Having a new baby means most (if not all) your time and attention goes to him/her. Thus, your house may fall into a state of mild disarray. After a while, you’ll start wondering if you will ever get your house cleaned up again. Fret not, it is possible to keep your home spic and span even with a new baby. Simply follow the steps below to get your clean house back.
Quick Clean-Up Tools
-Static or lambs’ wool duster – for quick dust ups of surfaces and nooks and crannies of your house.
-Floor sweepers – (such as those used in restaurants) are ideal for quick-cleanups. They have dirt catchers that eliminate the need to use a broom and dustpan.
-Eraser Pads – are perfect for spot cleaning. You can use to wipe furniture scuff marks on walls, clean around door knobs and wipe down bathroom fixtures, stoves and refrigerators.
-Disinfectant wipes – use can use this to quickly clean virtually any surface while getting rid of disease-causing germs and disinfecting. It eliminates the need to use sponges and cleansers. Go for BabyGanics’ The Grime Fighter. It contains plant based Cleaning agents (coconut, palm kernel, corn and sugar based surfactants), soy ester (soy based), filtered water, water conditioning agent, preservative (less than 0.05%). It is tough on dirt but safe around babies.
First, consider investing in a hands-free baby carrier. Baby carriers let your baby remain (and feel) close to your while freeing your hands and allowing you to perform other tasks such as, you guessed it, cleaning your house. You can choose from a back carrier, front carrier or a sling to hold your baby.in this blog post Perform various household chores in short chunks of time.
You never know when your baby will cry, wake up, need a diaper change or a feeding, so try to do house cleaning tasks quickly in brief periods of time. You will be surprised by how much you can accomplish with 10 to 15 minutes of free time. For instance, you can start a load of laundry, fold clean clothes, wipe down furniture, appliances or fixtures (one room at a time) or put the dishes in the dishwasher.
If white noise soothes your baby or lulls him/her to sleep, you are in luck. Do the vacuuming before your baby’s naptime. This way, you can help put your baby to sleep while keeping your house clean.
Do other house cleaning chores when your baby is taking a nap during the day or when he/she is asleep for the night. You will find that it is easier for you to perform certain activities while you are not carrying your little one.
Lastly enlist the help of your partner or spouse, especially when you feel overwhelmed with cleaning the house and caring for your new baby at the same time. Your partner or spouse can help out after he gets home from work and on weekends. Accept help offered by your relatives or friends.