Having little kids around can create a disaster at home with regard to tidiness and cleanliness. Your little one might have the least concern on keeping the house clean, however it is your responsibility as a parent to you teach them the value of being organized and clean. Kids are extremely active and would simply be running around with so much energy in them. So here are some of the easy steps you can take to keep a clean house with kids.
Everything has a place
Kids love playing around the house with every possible object they could find. It is extremely important to teach them that every object has a designated place and whoever takes it should put it back. This way, you will know where each of the items is kept. Come up with notices or lists of items that should go in each place and stick them nearby. For example, put up a list of items that should be in each cupboard shelf on the cupboard door. This way, if you are in search of an item you can browse through the list and find the exact shelf that the object lies on. Also, teach them that every activity has a place. They should not be able to eat in the TV room as the leftover food particles attract rodents and you’ll have to call a professional rodent control company to solve the problem.
Involve them in chores
If you involve them in chores from a young age itself, they will incorporate these habits into their lives very easily. Kids above 5 years of age can get easy tasks done so don’t be afraid to give them some responsibilities. You can have a cleaning chart set at home and ask your little ones to follow it. Separate one day to water the plants, another time to clean their rooms, to feed the dog etc. They will learn the importance of cleanliness and you will be saved from pest control problems.
Establish play time
Play time is the time when your house will get the messiest. You cannot expect kids to not get messy as it brings the whole fun of play time. Advise them, not every toy set that catches their eye need to be played with. If they are to move to another play item, the previous one should go back to where it came from. Incorporate a timetable into the play time where you could allocate a few minutes at the end to clean whatever mess they made so that they can spend the last 10 minutes of playtime to put back the toys.