When you become a new parent, you realise how difficult it is to do anything with children. You used only to have to grab your purse and hop in the car when you wanted to go out shopping, but when you have kids in tow, it takes hours to get everyone ready. Cleaning the house is another one of those things that gets much harder with little ones. However, that doesn’t mean that you should succumb to a life of mess. Here are five tricks for keeping a spotless house with kids.
Have A Cleaning Routine
When you know where you’re headed and what you’re doing, you’ll be able to clean your house much quicker. You also eliminate the risk of you forgetting to tackle a certain chore or two. For this reason, you should write a list of every household chore that you ever do. With that, you can then designate tasks for specific days. This will allow you to knock things out in small bites. I know a lot of people do team TOMM when it comes to cleaning.
Share Out The Chores
Make sure that you don’t take on too many responsibilities for yourself. Even if you’re the only adult in the house, you can delegate chores to your children. The little ones could tidy their toys away, while the older ones wash up, for example. You might also want to consider hiring a cleaner or gardener to lend a hand. Trying to do it all will only make it harder to do anything.
Automate What You Can
There are some chores you simply don’t need a living, breathing human to do. From vacuuming to washing up, you can rely on technology to do these jobs instead. Although dishwashers and other appliances can cost a pretty penny, you can’t put a price on convenience. If you simply don’t have the time to get everything done, then stop trying to and automate the tasks instead.
4. Keep Cleaning Supplies Close
When you have a few moments to spare, there is no reason why you can’t use them to get some cleaning done. You could clean the toilet while your kids are in the bath, for instance, or dust the kitchen while you cook dinner. To make this much easier, you should assemble cleaning stations all over the house. Just a caddy with a rag, sponge, cleaner, and wipes should do the trick.
Clear Out Any Clutter
The more cluttered your home is, the harder you’ll find it to keep it clean. With that in mind, you should take a few days to clear out all of the unwanted junk from your home. Pick a room to start in and then slowly work your way around the entire house. Any belongings that are broken should be thrown away, but the stuff in good condition could be donated to charity or sold online.
Although it might seem too good to be true, it is possible to keep your house spotless, even with kids running around. Hopefully, with the advice above, you’ll find this much easier to do from now on. This is something which I am trying however, of course, this is not always possible.
What do you do to keep a clean and spotless home with children?