Keeping your house clean during summer vacation can be a challenge when you have the kids home. With running in and out from playing ball, bike riding, playing water games and jumping on the trampoline, there is bound to be dirt drug in no matter how careful they are! I don’t know about you, but some days it makes me a little crazy even though I love having the home with me! So, to help combat the dirt and grime and mess, I’ve compiled my best daily cleaning tips to help keep things under control – including your sanity!

Here’s my 5 Secrets for Keeping Your Carpet Clean That Will Help You Keep Your Sanity during the summer months!

carpets-sanity 1. Shoes stay outside! With all the in and out of summer, make sure to have everyone keep their shoes outside the door. Shoes carry in dirt and grime and track right onto your floors and carpet. Have a designated area for shoes to go OUTSIDE the door.

2. Wipe feet! My kid are notorious for going barefoot outside and then they track in grass and dirt onto the floors. Having a towel by the door to have the kids wipe their feet off is a great way to keep the dirt outside!

3. Sweep and vacuum daily – sometimes twice! Make sure to keep up on your floors by cleaning up daily. If you let dirt get ground in, it will be harder to get out. Sweeping and vacuuming also help keep dirt from being drug all over the house.

4. Clean up stains immediately. If something gets spilled on the floor or carpets, use a good quality stain remover to remove it quickly. Spilled sticky drinks, mud and food is likely to take a tumble at some point, clean it up fast to ensure it comes out.

5. Clean clean carpets periodically. Keep your carpets in tip top shape by cleaning them often. The best AND most affordable way to do this is by renting a carpet cleaner and doing it yourself! Use a good quality carpet cleaning solution, as well to ensure a deep down, antibacterial clean! Here’s a great way to clean your carpet that is affordable AND works!

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By following my 5 Secrets for Keeping Your Carpets Clean, you are sure to keep your home in great shape during summer break and keep your sanity!

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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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