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Creating a Family Cleaning Schedule

Jul 8, 2024 | Tips and Tricks

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The Family Cleaning Schedule

Taking care of a home is tougher than we often think. That’s especially true in homes with kids and pets. Let’s face it, human beings as a whole are just messy. That’s kind of great when you’re a carpet cleaning business like the team here at Chinook Chem-Dry, but as a family owned business, we know what it’s like to have to take care of those day-to-day tasks. Creating a family cleaning schedule is a great way to stay on top of things. Here’s some tips to get that done.

 

young girl sitting on a rugGet the Little Ones Involved

Toddlers don’t just have to be the mess makers. We know it can be so frustrating to get a 3-year-old to do anything, but cleaning can be worth the fight. It’s a useful skill and helps them take responsibility. What you might find is that you end up cleaning up right after the toddler cleaned. In other words, you and your toddler might have different standards of clean. That’s still okay. The point is that the whole family is getting involved and you’ll find that even semi-clean is a lot easier to work with than a total toddler mess.

Use a Reward System

It doesn’t matter how old we get, we all love being rewarded for our hard work. 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.

Don’t Neglect the Carpet Cleaning

Call in the Calgary carpet cleaning experts here at Chem-Dry and let them take some of the responsibility off of your shoulders. If you feel like you’re overdue for a professional carpet or upholstery cleaning, reach out to Chinook Chem-Dry!