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We have some Spring Cleaning tips for you today and a free Spring Cleaning checklist to help you get started!

Maybe to most people cleaning and fun don’t naturally go together, but honestly, I believe that cleaning can be fun, or at least the outcome of it. A clean and organized home can be wonderfully freeing! So here are some spring cleaning tips to help get everyone involved.

 

 

Tips on getting the entire family involved in the household cleaning. These tips can make tidying up actually fun!!Several people have asked me for some tips on getting the family to help with the cleaning and organization process. So, today I’m sharing some tips to continue on your spring cleaning with the help of your family. Our kids are out of the house now, but we often had cleaning sessions as family activities when the kids were younger. Here are a few spring cleaning tips on what worked at our home to get everyone involved.

 

  • Use a Spring Cleaning Checklist to help you get it all done. 
  • Set specific times for everyone to chip in with cleaning the house and let family members know they are expected to participate. No one wants to hear they have to do something at the last minute, so give everyone a day or two notice.
  • Make a schedule and consider buddying up to complete tasks. If it is a big job, like cleaning the garage you may want to have everyone involved.
  • Put on some energizing music or let kids wear headphones if everyone has different tastes.
  • Place cardboard boxes or laundry baskets in the rooms with labels for 1) Trash 2) Donate 3) Elsewhere (for things that go somewhere else).

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  • Be sure the tasks are age appropriate. Older kids should be able to help with deeper cleaning. Let the kids know what they’re expected to do and let them do it.
  • Be sure to ask the kids for ideas on how to improve the cleaning process, they may surprise you. Maybe they want different music or to make games out of it. Let them make the signs for the boxes. Getting them involved will allow them to buy into the process
  • Make sure everybody has access to what they need – cleaning supplies, rags, windowa spray, dusters etc. It’s really hard if 3 people need the same item.
  • Take everyone out for a fun lunch or dinner (with dessert included) to reward yourself. Be sure to thank everyone for their assistance. Families can tend to forget to thank each other and take actions for granted. Even if something is expected, a thank you goes a long way.

Don’t forget to print out the Spring Cleaning Checklist.

pring Cleaning Checklist Free

 

 

 

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Angela @ Setting My Intention

Sunday 6th of March 2016

These are great tips. We have to make our 5-10 minute clean up sessions a regular weekly occurrence. Thank you for sharing what works for your family.

Raquel

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

Thank you for stopping by Angela! Weekly sessions are a great idea!

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Tuesday 16th of February 2016

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Colletta

Saturday 25th of April 2015

We clean together as a family every Saturday. As I tell my girls, if we all work together it won't take much time at all.

I hope you can stop by:

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Raquel

Saturday 25th of April 2015

Yes it goes much quicker when working as a tem Colletta. Thanks for visiting!

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Monday 9th of March 2015

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Thursday 24th of July 2014

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