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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean with Kids

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean with Kids

It might drive you nuts to see a messy home. Kids naturally make a mess because they will explore anything that interests them.

March 16th, 2020

It might drive you nuts to see a messy home. Kids naturally make a mess because they will explore anything that interests them. Don’t worry, cleaning is manageable even with kids. Here are 5 ways to keep your home clean with kids.

You want your home neat and tidy, however, any kid will make a mess every now and then. This is okay, you should let your kids play and learn.

However, don’t spoil them too much or you will end up with a huge mess in your home. You can eventually discipline them as they grow older so be patient.

Make a Checklist and Schedule

The first step is establishing some ground rules to make cleaning easier. Putting together the tasks you and your kids have to do in a checklist makes it easier to keep track of your progress. It also makes the cleaning process much faster.

Your checklist should also include a schedule so you can have your routine planned out. We recommend making a daily, weekly, and monthly routine schedule. There are plenty of cleaning resources to get your checklist and schedule started.

Here is a sample of a checklist that you may want to follow:

Daily Cleaning Tasks:

  • 0Make the beds
  • Run the dishwasher
  • Sweep the kitchen and dining area
  • Do the laundry or store them in a basket for laundry later
  • Clean the kitchen counters
  • Pick up the toys and other mess
  • 10 – 30 minutes of clutter cleaning (depending on the size of your home)
  • Take out the trash

Weekly Cleaning Tasks:

  • Do the laundry
  • Wash the sheets
  • Wash the towels
  • Vacuum the house
  • Mop the floor of the house
  • Clean the bathroom/s

Monthly Cleaning Tasks:

  • Clean the washer
  • Clean the dishwasher
  • Dust the blinds
  • Vacuum the couches
  • Wash throw blankets
  • Clean the fridge
  • Clean the microwave and other kitchen appliances
  • Wash the rugs
  • Clean the garbage disposal
  • Wash the car and mow the lawn

You can follow this checklist or modify it to suit the needs of your home. Having a routine for cleaning makes it convenient and you won’t forget to do all the tasks you need to do. Else it will pile up and become harder to clean.

Manage Your Home’s Clutter

In order to get your cleaning checklist easier to do, you need to get rid of clutter. Hence, the reason why clutter cleaning is a daily task you have to do. It’s harder to clean up when there is plenty of clutter in your home.

Here are some tips to declutter your home:

  • Toys are a major source of clutter, teach your kids to clean up after themselves when they get older. Have a shelf or basket for storing toys.
  • Consider getting baskets and trash can for every corner of your home. Baskets can store items that need to be rehomed.
  • Take a few minutes each day to re-home items that aren’t where they should be. This will save you a lot of time when the major cleaning schedule comes.

A clutter-free home provides you with a lot of benefits. Some of which can affect your health and wellness.

Choose Safe and Easy to Use Cleaning Products

Choose cleaning products that are environmentally-friendly. If possible, they shouldn’t be harmful to kids. Make sure you know your cleaning products and keep them away from children’s reach if they are harmful.

There are also plenty of natural home items that you can use for cleaning like:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice

You also have to include cleaning tools. It’s better if you have cleaning tools that your kids can use easily like brooms, cleaning cloths, and mop.

Make Cleaning Products Accessible to Your Family

Kids as early as 5 years old can have a sense of cleaning up after themselves. Cleaning tools such as brooms and dustpans should be accessible to them. Make sure this doesn’t include harmful cleaning products like chemicals.

Get The Family Involved

You’re not the only one in the house. Get your family involved in cleaning too. Cleaning can also be a time for your family to spend some time together. Teach your kids young. Even at age 2, their motor skills are enough to do simple tasks.

Sharing the tasks with your family lessens the load on yourself too. Have a talk with your family and ask them how you are going to distribute the cleaning tasks to each member.


Following this advice will help you a lot in keeping your home clean even with kids. Cleaning won’t be a stressful thing for you and you can handle it easily and with the help of your family too.



Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.