Does it seem like your home is in a constant state of distress? Having children, and their subsequent messes, can make a home feel muddled and disorderly. But, there is hope! With a few thought-out strategies and a little time you can reclaim your home. Take a moment to review the suggestions below. At least one solution is certain to reduce the mess in your home and help you regain control of the clutter.
1. Make Sure Every Possession Has a Home
This may seem like a no-brainer, but the key is making sure that everyone knows where the items they are in charge of belong. Try labeling drawers with non-permanent stickers with their contents clearly written out. And, if the child is supposed to put away the belongings (like their toys or shoes), make sure they can access the place the item belongs.
2. Color Code Items for Each Family Member
To cut down on arguments about whose scarf is whose, try assigning a color to each family member. Utilize dot stickers to covertly make items with colors; for stuffed animals or shoes, put a dot sticker in the assigned color on the tag of the item. That way the object can be whatever color the wearer wants, but the color assignment stays consistent. Children are much more likely to associate possessions with color, as explained on the Simple Kids website.
3. Don’t Disregarded Professional Help
For a deep clean of hard-to-wash items, consider calling in the pros. Keep your sanity by having tough projects, like carpet cleaning and blind cleaning, handled by professionals such as Grimebusters Ltd. or a carpet cleaner in your area. Many businesses offer numerous options like natural deodorizers and scotch guarding services. With your satisfaction guaranteed, this is a great way to tackle larger projects and see immediate results.
4. Create a Cleaning Kit
By keeping all your cleaning supplies in one portable and accessible container, you will be ready to take care of spills and stains on a moment’s notice. Utilize a shower caddy or similar container and keep all your sprays, soaps, and tools together. You can grab the caddy and run to whatever room needs your attention, and it will be easy to see what needs refilled instantly.
At least one of the four solutions discussed above is guaranteed to help your family and home regain organization. Try the solutions and see what works for your particular family. Here’s to less craziness and more cleanliness!
Guest Blog by Anica Oaks, Freelance Writer
A recent college graduate from University of San Francisco, Anica loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she’s used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here.
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