Back-to-School Cleaning: De-Cluttering, Clothes Considerations

While parents of school-aged children may still feel like it’s the dead of summer right now, the next school year will be coming sooner than you’d think. Many schools will be back in class within a month or so, and those with one or more students in the home will often be thinking about how to prepare and clean the space ahead of a return to the daily school schedule.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we’re here to help. We offer a wide range of maintenance cleaning, deep cleaning and other services to assist any homeowner with their cleaning needs, including those who have kids and want to keep the space well-equipped for school-related scheduling needs. What are some general tips we can offer on cleaning the home ahead of back-to-school periods, whether on your own or with the help of our team? This two-part blog series will go over several.


One of the single most important parts of preparing the home for back-to-school is also one of the most basic – getting rid of clutter. If there are items in the home that haven’t been used in months or longer, chances are good they can be removed to open up space. This is especially important in kids’ bedrooms and play areas, where they may need room to do homework or other school-related activities.

This is one area where a quality house cleaning service like ours can come in handy. Our team can help with decluttering efforts, and we also offer organization services to help you keep the space neater on an ongoing basis. We understand that it can be tough to keep a home tidy when kids are around, but we’re here to help make it easier.

Cleaning Common Areas

Another key area of focus when preparing for back-to-school is cleaning common areas. This includes the kitchen, where kids may need to do homework at the table or help with meal prep; the bathrooms, which everyone in the family will use on a daily basis; and any other areas where kids spend significant amounts of time.

Get Rid of Old Clothes

This could technically be part of the de-cluttering section above, but it’s important enough to merit its own mention. If your kids have clothes that no longer fit or they’ve simply outgrown, now is a good time to get rid of them. This will free up space in their closets and dressers, and it’s also a great way to declutter the home as a whole. You can donate items to a local thrift store or charity, or you might even be able to sell them online or at a consignment shop.

This is just a general overview of some of the things to keep in mind when cleaning your home ahead of back-to-school season. In our next blog post, we’ll go over some more specific tips to consider, including some that may involve your kids themselves.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our house cleaning or related maid services, speak to the team at Healthy Homes Housekeeping today.