Quick and easy home cleaning hacks

'I just love cleaning the house while my darling children run riot around me' – said no parent ever. Save yourself time (and stress) with our three easy hacks for cleaning your home with kids

1. Freshen up lunchboxes

Use a mixture of lemon and vinegar to remove those stale smells from tupperware

2. Labels, labels, labels

Be sure to label children's toy boxes clearly – you'll thank yourself later.

1. Keep your child occupied

Tired of grubby fingerprints returning to every surface the moment you've wiped it clean? A DIY activity kit will keep children out from under your feet while you get on with the task at hand.

2. Make it a family affair

If distracting your children just isn't plausible, rope them in to the cleaning instead. Many (little) hands make light work, after all.

3. If it doesn't bring you joy…

…get rid of it. The long and short of it is: the less stuff you have, the less you have to clean. Simple.