Happy Mother’s Day, It’s Also National Clean Up Your Room Day
Could this be the million-dollar question? Well, I'd like to add another question like, "how do you get them to eat their food?" My daughter eats everything and Lennox is a project! I'm still working on that one.
We do have another one and this question gives you the answer. Just for one day though 😂Sunday is almost like a Mother's Day gift as well. Congratulations on National Clean Up Your Room Day.
So, what's that mean you might be asking. Like is there a sheet that gives you tips on how to get kids to clean up? Is there a photo that turns into a meme that excites them to clean? My answer is no. You don't get a sheet, video, or magic wand. Sunday is just another day a bit less significant than Mother's Day. Let's please make sure you don't combine the two because that could be a bad look.
I'm going to give you some tips below but I'm honestly at a loss with my son. I can just sit there and watch as he plays with everything he plans to clean up. That's all good but nothing gets put up. Lennox actually realizes that he needs more toys to play with the one he's supposed to put away. I'm sure you can relate.
I hope this helps. If you have any ideas please send me a message on Instagram. Good luck.
- Give time. Schedule time that is officially designated for cleaning up the room.
- Don't thank them so fast. Put up or shut up! Thank them and give them whatever you planned after.
- Write a chart with the things that need to be cleaned so you can check them off as you go.
- Choose check-up times with a sweet celebration. Do a check each day at the same time and celebrate when it looks good.
- Don't expect perfection. We know how to clean and the quickness we put towards that. We have other plans. Kids don't. All they have to do is stay in that room all day playing so there is NO rush. Be patient.
- Finally, they're just kids. Be patient.