Many parents believe they must choose between function and aesthetics when raising a family, as it might feel as if they’re constantly tackling an endless hurricane of clutter.
As a result, they might be tired of constant cleaning and decluttering, which can drain their time and energy that could be better used on their children.
However, it is possible to create a beautiful family home without undertaking seemingly never-ending chores. Here’s how you can keep your home tidy with kids.
Make Sure Everything Has Its Place
Your children will find it easier to tidy up after themselves if every item has a designated area. For example, add toy bins into their bedroom and place labels onto boxes, drawers or hangers so that they will know where to place their stationery, coats, bags, and accessories.
Set Playtime Rules
If you find you’re constantly tidying away toys, notebooks and pens, your home could benefit from playtime rules. Teach your kids to only play with one toy at a time, and to tidy away items they are no longer using. It will teach your children responsibility and they’ll show their home more respect in the future.
Invest in Engineered Flooring
It’s common for children to spill juice, drop meals or make mistakes when painting or drawing, which can lead to permanent, unsightly mistakes on a carpet.
Maintain a beautiful home by investing in engineered flooring, which is durable, flexible, and aesthetically pleasing. So, whenever a child makes a mistake, you can quickly and easily clean up their mess and restore your interior.
Make Cleaning Fun
Cleaning your home doesn’t need to be boring. Get the whole family involved, pump up the music and get the kids energized to spruce up your home.
For example, you could sing along to a song by using a vacuum as a microphone, or you could make it a competition to see who can effectively clean their bedroom at the fastest rate.
Store Loose Items with Wicker Baskets
Wicker baskets should be your best friend within the family home. Not only can they suit almost every interior style, but they will also provide a designated space for loose objects within the home, such as:
- Tablet computers
For this reason, you should incorporate them in your living room, bedroom, bathroom and/or hallway.
Donate Old Toys and Clothing
Children grow at a rapid rate, which can lead to them quickly outgrowing their clothing, footwear, and toys. For this reason, you should regularly go through your kids’ belongings to identify items to donate to charity or throw away. It will help to reduce clutter across the home and will provide your children with more space to play each day.
Create a Safe Zone
It is also important to create a safe zone within the home, which you can retire to whenever your interior appears messy or chaotic. For example, ensure your bedroom is a toy-free space so that you can enjoy an aesthetically-pleasing, comfortable area away from the hectic home.