It’s not always easy to keep your home clean. Beds need to be made, floors need to be mopped, and dishes need to be cleaned.

Why do all the work yourself?

Show your children to place some pride in their personal belongings and living space. Here’s how to do it in a few easy and simple steps—no ‘period of adjustment’ required.

 

Get Your Toddlers Involved (It’s Never Too Early!)

Remember this: when you have a healthy home, you have a happy home. Even when it gets loud and hectic.

Maybe you have a toddler who impersonates the Tasmanian devil. Use that energy to your advantage! Teach them to be responsible for one small chore, such as tidying up their bed or putting away their toys after playing with them.

Just implement a ‘one small chore’ rule on a daily basis, and you’ll notice the time it saves you.

 

Implement a Reward System

A reward system is a proven way to help people stay on track, no matter their age.

Head to your local school supply store and buy some markers, stickers and a large sheet of cardboard or whiteboard. Make a list of the chores each week that you need done and assign each family member’s name to a few of those chores. Just make sure to keep the chores age appropriate. After all, you want each child to feel good about themselves, not frustrated because the task at hand is too difficult to complete.

Together as a family, come up with a reward for a week’s worth of chores accomplished. Would your kids like to head out to their favorite burger joint? Or, would everyone enjoy going bowling? Implement a reward that will motivate your family to do a great job taking care of their personal belongings, and you’ll have a family that cleans together, sticks together, and makes happy memories, together!

 

Turn it Over to the Professional Cleaners

Two or three times a year, it’s a good idea to get your carpets and/or tile professionally deep cleaned. Here at John’s Chem-Dry, we take pride in our customer service and in our results. As the premier professional carpet cleaner in Whatcom County, we can clean your carpets, rugs, tile, upholstery and more.