3 Cleaning Tips for Busy Households

One of the biggest challenges that parents face is keeping their homes clean and tidy while juggling everything that comes with living with a little one. With so much to do and so little time, it can be challenging to keep up with house-cleaning tasks!

Whether you're trying to keep up with the demands of a newborn or just balance work and home life, it can sometimes be tricky to stay on top of those pesky household chores without sacrificing precious family time.

In this blog, we’ve sourced some tips from the experts over at Beko on how to optimise your cleaning routine and make the most out of the limited time you have as a busy parent. 

Make The Most of The Quick Wash Setting To Save Time

Tip: Whether it’s food spillages or accidental messes, babies can go through multiple outfits each day, meaning laundry can accumulate quickly over a short period of time.

To keep your little one’s socks and onesies looking fresh and new, invest in a washing machine with a good quick wash setting to clean clothes in a quicker and gentler way without sacrificing wash performance. By replacing harsh drum movements with water and detergent that cascades from the top of the drum, these advanced machines deliver and gentler washing. 

For parents who have children with allergies or asthma, anti-allergy washing machines are a game-changer. They can help reduce the number of allergens in your laundry, including common triggers such as cat and dog allergens, pollen allergens, bacteria, and fungi. This advanced programme ensures that your little ones' clothes and bedding are free from harmful allergens, providing peace of mind and a healthier home environment. 

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Dry Clothes Fast While Keeping Them Baby Soft

Tip: With lots of washing comes lots of drying. When cleaning your baby’s clothes, select a high spin cycle on the washing machine to minimise the amount of water left in the load, reducing drying time and the energy consumption of the tumble dryer.

For faster and more efficient drying, find a tumble dryer with short drying cycles, and you could dry 5kg of laundry in just 1 hour. These advanced dryers also feature technology that will stop the cycle when optimal dryness has been reached, preventing clothes from becoming too dry and rough against your baby’s sensitive skin, while also saving money on energy bills.  

Dishwashers Are Not Just For Plates

Tip: To keep your baby’s toys clean and germ-free, a time-saving way to clean plastic toys is to place them in the dishwasher. Make sure to use a lower temperature to avoid damage, and for small toys, place them in the cutlery basket to prevent getting lost. To protect larger toys, pop them inside a dishwasher-friendly mesh bag.

By using high temperatures to kill germs effectively, using a dishwasher for this task gives you, and your family added peace of mind, ensuring that your baby's plates and cutlery are clean and ready to use. This way, you can be sure your baby's items are not only clean but also safe and hygienic.

If you’re looking for some of the best products to safely use around your little one, check out our pick of the best baby safe cleaning products.

Or, if you’re on the hunt for a new vacuum cleaner, here are our top 7 vacuum cleaners for growing families.

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