Have Kids? Try These Strategies to Keep a House Clean

Moving into a new home is exciting for parents, but; it's even more exciting for children. The problem is, with so many new places to explore and play in, kids can quickly turn a neat and tidy new house into a broken-in and messy new home.

How can you overcome your children's incredible ability to turn the house asunder? At Southland, our custom builder in GA recommends the following strategies to keep a house clean.

Get Out of Bed Early and Tidy Up

Getting up earlier than your children gives you plenty of quiet time to get your home back in order. You can use the time to straighten up the living room, get caught up on laundry, or empty the dishwasher. With no one at your ankles or calling your name, you'll be amazed at how much you can get done. Plus, by getting these chores out of the way early, you'll have more time for yourself after the kids have left for school.

Put Things Away Before Starting Anything New

If your child is like most, he or she will start playing with one toy only to move to another in a few minutes. In less than an hour, their bedroom floor is usually littered with discarded toys. Instill in your child a new habit - put a toy away before taking out another. Getting your child to adopt this strategy will help keep their playroom safer and easier to clean up at the end of the day.

Build a Cleaning Routine

Kids demand a lot of your time, and the more you give in to them, the more they will demand. The key is to build a daily routine that involves at least one major chore. Perform the chores at the same time every day, like during the hour after lunch. During this time, your child will eventually learn not to bother you while you are performing your cleaning chores. Once the chore is completed, return to play with your child. This helps make your home easier to manage and helps your child learn respect for your time.

Be Flexible With Your Routine

While routines are important, there are always times when you might have to deviate from your schedule. In times like these, be flexible with your routine and don't beat yourself up too hard for missing a chore. Remember, the chores will always be there but your children will only be children for a short time.

Let the Kids Help You Clean

Sure, your kids aren't going to clean as thoroughly as you would like, but by getting them involved in the cleaning at an early age, they'll feel more responsible for their new home and over time develop some great cleaning habits.

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With over 100 floorplans to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the top-rated custom builders in Georgia. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will work with new homebuyers to alter specific floorplans so that the finished project is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Georgia, then Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Southland Custom Homes is one of the premier Georgia on-your-land builders. We have model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (98 Bethel Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534), and Marietta (265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by today to see all that Southland has to offer!

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