Tips for a Tidier House
When you bring home your newborn baby, their need becomes the top-most priority in your life. Not only do you need to be alert at all times, but also drop everything the moment you hear your baby’s wailing. And, why wouldn’t you? This little one is completely dependent on you. Taking care of a baby itself is a daunting task, but at the same time you can’t ignore all the housework that you’ve let pile up. Throw in a toddler in the mix, and well, you’ve got chaos. There are only 24 hours in a day, and when all of them seem to be filled up with taking care of your kids, you will need some quick tips to help you out.
- Let go of your expectations: This is perhaps the most important tip that you should always, always adhere to. It’s okay if your house doesn’t look like it came straight out of a home décor magazine or if you have clutter in some spaces. You have to remember that even the houses in magazines are spruced up a whole lot before those photos are taken, moreover, they probably don’t have little kids running around everywhere.
- Never leave a room empty-handed:This trick helps a whole lot, and not only if you have kids. Whenever you’re about to leave a room, take a look around for anything that might actually belong to the room that you’re going to. If you’re moving from the lounge to the nursery, take a look around for any toys or other baby items that are scattered around which belong to the nursery. It’s a simple but extremely efficient trick to save you a lot of time at the end of the day!
- A little goes a long way:Attempting to clean the entire house in just one day is a near impossible task with a baby around, don’t expect to have only one assigned ‘cleaning day’. Instead, do a little work each day; clean the lounge one day and the bathroom the next. Sectioning out different parts of the room to clean throughout the day helps too!
- Let the little hands do some work:Cleaning the house shouldn’t have to be a one-man mission. If you have a toddler, let them do some of the work, like packing up their toys after they’re done playing. It will not only help you out a tonne but also teach them to be responsible about their belongings.
Be consistent:There are a few household chores that you just can’t leave unattended, or they will pile up and create even more of a problem. Be consistent with them. Make a small list of chores that needs to be completed each day and make sure that you have completed them by the end of the day. Even if you have an 80% success rate with them, it will go a long way. Assigning chores this way also helps you prioritise the most important household work.