Getting Your Kids To Help With The Chores
As a parent, keeping on top of the daily chores can be a never ending battle. Gone are the days when a quick flick round with a duster and weekly hoover will suffice, replaced by a permanent state of disarray which can often be a cause of great anxiety to the house proud parent.
With the house bursting at the seams it is hard to stay on top of everything at the best of times. But don’t let it get you down because doing a little and often will keep your home ticking over nicely and help to reduce stress.
One of the most important things is not to aim for perfection. A pristine, dust-free show home is no longer an option for most of us. The best we can hope for as parents is a tidy living space to enjoy with our children. Forget trying to get everything done in a day, and remember to enjoy the stage that you are at. We all know that childhood doesn’t last long, so don’t waste it worrying about cleaning or it could just pass you by.
Believe it or not, your children can be a help in the home, and they are never too young. Granted, if you have some top range equipment, you are off to a flying start so be sure to check out some buyers’ guides like the best vacuum cleaner for tile floors. Once you are fully equipped, it is time to enlist the help of your little darlings too.
Teach them to make their beds
Children love to help and thrive on the praise that they receive. Teach them to make their beds each morning, and they will love being just like you. Ok, their efforts will not be quite up to your standards but every little helps.
Don’t put it down, put it away
Instill this into your children, and you will have a clean and tidy home in no time. Make sure that every time they get a new toy out to play with, they put one back in its place. Then at the end of the day use teamwork to put everything else away too.
Emptying the dishwasher
With the exception of your favorite dinner service and best crystal, there is no reason why the children can’t help you unload the dishwasher at the end of the day. Make it a regular chore, and they will soon get used to it. Don’t overlook this one though and leave it until the next morning, you will regret it.
Finally, we are all too aware of hygiene these days and fill our homes with hand sanitizes, gel and antiseptic wipes at every opportunity. Give a young child a clean damp cloth, and they will love to help you wipe down surfaces daily in both kitchen and communal areas.
Hopefully, this and the other simple steps we have seen will set you on your way to a cleaner, child-friendly home in no time and reduce stress levels too.