I am kind of a neat freak with lazy tendencies. I LOVE, love, LOVE the look of a clean space, but I have my places where the cleanliness of a space is just not what I want it to be. I think this is referred to as “living with kids.” And I honestly struggled to create a cleaning routine for a long time. But I found something that really works for me and helps me to stay on track. This cleaning routine may not work for you, but it definitely is working for me and I thought you might want to hear how I am implementing it. This week, I will be sharing a little bit each day about how my cleaning routine works for me and what I do each day in my house to keep the monsters at bay.
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Oh, my! I am so excited to share our recent overhaul of the closet in what is going to be the girls’ shared room. I say going to be, because we are still hoping to transition them soon – it has been a long process! The girls have been sharing a closet in anticipation of shared quarters for about a month. And it has taken me a while to get all the organizational items I needed for the space together. But now everything is in place and I am so stoked to share it with you.
Thank you for joining me for the Kids Clean Room Challenge this week! I hope you and your little ones have had a fun time creating habits that make for more order in your day and in their rooms. Today is the last official day of the challenge, but the routines you have started are very easy to maintain. I hope to create a printable list of the to-dos and the challenges from this week, so I can keep up with them (Stay tuned!).
If you have been following along with this Kid’s Clean Room Challenge, you might have awoken this morning to find your kid’s room less messy than it was at the beginning of the week. You also may be getting used to the idea of starting your day with your kids by doing a quick pick up.
How did you do with Monday’s Kids Clean Room Challenge? Did you feel a little bit more pulled together after getting those kid rooms tidy and ready for the day?
Did you wake up to find you had to do it all over again because the room became a disaster area for discarded toys and games?
Do you struggle to keep your little ones rooms clean on a daily and weekly basis? Do you find it hard to fit it in amongst all the naps and playing? Are you frustrated to find your hard work cleaning undone in a matter of seconds?
So this week I am pledging to do something about it! I am setting up a cleaning schedule for my little ones’ room that won’t take too much time out of the day and is easily maintained (with some help from the kids!). And I am calling it the Kid’s Clean Room Challenge.