Your house needs deep cleaning. You don’t want to spend the whole week getting it done, so you’ll need help. Consider these tips to get your kids to help you with spring cleaning.
Hold a Closet Race
Hardly anyone likes cleaning out a closet, but after winter, it definitely needs it. Assign a closet to each child, and you could get in on the fun too. Shout out, “Get ready. Get set. Go!” Everyone will undoubtedly need the vacuum at some point, but the first one to clear out the closet will get to have the vacuum. There are other factors, like dusting, that can make it a close race. This ensures that the job gets done quickly.
Dust Your Home with Magic
Kids are naturally drawn to science and magic. They are particularly taken by microfiber cloths and other dusting tools that “magically” attract dust. Tackle your walls, furniture and other surfaces throughout the home using microfiber rags and extensions for fan blades and the ceiling. Be sure to dust behind the fridge and other major appliances. Attend to couches and chairs at the same time by removing debris. Challenge the kids to collect the most dust and debris possible. You may even want to give a prize to the one who has the dirtiest rag.
Pay Them to Clean Your Windows
Assign a monetary value to cleaning your windows with the caveat that they need to be done well. This means kids will have to get into the window tracks and sills to consider the job as completed. Make sure that you explain to them how you want the job to be done clearly. This is especially true if you would like them to clean the window treatments as well and not just the window glass itself. If you have wood shutters, for example, let your kids know that they need to be dusted and wiped down as well. Curtains are also easy to clean if they can be washed in the washer machine.
Clean Your Floors
Cleaning the floors isn’t that much fun, but you can make it the last thing to do on your list before you take your kids out to a movie. Entice them with a guaranteed treat of their choosing or some other reward. For deep-cleaning your carpet, use a professional company to avoid excessive moisture and to properly care for your carpet fibers. Vacuum each room using special connections to get into corners and crevices.
After these tips and part of the day cleaning, your home should look, smell and feel a lot better. The home was meant to be enjoyed. You weren’t meant to spend your entire life cleaning it. Get your kids in regular cleaning to have additional time with your family.