You know we’re a busy family, but we have a family agreement, that we take a day on our weekend, as a family, to clean our 3,200 sq ft home!
I don’t know about you, but I have a thing about living in dirty homes; I just don’t like it. It makes me feel dirty and that is definitely something that I don’t want to be the case in my own home. My home is my pride and joy, after all. Of course, there are a couple of home improvements we need to make to be able to call it a home, and we are thinking about getting these done as soon as we can.
Lately, I have noticed that our garage doors aren’t working like they used to, and it is really bothering me. Why aren’t they opening properly? No one knows why, but I think the experts will. So, I think I need to get in touch with somewhere like this garage door installation company in King of Prussia, PA. to know for sure what is going on. And then, hopefully, they will be able to fix the problem for us as well.
Once this has been done, you can bet that we will be keeping this room clean too, as what would be the point of getting it repaired if you’re going to keep it dirty? It is just one more thing that I need to add to my list.
I must admit, it would take us more than a day if we were to clean the whole home, so we use that day to clean mostly used living spaces and once a week, we address issues in low traffic rooms, like the formal dinning room, my gym room, etc.
I also have another rule of working 5-10mins a day in closets. I have a big project to organize my gym room, which has been doubling as a video studio and storage for teaching materials and I want to get all that out of there into my storage space. Leaving just one bookshelf with things I need on a daily basis to teach my clients.
That being said, I have a few tips to make the dreaded “clean the house day” more fun for the whole family!! Don’t believe it? Check it out:
How To Make House Chores Fun
Make it FUN!! Use music to make any task more fun! I personally love the option that Google Chromecast gives us to bring our favorite music into any room! All we have to do is plug into any speaker or computer in that room and boom! Clear, amazing sound coming out of any device!
Another great feature is that it offers so many free options for music which is streaming, giving you new choices, avoiding the boredom of the same old music on your library!
Because Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi res sound! Here are other great reasons why we love it:
1) Listen to your favorite tunes on your speaker
By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what’s playing or draining your battery.
2) Crystal clear sound, powered by the cloud
Use Chromecast Audio to stream over Wi-Fi which has many advantages over Bluetooth including higher sound quality.
3) Enjoy hundreds of your favorite audio apps
Stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more here!
4) Play music everywhere with Multi-room
Now you can easily fill every room in your home with synchronous music. Simply group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers. Sometimes my son, does that and shares some of his favorite tunes with me!
My son and I also stop the chores sometimes and dance!! It’s funny how much fun you can have together, just being silly for a bit!!! Your fun will be passed on to your children, trust me on that!! Sometimes I play Latin music and shake, shake, shake and I watch my son come and shake it too!!! So much fun!!! Who cares that we’re sweeping the floor or running the vacuum while doing it??
Hubby can play his 70s music while he takes care of the bathrooms! Everybody is happy!
Tip # 2
Rewards! Yes, we talk about something fun we want to do that weekend and share as a family, that we will do it, as soon as the chores get done. Same with my son, he gets to enjoy his computer and video games, after he helps us. We often explain to him, we wouldn’t get paid if we didn’t work, right? So school work and helping with house chores are your ticket to have access to the great things you enjoy at home!
Tip # 3
Schedule it! We usually set Saturday, as “clean the house” day! Everybody wakes up and knows that we need to work on chores before we move on with our day! I try not to schedule events, nor get-togethers before 3PM to give us time to take care of household chores!
Tip # 4
Delegate it! Knowing each of the chores you are responsible for taking care of helps the nagging and who does what kind of argument!
For example, it is my job to clean the kitchen! So I just go and take care of it. But I must admit, it is not an easy task. Since the kitchen is a constant source of food and water, rodents or pests can be attracted to this area, getting rid of them could be a hassle. Because of this, we often hire a pest control company to take care of it rather than do it ourselves.
You see my kitchen above, all clean, waiting for my son to run the vacuum and take pizza boxes to the recyclables container outside!
We divide chores by three, so it’s fair with everybody. But you know I end up doing most of it, because I see things which need to be done, but that’s OK, because during the week, hubby takes care of most tasks while I’m blogging and out and about with clients! We’re a team!!!
Tip # 5
You want to lead by example and have them grow up in a home which is “guest ready”! We always clean the house as if there was somebody coming over!! That’s what I tell my son! He asks why? I say, because you want to take care of and be proud of the space you live in! So sometimes when he visits some friends, he comes home talking about the “mess”, so funny! That tells me that he’s learning and we have ingrained a good foundation to help him become an organized and clean homeowner, without stressing out too much!
Our goal in doing all the above is living in a clean and clutter free home, because I truly believe a cluttered home leads to a cluttered life and nobody wants that, right?
If you are ready to start your Spring Cleaning early and want to join me in making your house chores more fun, check Best Buy for more information on how to stream happiness via Google Chromecast!
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and how you make your house chores more fun!!! As usual, give us a Trendy Shout!