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.

Looking for a Custom Builder in GA? Contact Southland Today

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!

Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:

Baldwin County
Banks County
Barrow County
Bartow County
Bibb County
Bleckley County
Butts County
Carroll County
Cherokee County
Clarke County
Clayton County
Cobb County
Coweta County
Crawford County
Dawson County
DeKalb County
Dooly County
Douglas County
Fannin County
Fayette County
Floyd County
Forsyth County
Fulton County
Gilmer County
Gordon County
Greene County
Gwinnett County
Habersham County
Hall County
Hancock County
Haralson County
Hart County
Heard County
Henry County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jones County
Lamar County
Lumpkin County
Macon County
Madison County
Meriwether County
Monroe County
Morgan County
Newton County
Oconee County
Oglethorpe County
Paulding County
Peach County
Pickens County
Pike County
Polk County
Pulaski County
Putnam County
Rockdale County
Stephens County
Talbot County
Taylor County
Twiggs County
Union County
Upson County
Walton County
White County
Wilkinson County

We also build in the following cities in Georgia:

Albany
Alpharetta
Americus
Athens-Clarke
Atlanta
Augusta-Richmond
Belvedere Park
Brunswick
Candler-McAfee
Carrollton
Cartersville
College Park
Columbus
Dalton
Decatur
Douglasville
Dublin
Duluth
Dunwoody
East Point
Evans
Forest Park
Gainesville
Griffin
Hinesville
Kennesaw
LaGrange
Lawrenceville
Mableton
Macon
Marietta
Martinez
Milledgeville
Newnan
North Atlanta
North Druid Hills
Peachtree City
Redan
Rome
Roswell
Sandy Springs
Savannah
Smyrna
Snellville
Statesboro
Thomasville
Tucker
Valdosta
Warner Robins
Waycross