Cleaning aesthetics have become a real trend from fruit washing to actually cleaning each room in your home. Whether you have the income to hire someone to clean on a regular basis or are doing it yourself, you still need to do light cleaning in between the larger cleans. We have done both from doing it ourselves to hiring someone and it’s still an undertaking even when we have someone coming once a month. I still do my own weekly tidying and cleaning upkeep, but with two kids, two businesses, two dogs, and chickens, the home is an entirely separate task on my list. I love caring for my home, but I feel a bit like I’m drowning with everything else going on and then having to clean on top of it. I have been finding ways to make cleaning not just easier, but more appealing. I’ve been asking myself, how can I enjoy the process of weekly cleaning and upkeep?
I have curated my supplies into a cleaning aesthetic to inspire me to maintain my routine on a weekly basis.
If you have the best elements in a specific place to grab when you are ready to clean whether you are scrubbing the floors or washing fruit, it will make the entire experience more pleasant and easier to maintain overall. I am sharing my favorite Amazon finds for your cleaning aesthetic and cleaning supply must haves!
I mentioned in my post about how to elevate packaged items in your home that you can use these glass spray bottles to decant everyday cleaning supplies. Even if you’re using non-toxic products that have put as much care into their packages as they have their product, you can still use these glass bottles to create more of a cleaning aesthetic and reduce plastic in your home. Just be sure to label them! You can put a simple label on the bottom if you want to keep the glass clear for a clean aesthetic.
Instead of using single-use paper towels, try switching to cloths that you designate specifically for cleaning. You can use neutral tones instead of bright colors for a more inspiring cleaning day aesthetic.
I’ve talked about this brush several times on the blog because I just love how aesthetic and functional it is! I’ve mentioned it for dish cleaning, which is its main purpose, but it’s one of those items that you can buy to use for cleaning purposes as well. Just keep it separate from your cleaning supplies and away from the dishes!
I’ve mentioned this essential oil diffuser many times on this blog, and I can’t create a cleaning aesthetic post without mentioning it again. Essential oils will make your home smell fresh and clean, and having an aesthetic diffuser not only adds to your home aesthetic, but it will also elevate your cleaning day routine with a luxurious and calming feeling. I recommend pairing your diffuser with this Bergamot essential oil.
This set is on the expensive side BUT on the topic of investing in higher-quality cleaning supplies to inspire you to clean, this dustpan and brush set is not only crazy beautiful but it’s also made of quality materials that will last longer in the long run. I can’t tell you how many replacements I have bought for our broom and dustpans. The cheaper plastic materials don’t hold up over time, and that adds up over time. IF you’re just not looking to spend a ton, this is an aesthetic alternative.
Sponges like these don’t have to be isolated to cleaning in the kitchen. You can keep a pack on hand in your cleaning supplies for scrubbing down places in the bathroom as well.
When I first bought this, I honestly didn’t know how to use it and I didn’t love it. However, now that I know how to use it, it makes all the difference! I think when I thought steam cleaner, I thought carpet and rugs. It is definitely not for carpets and rugs. It is meant to be a cleaner, non-toxic, and deeper way to clean your floors and hard surfaces in your home. It has multiple heads for switching out, allowing you to do large surfaces or hard-to-reach cracks. It steam cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes. It’s huge, so be sure you have somewhere that you can store it to maximize your home’s organization.
This brush can be used in the kitchen to clean dishes, but it can also be kept with your cleaning supplies to clean toilets and hard surfaces in the bathroom. I wouldn’t use it interchangeably with the kitchen, so decide the purpose you want to use it for and keep it separate, using it for one room or the other.
If you’re taking the time to create a supply of organization cleaning tools, consider something like this basket or any of these baskets to carry all of your pretty new supplies in.
This tool is technically for cleaning instruments, so if you have them, this is great for that purpose. However, I think cleaning tools and supplies can have multi-purposes and while I don’t recommend using this tool for your music gear AND cleaning, I think it can be used for more than just instruments. I would also use this for specific dusting places that are hard to reach because of the thin crack, etc.
This is a great tool for little vacuuming projects where you don’t want to pull out your larger vacuum. However, while it’s a hand vacuum, it’s actually quite large, so don’t be mistaken by the name!
I am OBSESSED with our Dyson vacuum. It is honestly the best vacuum that I have tried, and trust me I have tried many. It has been with us for several years now, without needing to replace parts or breaking down. It solved an issue we were having from a build-up of dog hair and needing a high-power quality vacuum that would withstand all of the daily vacuuming and upkeep that we needed to do. Problem solved! We are in love.
This little invention is so handy! It is a dry sponge that quickly removes pet hair from the carpet and upholstery. Much needed in our home.
I saw this sponge starting to trend and had to have it. It solves a problem I have been trying to solve for the longest time! I have been needing an easy way to clean the vents in our home, and this sponge does exactly that. You wet it just enough to dampen it, then slide it across the vent holes to remove dust and debris buildup. I am so excited to use it ha.
This is another one of the tools that I have seen trending on social media and I have yet to purchase it, but plan to! It is top on my list to try because as I’ve mentioned, we have fur babies and are constantly looking for easy ways to clean the furniture and remove pet hair!
While elevating the stock of your cleaning supplies, I look for non-toxic supplies and this cleaning line is one that I recommend!
How Do I Clean My Room Aesthetic?
On a daily basis, I maintain a clean room aesthetic by tidying up our home each morning. I have made this more doable by having baskets that I can throw shoes and toys in, which double as functional home decor. It’s not realistic for me to put everything back in its exact place every morning, so having baskets on hand helps to speed up the process and create a balance between a fully clean home and a tidy home. Our home is still lived in after all. I created this entire post on my favorite baskets Amazon finds. Then, once a week, I do a deep cleaning of our space by cleaning all surfaces, putting away any loose items in their actual place, and taking the time to clean things that I notice need extra attention such as our front door windows from where the dogs love to look out and drool. I don’t do these things on a daily basis, because it would drive me a little crazy to spend all of my attention on cleaning these spots, but I make an effort to get to them once a week or so.
How Can I Tackle & Clean My Entire Home Without Feeling Overwhelmed?
Cleaning your entire home can definitely feel overwhelming, but with inspiring cleaning supplies AND a strategy, you can make the process both enjoyable and manageable.
BREAK DOWN THE HOME
Instead of trying to clean your entire home at once, break the home down into rooms. You can tackle one room or area at a time. This prevents the feeling of being overwhelmed by the sheer size of the task. I start on one side of the house and that helps me compartmentalize the tasks that need to be done in each room. It also helps you to feel more accomplished as you go.
MAKE A PLAN
Create a cleaning plan or checklist that outlines what needs to be done in each room. Having a clear plan helps you stay organized and focused, reducing stress.
GATHER YOUR AESTHETIC CLEANING SUPPLIES
I personally, feel more inspired when I am using items that I Iove and feel inspired by. Before you start cleaning, you want to have all of the necessary cleaning supplies and tools, but if you take the time to have items on hand that you feel, you will feel inspired to work with them. Cleaning supplies include everything from a dustpan, high-quality vacuum, and non-toxic cleaners, to dusters and cloths.
Before deep cleaning, declutter the space. You can do this by going through each area and getting rid of items you no longer need. This not only makes cleaning easier but also creates a more organized environment.
SET A TIMER
Set a timer for a specific amount of time, such as 15-30 minutes, and focus on cleaning as much as you can during this time. Then take a short break. This prevents burnout and helps you make steady progress.
TWO MINUTE RULE
If you notice a task that can be completed in two minutes or less, for example wiping down a countertop or putting away dishes, do it immediately. These small tasks add up and keep your space looking cleaner. If you notice a task that needs to be done, but you’re thinking it’s going to take an hour or so, don’t dive into that. Put it on your list and choose to tackle it the following day or pick a date on your calendar to prioritize it.
PRIORITIZE HIGH-TRAFFIC AREAS
Start with the areas that get the most use, such as the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Once these are clean, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment that can motivate you to tackle other areas. For me, I choose to start on one end of the home which happens to be our main bathroom which is a high-traffic area.
ONE TASK AT A TIME
Focus on one cleaning task at a time. For instance, clean all the windows before moving on to dusting, vacuuming, or mopping.
LISTEN TO SOMETHING INSPIRING
This can be music, a podcast, or an audiobook. Choosing something you are inspired by will help pass the time while you are working on your cleaning tasks.
Regular cleaning and maintenance can prevent buildup and make deep cleaning less daunting. This is where your daily and weekly tidying and light cleaning will come in handy.
DON’T TRY TO DO IT ALL IN ONE DAY
As I mentioned, the two-minute rule will help you focus on which cleaning tasks can be done in one day. If I am cleaning my daughter’s room and notice that her closet needs to be organized, not only is it going to take way longer than two minutes, it’s not a cleaning task. It’s an organizing task. If you create this separation in your mind, where you have a day for deep cleaning and separate days for organization, you will feel less overwhelmed by specific tasks overall.