Keeping a Clean House When It’s Full of Kids

Keeping a Clean House When It’s Full of Kids

Having children means that there is way less time for cleaning. This is a good thing, though, as there certainly is more to life than just dusting and washing – and running around after your kids is way more fun, in any way.

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Yet, it would be nice to enjoy that smell of a clean and fresh home as often as possible without having to spend precious time on cleaning or precious money on hiring someone to clean it for us.

Here are a couple of ways to how you can do exactly this so that cleaning can become something you hardly notice that you’re doing anymore. Alright, it might not be that easy – but at least it will be way quicker.


#1 Make the kids help

This depends on how old your children are, though, and it’s hard to say if a toddler with a mop on his feet will make the house as clean as you’re able to. When they’re around the age of five, however, they can certainly start to help out by rinsing out the bathtub after they’ve used it and helping to tidy the place up.

Children love to help out, in any way, and it’s best to take advantage of this while they’re still little. As soon as they grow up, you know that they’re going to become slightly cheeky as soon as you ask them to help out with anything.

Have a look at this article to learn more about what your kids can help you out with in terms of cleaning, and start to look forward to a much cleaner house.


#2 Avoid carpets

When you have pets or many young children, you know that there are certain materials you might want to steer clear off. White couches, for example, stainless steel that’s prone to finger marks – and a house covered in carpets.

You can still have all of this, though, as long as you’re prepared to put in that extra effort at keeping it clean. You can have a look here if you need someone to help you out with cleaning those carpets but it will be easier to just keep the floors smooth.

It will be way easier to clean, first of all, and you avoid the dread of seeing someone spill their glass all over the carpet.


#3 Clean it little by little

Every parent dreads the day of the week when we need to clean the entire house. It’s a massive choir and some people choose to even do their laundry on this day when they could have divided it up through the week instead to avoid making it a hassle.

If you manage to do a bit of cleaning every day, you won’t really notice it too much – and the house won’t even have time to get properly dirty.

It just makes it much easier to get used to having your home in an almost impeccable standard at all times, and you won’t even have to go through a massive cleaning day again.




  1. September 22, 2018 / 2:57 am

    I truly love your post. As a mom of five young kids myself, cleaning can easily become a huge task. You have some excellent tips to make such a daunting task, manageable. Thank you.

  2. September 22, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Great article. I think that cleaning a little at a time is key. Kids always want to help so I look at this as a bonus and great way to help family co-operation and bonding.

  3. September 22, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Actually I used to do that, clean little little at a time. Yr article brought back beautiful kiddie memories

  4. September 24, 2018 / 1:47 am

    My son is 7 and has Aspergers and ADHD i have a hard time getting him to help around the house but i find that takin away the things they love to play with most until they have cleaned up their mess works best!!

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