Keeping your house clean and organised while taking care of a baby at the same time is not for the faint of heart.  

Finding the right balance between doing the laundry, diaper changes, making healthy meals and having a little downtime for yourself is actually very important for the overall health of both you and your baby.

To help you stay on top of your house cleaning chores and your baby’s needs, we’ve compiled a list of some easy-to-remember tips that you can employ in your daily life! 

1. Declutter Regularly

The best place to start is by decluttering. We all have plenty of little knick-knacks and other items that we don’t need. 

Start by going through your home, room by room, and make a note of all the things you might not need, or that could be organised elsewhere. 

For example, take away that pile of letters and bills from your coffee table, keep what you need and get rid of the rest. 

Or go through your closets and remove the clothes you don’t need or don’t fit you – you can always give them to family or friends or donate them to charities. You can also put away your winter clothes, shoes, and accessories to create more room. 

2. Multitask

Do you know how you’re bingeing Netflix while your baby takes a nap? 

Well, what if you maximise your time instead and get more done in a short span of time. 

Multitasking doesn’t always have to be complicated. Keep a handy list of house cleaning activities each day, and knock them off as time permits. 

For example, fold up the laundry while your baby sleeps and catch up on your shows simultaneously or wipe down your kitchen countertops as you wash the dishes. 

When you combine two activities into one, you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a little bit of time. 

3. Create A House Cleaning Schedule

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the thought of having to clean the whole house every day, make a schedule that works for you. One that tackles specific areas each day. 

Here’s how it goes: first, make a list of all of the household chores that need to be completed each week, and then separate them into smaller groups for each day. 

This will help you create a more realistic schedule that tackles all daily tasks. 

Here’s a sample house cleaning task list:

  • Monday: Clean the entryway, wipe down windows, and do some laundry.
  • Tuesday: Dust your living room, vacuum all floors, and give your kitchen a wipe-down
  • Wednesday: Dust your bedrooms, mop the floors 
  • Thursday: Organise any stray letters, bills, toys etc., laundry 
  • Friday: Bathroom cleanup

Add to this list as needed, but remember to keep one or two days a week free from chores to give yourself some time to relax!

4. Divide Tasks With Family Members

Even with the most detailed, foolproof house cleaning schedule, handling everything by yourself might prove to be too challenging.

And that’s when you need to call in the reinforcements. Use the divide and conquer method and get your partner – and kids – involved in taking care of your home. 

Have a family meeting and assign tasks to each member each day or week. To make it more fun for young children, give them easier tasks and make it a competition with treats or prizes to win for the person that completes chores quickest. 

Separate daytime chores from evening ones so your partner can manage to juggle all their responsibilities too. 

It can also help to rotate these house cleaning tasks given to each person, so it doesn’t get monotonous and is fair to everyone. 

5. Have An Extra Basket On Hand

The same way you organise cleaning tools, toys, magazines etc. in baskets or bins – keep an extra – empty – one handy in each room.

Use these extra baskets to help keep toys and other small objects in place – and out of the way, so no one trips on them.

At the end of each week, go through these baskets and return the items to their proper places. 

It also helps to have a separate, additional cleaning basket that contains all your baby’s cleaning essentials, like wipes, powder, towels, etc. You never have to leave a room or quickly go elsewhere to get them – especially helpful when it comes to sudden spills.

6. Prep Freezer Meals 

Having healthy meals ready to eat in your freezer is a great solution when you have little to no time to cook. 

You can enlist the help of your family to help prepare these meals and freeze them once each week – that they can remove, reheat and eat as needed. 

Being prepared in this way ensures that your family eats healthy each day and ensures that you and your family won’t resort to taking out each night. Saving both lots of time and money!

A few freezer meal ideas are: 

  • Pasta and lasagna
  • Hearty soups
  • Grilled Chicken and vegetables
  • Cookie dough – for a delicious homemade sweet treat every day!

7. Focus On Cleaning Main Surfaces

When all else fails, keep your primary focus on ensuring that your house’s most important and frequently used areas are clean. 

Usually, these areas are the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and your baby’s room.

Ensure that all surfaces in these rooms are free of dust, stains, and allergens. It’s also important to ensure good ventilation in all of these rooms.

Keep all the items you need for your baby in easy-to-reach places. 

Finally, a good idea, especially when there’s a baby around, is to deep clean your home regularly. With the right tools, you can do this yourself, or if you do not have the time to do so, you can even hire a professional house cleaning service

This will ensure that there is no mildew, germs, bacteria, and other hard-to-remove grime in your home – and helps make the daily cleanup process easier too! Give you and your family a healthy environment to live in!