Mornings are hectic and after school is even worse. You barely have time to race the kids from one place to the next, so housework gets pushed further and further down your to-do-list. We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve that’ll help keep things tidy while homework and after school activities fill your schedule and the kid’s.
- Take off shoes
A really simple way to keep the floors free of dirt of dust is by taking off your shoes when you come inside. Odds are they’re going to get thrown off sometime during the day anyway, so yank them off before you start running around the house…and while you’re at it just carry them to your room.
- Make sure there’s a trashcan in all the kid’s room
Sure, it makes going around on a trash day seem a little longer, but it’s a much better alternative than finding an old banana peel under a pile of papers just because a walk to the kitchen trashcan was too far. With all the rubbish in one place, this will end up saving you a lot of clean up time.
- Replace the air filters
This is something that most people forget about, but it’s a long-lasting way to help reduce dust in your home. Plus, this will help keep you and the kiddos healthy. Make sure to get all your filters, the air conditioner, the vacuum, etc.
- Have a designated mess rag in the kitchen
Don’t give the kids any excuses not to clean up a spill. Set out your mess rag by the sink or even hang it on your refrigerator handle that way when milk splashes out of the cereal bowl or a lack of attention leads to a water bottle overflowing there’s a rag right there to soak it up. Just be sure to wash it on laundry day!
- Organize the bathroom
This one takes a little longer initially, but will pay off. Make sure there’s a toothbrush holder and a place to hang up towels in the bathroom. Establish which drawers are for what and make sure there’s actually room in them to do their job. When everything has its place it’s easier to put away.
- Let Maid to Shine make your after-school special
Sure, all those ideas are great, but the simplest way to keep your place clean during these busy months is with a little extra help. That’s where Maid to Shine comes in! We want to make your after-school special. You help the kids with their homework and we’ll help you with yours! Check out our Back to School Special happening right now!