Monday June 4, 2018
Summer's here, and most moms will agree that this can be the worst time of the year when it comes to keeping a clean house. The kids are home and, as much as we love them, they don’t often share our view of “cleanliness.” And since they are keeping us busy, there is less time for us to maintain that cleanliness.
If you are wondering how on Earth you will keep your carpets clean this summer, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Get Out Of The House
If you and your family spend more time outside, then you will be less likely to get spills and stains all over your fresh, clean carpet inside. Another bonus to being outdoors is that you can get your kids away from those annoying video games and have them enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. However, when you do this, you’ll realize that you’ll have to go inside sometime, which leads to our next point…
Shoe Racks and Mats
When your kids come in, they are going to track in some dirt. To stop this from happening, make sure to set up a shoe rack just inside of the door so they can stack them up those dirty shoes as soon as they come in. Also, put a heavy-duty mat outside of the door so that they can scrape the mud and dirt off their shoes. If you have a garage, you may want to consider having the kids come in from that entrance; a garage is an excellent place for dirty shoes!
If you want to keep your carpets looking fresh, you can always opt for area rugs. You can lay area rugs over the high-traffic parts of your carpets; Area rugs protect your carpets and can be replaced relatively inexpensively when they begin to show signs of wear.
Finally, it is essential to clean your carpets regularly. If you can, consider hiring this out to a professional company to make sure that your carpets stay in pristine condition. With the kids at home and keeping us busy, hiring out is a pretty, darned good idea.
This summer, don’t stress yourself out about housekeeping. Instead, take these few steps to maintain a clean house while enjoying your vacation time with the kids.