Keeping Your Home Clean With A Toddler In The House
Wondering how to keep your home clean with a toddler? Here are some tips and tricks to maintain a happy home and baby!
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One of the great challenges of life is keeping your home clean. This challenge becomes even more difficult when you’re a mother with little time and a toddler.
This post will answer all of your questions. In addition, we will give you tips for keeping your home clean and organized even with a child in the house. So read on!
Tip 1: Use Storage Bins and Toy Boxes
Tip #1 is an easy one that people often neglect. As their child goes off to preschool and you scramble to stay on top of chores, why not use this easy little hack?
Put toys and other little things in storage bins. You could have some storage bins and toy boxes that are decorative and can be left out of the closet and in the open space.
A toy box is a great place to just throw random toys, books and blankets. In addition, it helps keep the space more organized!
Tip 2: Use a Professional Service
If you have a child in the home, it often pays to use a professional service. There are so many great housekeeping services that can help you better maintain your home!
Choose to either go on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule with a maid service. In doing so you can get benefit from thorough scrub downs when they are most needed!
Tip 3: Use Childproof Locks
Childproof locks are a godsend when it comes to keeping you home clean. When you child is little, he or she will be inclined to go into the cabinets and take things out to play with. Childproof locks will keep belongings and food items in place and prevent any mishaps. In addition, they will help you to block off areas and items that aren’t safe for your little one.
Tip 4: Keep Doors Closed
Tip number four is another very basic one. When you child is little, you may not him to go into certain rooms of the house. There is an easy solution to your problem! Just keep the doors closed. It’s as simple as that!
Keeping doors closed will prevent certain rooms of your home from getting messed up. Less area to crawl around in means a happier and cleaner home for baby!
Tip 5: Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
Think you can’t clean with your toddler around? Think again! But use safe, non-toxic cleaners in your home.
Babies and children tend to put things in their mouths. By choosing to clean with non-toxic cleaning items you will ensure your baby’s safety and the cleanliness of your home.
Here are a few cleaners that are safe and highly recommended:
- Babyganics Floor Cleaner
- Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner
- Seventh Generation Disenfectant
- Dapple Toy and High Chair Cleaner
Tip 6: Create a Daily Cleaning Schedule
Creating a daily cleaning schedule is an important tip that will keep you accountable and keep your home cleaner. Did you know, when you have a schedule your house stays cleaner just due to the fact that you will know what needs to be done?
Separate chores into different days and decide how often things need to be cleaned. Doing so will help keep your home clean and chores tackled in a regimented manner.
Tip 7: Multitask
Multitasking is an easy way to get more than one thing done at a time. You can multi-task by speaking to your child and helping him or her through homework tasks while doing the dishes.
Make use of multi-tasking to help you so that you don’t feel completely overwhelmed with all that needs to be done. By tackling multiple things at once you’ll have more peace of mind and get more done overall!
Tip 8: Don’t Leave the Room without Taking Something with You
Most people know that when you have a child you need to do a million things at once.
Well, if you leave the room take a quick peek around. Is there something that needs to be put away that can go with you? If so, grab it and bring it along.
This easy practice will save you loads of time in the long run.
We hope this post has been helpful in assisting you with keeping your home clean if you have a child. We wish you luck and happy cleaning!
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