Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a bore—we have 5 ways to mix things up that includes the whole family!
Think teamwork! Pairing up to tackle each room or project keeps everyone motivated and gives children the opportunity to develop leadership skills.
Take turns choosing the tunes. Singing and dancing together as you clean will boost energy and promote physical activity.
Inspire charitable giving. Encourage kids to support other kids by donating gently-used toys and clothes they no longer use. To ease their separation process, kids may write a letter or draw a picture to the prospective recipient, and you can use the opportunity to discuss giving and empathy.
Dream big. The process of removing clutter from your home is a good way to focus on what is most important in your lives. Reflect on family photos and other treasured memories while sharing new hopes and dreams for the year ahead.
Bring the energy into your community! Schedule a family outing or shared volunteer project that connects you with your community.
Spending a weekend or two spring cleaning? Post a family photo to Instagram and tag @dmymca!