Home Cleaning Tips For Busy Moms

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Keeping your home spic and span when you have a small child can be very difficult. I have a general rule that I like to follow. I try to keep my home 10 minutes away from being clean for company. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that if I get a call that someone is stopping by, it will take me less than 10 minutes to get my house guest-ready.

This isn't possible for everyone. However, my children are a bit older and can be partially responsible for helping us keep the house tidy. If you have younger children or a baby, try to sneak in some time to clean while they sleep. There's no need to break a sweat or even to devote hours each day to cleaning when you follow a few simple tips.

Polish It Off
To keep my home clean, I try to dust almost daily. I got into this habit when my girls were babies and were vulnerable to illness. Children don’t have strong immune systems like adults do. So, it’s important to limit their exposure to potentially harmful substances like dust and dirt. I also clean my kitchen counters and bathroom vanities daily to keep them free of dirt as we

Suck It Up
There is no need to haul out an over-sized vacuum on a daily basis. Handheld devices are ideal for cleaning up small spillages and crumbs without having to cover every inch of your space. This website has an excellent breakdown of the best handheld vacuum reviews of 2015. You don't have to spend a ton of money to buy a premium item. Many of the products on this list are reasonably priced and get the job done effectively.

DIY Cleaning Solutions
The last thing you want is for your daily cleaning routine to cost a lot of money. For that reason, it makes sense for you to look online for homemade cleaning products. You most likely already have lots of the recommended ingredients in your home that can be used for cleaning purposes. For instance, baking soda and lemon juice help remove stubborn stains. Using homemade solutions can help you to save money, but you might also get better results, and you'll be doing the environment some good. Perform a quick Google search, and you will find lots of websites that tell you everything you need to know.

Send Them Off
There is nothing worse than trying to clean your home while the kids are around. Mine are masters of undoing all the work I've done. Considering that, find something for them to do while you perform the job at hand. Get them away from their computer screens and encourage them to play outside or ask a family member to watch them for a few hours. If those aren't options, you can hire a mother's helper for a few hours to keep them occupied. Or you can clean while they are asleep. You’ll find that you get things done much more quickly without any distractions.

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