Clean Home: How to Keep Kids Healthy and Happy

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Effective Cleaning Tips Without Using Toxic Chemicals

Few things perk up your mood quite like cleaning your house. While cleaning is a chore that many dread, the effects are long-lasting. When your home is free of clutter and everything is in the right place, stress is reduced dramatically. It can also greatly benefit your children. Here are four tips on how to keep kids healthy and happy with a clean home.

Dusting

Does it feel like your kids have been sneezing more than usual? It might be due to the season, but it’s just as likely that dust is the culprit. Take a look at different surfaces, from your ceiling fan to your tables, and see if dust has accumulated. Once a week, go over the furniture with a feather duster. Your sinuses will greatly appreciate being given a chance to breathe.

Cleaning up Clutter

Clutter can make a house feel more lived-in, but it can also make it much more frustrating. It’s especially bad when you’re practically tripping over things to get from one room to another. Instead of resigning yourself to the clutter, you can start picking it up. Since much of this clutter likely came from your children, you should enforce a policy of not leaving things lying around.

Pest Control

Domestic bliss can be ruined by unwelcome guests. If there are bugs like fleas, ants, or bed bugs in your home, it can pose a serious hazard. While you can reduce their population on your own, you need to find a quality pest control company to get rid of them. They can eliminate the bugs while also teaching you how to prevent them from reappearing.

Bathroom Cleaning

As one of the most-used rooms in a home, it’s imperative you keep any bathrooms as clean as possible. Should someone be sick, their illness can pass much easier in an unwashed bathroom. Do your part to scrub the shower, sink, and toilet regularly. Not only is it healthier, it also looks better. A sparkling bathroom is a great thing to see every morning after you wake up.

When you have a clean home, you and your kids can be freed of all kinds of lurking dangers. It doesn’t take much to keep a home clean. You just need to make sure you’re consistent and that everyone pulls their weight. You love your home and your kids. Now is your chance to really show it.

 

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter @RachelleWilber

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