Children are like sponges. Kids soak up and retain a lot of information when they’re very young. The skills that they learn early on will benefit them for the rest of their lives. It can take the stress off your plate if you teach your tiny tikes and teens the importance of cleanliness. Plus, when they’re 30, they won’t have to call you asking you how to wash clothes or do other house cleaning tasks—moms, here a few cleaning tips that you can teach your children.
Laundry Needs TLC
Most people (not just children) are guilty of opening their washers or dryers to find ink stains everywhere. Thank goodness that washer and dryer cleaners exist! Teach your kids to turn clothes inside out and check the pockets before putting them into the washer. Also, teach them the importance of not putting particular garments in the dryer, wool sweaters in particular.
Show Your Children How to Do Hospital Corners
If you ever have any overnight guests at your home, they’ll appreciate this kind of hospitality and attention to detail. However, whether guests are home or not, you and your family should take pride in your bedrooms. What better way to say, “I love my room!” than by neatly making the bed.
Teach the Importance of Crisp Shirts
An ironed shirt could be the difference between a job offer and a “thanks for applying, but we’ve decided to hire another candidate” email. It may seem shallow, but presentation matters! There is a science and trial-and-error process to ironing. Teach your kids why steam is significant, when to starch clothes, and when to crease. If decoding clothing labels seem foreign to your teens, explain the importance of how to care for particular fabrics, so they don’t have shrunken clothes.
Teach Your Children That Unpleasant Odors Are Not Okay
Stress to your children (especially the boys) that the entire house should smell good. Teach them that Febreeze is their friend, along with other scents such as essential oils. Using lemons to clean your home also makes a world of difference. Bleach is vital for household cleaning and can help the house smell fresh, but it’s not as pleasant of a smell as lemon, lavender, vanilla, or other refreshing scents that you love.
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Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!
Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the master bath deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re 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 and Pinterest.