When it comes to cleaning chores — whether it’s seasonal or part of your weekly routine — we all know who tends to do the lion’s share of the work. However, the whole family benefits from a clean and organized home, and plays a part in making the mess, so cleaning should be a combined effort as well.
“It’s not about the mom,” Chalut notes. “The whole family should step up to the plate.”
But how can you actually get the whole family involved?
Delegate. Make a list of things that need to be done and ensure everyone plays a part. Even younger children can learn how to clean — and those life skills will benefit them later on. For weekly chores, create a chart and stick it on the fridge or bulletin board. The visuals serve as a good reminder and motivator.