When the message came through from Redfin.com saying "Redfin wants to feature Spaces Organized & Styled on our blog!" I immediately jumped at the wonderful opportunity to discuss how we can keep the kiddos tidy.
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How to Keep a Clean House With Kids: 18 Expert Tips
November 15, 2021 by Julia Weaver
It’s no secret that raising children is messy. And while we wouldn’t change a thing, kids across the country, from Orlando, FL to Boise, ID, have a unique ability to get into everything and create disorder.
Keeping a clean house with kids can sometimes feel impossible, especially with the neverending piles of laundry, dishes, and to-do lists. No matter how much effort you put in or how much time you spend, your home never seems as clean as it once was. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the top cleaning tips. From tried and true cleaning routines, strategies to get the little ones to help out, to decluttering and organizing hacks, you’ll have your home looking clean and tidy in no time.
Wake up to a clean and organized space
A made bed is a great way to keep yourself and your kids motivated to keep the house orderly throughout the day. Always empty the sink right after a meal – a sink full of dirty dishes will make the most pristine kitchen look dirty and disorganized. Lastly, tidy up the common areas (family room, entry, kitchen) every night before going to bed. Fluff up the couch, take the trash out, put the dishes away, tidy up the entry. Waking up to an organized and tidied-up space establishes that as a norm for the kids and helps the adults become more productive and less stressed. Children can participate in most of these activities and they will feel good about contributing to the family’s household routine. – Call Emmy
Find a home for everything, and label it
Parents, guardians, nannies, or caregivers can keep a clean house with kids by utilizing a simple decorative basket system in each room. Dedicate each basket to specific items like upstairs toys, downstairs toys, homework basket, return to school basket, craft basket, etc. We are approaching the cold winter months that need gloves, scarves, hats, and masks too – belongings that go missing and wander around. So, dedicate a basket to collect all the loose items from around the home to keep the morning less hectic. This easy-to-use system is kid-friendly for little helping hands of all ages. Just hand the baskets out to each child to go around the home and collect only the items belonging to their baskets. It’s that simple. – Eye Maid