Good Habits to Help Manage Your Family’s Mess

When everyone pitches in, messes are easier to manage, and the entire household benefits from living in a happy, clean, and harmonious home. Here, Assign Home Services will share good habits to manage your family’s mess and how our cleaning services can help.

1. Accept the mess

Expecting you to “become one with the mess” is unrealistic. However, you can learn to accept the mess as part of hectic family life. If you can do this, you will reduce stress in the home, and learn to be less hard on yourself. When you just let your kids be kids, you aren’t constantly picking up after them, and you can even get in there and join the fun.

2. Become a minimalist

As a parent, it’s hard not to spoil our kids and provide them with the things we didn’t have when we were growing up. However, it can make a mess of your home if you fail to understand the things that are worthwhile and the things that are simply wasteful and lack purpose.

3. Purge old toys

Holding on to toys your kids have clearly outgrown is nostalgic, but also plays a key role in messes. It takes space to keep a home organized with kids, so, as mentioned above, the less stuff you have, the easier it is to keep your home clean.

4. Instruct your kids where things “go”.

Taking the time to create devoted areas for your kids’ belongings makes it easier for them to put things away. Invest in some storage bins and label them. This way, kids a) know where to find things and b) know where they go when they are done with them.

5. Organize the kids’ rooms

Use the same approach for toy organization in point number four in each child’s bedroom. Storage bins come in all shapes and sizes and can be used for storing everything from hair accessories to art supplies and clothes to books.

6. Organize the bathroom

The older your kids get, the more products they will have in the family bathroom. Some ideas to keep things organized include:

· Drawers: If your vanity has drawers, give each person their own drawer. If it doesn’t have drawers, measure the area under the sink and invest in some affordable drawers at your local storage store. If your vanity has limited drawers, give each person a tray in the drawer.

· Personal care caddies: If your bathroom is unmanageable & small, give each kid a personal care caddy they can bring into the bathroom when they get ready in the morning. They can keep it in their bedroom closet, on a desk, or wherever they like, just as long as it isn’t taking up space in the bathroom.

· Shower caddy: Shower caddies that fit neatly in the top corner or hang from the shower head are great for large families or families with kids who prefer their own soaps, shampoos, conditioners, shavers, etc.

When everyone gets into the habit of using their own designated space, the bathroom becomes neater.

7. Use laundry bags

Hang laundry bags on each kid’s bedroom doorknob. They can get into the habit of tossing their laundry into the bag each night to keep their rooms tidy. You can then collect the bags on laundry day.

8. Clean your own messes

Messy habits are usually taught. Therefore, set a good example by cleaning up your own messes. That way, your kids will learn from you and try to clean up after themselves.

9. Take a mindful approach

If the idea of cleaning is stressful, take a mindful approach when doing so. Focus on completing each task as a form of meditation. Envision the reward of a tidy home, listen to soothing music, or practice deep breathing as you clean.

Your good cleaning habits are passed down to your kids, so they will enjoy the calm of a clean home when it’s time to fly the coop.

If the idea of messy home is still overwhelming, you can depend on Assign Home Services to do the work for you. For more information, you can contact us online or call us at 0800 ASSIGN.


Popular posts from this blog