DealDash Spring Cleaning Fun for the Whole Family

By now you are probably elbows-deep into your spring cleaning. However, if you are having trouble getting the whole family involved, we need to talk.

Spring cleaning is a tradition that rejuvenates your home and strengthens family relationships when done together. Or, a least keeps the main cleaner from feeling resentful! As the days grow longer and the first blooms of spring appear, it’s the perfect time to open up the windows and let some fresh air in. Then, tackle the clutter that’s accumulated over the winter. In this blog post, I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to make spring cleaning a fun and engaging activity for the entire family. Keep reading for some tips from DealDash to help get your home cleaned and ready for the summer ahead.

Spring Cleaning Games for Kids

First, one effective way to involve kids in spring cleaning is to make it fun through games. You could create a bingo card with different cleaning tasks, and children can mark off a square each time they complete a task. Alternatively, you can get a regular bingo set and for each chore your child completes they receive a bingo card. The more chores they complete, the more cards (and chances to win) they have.

Next, another way to turn chores into fun is a treasure hunt. Begin by selecting small rewards. These could be snacks, small toys, or special coupons for privileges like extra screen time. Hide these treasures in areas that need attention during the cleaning process. For example, tuck a treat under a stack of books that need to be shelved or place a tiny toy in the laundry that needs folding. Also, you could even hide a coupon in the cupboard that needs organizing. As your children do their chores, they’ll discover these surprises. This turns what might have been a mundane activity into an exciting adventure. This method motivates them to be thorough (as they hunt for hidden treasures) and adds a layer of fun to the cleaning process. Each found item becomes a direct reward for their efforts. This reinforces a positive association with accomplishing their household tasks.

You might argue that kids shouldn’t be compensated for doing chores, since chores are part of life. However, if you can get your kids into the “chore habit” you can eventually tone down the rewards. Or, you can work towards a bigger reward as a family, such as a trip to the amusement park or a beach day.

Assignments for Everyone

Spring cleaning is more efficient when everyone has tasks tailored to their age and ability. Young children can be in charge of picking up toys or dusting baseboards. These activities don’t require handling fragile items but still make a significant impact. Teenagers can handle more complex tasks, like organizing closets or helping to move furniture for vacuuming. Adults can focus on areas that require a more meticulous approach, such as decluttering paperwork or managing donations of unused items. Assigning specific tasks ensures that the work is evenly distributed and everyone gets a job they can do well.

Decluttering Your Home Creatively

Decluttering is often the most challenging part of spring cleaning but can also be the most rewarding. Encourage your children to help by turning decluttering into a creative project. They can design “keep,” “donate,” and “recycle” bins with colorful markers and stickers. This not only aids in the cleaning process but also teaches them about the importance of giving to others and recycling. For items that are harder to let go of, like toys or books, you could set up a “trial separation” box. Items that aren’t missed within a set period (like a month) can be donated later, making it easier to part with them. If you choose the trial separation route, don’t toss the items without checking back with your kids. This builds trust, and your kids will be more likely to put items in this category if they know they are making the final decision.

DealDash Has Items to Clean and Beautify Your Home

DealDash is an excellent place to get all your cleaning tools and appliances. When browsing around, you will find both wet/dry vacuums and stick vacuums. You will even discover robot vacuums! In addition to cleaning items, you will also find things to make your home look classy and put-together. I’m talking sculptures, paintings, and vases. These items are the perfect touch to complete your spring cleaning.

Knowing which type of vacuum to use on different surfaces can be a little confusing. If you’re having trouble figuring it out, visit the Best Vacuum and Appliances site. You will find articles on which is the best vacuum for the job.

Thanks for Reading

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a huge task that falls on the shoulders of one or two family members. By involving everyone and making it fun, you transform this annual chore into an opportunity. Chores are great for family bonding and teaching valuable life skills to your little ones. Whether through games, assigned tasks, or creative decluttering, the goal is to enjoy the time spent together. After, be sure to celebrate the clean, refreshed space you’ve created as a family. So, grab your supplies, crank up the tunes, and get ready to make your home sparkle with the joy of spring. Thanks so much, and happy bidding everyone!

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.