5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning
March 26, 2016

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It’s that time of year again – time for Spring cleaning! We’ve set our clocks back, opened our windows, and begun to think about what needs cleaning (or getting rid of) in our homes. With kids, it can be a big challenge trying to get them to help out with Spring cleaning. Here are 5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun!

5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

1 – Put on fun clothes to clean in! Whether it’s your son’s Flash costume, your daughter’s princess costume or bright clothes, it’s fun to do something out of the ordinary when working. If you think about it, isn’t it fun to put on rainbow outfits for color runs? Why not put on clothes that make that dreadful task of cleaning fun. 

2 – Invite your kids to purchase cleaning supplies at the store. Our kids love to help buy things at the store. When it comes to purchasing cleaning supplies, have them help pick out the supplies that don’t have chemicals in them, such as mops, dusting cloths, scrubbing brushes, brooms and more. Plus, see if you can find a “child sized” broom or brush so they can help clean with their own supplies.

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3 – Turn the music up. When I was a kid, I did not like Spring cleaning! I would have rather sat in my room, listening to my walkman (yeah, I just went there) and reading my Teen magazine. However, when it was time to clean, I always looked forward to my mom putting on a Diana Ross record in the record player.

4 – Order take-out after the big cleaning! When it comes to Spring cleaning, I like to spend a day really cleaning the house. Afterwards, I honestly don’t feel like cooking, but would rather just sit back, relax and enjoy my food. After a big cleaning job, we like to order pizza, put on a movie and relax together. A great incentive to work towards while cleaning.

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5 – Have a garage sale. I don’t know about you, but Spring cleaning for me doesn’t only involve “cleaning,” but it also involves getting rid of things we don’t use or need anymore. Kids love to make money, so let them help out and sell their stuff at a garage sale. Not only will it give them incentive to get rid of things, but they’ll love talking to customers and pocketing the money they make from their sales.

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Do you have any ways to make Spring Cleaning fun?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

8 Responses to “5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun”

  1. I like the idea of ordering take out when it’s all over. Who wants to cook after that?

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  3. Diane Nassy says:

    Great tips! I’ve bee wanting to have a garage sale for years. I need to make it happen!

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  5. Jess says:

    This is a great list- I think the biggest thing for me is the music- motivating, upbeat music. My kids don’t always like to clean either- so your tip of letting them help buy the supplies is a great one- and I think giving them their own list would be beneficial too- that way they can cross the items off and feel they are contributing. Having a prize (like picking where to order the food from or even picking a movie to watch after cleaning) for the first list completed correctly could also help. I haven’t tried it, but I know those would be huge motivators for my kids- and the competition would motivate them to finish faster.

  6. Dana Zucker says:

    Music and Take Out! I am adding these to my Spring Cleaning must haves.

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