Cleaning and decluttering together as a family have a variety of benefits – both for the organization of your home, and for the personal growth of your children. The result is a clutter-free, functional home where everyone feels responsible for the outcomes and progress made. Let’s look at a few of the top reasons your family should clean together now.
It encourages children to pitch in and take care of their belongings and environment
First and foremost, encouraging children to help clean helps them learn more about how to take care of their belongings, and how to be responsible in the home environment. From an early age, it’s important for children to observe you and your partner taking care of household tasks – and to integrate them into the process as soon as you can.
This helps them realize that caring for the home is not the responsibility of just one parent or caregiver – but of everyone who lives there. Even doing simple tasks like dusting, putting dishes in the sink or dishwasher, or putting dirty clothes in a laundry hamper help kids become more self-sufficient and independent – and instills them with a sense of value and pride.
It teaches philanthropic values to your children
From an early age, it’s important to teach your children the value of hard work and money. As well, teach them the value of their personal items and not to be wasteful – but donating gently used belongings. Make this part of the decluttering fun – let them help pick a charity to donate to. Instilling philanthropical values into your children early will show them to care for others and make the world a better place.
Holiday cleaning can help keep your children’s belongings organized
Christmas is a great time to declutter with your kids. For younger kids, you can use this time to declutter old toys with a “Santa sack.” Your kids can choose 2-3 old toys they no longer use to put in this sack for Santa to “take away” and give to other children who will use them.
This helps cut down on toy clutter, and you can donate the toys to the needy. As your kids grow older, you can dispense with the “Santa sack” story, and directly ask them to give you a few toys or items they don’t use each year – so that you can donate them to someone who will use them!
Spring cleaning lets you prepare for the change in seasons as a family
Spring cleaning is a great way to bond as a family. You can give everyone their own tasks, sort through clothing and outerwear, freshen up the interior of the house. For items you want to be removed, pile junk in a convenient location for Kloos Hauling & Demolition to take away. Or, if you want us to, we can remove the junk for you – making the entire process even easier on you! Together, we’ll make sure that your home is in great shape for the rest of the year! We’re able to supply free estimates for any size of job before we start.
Encourage your kids to clean – and enjoy the benefits!
When your family is cleaning, tidying and decluttering together, you’ll enjoy a better home environment, and your kids can learn more about the responsibilities of running a home. So, don’t wait – get your kids involved in home cleaning right away to enjoy these benefits!
If you need assistance with junk removal around your home or would like to use a hauling service for pick-up – contact us today! Call us at 204.955.1188 or use the contact us form on our website. We can help schedule an appointment convenient for you and make the last step to your clutter-free home easy!