Whether you live alone, with your significant other, or you manage a busy household with children and pets, it’s hard to keep your home clean.
In fact, it often feels impossible to ensure all the beds are made, all the floors are mopped, and all the dishes are cleaned. Are you trying to get it all done by yourself? Well, we are here to help you know how to enlist the troops! Children should be taught to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space.
Here’s how to do it in a few easy and simple steps—no ‘period of adjustment’ required.
Get Your Toddlers Involved (It’s Never Too Early!)
No matter how quiet and peaceful or loud and hectic your home is, the same rule applies: A cleaner home is a healthier and happier home. If you have/ever had a toddler that didn’t occasionally (or always) make everything a disaster, well, we don’t believe you. When you have toddlers to clean up after, bedrooms are messy and shared living spaces are chaotic.
So, if you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmanian devil, you can use it to your advantage! Start by teaching them to be responsible for one small chore. For example, tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after playing with them. You’ll begin to notice how implementing a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis saves you a lot of time.
Implement a Reward System
It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone loves a reward at the end of an accomplished task. Head to your local school supply store to buy some markers, stickers, and a large whiteboard.
Make a list of the chores that need to be done every week and assign each family member’s name to each chore.
It’s important to make sure that the assigned chores are age appropriate. After all, you want to help encourage rather than discourage or your frustrate your child with each cleaning task.
As a family, come up with a reward for everyone if all of the chores are accomplished by the end of the week. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite burger joint? Or what about a round of miniature golf? Implement a reward that will motivate your family to clean and to take care of their personal belongings. A family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes fun memories together!
Turn it Over to the Professionals
While basic cleaning jobs and vacuuming is essential, don’t forget the importance of routine professional cleaning. All Brite Chem-Dry has been in the cleaning business for a long time and understands what your Indianapolis home needs. As a trusted professional cleaning service, All Brite Chem-Dry can clean your carpets, rugs, tile, upholstery, remove pet stains & odors, and more!