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Getting Your Kids to Help Out with Spring Cleaning


Spring is just around the corner! This means you are probably looking forward to warmer weather and fresh air, but are you looking forward to spring cleaning? Spring cleaning is a big task for anyone, but this is especially true if you have kids. Not only do you need to go through your belongings, you need to go through all of your kids’ clothes and toys as well. This spring, save yourself some stress and get your kids involved in spring cleaning. Here are some tips to get them to help you out.


Have a Fashion Show

It can be amazing how much your kids grow after one winter. A great way to get your kids to help you spring clean your closets is to throw a fashion show. Let each member of your family try on different items in their closets. Not only will your kids have fun strutting down the runway, you’ll also be able to tell which clothes no longer fit or are in good condition. You can then get rid of these clothes to make way for some new items.

Broken Toy Hunt

In addition to going through all of your kids’ clothes, you’ll also want to clear out broken and unused toys. To do this, have a broken toy hunt. Let your kids know that they are going to go hunting for broken toys or toys that they don’t use anymore. Give each of your kids a loot bag (a trash bag) and tell them that they have to fill it up with as many of their own toys as they can. Set a timer and watch your kids race through their toy room, trying to find the most to trash.

Organization Scavenger Hunt

Once you’ve gotten rid of those unwanted items, you’ll need to spend a little time organizing the items you want to keep. To do this, give each of your kids a list of things that need to be done. This list is their scavenger hunt. Your kids will then race the clock to see who can get the most done on their list. If you have younger children, you can pair them up in teams to help make it easier.

Cleaning Dance Party

After everything is put away, it’s time to do a little scrubbing. To do this, throw a cleaning dance party! Strap on rags or sponges to your children’s feet and turn up the music. Your kids will have a blast slipping and sliding around the room and you’ll love how clean your floors will be! You can even give your kids rags to hold so that they can scrub the walls while they’re at it.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Kids

Throw out clothes that don’t fit or are in poor condition.

Toss broken toys.

Get rid of unused toys and games.

Organize toys.

Organize closets.

Scrub floors & walls.

How do you get your kids to help out with spring cleaning?

Annmarie John
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  1. Great and fun tips and will have to try with my girls as they do truly hate to clean up.

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  2. I haven't done spring cleaning since, well, ever. Good time to start, though, right?

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  3. Thanks for these great tips! This is much easier than getting out the whip! Seriously, I sometimes feel like that's what I'll have to do.

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  4. We constantly purge, donate and aim to get rid of "stuff". And this still feels like an ongoing problem! Your suggestions are so helpful - especially the fashion show. :)

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  5. Great advise! Let's put those kiddos to work! Lol..

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  6. this is such a chore for both me and my kids to get motivated. I usually put things away and if they have not been touched in a year, I toss them. Sometimes I think oh I will keep this for my grand kids, my oldest is 13 I have some time..

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  7. You've got some great ways here to get the kids WANTING to be involved. That's not always an easy task. I love the 'hunt' for broken toys idea (loot bag, lol!! double love the idea) and the dance party! My youngest would love doing both!

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  8. I'm sitting here laughing but actually those are marvelous ideas to get your kids involved in spring cleaning. I keep having this vision of them skating along the floors while cleaning them!!

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  9. Awesome way to make cleaning fun. My son hates cleaning his closet so now we just make it a rule that if he puts on something that doesn't fit or he no longer wants put it the hall box for goodwill.

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  10. Those are great tips. I wish I had thought of them when my kids were young and complaining!

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  11. Is it sad that I can't wait until my daughter gets older so that she can help with cleaning up? ha! She's only 2 but I think I'll only have about another year before it's time to put her to work. :)

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  12. My daughter likes to keep a sack in her closet for old clothes that don't fit anymore. It's an easy way to get rid of the clothes instead of having to weed through every article each season.

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  13. I would have never thought of this. These are great ideas! You have to make it fun somehow!

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  14. I agree! Kids should help with cleaning ( at times ) they can do simple things like putting their Toys away

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  15. yes when I do a spring cleaning on my kids rooms I toss thebroken toys when they are not looking to avoid any drama!

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  16. I love spring cleaning :) It feels SO good! My kids don't care for it though, so definitely need to make it more fun!

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  17. I love the idea of making cleaning fun. My son is getting to an age where he can help with cleaning and organizing. I'll definitely be following some of your tips.

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  18. Cute cute ideas! My kids are really great with cleaning and purging our mess!

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  19. My daughter is actually pretty good about cleaning her share around the house. We are very thankful for her.

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  20. I always get excited about Spring Cleaning. I also take this time to redecorate and rearrange things around the house.

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  21. I find that kids like cleaning if you make it fun! Turn on some music and let the dancing/cleaning begin!

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  22. Lots of good ideas! I need all the help I can get!

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  23. Are we already talking spring cleaning?! I guess it's almost that time isn't it?

    You shared some wonderful tips here... thanks so much (I'll be getting the kids to help out a bit more this year).

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  24. This is brilliant - and fun! I love that you gave us tips to get the kids involved by making it fun for them which makes them WANT to be involved. Pinned and tweeted!

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  25. You just reminded me I need to get to started on Spring Cleaning. I have to really get rid of some stuff too!

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  26. I really like how you turned this around and made it a fun task. Since my yard is covered in crocuses right now I guess I have to deal with Spring cleaning soon!

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  27. These are great tips! My kids hate helping around the house.

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  28. Great tips. We've never really had an issue with kiddo not wanting to clean. She's at the age now where she knows going through toys means she can donate them to kids in need and some of them will be sold so that she can buy the things she really wants.

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  29. Thanks for these awesome suggestions. A scavenger hunt I never would have thought of doing that when my girls were little.

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  30. All very good ways. Lots of fun too. Great way to clean

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  31. Cleaning out his toys is really hard for Davey. He can find a reason why he needs to keep every broken toy.

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  32. I absolutely need to do this. I need to go through my kids' toys and their clothes and just throw away what is only taking up room. It seems like I just did this not long ago, but things accumulate so quickly.

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  33. These are all great ideas! We always have our kids help out with the broken toy searches too!

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  34. The fashion show is such an adorable idea. My toddler loves to "sweep" and "mop." He also tries to do laundry!

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  35. Those are some fun ideas - love especially the toy hunt

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  36. These are great ideas. Scarlet loves a fashion show, and both kids love to find broken toys.

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  37. I have found what my girls love to help with and I assign that too them. It makes cleanup so much easier. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  38. I love the fashion show idea! I'll be trying that!

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  39. We are introducing chores in our home too. So important.

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  40. The broken toy hunt is so happening. What a cool idea!

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  41. These are timely tips, especially since we seem to have an early Spring here. We're doing good with clearing out clothes, but with toys, not so much.

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  42. These are great ideas for helping children learn habits that will help them throughout life.

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  43. Great ideas! I think the fashion show is my favorite, because I’ve done this with my girls. As for cleaning... sometimes the only thing that works is to actually pay them!

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