Then, that person laughs and walks off ! Not so quick ! Once my Mom gave me some good advice. She said, " Cut your big room into quarters and clean 1/4 of it while a t.v ad is on. like get all the dishes picked up or trash. etc. When I was a mother of 5, including triplets, we called it, "pixie pick up". It was a game I made up when I had a girl 5, a girl 3yrs and triplets.2boys and a girl SHOCK! mother nature fooled us, our caboose ! Our 5 and 3 yrs. old girls were our (go-fors) gofers, lol
Now I am a Grandma of 10 grandchildren and my love is twice as much. I have plenty of games to get the kids to do things I would like them to do, even if they come now days twice as smart. I let them think they are tricking me! lol
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If I'm cleaning 1 room and find something that belongs in another room, I go to the other room and find myself cleaning in there. Instead, I now use empty laundry baskets to hold all the things that go in other rooms. When I'm done in room 1, I take the basket of stuff that belongs in room 2 and put them away, then room 3, etc. That way, I avoid running from room to room and I actually get at least 1 room completely clean! 334
Every night we have a 10 minute clean up. It gets our teenager & 9 nine year involved with nagging...we all go through specific assigned downstairs rooms: our kitchen, living room, bathroom, den and laundry room and clean them in 10 minutes. It has been working. Cleaning on the weekend is a lot easier now. 41 I am a lot happier.
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