The Kids are Going Back to School and It’s Time to Get the House Cleaned

Everyone loves having the kids around for the summer, but their return to school gives time and opportunity to get your house cleaned.  Kids spend most of the summer coming in and out of the house bringing the dirt in with them.  Now that summer is coming to an end and the kids are getting ready to start school, it is time to clean up your home and get ready for the fall.  Below you will find helpful the following house cleaning tips.

 Declutter Your Home

Unnecessary objects take up a lot of space.  Objects that you no longer need or use are just clutter and should be donated or tossed.

 Clean the Appliances

We use washing machines and dishwashers regularly to get things clean but how often do we clean the appliances we rely on to do the cleaning?  Dishwashers and washing machines pick up residue and foul odors that should be cleaned so that they can be more effective.  Wipe down these machines to remove any built-up residue and use white vinegar to eliminate any odors.

 Clean Your Carpet and Upholstery

During the summer with the kids coming in and out they can track in dirt and other debris that can settle in your home.  This dirt and debris accumulates on surfaces such as furniture and carpeting which makes it a good idea to have your carpet and upholstery steam cleaned.

 Use Doormats to Keep Dirt Out

To avoid the dirt, grass, and other outside debris being tracked into the house place a doormat and shoe basket near the entrances in your home and practice the no shoes rule. Even with this in place it will not be convenient for every situation but it will help reduce the amount of debris tracked.

Create a House Cleaning Checklist

Once school is back in session, it is time to take responsibility for household chores and creating a house cleaning list for family so that everyone is involved with keeping the house clean and running efficiently.  Some examples could be kids cleaning their room weekly to prevent clutter from building up or older family members taking turns taking out the trash and doing the dishes daily.

We hope these tips will help keep a clean house for a successful school year.