It soon becomes clear that having a family means that you have lots of 'stuff'. Everywhere. In every room. You can try and tidy the stuff away? But the stuff just comes out again within seven minutes. So I have found the best way to keep it contained? Treat yourself to some lovely boxes which you can easily shove everything in if a guest knocks at the door or you want a quick tidy before your favourite programme is on TV.
The Right Equipment
It's no good using things to clean, that just move the dirt around. Or are too heavy for you to want to get it out everyday. I tend to do a HUGE clean once a week when my boy naps on a Thursday (oh the glamour). But then for the rest of the week? It's just keeping on top of everything. We were recently sent the VAX Air Cordless Switch Upright Vacuum to try out. It's super lightweight and as it is cordless it is really easy to quickly run round the living room, kitchen and playroom (the messiest of tips). And the lights on the front? Help highlight those pesky hiding raisins.
Get The Kids Involved
As your little ones get older a great way to tidy up quickly is to get them involved. I often have a competition with my two about who can put away their toys first. And yes generally some sort of bribe is involved but you would be surprised how much gets done with the excitement of a chocolate coin at the end of it!
NOTHING is more exciting than a new vacuum!
Little And Often
I find bar the one big clean, little and often is the way to keep my house tidy. So it may be whilst the kids are watching Peppa (again) I wipe down the kitchen surfaces. Or whilst they are running around the garden in that mad half hour before bed I will quickly put the Vax round. And more often than not? I will get the other half to shove a load on when he gets in from work.
Crack Open A Candle
There is nothing finer in life than having your house (relatively) tidy and bunging on one of your favourite candles. As it's Spring and getting closer to Summer I have brought a few new ones recently from the brand Lily Flame. I have Daisy Dip upstairs and in the living room we have Spring Time and Blush. At the end of the day, whilst the kids are in bed I like to breathe in the non play doh smelling air and enjoy the fact my house is raisin free once again...
...well until 6am tomorrow.
Watch a little demo of the vacuum!
We were sent the Vax to try out. But all thoughts are our own.