Vacuum, Sweep, and Mop Floors: Floors need more attention than normal, especially if you have kids! Have them pitch in with sweeping and mopping highly-trafficked areas like the foyer. (I love cloth mops that you can wash after using!) Implement a rule that everyone removes shoes at the door upon entering. This will reduce the amount of dirt and germs entering the house.
Lindsey’s Insider Mopping Tip: For mopping, I’ll combine All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate with All-Purpose Bleach Alternative as a solution, which can be used on most floors. (Click here for our complete floor cleaning guide.)
Wipe Down Doorknobs: Make sure to have everyone clean door knobs daily! Especially the front door, where you are bringing in things like boxes, mail, and shopping bags. We’ll often open boxes outside, then clean the knobs with Surface Cleaner and wash our hands before touching anything in our home.
Daily Freshening: The kids love going around the house and spraying curtains, sofas, rugs, carpets and other soft furnishings with Fabric Fresh. It’s made with antibacterial ingredients and smells like fresh-from-the-dryer laundry.
Yard Work: Enjoy some fresh air together and rake the leaves, weed, or water flowers!