Teaching Your Kids How to Maintain A Clean Space

Sometimes it can be hard to stay on top of cleaning your home, especially when you have kids who love to play! Teaching your children how to maintain a clean space and to pick up after themselves can take some stress off of your shoulders while instilling in them good habits that they will utilize for a lifetime.

First, teach your kids to pick up after themselves. You can have a cleaning basket in each room of the house where they are encouraged to put all their toys at the end of playtime. This will not only make it easier for you when cleaning time comes around but also show them how important cleaning is and that work goes into maintaining an orderly home. Having a basket in each room can make the task of picking up seem more manageable for your children and therefore they are more encouraged to help.

Next, make cleaning a weekly routine and have your children help out with the cleaning process. From wiping down surfaces to washing dishes, they should be involved in some way or another so that cleaning becomes second nature to them. This will also help you identify areas where they could use more guidance and teach them responsibility as well!

To encourage and motivate your children to help clean, creating a rewards system is a great idea. A cleaning chart on a whiteboard is a great way to get your children involved in cleaning. You can give them a certain number of stars or tallies for each chore they accomplish and when they have enough, they get to pick an activity such as watching TV or playing outside with friends!

Lastly, it's important to teach your children that cleaning is a team effort. You can have them help you with each cleaning task in some way to make them feel like a part of your cleaning routine. This will not only give them a sense of accomplishment but prove to them how much work you put into maintaining an orderly home.

Teaching your children how to maintain a clean space does not need to be difficult or stressful!  With a little time and patience, cleaning can be made into less of a chore for your children. Keep your expectations realistic! Kids are kids after all so being too hard on them will not be productive nor fun for anyone involved. Good, positive habits take time and effort to form, so be patient with your kids as they learn!

Cleanliness is important to maintain not only for your home but also for your mind. A clean room or space will make everyone happy so why not start with teaching children how to do their part?  Teaching kids good cleaning habits may take some work on your part, but in the end, it's worth it! You will have instilled in your children good, healthy habits that will continue into their adulthood.

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