It is hard enough as adults to be motivated to clean our homes. If you are not already wired to love cleaning it may seem like a daunting task that you never want to undertake. I have 4 ideas that will help you get your children motivated to help you clean your homes!
Having the right tool to do a job is the key. If you are expecting your children to use adult size tools it is going to make getting the work done very hard for their small hands. Instead invest in some smaller tools that fit in their hands. You don’t have to break the bank to do this. You can cut sponges in half, get smaller sized cleaning rags, and small spray bottles. Just those few things will make them excited to work. If your child is 10+ they shouldn’t have any issues using the adult size tools you already have on hand.
Just like having the right size tool for the job makes all the difference, having fun and colorful tools will help get your older children motivated. I recently purchased new Norwex cleaning cloths and sponges and have been able to keep my kitchen clean for over a month because I enjoy using these tools. My 10 year old enjoys dusting when she can use the dusting mit and my son loves to use the Envirocloth to clean everything that he can get his hands on. Having the right tools that are fun to use will keep your children (And you) motivated to keep your home clean!
It is hard to stay motivated to do anything if we are bored. If you can find a way to make it more fun for you and your children that is what you need to do. For our family it is good music. We are able to be more focused and have more fun when we blast music. Some days it turns into a dance party which will double as cardio!
List of To-Do’s
Prepare your day before you even get started by having a list of things that you expect to be done. This will keep you and your children focused on the job ahead. You can sit down and write everything out or you can grab our brand new Spring Cleaning Checklists!
Here is some encouragement to help you get your home clean and organized.
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