Spring cleaning with kids – make an easy schedule
With the coming of the spring most people get prepared by cleaning their homes and if you have kids this can be a tricky task. So why not involve them in the work to get your home maintained clean and dust-free. By creating a spring cleaning schedule for your kids and teach them to adhere to it you will help them become more responsible and organised. Besides that, they will help you with the cleaning you would do alone in other cases. Check how to make an easy schedule for spring cleaning with your kids.
The first thing you need to do is ask your children help you with the cleaning regularly and the best way to achieve it is by making a schedule for them. This way they will know their responsibilities and help you with the domestic work. Divide their cleaning tasks depending on their age and abilities. Write down each chore under the room where it should be done and pin the list in a cork wall in their room. Tell them to put a thick next to each task they have completed and let them play after completing all tasks.
In the bedroomthey can remove every item under the beds and put it on its place, remove all objects from the floor and put them away. They can also remove the dirty sheets and pillow cases from the beds and bring all of them in the laundry for washing. These are tasks which can be done by younger kids not only by older ones.
In the play room your kids can help with the tidying and putting of all items to the proper places. Let them place the CDs and video games in their cases and organize their toys and items by type. They should make without problems this room tidy on their own.
In the entrance and hallway area they can help you by putting the shoes in the cabinets and the coats in the closet. Your kids can organize the sports equipment and gear in boxes, rucksacks, bags and bins designated for the purpose. Make sure the closet is tidy and clean and if it is necessarily you can let your kids help you with the dusting and tidying of the items in it.
In the caryour kids can help you gather items and trash from the floor, door and luggage compartments. They can sweep the carpet and car seats using a stiff brush. Leave the hoovering of the vehicle for yourself as it may not be appropriate for kids.
As a part of the spring cleaning, de-cluttering is work which you kids can get involved in are suggesting from Tenancy Clean Islington. You can make them check for dried markers, paints and pens, broken toys and other items that aren’t in good condition. You can explain them how to sort the items by the materials they are made of and prepare them for recycling. Let your kids organize all art supplies, toys and games in baskets, drawers and cabinets to be at hand whenever they want to use them.
A great way to motivate your kids to get involved in the spring cleaning is by offering them a reward for the good work they have done. Tell them that after finishing the cleaning they can go play and this will stimulate them get ready faster. Once you make your kids clean and tidy their belongings and rooms you can create a habit that will be useful for them in the future. Spring cleaning will be faster, easier and better done with the help of your kids. Use check-list divided by rooms to designate the cleaning work to your kids depending on their age.
Written by Tilly Rose, writer and a small cleaning business owner, based in London.