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When you’re a mom, there’s nothing in the world you wouldn’t do to protect your kids, family, and home, but it’s not always easy to know exactly what to do, even if you’re totally willing to do it. With that in mind, here are some important tasks you should do – as well as when to do them – that will help you keep your home and everyone (and things) in it nice and safe. Read on to find out more. 

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Weekly Things To Do

 

Some things around the house need to be done on a weekly basis if they’re going to make much difference and keep things safe and secure, and they might not be quite what you expect. After all, when you think of safety, you’ll probably think of locks on the doors and security lights, but there’s a lot more to it than that. 

 

One weekly task is to vacuum every carpet in the house (you don’t have to do it all at once – use the vacuum cleaner in one room every day and rotate the job if you don’t have a lot of time). The reason this is important when it comes to protecting your home is that all kinds of germs and bacteria can linger in a dirty carpet, and that can cause illness. 

 

Something else you should do at least weekly is to thoroughly clean your bathroom from top to bottom – that includes the toilet, tub, shower, and sink. You’ll also want to clean the floor and even the wall tiles because germs can be all over this room, not to mention the fact that mold can easily form there. 

 

Plus, make a weekly check of the house and carry out any small repairs you see need doing. It’s far better to fix things when you see them than to ignore them because they’re not going to go away, and they might even get worse. 

Monthly Things To Do

 

These tasks might take a little more time, but they’re absolutely crucial when it comes to protecting your home, and they mustn’t be missed off your list of monthly tasks. One vital thing to start with is your smoke alarm. Make sure you check it to ensure it’s working and replace the batteries if need be (some alarms are connected to the mains, but they’ll still have a battery as a backup, just in case there’s a power failure). It’s also wise to check the different types of smoke detectors and to make sure you’ve got the right one or ones installed, as having the right one makes your home a lot safer. 

 

Once a month, you should also check around the perimeter of your home to look at any fencing and gates – if repairs need to be made, get them done as soon as possible because intruders will use any problems with security to get inside, and that’s the last thing you’ll want to happen. 

Annual Things To Do

 

Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend all your time looking for ways to keep your home and family protected, and some of the things that you need to do are just annual ones – of course, that means you’ve got plenty of time to make sure you get them right, so do take your time over them and not only will your home be safer, but you’ll also feel like you’ve achieved something when you’re done. 

 

Why not start with an annual declutter? It’s amazing how many things you gather as the months go by, and most of them probably aren’t needed or important. Make it a task once a year to sort through everything and donate some of the items to charity, sell some, and throw others in the trash. Then try to keep your home neat and tidy for as long as possible, and it’ll be a safer space to be in. 

 

You might also want to get a heavy-duty carpet cleaner at this point. Although you’ll have been cleaning your carpets on, ideally, a weekly basis, there’s nothing quite like hiring an industrial carpet cleaner (and perhaps an expert to go with it) to really give those carpets a deep clean once a year. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt is cleaned away, even with your other regular cleaning, and your home will be a lot healthier as a result. 

 

As you can see, taking care of your home and protecting it and the people in it doesn’t have to be a hard thing to do, and it doesn’t even have to take a lot of time. Just plan ahead, and you can keep things safe and secure quite easily.

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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