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Embrace the Joy of Summer Holidays with a Clean and Stress-Free Home

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

As the sun shines bright and the school bells ring for the final time, parents everywhere eagerly welcome the summer holidays with open arms. It's a time for family adventures, outdoor play, and creating lifelong memories. But amidst the laughter and joy, we can't ignore the fact that having children home for the summer also means additional cleaning and organizing. It can feel like a fulltime job simply keeping up with the aftermath of a messy play session or an impromptu food fight. Fear not, dear parents of East Sussex! In this blog post, we'll explore the joys of having children home over the summer holidays while sharing some valuable cleaning tips to keep your home tidy and organized throughout the season. In addition there are plenty of services that Chameleon can offer to make the holiday period less stress filled and more summer fun.

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Embrace the Mess:

Children and mess seem to go hand in hand, especially during the summer holidays. While it's easy to get frustrated with the constant tidying up, it's important to remember that mess is often a sign of a vibrant and imaginative household. Children are experimenting with different textures and colours, they are learning about the world in they're own special way. Our commercial cleaner Colin Tells us of his experience......

"Our Favourite thing to do at the moment is baking flatbread. But every single time, my daughter becomes obsessed with the sticky flour and water in the bowl. Her hands are covered in the dough mixture and soon the cupboard doors have sticky white hand prints everywhere. Its great to see her have so much fun, she is definitely a curious one but oh wow is there a clean up afterwards. We have learnt to just go with the flow and have a nice downtime activity afterwards whilst us parents get on the clean up before dinner"

We at Chameleon say embrace the mess and see it as a testament to the adventures your little ones are having. Take a deep breath, put on your cleaning apron, and let's tackle it together!

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Establish Cleaning Routines:

Setting up cleaning routines during the summer holidays can be a game-changer for maintaining a tidy home. Create a daily cleaning schedule that includes short bursts of cleaning throughout the day. This way, you won't be overwhelmed by a huge mess at the end of the day. Involve your children by assigning age-appropriate tasks and turning cleaning into a fun family activity. Not only will you get some extra hands, but you'll also be teaching your kids valuable life skills.

This is of course the theory, if it works, brilliant, but as parents ourselves we know that not even this goes quite to plan. At the end of this blog you will find links to our specific services so you can simply sit back and relax whilst chameleon do the hard work for you.

Create Organized Play Spaces:

Transform chaos into order by creating organized play spaces within your home. Dedicate specific areas where your children can unleash their creativity, play with their toys, or work on arts and crafts projects. Utilize storage bins, baskets, and labelled shelves to encourage your kids to tidy up after themselves. By making clean-up a part of the playtime routine, you'll be instilling good habits while keeping your home clutter-free.

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Outdoor Adventures and Clean up:

Summer is all about enjoying the great outdoors, and with children at home, you can expect your fair share of mud from the lovely Alexandra park, grass stains from the east hill, and sandy footprints from Camber Sands. To minimize the mess, set up a designated area for dirty shoes, towels, and clothes near the entrance. Encourage your children to rinse off bye using a foot basin to reduce dirt and sand from being tracked throughout the house. Keep a stack of old towels handy for easy clean up after water fights or messy arts and crafts sessions. There are plenty of ways to minimise residue from the outdoors entering a nice clean kitchen and A quick 3 mins at the door can make the world of difference.

Make Chores Fun:

Cleaning doesn't have to be a tedious task; it can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family. Turn up the music and have dance parties while vacuuming. Colin, our parent of three will talk about this with a passion and has shared a Spotify playlist for you all to have cleaning party to

Another way is to engage in friendly competitions to see who can tidy up the fastest. Use colourful cleaning tools and child-friendly cleaning products to make the process more exciting for your little helpers. By infusing cleaning with laughter and creativity, you'll transform it into a bonding experience rather than a chore.

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Having children home over the summer holidays can be an absolute joy, even if it does require some extra cleaning and organization. By embracing the mess, establishing cleaning routines, optimizing outdoor adventures, creating organized play spaces, and making chores fun, you can navigate through the summer chaos while maintaining a clean and tidy home. Remember, the summer holidays are a time for making memories with your children.

Chameleon services are always here for you should your little ones decide that watching peppa pig is of the utmost importance and all you wonderful parents are looking forward to a glass of wine in the evening. Should you feel the need to simply relax, you can get in contact today and we can arrange anything from one off sparkle cleans to kitchen and bathroom deep cleans so you and your family can take it easy.

So the choice, good parents of East Sussex, is yours! Implement these strategies and you have yourself a perfect combination of tackling household chores and enjoying some wholesome family fun. Alternatively you can create some wonderful memories together whilst Chameleon use they're expertise and dedication to tackle the messiest of kitchen cleans.

Take a look at our services page to see how chameleon can help during the summer holidays.

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