Summer’s almost here and it’s time to get ready so that you can go out and enjoy your summer vacation without worrying about a dirty house. Your kids may not say it, but they definitely appreciate having a clean and organized room as well. Let’s go over some tips from the experts on how to keep your kids’ rooms clean and organized this summer so you can spend less time worrying about a mess and more time having fun and making lasting memories together.
Start by gathering helpful cleaning supplies you will need for your cleaning journey. We recommend a light all purpose cleaner (like white vinegar mixed with water), vacuum, trash bags, laundry hamper, dust rags (preferably microfiber), paper towels, and some music!
Put on your favorite cleaning music and gather your supplies and your kids so you can start your cleaning project! Make sure everyone has a job and knows what the plan is.
First things first. Start by picking up all of the trash around the room. Things like candy wrappers, toy box scraps, and anything else that can go straight to the trash can. Then gather all of the dirty clothes and pop them directly into the hamper. You can have one of the kids start a load of laundry with the clothes right away.
After the trash and clothes are taken care of, then it is time to get everything else off the ground! Put all of the toys and books away where they belong and make sure that they are clean and not covered in sticky goo or dust. Clean as you go! Make sure that everything is put back in its correct place.
Now take the sheets and blankets off the bed and remove the pillow cases. Put all of the dirty pieces into the dirty clothes hamper and then replace everything with clean and fresh items. Don’t forget to fluff the pillows as you put them back and to rotate the mattress if you haven’t in the last three to six months.
Once everything is picked up and put away, it’s time for the real cleaning to begin! Start from top to bottom. Dust the highest shelves and ceiling fans and then work your way down to low shelves and toy structures. Then sweep if you have hard flooring or vacuum if you have carpet. Have your kids help by moving things out of the way of the vacuum (safely!) as you go.
Now you can run a quick layer of disinfectant on high touch surfaces if you’d like. These include drawer handles, light switches, doorknobs and the like. Do a final survey to make sure everything is looking good and in order, then you’re done!
So, with a little elbow grease and some patience, you can get your kids’ rooms clean in no time! Let us know if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!