Austin Junk Hauling: Make Spring Cleaning a Family Activity

Posted: March 13, 2014 in junk removal
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Spring break is next week and since the kids are out of school, it’s the perfect time to get them to help you clean! Here’s a few ideas for turning spring cleaning into a productive and fun family activity…

Make it pay.

Of course the simplest way to get your kids to help you clean is to make it pay financially. Create a list of everything that needs to be done and put a price tag next to each item. Allow the children to take turns deciding which chores they would like to do and for which prices. This way they can balance the chores they like with their desire to earn money.

Help them do good.

Doing good makes you feel good. Explain to your kids that you need them to help you clean out their closet/toy chest/room/etc., so you can donate the items to a family in need. Then, allow them to go with you to donate the items. They’ll feel good, but more importantly, if you get your kids in the habit of donating now, they’re more likely to do it as adults.

Let them make decisions.

Decluttering can be stressful for kids. To circumnavigate the stress, allow your kids to help you decide what goes and what stays. For example, if they have seven trucks and you want them to get down to only four, allow them to decide which three go. Don’t simply go pick three trucks to throw away.

Make it a game.

If you have multiple kids, you can make spring cleaning into a game. For example, see which kid can clean up under their bed the quickest or who can declutter their closet the best. Have small prizes ready for the winner!

And as always, if you need help hauling away all the junk you’re ready to get rid of, call Dirty Work at 512-328-3698 or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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