If you ever thought that your kids were the messiest people on the planet . . .
If you ever thought that you could win the prize for messiest boys room . . .
I’m here to tell ya friend, that prize goes to us. We are the winners for messiest room and messiest boys. Ya’ll, I don’t even know how this happened. I just walked in the other day and was like, “OMG!” This didn’t happen in a day or two days, maybe not even a week (Confession: their room does not get cleaned more often than once per week!). I think I have mommy goggles. The kind of goggles that allow me to look past the mess so that I can enjoy my kids sometimes without worrying about the cyclone we’ve created.
I have a couple of good friends who are so good about neatening up their houses and their kids rooms on a daily basis. They put a few toys away at bedtime and voila, their rooms stay pretty neat. I strive to be like them! It would be so much easier to put a few things away everyday than to spend two hours cleaning one room. That is how long it took me to get this bedroom under control.
I usually like to get them involved with the clean up. I think it’s important that they know how to clean and “take responsibility” by cleaning up their own messes. However, this one was so massive that I did it when they weren’t home.
The Before Pictures . . .
Their room is actually pretty cute when you can see it. And they like to play in it when they can find things . . . like the floor!
I am printing out this checklist tomorrow and putting it in their room. I think it will make cleaning so much easier when they are involved. Luke hasn’t quite mastered reading yet, so I put pictures beside each prompt.
If you are interested in this cleaning list, I can email an easy to print PDF to you. I can also edit it to your specific needs if you’re interested. Just let me know! email@example.com
Do you have any great tips for keeping the mess under control? I’m always looking for new ideas.
Follow me on Instagram @laurenjcorbett and Facebook @embracingtheessentials.com