Today’s post is sponsored by Lemi Shine, but as always all content and opinions are my own.
How do you handle Spring cleaning in your house? Read below about how we tackle Spring Cleaning with Kids in our house!
I don’t know about y’all, but on any given weekend day (and sometimes during the week), my house is in a state of chaos. I like to tell myself it’s organized, in that, I have different piles of cleaning or tidying to do. It’s just a mental game I play so that it doesn’t seem as daunting to tackle the endless amounts of cleaning to do around our house.
While I love this time of year to purge and clean the entire house, I’ve learned that Spring cleaning with kids in the house is a constate of regular cleaning versus a cathartic cleanse that can be maintained throughout the season. Because let’s face it, the room(s) will be destroyed within a day anyway and there will always be piles of dirt, grime, laundry, etc. when there are kids (& dogs) around.
I like to level set my expectations and make a list of things to clean that is actually doable with kids around. We do different parts of the house or different household chores on a rotation to make sure that things are getting cleaned on a somewhat regular basis. This cyclical process takes away the overwhelming need to feel like we have to clean the entire house in one day.
Some of my favorite household cleaning products are by Lemi Shine. I love the products because they safely and effectively help me get our house “Clean Freak Clean.” It’s a sentiment I like to believe I can hold onto, even in the midst of all the mess that comes with parenting and motherhood.
From giving our kitchen a refresh with Lemi Shine’s Dishwasher Cleaner and Garbage Disposal Cleaner to tackling messes around the house with their Glass + Surface Cleaner and Everyday Spray, we like to make our household cleaning a family affair.
My husband doesn’t enjoy doing the dishes, but when it’s a ‘Spring Cleaning with Kids’ day, he’s all about tackling the dishes and getting all of our appliances cleaned up and ready to go for the next couple of weeks.
I don’t know how many years I have left before my kids wise up to chores being “work,” but I’ll take all of the helping hands I can get while they still offer it! Both of the boys are obsessed with cleaning. I think it gives them a sense of independence and feeling like they’re helping mama and daddy! Winning!
My husband and I like to task them with small chores that they can manage on their own, like wiping the table or cleaning up the dog food area. On cleaning days, even cleaning up their toys ends up being a task that they excitedly want to do, instead of a cry fest like it is during the week.
I swear it’s mental games that we have to learn how to play as parents. (I kid, I kid! Haha.)
We typically don’t spend more than a morning or an afternoon to tackle a couple of rooms at a time. It’s just enough activity to make it “fun” for the kids and just enough time for us to get a couple rooms actually cleaned and presentable (for the time being).
To balance out those chaotic before pictures of our kitchen and living room, here’s the after shots from a morning of Spring cleaning with kids in our house.
What are your Spring Cleaning tips with Kids?