How do you encourage your children to clean up after themselves? Do you insist that they help with the cleaning or do you find it easier to just do it yourself? Personally, I am all about encouraging the kids to clean up after themselves and the rest of the household.
I try to remember that not only am I raising boys, but I am growing men and I want these men to be capable of looking after themselves and their loved ones and if this means that sometimes I have to “nag” at them to clean up, then so be it. I wish there was a magic potion that I could slip into their food which meant that they cleaned up with no encouragement from me, but alas, I have not found it yet. However, I figure that it will be all worthwhile in the end.
We seem to go through stages where they are more helpful than others. When they were little, they loved joining in and we had a special cleaning song. Now my pre-teens take a little more reminding than they used to.
Ways to Encourage your Kids to Clean up
Make things accessible – This is a biggie for me. I hate it when they come to me and ask where things are, so I make sure that they know where the cloths, cleaning products and tools are.
Do it with them – Often we have a mad 10 minutes as a household where we all cleanup. I put the music on loud or set the timer on the cooker and we all do it.
Let them know what is expected – My friend Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family’s kids have a chart which clearly states what is expected of each of her children each day.
Incentivise them – My boys have certain things that they do for the good of the family, however, for other things I pay them. I never used to, but have found that at this age money is king!
Show them what to do – I have been so guilty of saying to Mini “Go and Clean your bedroom” and then gone and took a look and been horrified. I really needed to clarify with him and show him what I wanted him to do. So make the bed, put his toys away, put any clothes away, vacuum and take drinks downstairs. Once I had shown him, he understood the steps needed to have a clean room.
What NOT to do!
The biggest mistake you can make when encouraging your kids to clean up. Is taking a job off them because they are going too slow or not doing it to your standard. How will we ever get them to do it if we always end up taking over?
Do they take forever to vacuum? Do they miss bits? Perhaps you have really high standards and you need to change your expectation of them and let them do “their” best job.
I am not going to say that I have all the answers, but what I do have is boys that are mostly willing to help, that will pick up the vacuum when asked and that put their dishes in the right place in the dishwasher!
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my biggest tip for getting kids to clean up is to make it a competition. first one to tidy their room gets a treat
I just tell my kids that Saturdays are for cleaning their rooms and they get on with it, praise them afterwards always.
An old fashioned bribe helps-a Kinder Egg can work wonders
We try and make tidying up fun by turning it into a game of “who can tidy the fastest?” Playing music also helps.
Start them young, make it fun is my motto. Often found my lad was curious, so would get him to “help”
Providing them with the tools to do it, toy boxes (for putting away their toys), their own wash bags (for putting in their dirty washing) and having a light weigh vacuum cleaner rhat they can use too is a great idea! Also having child sized brushes, and dust pans.
make it fun,teach them young
My son has just always been keen to help, I’m not sure I ever had to bribe or encourage him 🙂
Make a game of it with the younger ones and rewards do tend to work with the older ones lol
my kids clean there rooms on a Saturday morning and then after they have done it I take them to the local cinema for kids club this way they learn to keep there rooms reasonably tidy all the time
My granddaughter loves helping to clean around the house
Start young, a toddler can help put their toys away and lead by example.
Close their bedroom door and tell them their friends can not come in, they can’t not go out until it has been cleaned, It works.
They will not get there pocket money until they have done what I have asked them to do.
We taught our children from young to clear up when they had finished playing, now it is second nature to them to put their things away. I have not got them vacuum yet but am always open to a challenge.
Reward charts have worked well for me
Keep it fun and bribery!!!
Change the wifi passwords until the jobs are done!
I always encourage the kids to clean up after themselves because when I put their things away they say they can never find anything !!
My children are now grown up and I still end up nagging them to clean up.
We have a cleaning rotor with award chart
Start them off young so it’s normality!
Reward with some TV time
Make it fun, my little boy carries the duster for me and he thinks he is helping , i always say thank you and clap my hands its adorable x
The younger they are the more they seem to enjoy getting involved but I shall be taking lots of tips from here for the future!
Start them young, it just becomes a natural part of their day. Play then put away.
Just dont nag them!
We have a reward system so there is benefit to helping.x
Bribery usually works for me!
Great gubbins, great idea
Start young and bribe them
Rewards, stickers and not leaving so long that it gets out of hand
A SMALL BRIBE USUALLY WORKS
Not sure that anything works 100% of the time – incentives such as cinema visits at end of a tidy month worked well when mine were small
Bribery is the only thing that works
Bribery! Haha no but really, rewards charts and similar things are always quite effective.
i have to go with bribery it seems to work
Make it into a game 🙂 Who can clean up fastest? Who can clean up the best?
my daughter is really really really messy. i stopped cleaning her room for a week, she couldnt find her headphones under the piles of mess so ended up cleaning it herself, she was happy with the results and now always puts her own things away 🙂
Bribery. Works every time. And I’m a grandma so I can get away with it!
Try to make it seem fun and not a chore, I would set a timer and see if they could put all the toys away before it went off. It seems to have worked quite well
Encourage it from early on and always do something fun together after.
Bribery and threats sometîmes work but from someone with adult children don’t build your hopes up!!
Give them a treat if they do the job properly
The wifi password. Never fails.
My girls actually quite like tidying up. The trick is to keep their attention on it — they tend to give up fairly quickly and go off and untidy something else.
Try to make it fun… or bribery of one kind or another 🙂
I make it into a game, and shout out a countdown from 20 to 1 and they all have a mad scramble to clear away as much as they can before the clock hits zero.x
Turn it into a competition, my lad will do anything if he thinks he’s competing against Dad to see who can do the most/first etc.
Turn some music on and make it fun and all dance around while you clean.
change the wifi code so that only I know it 🙂 They have to tidy to get the code 😛
I don’t have any kids so no idea really. When we were young, if my parents asked us to do something we did it, it was out of respect back in those days. Plus we did get pocket money for doing chores. If we were naughty, we got smacked.
Try and make it into a game with a stop watch
Letting whoever has done the cleaning on that day choose what we have for dinner
Make a game of it, first to finish etc. Start when they are little!
Make it fun and into a game…. Get kids to pick up stuff and put it into a couple of bins. Whoever gets more wins a treat, lolly or kinder egg works wonders
I threaten stuff left lying about for more than a certain amount of time will head off to the dustbin!
giving them pocket money
Clean up together from a young age and make it fun,, play music, have a race, sing..
lets them choose what they want to do – and thank them for doing it!
I think it is age dependent. At early years, making a competition out of it or getting treats/rewards does the trick.
Split the chores between all of them and make it fun
Looks very useful
Set a timer and make it a race – not too fast though – and always praise them for their efforts 🙂
I try to make it fun but usually end up having to remind my son that he won’t be able to do the things he wants to do until he has tidied up.
I’d go with bribery.
I have always encouraged my son to tidy up after himself since he was very small
By making them clean up for their pocket money.
I make it into a game with a reward of a sticker on a chart which they collect through good behaviour that results in a treat when all stickers are collected.
they get a treat when they have done what they have been asked x
My daughter gets pocket money for keeping her room clean and tidy,she has dyspraxia and is very unorganised and cant stay focused for long, so she does her best,and when her room is tidy ,she is so pleased with herself.
The youngest is fascinated by the hoover so the minute the hoover is out she’s all over it trying to hoover the floor. It’s clearing her own toys away that is usually more of a battle so I always say “I bet I can tidy more stuff away than you” and she always falls for it.
Make cleaning fun and get them to tidy toys straight away rather than waiting until its a big chore.
Turning it into a game for my youngest who is 3 and turning off WiFi until its done for my eldest who is 7 and lots of praise once its done. x
If they know they are going to get a treat they will help
Make it a game!
A reward offered for cleaning up – a DVD to watch afterwards for example
Just start them young when they are keen to help, and hopefully it will become a habit.
Trying to make it fun – with a reward at the end of a week for those who have done well
At the moment alump of cole in the stocking on xmas morning instead of a present from father xmas!!!
Either make it a game or a competition! A bit of funny fast music helps too!
Make it fun most of all! Then there’s always bribery and rewards if that helps!
Lots of praise and a treat when its done
If my kids don’t set the table for dinner, I serve their plates and bring my own cutlery. They soon run to the kitchen to get their own….doesn’t happen much any more….they usually remember to set it.
we make it into a game to make it fun, also having bins that have a sensor so the lids open as you approach them makes it even for fun!
I try to make it fun and a reward at the end always helps encourage my son to do some chores.
Bribery!! Sweets/taking ipad away/change WiFi password!!
I have no idea! Nagging doesn’t work, so I’ll be reading everyone else’s tips!
i let her pick what take away we are having on saturday after she cleans up
bribery and corruption
Start them young – then it is simply the normal thing to do.
I was in and out of hospital when my daughter were younger so she just used to pick up the hoover and do the bits she saw, once she had mastered that she ventured out into a wider area. Now I have furkids who I wish would clean up after themselves but sadly I cannot see my 3 year old Collie cross hoovering.
my children have always had chores. For instance my 17 year old now every tuesday has to empty all bins, take bins out. Hoover the stairs and landing and cook dinner on a tuesday. He appreciates all I do now to keep the house tidy with being a working mum
I make it part of a condition of getting pocket money and that seems to work. My son is 12 and actually is pretty goood at helping out but he know he needs to keep his room clean and take out the trash which he does without me having to ask now
give them chor money.
Bribe them with some sweets
Get them involved from an early age and reward them, when older they do their chores before being allowed to see friends/ go to clubs / watch TV.
Start a weekly total for pocket money and each time they fail to tidy up, mark it on a chart that they lose a part of their allowance for failing to do so.
I love putting a song on and we rush around and tidy as fast as we can during the song. It makes it quite fun
make a game of it, see who can pick it up faster 🙂
Constant reminders and if they have “forgotten”, getting them to go back to tidy up/put away, makes them think twice before leaving it again. My two really dislike beginning an activity, then me coming along and making them go tidy up, makes them wish they did it before they started!
Rewards our good in our house.
My Little one is always happy to help and gets rewarded with a little treat afterwards 🙂
Rewards work well pocket money, time on her tablet etc
My kids get excited when i let them use a feather duster! Such a simple task but it seems to have caught their little imaginations!
We give rewards such as game/TV time for doing chores
Make it fun
Hide their chargers and refuse to give them back until their chores are done 🙂
We use pocketmoney and they are expected to help out around the house
I tell my daughter’s I will help, we do it together so there’s not any strops! I don’t mind it aslong as she does her share!
We’ve always taught them that one toy gets tidied away before the next comes out. It’s what they are used to, and usually works well.
Make it a competition for them. Who tidies their room fastest gets a reward (other one gets a smaller reward )
start them off with this attitude from a young age so the responsibility becomes natural to them
Make it a game
We have a star chart!
to threaten them that ill throw it all away if they dont tidy up behind them lol it works
I encourage mine to start young, even at 2 my youngest can put dirty clothes in the washing machine, and rubbish in the bin.
No clean up – no treats.
Tidying up when playing has always been part of our routine, we started early so it’s the norm now.
We turn it into a fun game – whoever can tidy up their stuff the fastest wins!
making it into a game to see who can do it the fastest
Tell them that they’re not going out until they have… and mean it!
Part of the condition of getting their pocket money each week is that they do their bit around the house.
would love to be able to say that I threaten them with no sweets, but it tends to be something along those lines as gentle rewards don’t always work!!
I’m not the tidiest person, and wasn’t the best at getting my daughter too keep things tidy either. So I don’t have any good advice on this one I’m afraid.
I like to give them little treats and goals to work towards. If they want something special they have to work for it and if they complete their tasks, they get what they want 🙂
we all work together as a team and it works wonderes x
I would dangle the carrot to get results..! “If we can finish all the tidying then you can choose something fun to do or somewhere nice to go” Always worked for me…my kids are 37 & 34 now and they do the same thing with their families..and it’s still working…!
Start them young! They enjoy helping so much when they are younger.
I always make sure they get a reward, usually use of the play station or internet. No tidying up, no reward.
I normally use bribery (so their pocket money!)
Good old fashioned bribery, Im afraid “theres a chocolate biscuit in it for you” ha ha. Luckily theyre good kids and always help out.
Make it fun with a reward at the end, even if its only a trip to the park or half an hour of tv.
Make it like a game
promise them a treat
I told my kids in order to stay fit and healthy you have to take a good care in keeping your room tidy 🙂
I say the kids can’t have their technology if their bedrooms are a mess, have been caught out sometimes when my 7 year says he has tidied but that means chucking everything in draws in the wrong places (I’m talking lego mixed with little coins etc)
Make it playful
Start them young.
Start them young, then as they get older give them pocket money for doing things
My top tips:
Start young and it becomes second nature to put stuff away when finished
As they get older reward them for helping more
Bribery always worked for me!
Good old fashioned bribery.
Reward charts all the way, and the end treat doesn’t have to be expensive either. Indoor picnic anyone?
I find it easy to get little things done if I just ask nice but anything else is usually by blackmail.
Mine are teenagers so.i just changebthe wifi code and dont give it them until their chores are completed.
Perhaps a little treat when they complete something. eg. an hour watching tv
Make it a game for younger kids, and with older ones I’ve got nothing but bribery!
The threat of binning things if I have to ask twice for something to be tidied!
Making it into a competition – my son is very competitive!
Make it a challenge; see how quickly they can do it. Also try to stay upbeat and positive to encourage formation of more positive associations, though that’s easier said than done!
We had a chore chart with set amounts per job (properly) completed. (50p for doing the washing-up, 20p for setting the table etc.) They got a mark on the chart if they did it, then at the end of the week we counted up all their marks & ‘paid’ them their pocket money. No jobs, no money.
I wont let them use their tv until its done
I have started quite early to make them do little choores arround the house, when they were younger they used to quite enjoy dusting the cabinets or “cleaning” the windows. Maybe the enjoy it not so much now but they will do it maybe with a little bribe or threat there won’t be a planned sleepover if their room is not tidied
Make it fun all do it together
we have a jobs chart on our fridge, my daughter is only 5 but she has no concept of putting things away or tidying. SO the chart gives her 2 days off a week and has jobs like feed the dog, tidy room, help me with the washing and a day where we can ask help with dinner and help tidy the leaves off the drive. She loves it, and gets upset if she doesn’t have time to do it!
pocket money x
Treats always works! lol
Rewards – usually pocket money and ‘electronics’ time 🙂
I tell them they are not allowed out until they tidy up!
My son has just always been keen to help
Rewards help, but most of the time they do it willingly
For grandson I blackmail him saying I will ring his mum to come and pick him up and take him home if he doesn’t clear his mess up. Also he won’t get any of my pringles. (lol)
Make it fun and then let them know how nice it is and how happy you are
Using a reward chart for keeping room tidy and help with little jobs around the house. My son likes the hoovering
Consider getting some clear plastic bins for toy storage and get your kids to help to decorate them with stickers, paint or whatever you want. Decide what type of toy is going into each box and get your kids to draw a picture which represents those toys. Stick it onto the visible face of the box so that even when friends come to play, everyone will know where things go when it’s time to tidy up. Your kids will feel better about the process too, as they will be using something that they have created. Once they know the routine it should be easy .
Bribe them with goodies trips to cinema etc
Start them as young as possible so that it just becomes something that they have always done.
Make cleaning fun by racing to complete chores against each other.
Getting the children to help around the house at an early age helps.I’m lucky that my son just gets on with keeping his room tidy and helping me around the house without any fuss.
Teach them as young as possible but make it fun 🙂
We talk about how it is there home too and therefore their responsibility to help. They moan but they understand
My tip is to reward them for cleaning up after they make a mess so instead of making it boring cleaning up after the fun what i do is reward them with a treat so it encourages them to clean up.
ban their ipad or playstation
Favourite things are temp take ,to encourage them to learn
put some music on and i let her copy me, she loves it.
Start young – tidy cushions,put toys in a box,set the table.
As they get older give them jobs for extra spends or treats.
They are usually pretty good with cleaning up after themselves, but when they don’t, I usually get them to compete e.g. The one who cleans up the most gets a lollipop!
A little bit of blackmail, goes a long way
Lots of encouragement and a monetary or sweetie reward usually works for us – I’ve seen lots of posts on FB about withholding wi-fi passwords until certain jobs are done, that sounds a great idea and one I will definitely use, they’re not old enough for that to have any effect at the moment.
reward chart to let them see they are doing a good job
I try to make it into a game between them
I’m quite lucky in that my boys like to help. It probably wont last much longer. My eldest is a little harder and I tell him he can go on his tablet if he helps. Bribery really
Don’t have any so reading all the comments for great ideas 🙂
My son is only a toddler but we have a clean up song which works
Old fashioned bribery usually does the trick.
What is your tip for getting kids to clean up after themselves? . . . . .praise praise praise . . . . well done is so much better than ‘you missed a bit’
Making a chore chart and getting a reward for each chore
I get my nieces to tidy up by joining in and making it fun, like rolling on the rug when everything is put away.
My kids know that Saturday is cleaning day so I put them music on and say the 1st to finish gets extra time on the computer xx
Start them young and make it seem fun to help
Get them started young
make cleaning time funtime
Turn it into a game
My place is so small that my little fella knows he has to put away his toys or there’s no room to play anything else. He loves his little ride-on car so has to clear the road to get through 😉
In need of a handy vaccum like this now that I have a baby and am on maternity leave. More time in the house means more cleaning is needed!
My tip is to put music on and get everyone in the family cleaning together so the child doesn’t feel like it’s a solitary chore.
Try and make a game out of it (first one to get all the Lego in the box is the winner!) It doesn’t always work but I do try..
Kids tidying up? I’ll believe it when I see it! Great prize
There’s money in the room!
We put the music on and dance while we clean❤?❤?❤?❤?❤
i have no tips and no ideas lol x if anyone knows pls tell me
I try and make it fun, doesn’t work very often though!
Teach them when they are babies.
turn it in a game and make it fun
a reward chart x
Tell them they have to do their homework – cleaning is then a good option!
My daughter knows if she helps tidy her room and helps with recycling and helping me with my chores she gets lots of ‘bonus points’! It’s a game I’ve devised with her, whereby if by Fri she gets lots of ‘points’ she gets to have treats such as extra 20mins on the tablet, a trip to the park and last weekend was baking cookies together!
I find bribery helps. Part of their pocket money depends on the kids cleaning up after themselves.
Financial reward is more favourably received than anything else, I have found
Bribery – by far the best, always seems to work
Start them young. Put a fun job list up so they can remember them and use reward charts
I tend to persuade them with some pocket money 🙂
Start them helping to clean when they are young. My youngest loves using his toy hoover to help mummy and my oldest helped when she was young too and it’s normal for her to clean up after herself now
You have to make a game of it.
I find encouragement is the best tool to help children clean up after themselves.
Sorry – I use the No toys until it’s clean line.
I always promised we’d do something nice once all the chores had been done
My son earns money for doing jobs round the house. Only small amounts but it does all add up and we pay him once a month. He made £50 one month from all the helping and good school reports!
We have pocket money in exchange for a certain amount of weekly chores with the opportunity to earn more for extra work done.
Unashamed bribery! Helping with chores => bonus electrical time!
A bit of competition with my lot always helps, who can do it better /quickest! I find it a struggle a lot of the time but I want to be persistent so when they eventually move on, running a home isn’t a complete shock. I push my son a bit more as I can’t stand the “he’s a man” excuse for being a messy so and so!
For older ones it’s usually just good old fashioned bribery
Start from a very early age. Make a game out of putting toys away/
I try to make it fun and turn it in to a little competition
Buy fun cleaning products! Brightly coloured and “fun” looking appliances seem to make it much more appealing – everybody wanted a go with the funky shaped bright vacuum, nobody wanted to use the old white upright 🙂
When they’re little, treat it as a game and have fun tidying things away together. As they get older, give rewards for them keeping their rooms tidy (or reduce pocket money, if it’s a tip!)
At pre school they have a clean up song they sing so I follow through with it at home as well which seems to work
Tell them this is what grown ups do..every child wants to behave more grown up
Make it fun
Beg and plead?….
Give them rewards when they’re done
Encourage them from young
Make it fun! Or offer a bonus to their pocket money if they take on some household chores
Bribery always does the trick!
For little ones make it a game, a little older .. they like to help out anyway! and older still then install a sense of pride in keeping their home tidy?
My son gets extra pocket money if he does his chores. IT is a great incentive
We make a game of it to tidy up and I try not to moan about it infront of them so they dont see it as such a chore.
Hide a treat in their room!!-works every time…they love looking for it and must tidy at same time ;))))
We turn it into a game a see who can put the toys away the fastest
My kids get pocket money if they have been helful which always drives them to help around the house
We have sticker charts for chores
Start them young, make it fun and offer treats as rewards
My kids are still young (2 and 4), so they still enjoy helping?
d it together, eg give them a duster to help you, let them help load and unload the dishwasher by letting them do the things they can reach and not hurt themselves with,, toys can be tided up as a game to see who can the most in the toybox first etc
Make it into a fun game or all join in and do it together and have a nice treat afterwards.
no tv till they have tidied there room
Start them as early as possible so it’s normal to tidy up after themselves.
Praise them when they do it so they’re more likely to want to do it next time
Start from a young age and integrate it as part of play, and then it wont be questioned so much. And maybe have snack time after
clean with them at the same time
Tell them they cant use the internet until they clean that way you will have a spotless house.
Make it routine and teach them the most efficient ways to clean and tidy, if all else fails nag them 🙂 x
No tip – I have failed in this area
Give them colourful tools and cloths and tell them that they are playing housekeeping and that when they are done they can do what mummy does when her work is done and have a drink and a biscuit.
Start young. Children love copying their parents, well mine do, so tidying up after ourselves becomes a game
I do encourage my children to do chores and will make it a race but I am a massive control freak and just do it properly after they have done. Ha ha. Merry Christmas ???
Just start young, make it part of a routine and they will grow up doing it .x
Bribery & coercion, failing that downright threats!
Turn it into a game rather than a chore – always works for me x
just make it fun
I try to teach them the importance of being organised and clean. But I also use rewards charts and bribery ?
Make it fun and start them when they are young.
That Santa wont come to an untidy bedroom!
I try and make it a game, who can tidy away the toys in the box first!
Give them an incentive, even just a really small treat.
Well to be honest it’s extra time on my son’s xbox if he makes his bed etc and if he helps me to do the garden or extra chores then he gets a few pennies to spend. My daughter is 2 and loves to help me tidy at the moment anyway!
Blackmail lol, no seriously, I’m quite lucky I just remind my 2 that its much nicer to play in a tidy room than a messy one and they also have a reward chart that they love to find ways of filling up so they are really good like that
Bribery always works, if mine cleans up she is able to go play with her friends or go on the iPad.
Either teamwork ‘you tidy LEGOs, you soft toys’ or plain bribing ‘you get your sweets after tidying up’. But I do try and remember to thank them for their effort!
A reward chart for chores and pocket money x
Start young, treat all the same, set a minimum standard and give rewards for anything over and above that.
Bribery always works
I generally find that bribery helps
My kids are still at the age where they love to help clean (3&5) – so my top tip would be to keep it fun and give loads of praise ?? fantastic prize ❤️? fingers and toes crossed x
I always try to make cleaning fun so I always put on the kids favourite music and get them dancing around with the hoover or sweeping brush. They actually enjoy it when they are in the *mood* lol
My children love helping so I just make sure tasks are simple and made fun.
A rewards chart so if they complete their daily chores, they get stars, which converts into money so they can save for something they really want!
Let them think that they are really helping you, and how much you value their help xx
Good old fashioned pocket money rewards!
I have to make my son tidy up after himself at 13 everything ends up on the floor and it drives me mad
mine earn pocket money for chores
Give a good example and encourage them to follow. If my daughter makes a mess with all her toys, I make sure she clears them up after. It’s a tough one in our house as my husband is so messy and I’m the opposite. We now have one messy girl and a tidy boy, so one of each!
We always promise the children that if they tidy up their toys, crafting materials, puzzles or jigsaws then they can have pudding after their evening meal. We also use a reward chart and at the end of the week they can choose from a range of small treats or rewards.
We have a race to see who can tidy up the quickest and the winner always gets to choose what’s for tea 🙂 Also have a reward chart too for when they tidy up without the need for “bribery” (in the nice sense). The race is great fun, but of course the big kid always has to help (very slowly) so not to spoil the fun.
bribe them with extra pocket money!
£1 extra pocket money – although I appreciate that £1 doesn’t go far these days!
Lots of praze money helps too lol
this would be so handy for my daughter to maintain her room
Sticker charts! Each chore means a sticker, stickers mean rewards! Simple but works nicely!!
Make it fun. We sing songs or have a race to tudy up. No one wants to loose so it gets done quickly
Start them young lol. From the time my son could walk he followed me everywhere and just wanted to be included in what I was doing. I used to give him a clean duster and he would “help” with the polishing and he had a toy hoover that he used to push when I was hoovering. He’s 21 now and incredibly clean and tidy, I’m sure that’s why lol
We have a tidy up song we sing
A reward chart and treats works in our house x
Sticker chart and a little treat 🙂
They get to add a (reasonable) wish to our wish bowl every time they complete a chore and when the wish bowl is full we pick one to make come true.
Use a rewards chart but also encourage them by taking charge of certain chores, giving them responsibility over some of the others. For example: making sure people put their own things away, and have one of the children to check that it is done. Seems to work as they love to take control in our home.
start when they are young, and provide them with suitable tools and storage containers. It helps to point out to them that it is much easier to find things when the room is tidy. My son was drowning in Lego and I got him one of those storage caddies with multiple drawers each with multiple compartments. I showed him how to categorise the Lego by size / shape and he quickly found that it was much better to put stuff back in the correct section so he could find what he wanted. I also put the instructions that came with each set into a lever arch file filled with those clear plastic pockets. that way he could easily find them again.
We have a star chart and at the end of the week if they have helped enough, they get to choose a fun activity or treat.
Ask them too help out to earn credits,theycan use them to have magazines,pocket money ETC
Start then when they are young with there own toy hoover n duster
I am nice to her. Seriously, asking nicely and thanking profusely works wonders.
Make it fun and into a game so it encourages them to do it, who can do it quickest and praise them when it’s done xx
Mine has to do chores to earn his pocket money.
Get them to ‘help’ when they’re younger, and give lots of praise. Im hoping this will work when my little boy grows up. He loves ‘helping’ at the mo.
My eldest daughter helps us round the house hoovering etc we make it fun listening to music dancing along and she gets pocket money too for helping
Rewards – after set number of chores or months worth of weekly room cleaning child gets to choose treat
Bribery, a reward for getting it done
I have not got any tip. My daughter never cleans.
Be a tidy parent and set a good example
milly loves going out for a walk, if she cleans and tidy up the room i always take her out for a little walk.
Bribery and/or pocket money – If anyone else knows of any fail proof techniques please let me in on your secret!
Reward them with a sweet and praise.
when they want to do something else after what they been doing to make a mess, tell them they can after they have cleaned up after them self’s
I wish I knew how to get kids to clean up! Using a cool implement or gadget like this one is a really good start. Trying to make it fun/make a game doesn’t work – they’re wise to that now!!
Bribes! Treats or letting them have their friends round if they have tidied their room! : )
Make it fun where possible and/or a game with rewards!