Out with the old and in with the new! It’s time to turn away from winter blues and take a fresh deep breath into spring. I have a love hate relationship with Spring Cleaning!! I love it when the house is spic and span. What I hate, is the actual cleaning! A Mom of three in a busy household makes more mess then just one person can handle! Being a neat freak and a perfectionist, it is very hard for me relinquish control and allow others to help me! This year, I’m calling in the extra troops and getting everyone involved in the annual spring clean!
Tips for involving kids in Spring cleaning:
Tip 1: Divide and conquer – the first time I attempted to get the kids involved in spring cleaning it was a total disaster! Everyone was working on the same task and there were constant fights over who got to do what and who already cleaned what! This year, I’m taking the organized route. Each person is assigned their own set of tasks and spaces to clean.
Tip 2: Crank up the tunes! Whenever I’m cleaning, music puts me in the right frame of mind. It pumps up my energy, gets me motivated and keeps me going! Whether its one of the kids songs or an old family favourite, everyone can’t help but be motivated into the cleaning spirit!
Tip 3: Make it a healthy competition – Whether its getting dressed in the morning or cleaning up their bedroom, my boys are always in a race to be the best and the fastest. Why not use these skills to get some chores accomplished?
Tip 4: Start them young! My best cleaner is DD3. Since the moment she could walk, she has been given a chore or two to do. Not only does she accept this as a normal part of life, but she enjoys doing it because it makes her feel like one of the big people!
Your family’s living space deserves only the best – after all, where else can you unwind and call it your very own home sweet home?
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