Spring cleaning is a great way to refresh your home after the long hard winter. It helps you get your home ready for summer living and it also helps to make your home more relaxing and enjoyable. Spring cleaning is a whole home deep cleaning that is truly a lot of work and it’s so much easier when the whole family is involved. Here are some great ways to get the whole family helping with spring cleaning.
Set aside time for cleaning where the entire family can come together at once and work. This ensures that the work is getting done by everyone and no one has the chance to put off doing their personal share of the work. This may take some planning for busy families but it is worth it to get the work done faster.
Set the mood for spring cleaning. Turn up some upbeat music to get everyone moving. This can set to tone for everyone. Start a diffuser with lemon oil or a pot of water of the stove with a cinnamon stick and a couple slices of lemon. The fresh fragrance is`uplifting and will help make you want to move, I have spotted lots of affordable ones at LionsHome.
Have everyone start with their own personal space deep cleaning cupboards and places that often gather clutter like under beds. Then have your family work into the main family spaces to work together. It can help to get everyone storage boxes for in their bedrooms, we liked the seagrass storage baskets available at LionsHome. These are ideal for toys and children can quickly help clear up if they have somewhere to put their belongings.
Give each member of the family tasks that are fitting for them. Young children love to help with chores like vacuuming and dusting. This is a great way to get the younger kids to help while staying out of the way of big chores.
Make it a competition. Have everyone fill the same size container with trash and clutter and challenge everyone to see who can finish first.
Reward everyone for helping. Have everyone decide what you will do when you are done cleaning as a reward. Pizza night or going out as a family is a great incentive to get everyone cleaning.