I don’t know about you, but when my home and the space around me is clean, I feel much happier and less stressed. Combine that with the fact that most of us are stuck in the house far more than ever and wow, there’s a ton of opportunity to be stressed out!
One way to keep the mess down and the stress away is to get everyone involved! With the kids home for the summer they can step up and help clean up the messes they make anyway. I recently read that having the kids help you clean actually benefits the kids in several ways.
- Cleaning helps them to become more productive
- Cleaning teaches children critical empathy and compassion as well as connection skills.
I don’t know about you, but I want my children to thrive in all of these categories.
Another way to get the mess down is to implement these handy summer cleaning hacks that will help make summertime cleaning easier and quicker!
Summer Cleaning Hacks
Focus on Bathrooms and Kitchens
If you have any kind of get together, almost every single person that enters your home will step into your kitchen and/or your bathroom. These are the areas that you need to put focus on cleaning. Think about it. If you walk into a clean kitchen, you really won’t think twice about toys all over a room, because “hey..the kitchen is clean.” It’s a good focus! Plus, I don’t know about you, but having a messy kitchen is the worst room to have been a mess.
Next up, the porch!
With everyone in and out of the house so much, it’s very easy for the porch to become a cluttered mess! Make sure to spend a few minutes each day cleaning your porch and your arrival home each day will come with a little bit less stress.
Have Plenty of Storage Space
We have mentioned it before, but it’s important to make sure to have plenty of storage space available. We will often have extra stuff out during the summer months and it makes sense to have space available to store them.