4. Break Things Down
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to cleaning and putting things away, the job’s a lot easier to manage when I break it down into smaller tasks. Rather than folding the entire basket of laundry, I might only fold 5-10 items each time I enter the laundry room. The job still gets done fairly quickly and it doesn’t feel like such a… well, chore. Help your children complete their jobs around the house by teaching them this approach. Another related cleaning tip I always share with my kids is to pick up as you go. If an item needs to be returned someplace downstairs, I will take it with me as I’m already going downstairs to do something else. Chores don’t feel like chores anymore since I was already going that way anyway. Break things down! It really does help.