Tired of your house looking like a tornado landed in your living room? Let’s look at tips on how to get the whole family involved with house cleaning.
According to an article at childdevelopmentinfo.com, “House Cleaning as a Family”
“1. Stop playing pick-up. Don’t clean up after your family members. If you’re the type who goes behind your kids picking up the trail of endless clutter they leave like bread crumbs, stop doing it. As long as you continue to pick up after them, they’ll continue to be lazy and messy. Why bother cleaning up after yourself when you have someone else to do it for you?
2. Stop cleaning their rooms. Are you still making your teenage son or daughter’s bed? If your kids are old enough to clean their rooms let them. Parents often continue to clean up after their children into their children’s teenage and adult years. This is something that you should stop doing. If your kids are old enough to clean up after themselves, then allow them to do so.
3. Take a day or two off from doing housework. This may not sound like an appealing idea especially if you detest a messy house, but it’s an effective way to motivate your family to help with the household chores. When your daughter’s favorite jeans are still in the hamper and your partner can’t find that report they need for work, they’ll get the message. The point is to get them to stop taking you for granted and get them to appreciate all you do for them daily. Sometimes that only becomes apparent once your loving family members have to become responsible for their own belongings and living space.
4. But you don’t have to let the whole house become a total disaster in order to enlist the assistance of your family members. It usually doesn’t have to go that far to get your message across. Consider it your way of giving your family a gentle nudge. After all, it beats nagging, yelling, and stomping your feet to get anything done. Once you get your family motivated to clean the house, thank them for their help then give them a gentle reminder that housework is not just a one-time event. It’s an ongoing process. Even more so, it’s a family affair.” To read the entire article click here.
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