Golda from My Cute Maid shares her 4 secret tips to get your kids to help spring clean!
- Think teamwork, “teen carwash/fun” mentality, and take your “Mom or Dad voice” out of the equation.
- Become the cool parent who amps up the music to make cleaning fun
- Ignore all the kids bleating and moaning, and praise their solutions to the hilt!
- In spite of their complaints, they won’t let you down!
Plus the 4 chores that need to be part of your spring cleaning.
Clean the lampshades
Speed up the process with a lint roller. – the kids will love the whole sticky thing and love discovering all the goodies the lint roller picks up.
Removing pesky pet hair. If you’ve got a pair of rubber gloves, it’s a breeze! Just pick a fun bright color for you and your helper, dampen them and pick up all the unwanted pet hair.
Ketchup to clean silver
This is a sure-fire trick for polishing up both. The kids will love it too – who doesn’t love to lick your fingers and get a chore done, too. Have them grab a bottle of ketchup from the fridge, spread it all over your silver or copper with a little salt to act as a polish – your silver will thank you.
Fridge Purge & Polish
You probably wipe down your refrigerator on the regular already, but don’t forget about the rest. Have the kids pop out the door shelves and bins, and wash them in warm, soapy water in the sink to get rid of food bacteria and spillage.