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Once upon a time, before you had kids, you probably had a neat and tidy home. Maybe you only cleaned once a week, and it still stayed spotless. Fast forward to the present, and despite spending a significant portion of your life cleaning and tidying, your home still looks like a whirlwind has swept through it. Picking up after the smaller members of your household, and following them around with the vacuum cleaner is probably not your preferred way of spending your time. So, finding ways to minimise the amount of cleaning and tidying you do each day will make your life far easier.
If you are looking for practical tips to keep your family home looking great, you have come to the right place. Here are some tips to help you have an attractive home, that is also easy to keep fresh and clean.
Focus on Flooring
Your flooring is a big consideration when you have kids or pets in your home. Finding a practical flooring choice is essential to keep your house looking at its best. Laminate is a popular choice for family homes, but vinyl flooring is also an excellent option that you may not have considered previously. Vinyl, also known as LVT flooring, is durable, easy to keep clean, and looks great too. This makes it a perfect choice for busy families and means you no longer need to stress about the kids treading mud into the carpet, or blackcurrant squash spillages.
When it comes to choosing your soft furnishings, always check the label, and ensure that it can be washed. From rugs to cushion covers, selecting styles that can be easily washed will ensure that your home continues to look good no matter what the kids spill on it!
Washable sofa covers are an excellent option for parents. Let’s face it; sofas are incredibly expensive, so anything that you can do to keep yours looking like new for longer is a big win.
Increase Your Storage
Kids have an incredible amount of stuff. Toys, books, games, stray socks, you name it, if it belongs to your child it could find its way into every room of the house. Repeatedly asking the kids to tidy up their toys until you are sick of the sound of your voice, is often a fruitless task. Instead, make tidying up so easy that the kids have no excuse not to do it. Finding smart storage solutions, so that every object has a home will simplify the tidying up process, and help to keep your home clear of clutter. Encourage the kids to get into the habit of tidying everything up at the end of each day before bedtime. This should help to encourage them to tidy up more throughout the day, to avoid a mammoth clean up when bedtime comes along.
Keeping your home tidy when you have kids is never an easy task. However, these tips should help you to make life a little less stressful.