Um, I think I did this one already – turning cleaning into fun? Yes, my life – it’s such a blast!
But I seriously need to get some cleaning done this week, as we have six houseguests coming for an entire week next week. My sister and her husband and two kids haven’t been to our new house yet, and we want to
impress them have things in shape when they arrive. My folks, well, they’ve seen the house, but it’d be nice if it were clean for them too.
So, here’s my plan. I need to tackle the boys’ room, and the bathroom today. I’m going to get the timer and set it for 60 seconds, and lil Allan and I are going to see how many toys/clothes/trash items we can pick up from the floor in their room. Then we are going to re-set it for another 60 seconds, and rinse and repeat until we get the room clean. (It’s not in THAT bad of shape, so probably two or three minutes will do it, especially if I move FAST, and provided lil Allan doesn’t work against me, as he is known to do).
After the FUN bedroom cleaning, we’ll move on to the bathroom. And I’ve got another FUN plan. I’m going to run a great big bath with lots of bubbles, and throw in tons of toys, and get lil Allan to take a bath while I clean up all around him. The bathtub itself isn’t needing too much attention, so he can play and splash and have fun while I scrub the toilet and vanity and probably the floors. I even have some FUN soap that he hasn’t ever seen that I’ll pull out for him to use.
And after we finish cleaning the bedroom and bathroom, the boys aren’t allowed in those rooms all week, so I can keep them spic and span clean. Oh wait… that probably won’t work, will it? Phooey…
Now, if I can just figure out how to make LAUNDRY fun. That’s also on my list, but so far I haven’t come up with a FUN plan for that chore.
What are YOU doing for Monday FunDay?