When you have a busy family home, it can feel like hard work keeping on top of it all and making sure that it is all clean and tidy. At this time of year, cleaning the home can feel like you’re shovelling the snow while it is still snowing; there are muddy footprints, rain, snow, and dirt, all over the place. But there are some things that you can do to your home, to make it much easier to clean, and feel like less of a chore. If you’re looking for some ideas, then read on. It would be great to hear what you think.
Having upholstery in the home, like sofas and chairs, that are easy to clean and stain resistant is a must. Leather can be a good choice for this as with children, it is something that can be wiped clean. Lighter colours, no matter the material are going to get dirty a lot quicker, and that can lead you to needing to clean them more often. So that is definitely something to think about. You could also go for vinyl upholstery. It has changed a lot in recent years, so it doesn’t have a plastic looking feel like it had before.
The flooring that you have in your home gets a lot of flack. Muddy shoes, temper tantrums, stomping feet, and wet feet right out of the bath will all go on your flooring. The good news is that there are plenty of choices for flooring, depending on what room you are looking for. As a rule, flooring like engineered wood flooring, laminate, or tiles, are going to be easier to clean as they can be swept and mopped. These can be great options for the rooms in the home that have a high footfall.
With little ones around, you never know what you will find on your walls. Which is why getting a paint that is durable and scrubbable is a great idea. This can even be true for when you have teenagers and older children, just because paint can get dirty over time. And unless you’re repainting every so often, it will start to dull and darken.
Dust and grime can leave the home looking dull and dirty. There is one thing that can make dust and grime much more obvious, and that is if you have a home full of stuff. Decluttering the home will make the rooms look better, but it will also mean less cleaning. When there are fewer things to clean, then it will save you time. So you could start an early spring clean with some decluttering. It really can make a difference!
One easy tip for making your furniture to clean is to make sure that you have furniture with casters on. Then when you need to move the dining table or chairs, for example, it will make it much easier to move. Look for a fridge that is easier to move as well, like an American-style fridge freezer with wheels.