A home with kids: Ways to simplify your lives
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- Published on Thursday, 12 August 2021 10:27
- Last Updated on 13 August 2021
- Monica Costa
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The life of a parent can be complicated. Add kids to the mix, and it becomes even more challenging. It’s not just about buying groceries, cooking meals, and cleaning up after them – it’s also about teaching them how to behave.
There are many ways that parents can simplify their lives with children in tow: from leaving space for playtime to creating lots of storage space, so you never have to hunt around for anything again.
Continue reading to learn how to keep up with raising kids the right way!
Create Lots of Storage Space
Think about where it would be most convenient for your kids to put things away. This could be
dressers and chest of drawers in various rooms. And if they’re close to a door (or an entrance point), you could create some storage space in the corner of that room while keeping it out of sight if possible or adding more furniture such as shelving units and cupboards around them.
This is ideal because this way, your kid’s toys won’t get lost at the back of a dark closet! The same thing can also apply on any wall with enough space: add shelves so their books will stay organised and within reach.
Teach Them to Clean
Another thing you should do is teach your kids how to clean. Teach them the basics of sweeping and mopping, as well as the importance of adequately handling dishes. Assign a chore each day for everyone in your family to do without exception.
Ensure they know what needs to get done when they come home from school so that there are no surprises at dinnertime! When it’s time to wash clothes, make an agreement with your children on which days and times will work best for them – this way, their tasks can get completed while still allowing time for homework and other responsibilities!
Have a Separate Room for All Their Toys
If you have kids, then you know that there is always clutter with their toys. Nevertheless, it seems to grow exponentially as they get older and the number of toys increases.
One way to avoid this problem or keep things under control is by setting up a separate toy room for them. This will allow your living space to be less cluttered while still giving them an area to play without disturbing everyone else in the house.
Keep Essential Items in Lower Cupboards
It is tempting to store all your items on higher shelves, but try making a few lower cupboards to keep essential items like canned goods and cleaning supplies. This will give you more space for other things and make it easier to do any necessary dusting or shelving that needs to get done when the time comes.
You can also set boundaries with kids by telling them they are only allowed access to certain areas of their room when they need something from those particular locations (such as food, trash cans). Keeping everything neatly organised also makes it possible for them to clean up after themselves since there won’t be so much clutter!
In conclusion, it’s essential to create spaces in your home. This can enable your kids to have their own space and do as they please. It’s also an excellent way for them to grow up more independent, self-sufficient and responsible.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums