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4 Tips for Spring Cleaning With The Whole Family

Once the cooler months fly by, it’s time for flowers, warmer weather and fresh air. It’s also the perfect time to deep-clean and reorganize your home with a good spring cleaning. Since it can be such an overwhelming task, why not get the whole family involved? You can do so with these tips.

1. Teach good posture.

As the body ages, it’s so important to be mindful of how you treat it. If you all are lifting heavy boxes or climbing tons of stairs, teach everyone how to properly lift and shift their body weight. When it’s time to pick up a heavy item, it’s so important to bend the knees to avoid placing a ton of pressure or strain on the back. Good posture might seem trivial, but it’ll help everyone in the long run.

2. Assign age-appropriate chores.

Be mindful of the children and how much they can actually handle. If you have a two-year-old, you wouldn’t place them on dish-washing duty. Still, it’s good to teach your children a certain level of responsibility. Choose age-appropriate chores in order to keep them involved without overworking them.

3. Know your limits.

If a certain area is filled with mold, it’s better to let the professionals handle it. If you try to clean it incorrectly, this can spread the mold. Mold can cause health issues so you don’t want to play around with that. The same concept applies to piles of rubbish and asbestos. There are rubbish removal services that will take care of those tasks for you. Yes, it’s great to know when you can handle something yourself. However, it’s also wise to know your limits.

4. Celebrate once it’s over.

If you all are dedicating one week to your spring cleaning efforts, infuse some fun throughout the week. If you all don’t usually order pizza on weeknights, make it a pizza night. After you all finish the chores on a Tuesday night, pile up on the couch to unwind with a movie and popcorn. Once spring cleaning is complete, celebrate by going to an arcade or for a night of laser tag. It’s easier to get tough tasks done when there’s something great waiting on the other side.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a never-ending chore. When you include these tips, you can make lots of amazing memories with your family in the home you all love. Once you all remain diligent in your efforts, spring cleaning will be finished in no time.

Tim Esterdahl

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