It’s not just the big spring cleaning where you need help from the family but all year long. Your family should be on a regular cleaning schedule where the tasks are shared by everyone. That way there won’t be a single family member that feels overwhelmed (like you!). Here’s how to get your family motivated to clean:
Make It Fun
Cleaning shouldn’t be thought of as drudgery. It can be fun. No reason why a sweeping and dusting session can’t be a dance party. You can also set up a good-natured competition between the siblings to see who can pick up the clothes and toys the quickest.
Every kid likes to get a sticker. It’s a symbol of a job well done. You could set up a reward system where a certain amount of stickers will equal some sort of special prize. After awhile, sticker rewards can morph into a weekly allowance. The goal is to be consistent with the rewards and the consequences for not doing what has been assigned.
Define the Tasks
The first time your child performs a cleaning task you should show them how it should get done. You don’t want to give them any opportunity to cut corners and they will look for those opportunities. It might help to write things out so they can see in an instant what is expected of them. Certain jobs might also be scheduled on a rotating basis.
Don’t Be Bossy
There is a fine line between being bossy and asking for your “team” to pitch in. Kids push back against the boss but are happy to support the team. It might come down to equating cleanup with quality time. When the cleaning gets done by everyone, then everyone can spend time together.
Clear All the Rubbish
Your home can only be well-maintained once you start with a clean slate. That means bringing in Junk King Contra Costa to clear out all the unwanted rubbish. It’s not just the little things that can be tossed out into the garbage but the big stuff like old furniture or electronic gear. That’s where Junk King can make a big difference. With the crew and truck they’ll provide, you can get rid of all kinds of junk. Your family will like the rubbish cleaning help they get from Junk King Contra Costa.