Keeping a clean house when that house contains a few kids is an ongoing struggle that would make Sisyphus shake his head in disbelief. The cycle of picking up, wiping clean, straightening and vacuuming can be a vicious one with no end in sight. Harnessing the power of the kids to help out can be difficult at best. Here is one method that is organized, thorough, and effective. It is no secret that keeping a consistently clean house takes discipline and organization. And, if you believe the current literature, young kids crave structure and boundaries. If that is true then this home cleaning system by KidSpace Stuff is a match made in heaven. Comprised of a name board with hooks on the bottom and color-coded chore cards which are hung on the hooks, it divvies up the many tasks involved in regular housecleaning and apportions them out equally.
The fact that chores are divided into four categories--daily, weekly, monthly and semi-annually--is a great way to both prioritize and ensure that everything gets done as needed.
This ultra-organized system may not work for every family, but if you think it might work for yours, why not give it a shot? The result will be a cleaner house with less housework falling on your shoulders. Sisyphus would be proud.
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