Spring Cleaning Fun with the Family
Spring Cleaning is not something that you have to do all by yourself. Make this day of chores into a fun-filled day of family bonding! Wells Ye, Founder of Fresh Tech Maid, an award-winning maid service in Chicago, shares some tips on how to make spring cleaning an enjoyable family event
1. It’s a Family Affair
Get the family involved! Grab your husband, wife, significant other and all the kids, and make a game out of it. Not only will you be able to check off more from the to-do list because of all the extra help, but it’s also great for family bonding. Depending on the age of the children, you can assign them simple tasks that are beneficial to you and also easy for them to accomplish. Turn cleaning into a fun game by making it a ‘mission’ to find the right location for each toy or turn it into a relay race to see who is the fastest picker upper.
2. Avoid Distractions
In this day and age, we always have something beeping, pinging, or buzzing to distract us from the task at hand. So turn off the television set, silence the cell phone, and close down the laptop, tablet etc. and just revel in your surroundings. Especially, if your surroundings need a little tender love and care to remove all that dust and clutter.
3. Get Rid of Junk
Spring Cleaning is the perfect time to throw away all the stuff that is cluttering your space. Recent studies show that a disorganized home can increase anxiety and stress levels, so take the opportunity to throw away the things that may have accumulated over the holiday season. Not sure what to keep and what to give away? If you’re not sure, maybe that means it’s time to give it up! This is especially important for apartments where efficient use of space is vital. Fresh Tech Maid also cleans apartments! If you need help, call us at 847.392.0888.
4. Put on a Show
Wondering what clothes to keep and what to give away? Consider making a game out of decluttering the closet and have a family fashion show. Challenge each of the family to go to their closets and find items that may be too small or have not been worn in a while. Set a certain time for a family fashion show where all members of the family can model the items for everyone to see and determine which ones should be given away. The “judges” can each have two signs: one of which reads KEEP, and the other that reads DONATE.
5. Make It Fun
The weather is bright and cheery and you can be too! Consider making a cleaning playlist of your favorite songs that will keep you energized and positive. Why not dance while you’re cleaning and burn off a few calories! Open your windows, let the sunshine in and let your neighbors hear your beautiful singing voice and see your hip dance moves. The kids will love this, too!
6. Treat Yourself
Take time to acknowledge that you and your family completed a task that most of the time you dread doing. Treat yourself throughout the day to keep the kids and yourself going. Or, splurge a little (or a lot) afterwards like going out for dinner or to a movie. Whatever it may be, rewarding yourself and the kids will help cleaning remain an enjoyable pastime. If you need additional help, check out cleaning services Chicago Yelp to find the best help!
After reading these fantastic, family-friendly tips, you’re ready to jump in and start spring cleaning right? If not, schedule a cleaning with Fresh Tech Maid, a top rated business in Yelp, Google, and the Best Pick Report. We offer better and healthier chemical free cleaning that our competitors do not. Also, check out our guide on how to get stains out of your carpet here!