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Keep Your House Cleaned With the Kids Home This Summer 

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It is a well – known fact that keeping a household in an impeccable condition can be a very challenging mission. Things are getting even more complicated when you have a full – time job, a lot of personal errands to run and kids who create clutter right after you have cleaned.

If you don't send your kids to a summer school or a camp, it means that they will spend a great amount of their time at home during the summer vacation. When you are at work during the day, the only thing you can do is to give them a phone call to check if everything is fine but you can not stop them from making a mess. If your kids are too opinionated and naughty, the chances to get back home and find that your house looks terribly dirty and messy are pretty high. Don't you think it's high time to get the things handled and try to keep the clutter to the minimum?

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Keep Your House Cleaned With the Kids Home This Summer

  • Depending on the age of your children you can get them involved in the house cleaning procedures. Make them throw out the garbage, fold their clothes, pick up the toys from the floor of their bedroom. All these activities may seem insignificant to you but they actually have a great impact on improving your kids' organisational skills.
  • Put your organisational skills into practice as well. Bins can be the perfect container for their toys, ask them to throw the dirty clothes in the laundry backed instead on the floor of the living room.
  • Do a thorough clean – up at the beginning of the summer but if you don't have enough time for that definitely hire a house cleaner specialist to do that work for you. You will be amazed at all the useless kids items you will find stored in the basement: Plenty of clothes that don't fit them anymore, different toys that don't suit their age, papers and sketchbooks and so on. You are definitely not going to use all these again but you can make someone else happy – donate the stuff you no longer use to a charity organisation.
  • When you have enough space, you can start organising and putting the alike kids' possessions together. They will find it easier, which therefore reduces the clutter they create.
  • Do some laundry before you get off to work and ask your kids to take the clothes off the washing machine and put them in the dryer. It is an easy task but it can make your life much easier.
  • Make your kids take care of the pets. They might not be able to clean the hairs, stuck to the carpet or the upholstery but if you have a dog, arrange them to take it out for a walk. If you have any other animal, ask your kids to feed them and go to the supermarket and buy them food. One day your children will be thankful for teaching them how to take care of another living creature from a very young age.
  • The less time your kids spend at home, the cleaner your house will be. Why don't you spend some time with them outdoors? Every kid would enjoy a day in the zoo, at the swimming pool or at the playground where they can create social contacts and communicate with their peers.

Don't under or overestimate the things your kids can do. We truly understand your desire to have an ideally clean home but your children are not perfect. Remember how much trouble you gave your parents when you was their age? Put up with the minor cleaning tasks and ensure your kids a happy childhood.

What are your tips for keeping a clean house with the kids home?

Author Bio: Silvia Marks has a lot of experience in articles about DIY and home improvement.

 

 

 

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Jill Greenlaw

Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She is now working for the Mom It Forward team as their Community Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.

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