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Completed daily, these tasks are the secret to keeping your home tidy—most of the time.

Make beds: Make your bed and teach the others in your home to make their beds too.

Check floors: Sweep/vacuum as needed with a broom, vacuum or microfiber floor duster.

Wipe counters: Wipe kitchen counters down after meals and check bathroom counters.

Declutter: Pick up clutter during the day and in the evening.

Do laundry: Complete one load of laundry from start to finish every day.
— Becky Rapinchuk