Tips on Maintaining a Household


Maintaining a household is a tedious task. It becomes even more so if both parents are working and if there are young children who love to run amok and create a mess in the house. While for the most part we ignore the mess our houses are in, it is necessary to make sure that your home is clean at all times. This makes it easier to find things in a rush and also not to put you in a flurry when you have to clean up the place in about 15 minutes before your parents or friends come over for a visit.

Make it a Routine

Though we realize it or not, our lives are in a set routine. Wake up, get ready, get the children ready for school, pick the children up after practice, come home, shower, eat dinner and then go to sleep. A routine life is not always bad, and there are many ways in which you can make the routine more efficient or work around it by adding spontaneous activities to the cycle. In between waking up and getting ready for work and school try and make sure that everyone tidies up their bed. This isn’t a massive chore and doesn’t take up much time but changes the appearance of the entire household.

Make Cleaning Products with Your Family

While you may never think that chores or cleaning your house of as something fun, you can make it an interactive session with the members of your family. For an example you can always get together with your family and create cleaning products. Laundry detergent can be made from scratch by combining coconut oil with lye, water and essential oils of your choice to create a non-toxic liquid that is perfect for cleaning clothes. Or you can get together as a family on a particular day and clean a particular room by doing tasks in a manner that makes it seem fun for you and your children.

Cocofiji provides this coconut oil that can be used for cleaning, for consumption and even for aesthetics. 

Realize the Benefits of Cleaning

There are several benefits of keeping a house clean. On top of that, the products you use to clean your house are as important. Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals in order to get rid of dirt, dust and rust in the house. It would be good if alternate organic and bio-chemical products are used instead. If you aren’t inclined toward purchasing such products you can use household products such as coconut oil to polish furniture and as a rust reducer in order that the toxic elements of store bought products do not affect your family in a harmful way.

Do not make cleaning a Chore

The most important element in a house is the family that lives in it. The family should be prioritized more than anything. Therefore, try and work around the unit of the family prior to including new aspects into the household such as changing the appearance of a room or making cleaning a tiresome activity. Always make sure your family is happy and safe.

Nicole Urena