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Tackling the Mess: Keeping Your Home Clean with Little Ones Around #5 Tips to help you

Updated: Jul 9, 2023


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Hey there, fellow parents! We all know how challenging it can be to maintain a clean and tidy home when you have little ones running around. Toys scattered across the floor, spills in unexpected places, and mysterious stains seem to appear out of thin air. But fear not! We're here to lend you a helping hand and share some practical tips to conquer the mess while creating a safe and tidy environment for your loved ones.



1. Embrace the Power of Routine:

Establishing a cleaning routine can work wonders in managing the chaos. Break down the cleaning tasks into small, manageable chunks and spread them throughout the week. For example, you can designate Monday as laundry day, Tuesday as toy organization day, and so on. This way, you won't feel overwhelmed, and your home will stay cleaner on a regular basis. Plus, involving your children in age-appropriate cleaning activities can in still a sense of responsibility and make the process more fun! For younger kids, you can turn cleaning into a game or a challenge to keep them engaged and motivated.


2. Declutter and Organize:

A clutter-free home is easier to clean and maintain. Start by decluttering you'r living spaces. Go through your children's toys and clothes, and get rid of items they no longer play with or have outgrown. You can donate them to local charities or pass them on to friends or family members. Once you've decluttered, invest in storage solutions like baskets, bins, and shelves to keep toys and belongings organized. Labeling containers can help your kids identify where their toys and belongings belong, making clean-up time more efficient and enjoyable.


3. Opt for Family-Friendly Cleaning Products:

When it comes to cleaning around children, safety is paramount. Look for cleaning products that are non-toxic, eco-friendly, and child-safe. Avoid harsh chemicals and opt for natural alternatives whenever possible. Vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice can be used for various cleaning tasks and are safe options to consider. There are also many commercially available natural cleaning products that are equally effective at tackling messes without exposing your little ones to harmful chemicals. Always read labels and choose products specifically labeled as safe for children and pets.


4. Embrace Quick Clean-Ups:

Spills and accidents are a part of life with kids, and they often happen at the most inconvenient times. Be prepared by having a "quick clean-up" kit readily available in different areas of your home. Include essentials like wipes, paper towels, and stain removers, so you can swiftly address messes before they become more challenging to clean. Encourage your children to inform you immediately when accidents happen, so you can address them promptly. By taking care of spills and messes promptly, you can minimize stains and prevent odours from lingering in your home.


5. Seek Professional Help:

Let's face it—keeping up with cleaning while juggling parenting duties can be exhausting. Sometimes, you may need extra support to maintain a clean and organized home. Consider enlisting the services of professional cleaners who specialize in family-friendly cleaning. These experts understand the unique challenges parents face and can provide a thorough and efficient cleaning service tailored to your needs. From deep cleaning carpets and upholstery to sanitizing high-touch areas, professional cleaners can help you maintain a clean and healthy environment for your family.


Parenting is a wonderful journey, but it's no secret that it comes with its fair share of messes. By establishing a cleaning routine, decluttering, using family-friendly cleaning products, embracing quick clean-ups, and seeking professional help when needed, you can create a clean and safe haven for your family.



Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope it helps.




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