Back-to-School Cleaning Tips for the Busy Parent

Discover how to keep your home clean with these back to schoo tips!
Discover how to keep your home clean with these back to school tips!

If you’re a busy parent, the fall season is always a little overwhelming. There’s so much to get ready, especially if you have more than one child, that some things can start to slip through the cracks. Discover how to get back on track with our favorite back-to-school cleaning tips!

No Shoes

This is one of the cleaning tips that can do a lot toward keeping your floors clean. Back to school time is when many kids make friends. Be sure that any of your their new playmates know that they must take their shoes off the second they come in. Stick to this rule and your floors will stay cleaner longer.


Have your kids wash their hands the second they come through the door before they reach for any snacks with the grime of the day all over their hands. Make this a part of their routine. If they have any trouble keeping up with it, maybe leave a note to help them remember.  

Weekly Cleaning

Make sure your kids clean their rooms every week. Many kids love to stash odds and ends, even things they find outside, under their beds and in the odd corners of their room. Every week make sure they clean their closets, corners, and especially under their beds where dust loves to accumulate. Make sure they are living in clean spaces and get into good habits.

Daily Wipe Downs

Use disinfectant wipes on any surfaces that are commonly touched by many people or eaten off of regularly. These include school bags, lunch boxes, kitchen tables, kitchen islands, door knobs, and more. This can be especially useful during cold and flu season.

Keep Your Fridge And Pantry Up To Date For Back To School Snacking

Weekly, go through your fridge and pantry and make sure that everything is fresh. While expired fruits and vegetables are obvious, and also very gross, it is easy to keep stale snacks stashed in the back of the cabinet for a long time. You don’t need anything stale, expired, or moldy in your kitchen.

House Cleaning from Misty Clean

If your home is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.


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