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  • Katie Belletto


It’s officially back-to-school season, a period of adjusting to new schedules and switching from summer vacation mode to studying and extracurricular activities. Besides the usual schedule, there’s now homework, sports, recitals, PTA meetings, and more. This time can be hectic, so cleaning can easily be forgotten or seemingly impossible. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips to stay on top of the essentials of back to school cleaning.

Establish Zones

Your kids will be coming home with all kinds of extras: backpacks, lunch boxes, shoes, crafts, jackets, etc. Try sitting down with your kids and establishing where each item should be put as soon as they get home. Have a shoe rack for the shoes, hooks for the backpacks, a spot on the counter for lunch boxes. This way, you can avoid things getting lost, as well as extra clutter.

Tackle the Germs

Now more than ever, disinfecting the home is crucial to keep your family healthy and productive. Your kids will be in contact with more people than they likely have in a while, so germs will be spreading. Use disinfectant wipes or spray on door handles, sinks, toilets, and school supplies as often as possible. Send your kids to school with hand sanitizer and enforce frequent hand washing for further prevention.

Fun Chores

A busier schedule means less spare time for cleaning - but you don’t have to do it alone! Try out a chore board or other organizer for tasks that are assigned to the kids. If these chores get done everyday, your personal cleaning to-do list will stay more manageable. You can also make this a fun activity for you and your kids, gifting prizes or making games out of the chores.

Stick to the Must-Haves

Back-to-school season often means new clothes, shoes, and school supplies. Make sure you take the time to go through what your kids already have and get rid of anything that doesn’t fit or won’t be worn. Keeping only what will be used on a regular basis will keep the morning routine streamlined and set your kids up for success.

Get Help from the Professionals

We all need a break now and then, but the mess doesn’t pause for us. This is when a professional cleaning service comes in! Apple Pie Maids offers a variety of cleans, from single deep cleans to routine cleans. We’ll help you choose a cleaning that fits your lifestyle. Letting the professionals handle the messes means less time stressing and more quality time with your family.

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