How do you make cleaning fun for the entire family?

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  1. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    Q7. How do you make cleaning fun for the entire family? Do you turn chores into games or leverage competition among family members?

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  2. we dance around while cleaning , listen to the radio and sing along. Might not sound good but we have fun
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  3. Tiffany Dover

    Tiffany Dover Member

    We love to listen to music and sing along while dancing and cleaning! So much fun for the kids!
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  4. Regal Pepper

    Regal Pepper Member

    Move, move it with music!
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  5. Ashley

    Ashley Member

    I try to or use music :)
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  6. cmlgill

    cmlgill Member

    We LOVE doing a dance party during family chores. I'll even take one minute to crank it up and just dance crazy. The laughter lighten the mood and helps keep good attitudes throughout the jobs.
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  7. q7 we do it together
  8. AngelaNicole

    AngelaNicole Member

    Q7: i like to put on the music that he likes to get us in a dancing and productive mood.... lol
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  9. Angela Hendricks

    Angela Hendricks Well-Known Member

    We try to make it a competition! See who can finish their chores first and they get to pick a prize! Something like they get to chose the cartoon we watch before bedtime. #CleaningAsAFamily
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  10. rose lew

    rose lew Active Member

    A7- That sounds like fun, but no we don't make it a competition #CleaningAsAFamily
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  11. itsbecslife

    itsbecslife Well-Known Member

    Totally, when you make chores fun - well, it makes it less of a chore! Sometimes we even have cleaning parties to see who can clean up the fastest (usually this is right before a major family get together at our home). Usually the person who cleans the fastest gets to pick their favorite restaurant to go to for dinner. It's nothing big, but still makes it fun and exciting! :) #CleaningAsAFamily is most certainly fun.
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  12. a7 use music, and reward ourselves afterwards. Usually teamwork for the win! Lately we pick dd's favorite books and we read them or do a board game :)
  13. Avis Tucker

    Avis Tucker Well-Known Member

    I grew up in a HH of 8, so we had to make it fun. Luckily, I like cleaning, so I enjoyed it. Ususally boys against the girls seemed befitting. Even today, I challennge my son with a good cleaning race! =) #CleaningAsAFamily
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  14. cmlgill

    cmlgill Member

    For my boys, we usually turn it into a competition- who can put their clothes away faster- who will be done with the bed first and correctly? It usually against Mom and Dad so there aren't any hard feelings with siblings. It doesn't work with my girls but the boys love it.
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  15. Amanda

    Amanda Libman Family Blogger

    We usually throw on some music with a good beat. Then dance and clean together. Helps the time fly by and we actually get more done.
  16. With Libman, cleaning is made fun! Rewards are a must, hard work means lots of play!
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  17. Scrappiedoodle

    Scrappiedoodle Active Member

    A7: My hubby and I compete (I always win hehehe), with my kids, we turn the music up and dance! #CleaningAsAFamily
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  18. I love that you make a friendly competition game out of it!! Im going to start doing this when I clean!
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  19. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    Noticing a lot of music / dance party responses. What songs or genres are your favorite to clean to?
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  20. Scrappiedoodle

    Scrappiedoodle Active Member

    I never said it was friendly.... KIDDING! ;) #CleaningAsAFamily
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