The concept of keeping children’s bedrooms clean is not a new one and the reasons for doing it seem pretty obvious. Cleanliness is next to godliness as they say but keeping your kid’s bedroom tidy does more than just make it look nicer. The reason being that a messy bedroom can contain something more sinister than simply toys and clothes.
Children’s bedrooms that are covered in toys can have all sorts of germs and nasties hiding in them. Whether your child has lego or Dora the Explorer strewn across their floor, these toys can cause diseases to spread. According to WebMD, cold and flu are easily transmitted by contact and kids are up to 3 times more likely to catch them.
The reason for this is that they tend to share toys with other kids, which greatly increases the chance of infection. Also, toddlers don’t yet have a fully developed immune system and their airways are narrow, so viruses get stuck inside more easily. This is the expert view of Neil Schachter, MD, Medical Director of respiratory care at Mount Sinai in New York City. A man who is also the author of The Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu.
So, the need to keep children’s bedrooms and kids’ furniture clean is clear. The question is, with everyone leading really busy lives, how do you make sure that their rooms stay tidy for good? In this article, we offer a few tips on doing just that. Let’s dig in.
Turning cleaning children’s bedrooms into fun is a great place to start, especially if you make them their own colourful cleaning kit. Also getting their opinion on where their kids’ furniture should be situated in the room helps them feel involved. If you are rearranging their loft bed or children’s storage goes, get them to do a deep clean so that they feel invested in the result. When they see the clean area that’s the result of their hard work, they’re less likely to want to see it messed up. If you’re lucky, they might even want to take responsibility for keeping it clean!
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Having a dedicated place for everything in children’s rooms is important so that your little ones know where things go. You don’t have to go crazy, labeling everything, but you should provide ample storage for all of their toys. If you’re at the stage where that hasn’t been decided yet, ask your child where things should go and stick to it. Perhaps an area for soft toys, another for books and another for their action figures. This process can be so helpful in getting buy-in from your kids.
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Giving your kids a routine for their cleaning habits is also hugely beneficial. Create a checklist, displaying it clearly and put items like these on it:
Making a list like this and putting it somewhere prominent on the wall means they have a quick and easy reference point. A laminated board and dry wipe marker work particularly well for this, as things can be literally ticked off when they’re done.
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Children’s rooms need a good regular deep clean to make sure that they stay safe and hygienic for your kids. There are certain areas that need to be covered, for which we’ve provided the below list.
This might seem like a lot of work, but it can usually all be done in an hour or two and only needs doing once a week.
Children’s bedrooms are meant to be one of the safest places for your child to be. By employing the tips listed here, you can keep on top of all that needs doing and everything super safe and clean. You can also instill some great habits in your little one at the same time!
That’s it from us this time. Thank you for reading our blog and we hope you have found it useful. Check back soon and we’ll have more tips and advice from the wonderful world of kids’ furniture.