Having a hard time getting the kids to finish their chores? Here at Elite Cleaning, we know that cleaning is not the most fun activity for children. But you can get the kids to help out by making the activity entertaining! How? Here are several tips to make cleaning time a fun family affair:
Kids love playing games and you can make cleaning less of a chore and more of a game by encouraging friendly competition! Round up the kids and give each one an empty bucket. Using a timer, see who can collect the most items off the floor. Whoever wins get a treat (or extra TV/Tablet time)! You’ll be amazed at how fast the kiddos can clear a whole room by playing a game!
Another great way to make cleaning more fun for kids is to match the right chore to the right child. For instance, don’t delegate dish washing to the child that hates it the most. Instead, give that chore someone who actually enjoys washing the dishes. It doesn’t matter if the kids are bad at cleaning the dishes, you can always rewash the plates and teach them the right way to do it. The key is to make the chore more enjoyable for the kids so they will do it often.
Play Fun Tunes
A classic trick that always cut the cleaning time in half is a great playlist. Make a playlist specifically for the cleaning time and play it when it is time to give the house a good scrub down. You can also let the kids listen to their favorite tunes on your iPhone or iPod while they clean!
Make it Worth Their While
Kids live for rewards and there’s nothing like a good treat to motivate the little ones to get moving! Have the kids finish all their chores and make it worth their while with a nice reward!
Cleaning is fun when the whole family is involved but if you want a professional job you can always count on Elite Cleaning!