I’ve mentioned my grandma a few times before and how she was creative, clever, and fun. I have so many amazing memories of the “little things” in life that she turned into great things. Not long ago she passed away and while the pain of losing her is still raw I know that I am so lucky because I have so many wonderful memories to last me a lifetime.
One thing that she made fun was cleaning. Yes, you read the right, cleaning! She loved to sew and she had sewn me an apron that she kept in the top drawer in her kitchen (right next to her towels). On Sundays we’d get up and she’d open the kitchen drawer and pull out my little apron and tie it on. It’s amazing to me that a simple apron made cleaning fun. I thought it would be really neat to “pass on the cleaning fun” to my daughter. I made her a special cleaning apron that I now keep in my top drawer in my kitchen right next to the one my grandma made for me.
When it is time to get some cleaning done I try and make a game or a race out of it. I hand my daughter a duster and tell her “hey let’s race and see who can dust off the most window sills or heat registers.” I set a timer for 10 minutes and then we go for it.
The point of this post is two fold really. First, I wanted to encourage you to make “fun of the little things” in life and second to remember that daunting tasks can be fun if you make a game out of it. I hope you will share some of your stories with us too!
Here are some links to some great FREE printables to help out with making cleaning fun!
Free Chore Chart
Free Cleaning Routine
Free Blank Cleaning Routine
Free Spring Cleaning Kit
What Chores are Appropriate
Free Chore Reward Chart