RE-DECORATE: TIME TO GET CREATIVE
With the days getting longer and warmer its a great time for a Spring clean and some re-decorating. But if your kids are anything like ours, getting them on board with tidying-up can be a struggle (even though they are the ones creating most of the mess). Here are several ways for making it fun these school holidays.
Set a timer
A simple timer can have a big impact. Set the timer for 5 minutes and see how many toys / clothes / etc they can put away in that time. Or time them to see how fast they can complete chores you have assigned to them.
Pump up the tunes
Good music makes everyone a little more inspired, but if you've had your fill of Disney soundtracks, we suggest checking out these: 136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane).
Hold a garage sale
Once the cleaning and sorting is done, a garage sale can be a great way to move on unwanted items. Get the younger kids to make colourful signs and posters to display and the older kids will love helping out with selling.
Reward the kids for all of their hard work with something new for their (clean) bedroom or playroom. Here are a few of our favourites: