How To Ensure That Your Family Home Is Fresh And Clean For Summer

A clean and tidy house can sometimes be a difficult thing to achieve let alone keep on top of. However, it’s always nice to come home to a fresh and clean environment, for both you and your family. Therefore, it’s worth taking some time to consider what you can do to make your interior space as hygienic and uncluttered as possible. The following are some tips to think about; a spring-clean whatever time of year it is.
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Ask Yourself If You Really Need it

Before you bring out any mops, wipes, or bleach; go through the whole house and consider if you really need each of the items. You can do one room at a time, and take in a box or bag to fill up with toys, clothes, books, and items that have been sat there, cluttering up your living space for months. Try to think if it holds any sentimental value, or if you and the family would miss using it regularly or not; if the object doesn’t fall into either of these categories, it’s time to get rid of it, so you can keep the space clean and organized.

Holding a yard or trunk sale is a fun way to get the kids involved, and they can even pick out some items they feel they would like to sell (you may have to edit what they choose). Any profits you make can be split, or given to the children as pocket money; this will encourage them to be mindful of what they’re hoarding in their toy boxes upstairs. You can also donate items to women’s shelters, the homeless, and other charities, as there will always be people who could benefit from owning your unwanted items. By clearing out the clutter, you’ll have fewer surfaces to think about cleaning.

Banish The Dirt And Dust

Now you’ve taken out the bags and boxes of unused, unloved items from your interior space; you can bring out the cleaning products. It’s worth being as thorough as possible, by reaching all the high shelves and picture rails, along with any nooks and corners that haven’t seen a feather duster in years. Think about the areas that could be contributing most to the dust levels in your home, and considering hiring a professional to carry out any air duct cleaning or to fix any cracks around windows and in walls.

By being as ruthless as possible, and giving your home a deep and thorough clean every six months to a year, you’ll find keeping on top of regular cleaning and tidying chores much easier, and your house will look and feel pristine all year round.

Get The Whole Family Onboard

Everybody who lives in the house should be given regular chores, so they learn and understand that it’s everybody’s responsibility to keep the house clean and tidy. Putting a rota up on the fridge is a fun way for the kids to tick of their weekly jobs, and perhaps they can earn star stickers that count towards a treat or two. For more ideas on a kid’s chore chart, take a look here: Keeping the motivation and momentum up will ensure that your house becomes a clean sanctuary, that you’ll love returning to each day.

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