Cleaning the house with your kids running back and forth (almost endlessly) can surely stress the life out of you. You might be thinking that with them around, cleaning and organizing things up is close to impossible.
Fortunately, there are few tricks and tips that can make cleaning with kids easy and less stressful. These tips can even encourage your little children to take part in home cleaning chores. Check out some of the most effective ones below.
Set a reasonable expectation.
Before doing the cleaning process with your kids, make sure that your expectations are set in a reasonable level. Don’t expect it to be a fluid and flawless process. Kids will be kids so no matter how hard you tried to teach them the right way of cleaning. Just like the famous quote says, expect the worst and hope for the best.
Give your kids easy task that they can do
Don’t give them any tasks that are quite inappropriate for their age. For example, if they are around 3 and 4 years old, asking them to clean up their toys is enough. Just make sure to give them the exact direction and instruction that they can easily follow.
Show how things are done
Be a role model. Let your kids see how you wanted things always organized and tidy. Once they witness how much you value cleanliness and orderliness around the house, quite sure that they will do the same as they grow up.
Take baby steps
It all starts with small steps until your kids become cooperative with your cleaning journey and process. Talk to them and tell them the pros and cons of a clean room or surrounding. Just make sure that speak to them in a manner that they can easily understand.
Always have fun
Allow kids to have fun while they help clean out the house. Keep them entertained and engaged so they won’t get bored (easily) while doing their task.
Show encouragement and support
Always express and show encouragement to your kids as they do their cleaning task. Tell them how proud you are and how great they are with what they do/did. This can give them extra or enough reason to continue doing the task without any problems or even tantrums.
These tips can surely help you make your house clean and tidy even with little kids at home. If you have more to add in this list, please let us know about it via the comment section.