How To Develop A Family Cleaning Schedule
We know how difficult it can be to maintain a clean home. Whether you live with a significant other, or a bunch of little children, keeping a house clean can sometimes seem impossible. We’re here to make it a little easier! Our top tip? Get everyone involved! You will get a clean house and everyone else will learn an important lesson. With a few simple steps, teamwork will make the dream work.
Involve Your Little Ones (It’s Never Too Early!)
Even if your home is chaotic and loud, as long as it’s healthy it’ll be happy. Toddlers are professionals at making messes and creating a disorganized home. However, it’s not all bad! This is a great teaching opportunity. By teaching them to clean up after themselves, you are teaching them to be responsible. Implement one small chore for them to start, then slowly increase their responsibilities over time.
Put a Reward System in Place
Regardless of age, everyone can use a reason to stay on track. Visit your local store and grab some markers, stickers, and a whiteboard of some sort. Gather a list of chores that need to be done each week to keep things running smoothly. Assign individual family members to some of the chores. Don’t forget to assign chores based on age, with easier chores assigned to younger children. The goal is to let each child feel good about themselves and what they accomplish.
Decide what rewards are given as a family. Your kids might like to go out to eat somewhere or go somewhere for a different activity such as mini golf or bowling. Pick a reward that will motivate your family during the week.
Call The Professionals
Call your local Chem-Dry and let them take some of the responsibility off of your shoulders. If you live in Calgary and are overdue for a professional carpet or upholstery cleaning, reach out to Chinook Chem-Dry!