Everything You Need to Know About Tiny Home Cleaning

How long have you held the dream of a simple life?

Is it one of the things drawing you to a tiny house?

Simplicity, minimalism, and cleanliness bring many of us peace, but these things can be tricky to achieve in a traditional home. Particularly that last one.

After all, you likely have a number of responsibilities on your plate already. Kids, aging parents, friends, social groups, events, bills, a job, a marriage, and pets all take time. So it’s no wonder you’re feeling burned out by the idea of cleaning multiple bathtubs before you can practice a little self-care.

Are we on to something here?

If you’re tired of spending your weekends cleaning instead of relaxing, it might be time to buy a tiny house.

You deserve a beautiful home, but you also deserve one that is manageable. That way you can spend your time enjoying your life rather than preparing to do so.

This is where a Mint tiny house can change your life.

A Mint tiny house is the easy-to-clean home that will make your simple living dreams come true. For real this time.

Ready to learn more?

Cleaning and The Tiny House Lifestyle

If you’ve been following the tiny home movement for a while, you’ve probably heard of the tiny house lifestyle. But what is it, exactly?

Each tiny home dweller will have a slightly different answer, but below are some common tiny house lifestyle themes.

The tiny house lifestyle is about…

  • Simplicity
  • Financial stability
  • Autonomy
  • Empowerment
  • Freedom
  • Skill-building
  • Conscious-Consumerism
  • Sustainability
  • Community
  • Focus

In a nutshell, the tiny house lifestyle is about removing the excess from your life, so you can focus on the people, hobbies, and things that mean the most to you.

Is cleaning a house one of your cherished pastimes? We didn’t think so.

Fortunately, a Mint tiny house can seriously reduce the time spent scrubbing floors, walls,
windows, and countertops!

But how long does it take to clean a tiny house exactly? Let’s break it down

How Long Does It Take to Clean a Tiny House?

Tiny home cleaning is fast. How fast? Here are some rough estimates!

Cleaning a Tiny Home Kitchen

Cleaning a tiny home kitchen will take twenty minutes.

Oh, wait, did you choose one of our tiny home designs with a dishwasher? Because if you have a tiny house kitchen with a dishwasher, you can cut that time in half.

Cleaning a Tiny Home Bathroom

Cleaning a Tiny Home Bathroom will take about fifteen minutes.

This time allotment accounts for cleaning the toilet, sink, tub, and shower area.

We did not include the floors in this estimate because if you’re going to clean the floors of your tiny house bathroom, you might as well clean the floors of your whole tiny house!

(But if you do clean the floors of your entire tiny house, just add an additional five minutes.)

Cleaning a Tiny House Living Room

You just finished vacuuming and mopping the floors, right? Excellent.

Now all you have to do is wipe down the window sills, fluff up the couch pillows, and dust your knicknacks. We’ll call that… two-and-a-half minutes?

Cleaning a Tiny House Bedroom

Dusting a tiny house loft takes two minutes. Plus one minute to wipe down the window sills. If dust is a problem in your loft, you should know that an air filter in your loft bedroom will go a long way.

As for changing the sheets, well, that one is an art in a loft bedroom!

But while changing the sheets in a loft will likely take seven minutes, the benefit is that it will keep you limber.

Do you want to make changing the sheets in a tiny house loft bedroom easier? Skip the duvet cover and opt for a single blanket.

Low-Toxin Tiny Home Cleaning

The tiny home movement is all about living in alignment with ourselves, others, and the planet. This is why non-toxic cleaning is a great way to practice the tiny house lifestyle!

If you haven’t tried it, your tiny house could be the perfect opportunity to explore cleaning without harsh chemicals.

After all, harsh chemicals:

  • Cost more
  • Require more storage
  • Present greater exposure risks in small spaces like tiny homes.

Are you curious about low-toxin cleaning but not sure where to start?

Here are a few ideas!

White Vinegar for Tiny Home Cleaning

White vinegar cleans windows, mirrors, and places that might be mold-prone.

Isopropyl Alcohol for Tiny Home Cleaning

A 50/50 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water is good for sanitizing kitchen countertops, and other hard surfaces and high-touch areas. Just spritz and wipe!

Steam Mops for Tiny Home Cleaning

Steam mops take up less space than regular mops, which makes them perfect for tiny houses. Our favorite is this SHARK steam mop!

Essential Oils for Tiny Home Cleaning

Essential oils cleanse the air and make your home smell fresh without chemicals. And lemon oil can remove sticky gunk even better than GooGone! Just be sure to check if oils are safe to use around any kids or pets who will be living in your tiny home.

How to Clean a Tiny House

When you buy a tiny house, you will quickly learn that tiny houses love systems. So if you’ve always aspired to be a tidy person but have more clutter than you’d like, a tiny house will be your ultimate training tool.

Here are a few tiny home cleaning systems that tiny home dwellers use to keep their small spaces clean and uncluttered.

Set a Tiny House Cleaning Timer

Cleaning for just twenty minutes per day will keep your tiny house sparkling. So just set that timer, and the cleaning will be done before you know it.

Oh, and since the tiny house lifestyle is all about enjoying your life to the max, put on some music, open the windows, and get some essential oils going.

You’re not cleaning a regular house; you’re cleaning a tiny house! It’s supposed to be more fun!

Use the Everything-Has-a-Place Tiny House Rule

Living in a tiny house will change the way you shop. And this is a good thing!

The tiny house lifestyle will encourage you to reduce clutter and keep your tiny house far tidier than you thought possible.

You’ll notice that when you buy an item, you’ll begin asking yourself where will this thing live? 

Using the everything-has-a-place rule will guide your tiny home journey and ensure that you don’t get buried under clutter!




Are you feeling inspired and ready to usher in the new year with a little house cleaning?

Well, have at it, but trust us, the process will get even more fun when you’re cleaning a tiny home!

You’ve never been more excited to clean a bathroom, have you? 😉

The first step is to choose your tiny home design, so if you’d like to browse, you can find our tiny house floor plans here.

Once you’ve narrowed it down, just use the link below to book your free tiny home consultation.

Thanks for reading our tiny house blog, and we can’t wait to meet you!

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