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Everyone wants a home that looks neat, clean, and tidy. But, when you have a family, life can get busy and prevent you from keeping your home looking as you would like. Finding ways to keep your home looking at its best can be challenging, and you may feel you are constantly cleaning, only for your house to look messy just minutes later.


While it may be difficult to make your home look perfect while dealing with the challenges of family life, it is possible to make life easier for yourself. Making your home easy to maintain is a helpful way to ensure cleaning your home takes less time and stays looking good for longer. Here are some simple ways you can help to keep your busy family home clean and tidy:


Choose the Right Flooring


Your choice of flooring has an influence on how easy your home is to keep clean. While carpets look nice, they can be a magnet for dust and dirt. Carpets are a pretty high-maintenance floor surface, especially when you have kids and pets. Needing to constantly vacuum your floors and worrying about spillages staining your carpets can make keeping your floor clean a challenge.


Switching to a low-maintenance floor surface that looks attractive is the perfect alternative and will make it much easier to keep your floor looking spotlessly clean. Choosing a luxury vinyl tile surface will ensure you get a low-maintenance floor without compromising on style.


Add Plenty of Storage


Clutter is the enemy when you want to create a tidy home. Having a lot of clutter makes it impossible to give your house a thorough clean and even harder to make it look tidy. As clutter attracts dust, it can cause even more dirt to build up in your home. Taking action to rid your home of clutter is essential if you want to create a tidy home that is easy to maintain. 


Tackling a lot of clutter can be a daunting task, so you might find it easier to start slowly and focus on one room at a time. Ensuring that you have plenty of storage for your family’s belongings will help you to put everything away tidily and make it easier to keep your home looking neat.


No Shoes in the House


Encouraging your family and visitors to remove their shoes before they start walking around your home is n excellent way to make your house cleaner and more hygienic. Wearing shoes indoors causes dirt to become ingrained in your flooring and means that substances such as pollen and bacteria are walked through your home.


While you may not be able to see them, your shoes can be home to a whole host of bacteria, so when you walk around your house wearing them, you are spreading germs throughout your home. So, introducing a no shoes indoors rule is an excellent way to make your home cleaner and healthier and also means that you spend less time cleaning your floors.


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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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