A Guide To Getting Your Kids To Clean (With A Smile)

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you have to take on the chores of an entire household all alone.  The only way to overcome this is to get your kids involved, making sure that they are willing to help out around the house without stamping their feet and throwing a tantrum.  Better yet, getting them involved with enthusiasm and a huge smile on their faces!  But how do you achieve such magic? There are a few pointers that could help you below!

1. Get Them Started As Young As Possible

The first thing you should aim to do is get them started as young as possible.  Even at a few years old they could handle a dustpan and brush.  They might not do a great job, and you may need to do it again when they are out of the room, but you’ll be instilling valuable habits that will stay with them forever.  This sort of thing can only do them good and prepare them for adult life.  All you have to do is make sure the jobs you give them are manageable and age-appropriate!

2. Let Them Help You If They Ask

Your kids will likely want to help you out as you go about your day around the house.  If you can, letting them help will give them a sense of responsibility and enjoyment.  Saying no because you know you can do it better and faster will only put them off for the future, and you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot!

3. Create A Rewards Chart

Rewards charts are a fantastic way to get kids helping around the house. Give them stickers or stars for each job completed, and consider having set out rewards for a certain number of stars. To some, this might not seem ideal. After all, should they really be rewarded for behaviour that should be considered normal? You need to decide what’s right for you and your family. Just know for some, they can be very effective.

4. Invest In Items That Make Cleaning A Breeze

When your equipment makes cleaning a breeze, everyone will have a much better time. You don’t have to spend a fortune either - check out the cheapest price for Dyson V6. When you have a decent vacuum, you should look at decent mops and other cleaning products. You can make your own non-toxic cleaning products if you prefer.

5. Set A Timer

Setting a timer so your kids know they only have to clean for a short time should help them to get things done faster and without procrastinating. They might not have a huge sense of time yet, so you may need to remind them every 5-10 minutes. Doing this every day is better than having one huge cleaning session every week or every few weeks.

6. Play Music

Music always makes the job go faster! Make a special playlist that you listen to when you clean, full of your favourite songs. Keep it upbeat.

Are you ready to get your kids cleaning? Leave your thoughts below!


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