Set Up a Routine: Morning, Evening and ExtrasBy sneaking in mini cleaning tasks during your normal morning and evening routine (see specific tips below), you should be able stay on top of basic housekeeping in minutes a day. When time is really short, this is all I do. But keeping your home feeling really great (even company ready) doesn't take much more effort. Look at your schedule and decide when you can fit in a handful of extra chores. Depending on the week, you might want to do them all in one go on a weekend morning (with music and plenty of coffee) or fit in an extra chore each weekday.