Let’s give a huge shoutout to all the moms out there! Day in and day out, moms work hard to provide for their families, whether that means taking kids to school, cooking up meals, running errands, or tackling chores around the house.
Mother’s Day should be a time for the moms of the world – and the grandmas, and the aunties – to get a chance to relax, and finally get the recognition they deserve.
One way to show some love to the important women in your life? How about cleaning the house?
In fact, according to Parenting.com, a clean house is a number one Mother’s Day wish! As they put it:
“Being a mom is stressful, and coming home to a clean house, even if it only lasts 10 minutes, is like a little slice of heaven for us.”
We know that all the moms out there were nodding along to that, right? We could feel it.
One of the best ways to give back to mom on her special day may be to cross “cleaning” off of the family to-do list.
Of course, this is often easier said than done – especially if you have younger kids (a.k.a. mess magnets) running around. But with the right mindset, and just a little bit of strategy, you can get the kids involved in the cleaning process. That way everyone feels included, and everyone is pitching in together to make Mother’s Day a little bit better for the woman of the hour.
Need some ideas? Here are a few ways that you can get the whole family to help out with your Mother’s Day cleaning:
Turn Cleaning Up Into a Game
Lots of kids see cleaning as a burden – but there are definitely ways to make it fun! For example, try setting a timer, and challenging everyone to see how many toys or games they can clean up before it goes off.
Likewise, if organization is your goal, turn sorting into a game. You can encourage your kids to organize their books or games by size or color, or offer a reward if they can find three pieces of old clothing it’s time to donate or throw away. Be as creative as you want!
Even adults can get turned off from their cleaning goals out of sheer boredom – so imagine how tedious it might feel for kids. One way to perk up the whole family? Why not turn on an energetic cleaning playlist, to keep everyone up and engaged. To help motivate everyone, why not have family members trade off on picking the next song?
Break Down the Big Jobs
Children tend to be more task-oriented. That is, they usually prefer to have things broken down into smaller steps, instead of being asked to understand the big picture.
With that in mind, consider splitting up the big jobs into more manageable chunks. So, instead of saying “clean your room,” maybe give out jobs one at a time – pick up the big toys off of the floor, put your laundry in the hamper, and so on. Before you (or the little ones) know it, you’ll have gotten a major responsibility done… with a lot less confusion or complaining along the way.
Do you have any secrets to getting kids to clean? We’d love to hear what works for your family, so be sure to let us know over on Facebook!
Bring on Some Help
Remember, Mother’s Day is all about showing the mom of the house how much she means to you – and what better way to do that than having a professional come in and treat your home with care?
By hiring a cleaning service, you can take stress and time out of the cleaning equation. Think of all the things you could do instead! Could you take Mom out shopping? Or treat her to a meal at her favorite restaurant? Or better yet, take the young kids out for a while and let her sleep in, surrounded by her nice, clean house? The choice is yours!
If you’re looking for professional help, don’t hesitate to give Sweeping Dimensions Cleaning Service a ring! Our professional home cleaning services can take away the stress of keeping your house clean, and give you back time for the most important things in your life.
Here at SDCS, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful! Whether you’re looking for light housekeeping, heavy duty cleaning, or a one-time service for a special occasion, we can help. All of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your needs. We’re bonded and insured, and our professionally trained staff can bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products.
Ready to get started? Drop us a line today for your free estimate! Oh, and one last thing: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!