Written by Stacey Kelleher.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the growing load of dirty bottles, towels, and baby clothes. But research confirms an organized home is good for your mental health. People with clean homes are more active, less stressed, and more likely to get a good night’s sleep - that’s especially good news for tired parents!
Your newborn’s immune system takes 2-3 months to mature. That means it’s especially important to keep a consistent cleaning routine that protects them from bacteria and viruses that can make them ill.
A clean home also gives you more time to spend with your baby. Letting the house go only creates bigger messes that are tougher, and more time-consuming, to clean later. As our co-founder, Sean Busch, likes to say, “Frequent care is easy care.”If you spend a few minutes cleaning every day, you won’t have to spend hours tackling a mountain of laundry or deep-cleaning stubborn, stuck-on stains throughout your home.
When bringing home a new baby, Puracy’s veteran parents have learned that preparation is key. There are a few simple things you can do to make it a relatively effortless transition.
During the “nesting” phase of your pregnancy, sterilize baby accessories and gear that your baby will be using in the months ahead. This includes bottles, nipples, pacifiers, and teethers.
Puracy Natural Baby Dish Soap is ideal for any of these surfaces, since it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and it leaves surfaces free of tastes, smells, and harmful residues.
Once your baby arrives, it’s time to streamline your cleaning routine to keep your daily chores quick and manageable. We’ve asked Puracy parents how they find time to keep their homes clean.
Enlist every member of the family to help keep the home clean. Big brothers and sisters can help by picking up their clothes, washing baby bottles, and wiping down surfaces with eco-friendly cleaning products. Chores should always be a team sport, which is why we’ve created a printable chore chart for children of all ages.
Instead of storing all of your products and supplies in various spots throughout your home, a portable “cleaning caddy” will help you tackle every room. Include microfiber cleaning cloths, multi-surface cleaner, stain remover, and carpet and upholstery shampoo to make quick work of every mess imaginable.
Tackling your to-do list by room (or by task) makes cleaning much more manageable. Make a list of all of the cleaning jobs you do each week or month, or consider downloading our printable chore chart.
If you still can’t seem to get all of your household chores completed, consider enlisting a professional. Bringing in a house cleaner – even just once a month – can free up a few hours of your time. For parents with newborns, those few hours can be crucial. If it’s not in your budget, why not add semi-regular house cleaning to your baby registry?
Here are a few more ways to make more time for your family’s newest addition:
Meal delivery services are a great way to ensure your family is getting the fresh and nutritious meals they need – without having to spend time cooking. Today’s services offer plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menus. Here in Austin, Texas, our favorite is Snap Kitchen, thanks to their healthy options, high-quality ingredients, and sustainable packaging.
Cutting down on shopping trips is a priority once a baby arrives. To make sure you never run out of household cleaners and baby supplies, consider signing up for a subscription to Puracy care boxes to get all of your favorites delivered to your door at 25% off our regular prices. You won’t have to think about restocking and you’ll never run out.
As a family-focused brand, Puracy only creates products we feel confident using in our own homes. Plant-based, non-toxic, and full of naturally-sourced ingredients, our home and body products are safe for your family, pets, and the environment.
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