Maintaining your home in, let’s not say good, but at least satisfying condition, is not that easy, but not something beyond your strengths as well. When you are living alone, you are free to take care of your place just as you like. You are a little bit chaotic and that’s ok, so you won’t bother when your home is somehow messy. You are a fastidious person, who wants everything in life to be perfectly organized and adores the order, so you are cleaning your home regularly and you feel there so damn nice. There comes a moment in life, however, when you happen to live with somebody else and while in the university it is for a couple of months only and you and your roommates are young and wild and so careless that a little bit of dirt is not something that will drive you mad, when you get married and your family starts growing, the things are getting serious and this whole idea of home maintenance and keeping your home not clean, but in a nice condition, is so far away. The pure fact that you and your spouse have completely different habits and cleaning routines and your kids have none makes your house too often look like e battle-field. But the reality is simple – it is all about some kind of proper training and the creating of rules you all have to follow.
Everybody takes care of his own mess
If this happens, the life of your entire family will be so much easier. Your kids are playing in the living room or in the garden and they leave all their toys right in the middle of this place when they move to another thing they could play with. How much nicer would it be if they put their things where they belong first and only afterwards start with the new game. Make it a rule and create some kind of punishment for those who are not following the rules – kids and parents. You have made a mess at home and haven’t taken care of it, ok, you will be washing the dishes for a week then.
The cleaning routine
At the beginning of every week make a plan and divide the tasks for every day to each member of your family. So this Monday you are washing the dishes, your kids are doing the laundry and your husband is vacuum-cleaning. For the next day the tasks are different and they are given differently as well. If everything is organized strictly and all of you stick to the plan, your house will be always in the best condition possible – clean and decluttered. Something which is life-changing both for you and your kids is how they will get used to take care of their home and this is what you should teach them. Don’t tolerate it when they are not making their beds or putting their shoes in the closet when they come home, because all those little things are the ones that matter.