Realsimple.com has a great quick, daily cleaning checklist. It's very simple stuff, that you can do daily to keep each room of your house looking neat. If we keep each room of the house clean daily it wouldn't be as bad when you do the weekly (or how ever often you may do it) major cleaning. Alot of this stuff you may already do daily but I thought the checklist was to good not to share. Today we'll start with the kitchen. If you do everything on this list for the kitchen it will only take less than 10 min. That's not bad to keep your kitchen looking nice. I'll share the checklist for the other parts of the house over the next several days.
-Clear out and wipe down the sink. (5 minutes)
It doesn't take that long to wash a few dishes, if you wash them every day or to pop the dishes in the dishwasher. If you wipe down the sink every time you get food in it or take the dishes out it wouldn't get that dirty.
-Wipe down countertops and stove. (1 minute)
-Wipe problem spots on the floor. (2 minutes)
If you leave the sticky, dirty spots on the floor, they will attract dirt and become more noticeable.
-Fold or hang dishtowels. (30 seconds) Even if they're clean a pile of dishtowels can still look messy.