3 Ways to Get Kids to Clean Up After Themselves
Disclaimer: Our kids are total slobs and still don't clean up after themselves without some
bribing nudging, but in this sponsored post for Bounty we're going to chat about how we can get them to have a little fun cleaning up.
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Make it fun. We all know kids are great at making messes, but cleaning them up is another story. Get them excited about cleaning up by making it fun! How did we make it fun? We downloaded the Despicable Me 3 Soundtrack, grabbed some Despicable Me 3 Bounty paper towels, and promised the kids to take them to see the new Despicable Me 3 movie if they all cleaned up without fighting.
In celebration of the new Despicable Me 3 movie, Bounty is introducing limited-edition Bounty with new Despicable Me 3 prints paper towels and quilted napkins that make clean-up quick and fun!
These prints are adorable. The kids were looking for more stuff to clean so they could see if their favorite Minions were on the roll.
Keep a routine. Our kids don't have set chores but they know that they each have to clean up daily. In the morning we will tell one to feed the dogs, one to do the dishes, and one to dump the trash. In the evening if there's more to clean up, one will clean the table off, one will feed the dogs, while the other cleans the counters off. Using Bounty paper towels ensures the cleaning will be done sooner rather than later because it takes a while to run out of paper towels now. When we bought the cheap brands, the kids would use 10 paper towels at once and still not get the countertops clean! Now, it's one and done.
Give lots of praise. Some kids need tons of praise while others are fine without it, but we've noticed that our girls all three respond relatively well to positive praise. Sapphire especially is the type of kid that will go above and beyond if she knows you're going to notice. Just this week, she cleaned the entire kitchen without asking while we were at the gym! A few days later, Jenelle did the same. Even if you don't think your kids need lots of praise, try it and see how it goes. A little love goes a long way!
Keep the celebration going and be sure to check out Despicable Me 3, rated PG, in theaters NOW!
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Giveaway ends 7/16/17.