It is finally spring, yay! That means time outside, fresh air and lots of fun. It also means spring cleaning.
Spring is a great time to freshen up your space and it can be a (relatively) fun activity for the entire family if you do it right. Not all spring cleaning tasks ARE fun, but some of them can draw in even the littlest family members.
Here are some spring cleaning tips for families. Read on:
When was the last time you wiped down your baseboards and woodwork? Was it the holidays? Last year? Never? We get it; it isn’t always a priority. But little hands can help wipe down baseboards and woodwork and even have fun doing it. A soft cloth, a spray bottle of water and they are good to go. Put on some fun music and make a game of it.
Clean out the fridge
This task isn’t always fun, but if you do it around a meal time, you can make it into a game by eating all the random leftovers or smelling if something has gone bad. Dip strawberries in chocolate or make a random salad or stir fry and then wipe all the shelves off. Viola! A clean fridge.
Spring is a great time to flip everyone’s wardrobe and while this is often a chore no one really enjoys; you can make it fun. Dump all the clothes out and have the kids dive into them like a leaf pile before you sort them (Marie Kondo recommends taking everything out; we recommend the jumping!). Maybe a caregiver can entertain the littles while the grownups sort and fold/rehang the clothes, but it’ll be fun for a minute!
At Everything Birth, we hope you have a wonderful spring with your family!