this and what kind of men did you marry?! ? I am a SAHMom, not a SAHMaid. My husband and I work as a team.

  2. Kim Gebauer says:

    I worked full time with 2 kids in a factory! Everyone helped to keep the house clean! Make bed when you get up ! Wash dishes every meal or put in dish washer! I set on day aside for scrubbing vacuuming cleaning bathrooms laundering bedding other laundry was done on other days hung on line! My son played sports uniforms were washed at night after games to be ready sometimes for the next day. Sometimes I worked 60 hrs. Per week 10 hrs. Per day. I had flowers to take care of, lawn to help mow! Firewood to help make too! People now do not know the meaning of hard work! Oh by the way my kids were read to and played with homework was done, things were talked about ,hugs and kisses too!

  3. Jill says:

    I love these ideas! This one comes straight from my momma- wipe down the front door (or just the door frame!) with some highly scented cleaner, it smells so clean when you walk through the door!

  4. Maggie says:

    I always try to do a daily pick up basic cleaning, but some days that just doesn’t happen. Because sometimes life happens, whether it be a sick child whose wanting to snuggle to an unexpected call from a friend to get the kids together. I like the tip about the bag on the stairs. I think I’ll implement that!

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