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How to Keep Your Home Clean with Kids and Pets

How to Keep Your Home Clean with Kids and Pets 29 Jul

At first glance, this might sound like an impossible feat. When kids and pets are involved, messes are sure to abound – there’s no way around it. Pets get muddy, they shed, and they get into things. While kids have their own way of taking a clean space and leaving a mark. Anyone who has had either – or both – knows this to be true.

However, it doesn’t mean it’s a life sentence of having a messy home. Kids and pets can certainly be cleaned up after. And you can help keep your space tidier between cleanings, too. Check out this list of smart tips in order to help keep your living space cleaner year-round (without having to give up your pets).

Sweep/Vacuum Regularly

If you can’t stand the dust, dirt, and hair that is attracted by your hardwood or tiled floors, help keep them clean. You don’t have to scrub them every day of the week, but rather sweep up debris when you have the chance. Doing so can keep dirt from layering up or from getting into harder-to-reach areas, like nooks and crannies.

Hire a Cleaning Service

You can’t do it all alone, so let the pros step in and help. Hire a cleaning service to do your deep cleaning to keep things from getting too rough. A cleaning service can get into the hard-to-reach spaces and help keep your spaces cleaner, longer. This is ideal for all the deep cleaning that you don’t want to – or don’t have time to do. Problem solved!

Pick up a Little at a Time

When you think about cleaning a messy house, it’s overwhelming to think about cleaning it all at once. However, if you do a little each day, you can help keep it under control. Pick up here and there, perform a little laundry, etc. This will keep things from getting out of control, but relieve you from having too many responsibilities at a time.

Wipe Feet and Paws at the Door

One of the best ways to keep messes out is to leave them at the door. Or better yet, outside! Take off shoes, wipe feet, and clean off paws when coming indoors. Doing so can make a huge difference in how much dirt is tracked in – and all over the rest of your house. It’s a simple habit to enforce, and one that can make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home.

Get Kids Involved

Even young kids can help perform simple chores. It’s never too early to introduce them to everyday tasks, like wiping down tables and picking up messes off the floor. This also helps so that once they’re older, they’ll be in the habit of cleaning here and there, rather than you having to force chores to get completed.

Keeping your home clean – even with kids and pets – might be an uphill battle, but it’s one that can be accomplished with dedication. Set aside certain chores to complete regularly. Then, hire out for the big stuff!

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