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Cleaning Their Rooms

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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I'm just wondering how old your kids are and how much of their room do they clean up?  What is the best way to stay on top of this?  We have 5 kiddos and I'm just so overwhelmed in this area!!

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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.Angelica.
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM
I only have 2 and it is a fight every day to get my oldest to clean. Hes 5.
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GwenMB
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Mine are almost 6 & 4 & I do most of the cleaning.  They are capable, though, so I really need to start having them do it.

Maybe start with it clean, show them where things belong (label as needed) and then tell them they are responsible for cleaning.  Nightly pick up always seems like a good idea, but at least weekly.

You could always tell them that at X time, anything not in its proper spot gets picked up by you & put away & they have to earn it back.

GwenMB
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

The above is always my plan but I never seem to follow through.

Kainalu55
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:24 PM

my daughter is 6, she does ok at cleaning, but i have to tell her multiple times to do it.  I do feel bad because it's usually her 2 year old sister who makes the mess!

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