Spring is finally in full bloom! So that means you can finally hide away the puffy winter jackets and boots. This also means that you’re letting the breeze in and getting a head start on spring cleaning. If you’re a serious spring cleaner, you may have all the goods when it comes to organization. You may even turn your home upside down just to organize everything and minimize the overall clutter. However, when you have a full house, spring cleaning can be a huge hassle. Especially when your sweet angels would much rather be hanging out with their friends instead of cleaning out their closets. Fortunately, we have some tips to get the whole family involved in this years spring cleaning process. Get your kiddos revved up for some spring cleaning fun!
1. Make Believe Magic
If there’s anything my kiddos love, it’s to goof around and let their imaginations run wild. Whether they pretend to be crime-fighting ninjas or circus performers, they love to go crazy and run around in the beautiful spring weather. So why not incorporate it when it’s time to start cleaning the house? The main point is to create a scenario that’s fun for the kids and encourages them to clean fast, but also do the best they can. You can play a wicked witch who wants her house cleaned, or even pretend you need some superhero help. Your kiddos will have a blast no matter which situation you choose to play out!
2. Dance It Out
No matter how old you are – everyone loves music, right? Music keeps your mood up and keeps your rhythm going! So what better way to get your kids excited to start cleaning? Get started by starting a playlist especially made for your kiddos. An even better way to get them excited to finish up cleaning is a dance off! Use this time as a break between chores and release some energy. Not only do you get to spend some personal time with your kiddos, you get to see them use their creativity and have a blast while being productive.
3. My special job.
There’s no shame in splitting things up into categories! Instead of tackling an entire area, start by doing specific categories. For instance, instead of focusing on the entire upstairs area, start with a room. First, pick up the clothes on the floor, then throw away any trash, then organize your toys. If you’re looking for something even easier, you can assign each person a specific task for the entire house. You can make someone in charge of clothes, someone in charge of trash, etc. Kids love games, so have as much fun with this as you want!
Spring cleaning can feel like a terrible chore. It may be difficult to organize, but absolutely not impossible! With a little planning, you’ll have the whole family pitching in, too! What are some of your tips to get your whole family involved in spring cleaning? Leave your comments below!