Maintaining a clean home can be tough sometimes, especially if you’re the only one cleaning. Think about how much easier it would be to keep your home clean if your kids were into cleaning themselves. Luckily, there are a few tricks to get your kids to help out with some household chores. Here are a few tips on how to make cleaning time a family affair.
1. “Make it a Game”- Instead of treating cleaning like a chore, turn it into a game for your kids. When it’s time to get laundry together, have the laundry basket be a “basketball hoop” and see how many clothes they can shoot in.
2. “Make it a Competition”- Most kids are competitive, especially with siblings. Create a friendly competitive game where each kid is given a cleaning task (or split the family into teams), have a scoreboard of who completes their task the quickest or has the cleanest result and have little prizes for the winner.
3. “Musical Chores”- Give everyone a task and put on music. When the music stops, everyone switches tasks.
4. “Have a Treasure Hunt”- Hide little pieces of “treasure” in areas that need to be cleaned. As your kids clean up, they can try to find the “hidden treasure”.
These are just a few examples of how cleaning time can be a time to get things done, while having fun with your family.