Bringing order to a cluttered home: a parent’s guide.
Finding the time to clean up your home and keep it neat and tidy when you are chasing after your kids all day can be very challenging. Cleaning the house can often seem like an endless and thankless job and is one that many parents simply give up on overtime. However, with the right approach, you can ensure that your home is kept as clean and tidy as possible, regardless of how much time you have to spare.
As a busy parent, time management is key in allowing you to get as much out of each day as possible. Being in control of your time allows you to find balance in your life and find time for all of the other things that require your attention. Life as a busy parent can be stressful but having the housework under control means you have one less thing to have to worry about, leaving you with more time to spend hanging out with your kids, meeting your friends, and enjoying your free time however you see fit.
Continue reading to learn how you can bring order to your home and eliminate clutter from your interior.
When your family is coming and going from home, it’s common for coats, jackets, jumpers, and other clothing to start piling up on the backs of chairs or in piles on the floor. Adding a coat stand to your hallway or inside your back door will help you take control of this issue and ensure that there is a place for you and your kids to hang up your things. This one small change will instantly make your home more organized and less cluttered.
Tidy up toys
Whether you have one child or many, keeping their toys tidy can be an ongoing battle. To combat this issue, first of all, you need a basket, box, shelf, or other designated place that the toys call home. When your kids finish playing with their toys, they should tidy up and put their toys back where they belong. Of course, this is easier said than done, but with some clever parenting and plenty of patience, you can keep your floors, relatively, toy-free.
Little and often
Busy parents don’t typically have time to do a huge, thorough clean of their house every week. This means that you need to clean often, moving through the house over the week slowly. Even thirty minutes of housework each day can be very effective in maintaining some form of order in your home. Plus, with this approach, you can be sure that the cleaning duties won’t pile up leaving you with an insurmountable list of chores at the end of each week or month.
Involve the kids
If your kids are old enough to help out, find ways to get them involved in the cleaning. Depending on their get, they can help with different tasks such as taking out the rubbish, washing the dishes, doing laundry, or simply dressing their bed in the morning. Not only will this help you to keep your home neat and tidy but it will instill a sense of responsibility and hard work in your children too. As the saying goes, “many hands make light work”, so get the family involved and share the chores.
Organize your home so it’s neat, tidy, and presentable
Life can often get in the way of simple things like housework, especially when you have a family. When your kids are running around all day, having fun, it can be virtually impossible to keep your home spotlessly clean. However, with the right approach, you can bring some form of order to the chaos and make sure that your home looks as neat, tidy, and presentable as possible.