Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Break - Cleaning the House

Today is the day after Easter and my girls are on break.. They would be extremely happy if I allowed them to stay in their pajamas, have snacks all day, and watch whatever they want on television...they would really love that..I had a different idea for today.
My house is a mess with a capital "M". The laundry is washed but not folded and put away, the kitchen has dishes that need to be cleaned, counters to be scrubbed, and cabinets to be wiped down. In addition to the kitchen, the bathrooms, the living room, the family room.. All disasters! Not to mention the game room and bedrooms....WOW. So I made two lists.. I wrote out a detailed list for each girl to complete by 3:00 PM today..My oldest was in charge of the kitchen, vacuuming the entire house, family room, bathroom floors, her bedroom and fold and put away her clothes.
The youngest was in charge of cleaning the game room (she made the mess), clean her room, her bathroom, clean all 3 toilets, polish and vacuum the stairs, Windex on the glass tops in the home, and put away on her clothes.
I found that when I keep the girls busy they don't fight, they can't say they are bored, and they let me run my business without so many interruptions. Today was a very productive day. I got a new client....yeah! and my house is clean...


Gina Carlin said...

LOVE it! What a concept...teaching our children to work! : ) Not the norm, but oh so necessary!

Jerome said...

It is always best to teach children how to clean the house so that they will value cleanliness what is inside the house. Parents have the responsibility to instruct their children on housekeeping obligation of every member of the family in order to contribute in making a house free from illnesses.

housekeeper said...

When cleaning the house, no matter whether it's spring or winter, the entire family should participate, and not only the mother. Still, in most cases, in order to avoid any trouble, people hire a housekeeper.


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