How to Keep your Family Home Clean and Maintained

Do you feel as though your family home is getting out of hand? Maybe you look around and can’t help but see how many jobs still need to be done.

Either way, if this sounds like you then now is the time for you to be doing something about it. If you need a starting point, we have a few ideas to help.

Work with your Kids

One of the main things you need to try and do, when things get out of hand, is get your kids involved. When they have finished crafting something, see if they will tidy up.  It may feel easier and faster to do it yourself, but this is how things become overwhelming.

If you can, you need to involve your kids at a young age and you also need to set clear age-related tasks for them. As an incentive, it may be that you create a list of treats that you add to a jar. When they do some jobs, at the end of the week, you can add them to the jar. This is a great way for you to get things done and it ensures that your kids always have something to look forward to.

Hire Professional Help

Another thing you need to do is hire professional help if you feel as though you need it. It may be that you have a blocked kitchen drain that has been bugging you for ages, or that you have a blocked toilet that is causing issues for your family.

If this is the case, then you need to make sure you deal with them as soon as you can. It may be that you look into hydro-jetting myths and make sure that you are looking into long-term solutions if you have recurring problems too. If you can do this then you will soon find that it becomes easier for you to stay on top of your home.

Reduce Clutter

Another thing you can do is take the time to reduce any clutter. If you have things lying around your home, then now is the time for you to get rid of some stuff. When you don’t, you may find that things end up getting out of hand and that it becomes harder for you to keep your home clear. If you need help with decluttering, then get a dumpster for your yard. Then you can throw everything away at once.

By doing this, you will be able to get rid of any rubbish you need. This is a great way for you to keep everything organized. Selling some of the items you don’t need is also a very good way for you to stay on top of things. As a bonus, you’ll make a bit of money.

If you involve your children in helping to declutter, treat them with the money that you make. This is a great way for you to make your family feel incentivized to clean up!

Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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