Saturday, 9 March 2019

Keeping a Clean Home as a Working Mother

Can the words “mom” and “clean house” coexist? As a mom, it is understandable that at times these words can be like oil and water. One constant thing that is sure is, a clean home breeds happiness. There is little or no accident occurring and it a clean home can be very relaxing.
The truth is, being a mom and tending to the needs of your kids is a ton of work. Added to that is also, the fact that you are often homemakers and working women which could be working in the home or outside of the home, you could be a volunteer within your communities or a caregiver for aging parents or other kinds of profession and so much more, in which all of these demands your time. This can be extremely hard keeping your homes clean as well.
When you're out of the house for more than 40 hours a week, and you have kids, pets and, you know, a life — it can be super hard to keep your house clean and organized, even if you want to.  But with a few simple strategies, you can tackle your to-do list and have that clean house you always dream of.
The correct cleaning schedule can help you keep a clean home even on the most hectic days or weeks. A proactive approach about being clean instead of reactive keeps the mess in the home from piling up into a mess that will take an entire weekend to clean. The following are tips to help keep your home immaculate while working long hours.
Clean a Little Each Day
Finding a big chunk of time to clean your entire house is a longshot when you work full-time.  Add in hobbies, family activities, and time with friends, and it’s almost impossible.  Doing all the cleaning all at once can also feel like a huge, intimidating problem.  As a result, if feels like you never have time to clean.
The good news is that you don’t have to clean your entire house all at once.  Instead, commit to cleaning a little each day.
There are a few ways to go about this.  You can clean 1 room top to bottom each day (Such as Monday – living room, Tuesday – bathrooms).  Or, you can complete 1 house-wide task each day (Such as dusting on Mondays, vacuuming on Tuesdays).
Get Used to the idea of de-cluttering
As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Getting in the habit of putting things away will go a long way toward keeping your house decluttered.  As with cleaning frequently, a little regular decluttering will make it faster and less overwhelming to maintain a clean home.
Before you leave a room, glance around for items that don’t belong – anything that’s stranded away from its home.  Take those stranded items with you when you leave the room, and put them away.
Kids Do Dishes
The task of making dinner on a nightly basis for the most part relies on yourself and your significant other. Trusting a young child around a stove can be dangerous and if we are being honest nobody wants burnt dinner after working hard all day. This does not mean that your children cannot help cook at all but putting this responsibility might be too large when they are young. The dishes are a perfect chore for the children to do as it is mostly just rinsing off and putting into the dishwasher. Unloading the dishwasher can be done by them as well but should probably be left to the older child as kids tend to break dishes like it is their job.
Teens Handle Laundry
The laundry is something that can clutter up a home especially if not everyone is putting their dirty clothes into their hamper. Teens are a few years away from college where they will be forced to do their own laundry and hopefully fold it. Getting them ready by doing the laundry for the family is the perfect chore for them. Instead of complaining whether a certain shirt or dress is clean they can handle it themselves. The important thing is to remember to wash your own underwear though as you wouldn’t want to be touching your parents undergarments when you were a teen.
The “Owner” of a Family Pet Does Vacuuming
Many families have a pet but the amount of mess this pet generates depends on a few things. Dogs and cats that shed can have a carpet riddled with hair that might take a few hours to vacuum out. There is always that one person in the family who “owns” the pet whether it was given to them as a gift or the pet is closest with them. The right vacuum can make it easy to remove hair as well as dander which cause problems for those allergic to dogs or cats. Those with tile or wood floors will have to do the mopping as pet hair shows up on this as well.
Everybody Cleans After Themselves
This can be hard to enforce for a toddler or a young child but is very easy to implement at home with older children. The most important thing that can be done is that you lead by example and so does your significant other. Personal responsibility is an important lesson to teach your child and the first time you can teach them about it is by having them clean up after themselves. Chore wheels are not needed if everyone takes pride in keeping the house clean as it all reflects back on you as a mother.
Keeping the house clean is possible with a hectic schedule but it is not going to be easy. These changes might take a few weeks to settle in as far as the chores but they can save you quite a lot of time cleaning by yourself. The best leaders of a home delegate properly and fairly.
Get help from a cleaning service company
If you are a busy mom, it is advised you hire a cleaner from a professional cleaning service company like Lacreme.
It is important to work towards having a clean home, but it is also important to be realistic about what this means. If you are a busy mom, keep this guide in mind…you deserve it!
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