Develop Family Cleaning Schedule Chem-Dry Northern NevadaAt Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada we know how to give your home a clean that’s drier, cleaner, and healthier. But we also know it’s not easy to maintain a clean house all the time. It doesn’t matter whether you live by yourself, with a significant other, or if you’re managing a home with a bunch of children. Light maintenance might not be a problem, but giving your home that deep clean you know it needs can often feel like an overwhelming task that you keep putting off. If you live in a home with children it can also feel like an impossible task to keep a clean and organized home. That feeling when you just swept and mopped the floor only to find crumbs scattered everywhere or toys spread out in the living room you just cleaned. It’s a little frustrating.

Making beds, mopping floors, doing dishes, and so much more to tackle! There really just isn’t enough time to do these by yourself. But why are you trying to do all of this work by yourself? Make it a team effort. It’s always a good idea to get everyone involved. Have everyone in the family contribute towards cleaning specific parts of your home to achieve that desired deep clean you keep putting off. Teach your children about caring for their personal belongings and living space. Develop a system of accountability with a chart that establishes tasks your family will accomplish according to each family member. You will get a clean house and they will develop a greater work ethic. Here’s how you can do it in a few easy and simple steps.

Involve Your Toddlers (It’s Never Too Early!)

What about the little ones? It’s never too early to get everyone involved in cleaning the house. With their energetic spurts between naps, toddlers can often create the most mess in your home. However, with some encouragement and creativity, you can begin to gradually reverse that trend. Teach them to be responsible for a small chore like tidying up their bed or putting away toys after playing with them. Help them at first to understand how to do it properly and then you could incorporate some fun with it. For example, you could time them by having them clean their room as fast as they can to set a new record or decorate the box that stores their toys. When you can make chores fun, the kids will also have fun and begin to develop better habits. Having your little ones do those small and simple tasks will end up saving you a lot of time and give you a cleaner home.

Think Of A Reward System

family on carpet northern nevadaNo matter the age, everyone can use a reason to stay on track. Go to your local school supply store and get some markers, stickers, and a large whiteboard. Pile together a list of chores that need to be done each week. Assign a family member to a few of those chores. Remember to keep the chore assignments age-appropriate. The goal here is to make each child feel good about themselves. You don’t want them to be frustrated because there are too many assignments or that the task is too difficult.

As a family, think of rewards you could put in place for the completion of a week’s chores. Maybe your kids would like to go to their favorite restaurant. Something like bowling, mini-golf, or the movie theater could also be fun. Sweets can also a good idea but should be used sparingly to not create an unhealthy eating habit. Choose a reward that will keep your family motivated to do a great job of taking care of their belongings and create a healthy living space. Before you know it, you’ll have a family that cleans together and loves being together.

Get In Touch With The Professionals

We would also love to help! Our team of cleaning professionals is eager to give you a home that is cleaner and healthier for your family. If you’re overdue for professional cleaning, give us a call! Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada understands your cleaning needs and we would be happy to talk about what we can do for you. As a professional, trusted carpet cleaner in Reno, we can clean your carpets, rugs, tile, upholstery and more. We proudly service Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Lovelock.