I have a confession to make.
I. LOVE. TO. CLEAN.
It’s true. I don’t know what it is that makes me love to clean, but I do adore it! There’s not much I enjoy more than sitting down in my home when it’s spotless and smelling of citrus and cleaning products. (Well…sitting down for a MOMENT…before I see something else that needs cleaning or taking care of!)
And people who come to the house often tell me, “Your house is SO clean. Just wait until you have kids. It’ll never look like this again.”
Part of me agrees with them. But part of me thinks that the kids need to be taught to clean, too! My mom taught my sister and I to clean when we were tiny! And as I worked my way through college as a nanny for triplet boys, plus their baby brother, you can believe that those boys were taught how to clean, too!
So when the lovely Sofia Lewis contacted me with this post, I couldn’t stand it. FINALLY! Spring Cleaning…WITH KIDS! Perfect! (Since I don’t know about where YOU are, but around here, it’s Spring Break!)
Let’s see how she approaches it!
With spring coming our way, you will need to focus on cleaning your home after the winter days behind you. There are ways you can do this with your kids in tow, both having fun together and getting the job done without too much effort involved in the process. If you handle most of the heavy stuff, you will have a decent time both teaching your children a valuable lesson and making sure you have fun along the way!
- Using music to set the mood
We are all aware that music can give us plenty of energy to deal with our days, but you would do well to consider using it while doing domestic cleaning to give you that extra oomph you will need to get the job done. You can combine cleaning with a game of “wax museum” to put play and work together seamlessly, having them freeze when the music stops.