Blooming flowers and twittering birds mark the arrival of spring. Now that winter is behind us, you’re more than ready to prepare for the good weather ahead and give your home the deep clean it deserves! Of course, having small kids in the home makes spring cleaning a real challenge as little ones simply don’t understand the concept.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the looming process ahead? We, at Merry Maids, can help ease the tension and offer our spring cleaning supplemental services. Anyone can benefit from our services. Whether you just don’t know where to start or you need to focus on certain aspects of your home, we can offer help.
We have encountered many busy parents and to help your spring cleaning, we have compiled our helpful tips below to work with your kids!
Build A Team Together
Teamwork is a concept that makes sense to teach kids from a young age. What better time to start than the moment spring cleaning comes around? It’s hard to get young children and teens to even clean their rooms or put away their things, but you can use this opportunity to teach some enduring life skills. The chores you set aside right now can become a main team-building event for the household.
Even little ones can help during the deep clean. Assign a parent to help supervise youngsters while they help you around the home. For example, if mom needs to clean the bathtub, have your little one polish the sink features or do some easy dusting. You may even wish to get your kids outside for fresh air, in which case, you can assign some outdoorsy cleaning tasks. Remember: it’s never too early to offer kids a lesson in tidying up!
Turn Cleaning Into A Fun Game
Sometimes, it’s normal that your tots choose not to participate. The best way to ensure your kids are a part of the spring cleaning craze is to turn it into a game. Raise the stakes and give a reward when everything is finished! For example, taking your family out to a restaurant of their choosing or a theme park is a great way to encourage involvement.
Make sure to set some cleaning goals for your family to stick to. Not only do goals ensure that tasks are completed to perfection, but it helps move things along. Assign different tasks to all members of your family and supply smaller individualized rewards to boost morale. Rewards inspire perfection and healthy competition between family members.
Keep Kids Occupied With A Project
Understandably, you may not have the time or the energy to create a cleaning game. If this is the case, you can easily keep youngsters occupied with art projects, a movie or other activities they may enjoy doing. In fact, you may go as far as setting up a playdate or a sleepover at a friend’s house. It’s important that your little ones stay safe, so keep constantly checking on them or ask an older sibling to keep watch.
It’s okay to admit defeat sometimes as young kids have boatloads of energy and they can be hard to control. If this is the case in your household, hire a babysitter or a nanny to watch your kids. Your hired hands can take your kids somewhere fun for the day such as a museum, theme park, park or even shopping while you clean.