Make children your cleaning allies, not enemies
Category: Domestic Cleaning
But if you have children, the summer holidays are the very worst time for this. Not only do you have all the usual household chores to get on with, you also have children around the house all day. And this means taking care of them, keeping them entertained and, more often than not, cleaning up after them as well.
So how do you keep a home clean when kids on their summer holidays are seemingly intent on making it look like a war zone? Well, according to some savvy parenting gurus, the secret lies in making youngsters your home chore allies, rather than your enemies.
Of course, it may take a little extra disciplinary action, but getting children actively involved in the household cleaning can make everyone's lives easier. One neat tactic is to give each child three simple daily tasks to do, an amount that is perfectly manageable, while at the same time making a real difference around the house.
How about getting them to make their beds, put away any errant toys and collect and put any dirty laundry in the laundry basket before letting them go outside to play? Again, this should be easy to complete, and not only eases your own workload, but can help instill in children of all ages the idea of taking responsibility for themselves while at the same time helping others.
And if your kids are really keen to help out, let them do it! Sure, you may have to go over any dusting or scrubbing yourself to ensure it's up to scratch - after all, a youngster itching to get out into the garden or on their games console is never going to do the job of a professional cleaner - but, again, delegating a few tasks to the youngest members of the household can help build self-reliance and an idea of helping out around the home from an early, potentially saving your a lot of headaches further down the road.
If, however, you're keen to get out and play with the kids, then summer might be the perfect time to invest in a house cleaner. This way, you can head out on day trips and adventures with the kids and know that you'll be coming home to a sparkling home.
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