Everyone who is envious to have a baby we wish they can as soon as they want, and for the ones who are lucky to carry a life flourishing inside them this post is totally for you. When you start carrying a second heart beating inside you it means that you have to take good care of yourself and be careful more than usual. It’s not easy even for regular people but when you are pregnant it’s like trying to things done while carrying a pilates ball, not that we are saying babies are pilates balls but you’ve got the idea. Here are a few easy tips for you to keep your house clean and tidy during pregnancy. You are going to need these even if you have a full-time maid.
Green cleaning products: Cleaning products don’t need to be harsh chemicals in order to clean your house. There are ecological cleaning products around which you can easily find or even better you can make your own using ingredients you usually have in your kitchen: baking soda, vinegar, lemon. Another safe-to-use cleaning product is Castile soap. You can easily create your own recipe using Castile soap. Castile soap is good for you, for your pocket as well as the earth. Check out our post 7 ways of using Castile Soap for cleaning for the recipes you can make. Here is a quick recipe for you to create your own all-purpose cleaner: mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar, juice of 1 lemon, 2 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon of Castile soap in a spray bottle. Shake well and you are ready to fight against dust. You see, you don’t need toxic chemicals to deep clean your house.
Ventilation: Even if you make your own cleaning products some times you might need a little extra help from commercial cleaning products. If that happens make sure you take every precaution such as rubber gloves, a mask and of course open every window. If you are using an air conditioner make sure the filters are changed regularly. For bathrooms and kitchens, pour your all-purpose cleaner into a bucket with some water and dip your sponge in rather than spraying cleaner all over the place. Spraying cleaners directly into a cleaning cloth, sponge or paper towel will go a long way and help avoid the particles from constantly going into the air.
Hard to reach places: When it comes to dusting it’s like Star Wars, you against the darkness. It’s a mystery where the dust will appear from. You should avoid climbing, stretching and bending while you are pregnant but you can’t wait for 9 months to dust your house. You have two options; either you are going to book a cleaning session and let the professionals fight against the darkness or you are going to find creative ways of dusting. If you can’t stand the dust even for a second you probably go with both options. Your vacuum cleaner along with the extra tools you wouldn’t think would be your best friend when it comes to being creative. Investigate every extra accessory of your vacuum cleaner. You can use those to get rid of the dust from hard to reach places. You can wrap a cloth to the ends of tongs and dust off your blinds or use an old pillowcase to dust the ceiling fan. For more, you can have a look at our post dusting hacks that will save you time.
We recommend you to seek professional help for home cleaning especially when you are expecting. But if you decide to handle these tasks by yourself we hope these tricks will help you to do it easily and in a safe way. We wish you hug your little one when the time comes. If you have tips don’t forget to leave your comments below!