With all the fun and excitement of summer, one of the things we try to do in our house before the school year starts is to go on a huge cleaning spree!
We marked the calendar and (yippee!) the “back to school” clean is set for today!
We try to make it fun by finding ways to turn it into a game! We make up a scavenger hunt of things we are trying to find in the house (such as “1 point if you find a set of keys”). The winner gets to pick where we go out to celebrate a clean house!
Another way we’ve found to make the cleaning easier is to make it a truly “team” effort! Everyone has tasks to do and there are rewards for getting the job done!
Today’s cleaning job is taking a lot of effort! No one really wants to clean (including my husband), so it is going to take extra-super motivation to get this house sorted out!
Although I’m never excited at the idea of doing a complete top-to-bottom cleaning of our house either, I’m always thrilled when I see the results!
Wish us luck!